Why IELTS students should avoid electronic dictionaries or translators

While training one of my students to use complex vocabulary in IELTS Speaking, I have noticed that she was relying quite heavily on using an electronic dictionary/translator to come up with various sentences. Unfortunately, much of what she was saying was rather confusing, as she had translated without considering whether or not the expressions used were appropriate to the […]

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How is my IELTS Writing assessed?

Quite often, when IELTS candidates do some self-studying, their main source of knowledge and reference is usually the internet, mainly Professor Google. This shows a sense of resourcefulness on the student’s part when it comes to gathering study material for their IELTS preparations. Unfortunately, some of the information that is floating on the internet is […]

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Correct spelling in IELTS

What makes the IELTS test possibly more difficult for candidates is the importance placed on spelling when giving answers. There is no room for error. Even if you give correct answers, they will be marked wrong if the spelling isn’t accurate. And this has been a bone of contention for many candidates who frequently bombard […]

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