Various myths about IELTS exam

Various myths about IELTS

Myths! many students believe in them, and they always think & discuss with their peers about these false rumours while preparing for their exam. Besides, they may talk with their teachers and fellow friends and collect this scary information. One should not believe in them and work hard on their studies to achieve success. Everybody knows there is no shortcut to success in life and even in exams.

So let's discuss these myths and talk about them briefly.

1. Some IELTS centres give a high band score:
This is one of the most viral myth ever listened, but this is not true. Every examiner marks your answers based on the given criteria by the IELTS and none of the centres is biased. 

2. IELTS is difficult than other tests:
English examination is a way to check your level of English language, and it is entirely on your performance of your test. Every test is designed with certain attributes to measure your language ability, whether you can effectively use it or not.

3. You have limited chances to clear the test:
You can give the test as many times as you want or until you achieve your desires band score. If you fail to get desired band score in the first attempt, then you can reattempt this test.

4. Your background should be English to clear the exam:
It does not matter whether you did schooling from Convent or CBSE schools rather than depends on right guidance and attitude. Anyone in this world can clear the exam by working hard.

5. You can do cheating while giving the exam:
You cannot cheat while doing your test because the examination centres have tight security and equipped with digital cameras. Besides, if they found you cheating, they ban you for at least two years. So, Be careful.

6. Scores depend on the mood of examiners:
All the examiners are directed and trained to mark your scores according to the given band descriptors. You can read about the division of band scores.

7. Write more to achieve a higher band score:
IELTS has defined a certain word limit to write in the exam that is 250 words, and you can write more than that. However, it is always recommended not to write more than 280 words. If you write more than that it will increase your mistakes, and it does not give you extra marks. You can learn how to achieve higher band scores in writing.

8. Difficult to score in writing:
Many individuals believe that it is quite difficult to score in writing task, but that's not true. If you fulfil the given criteria, then you will get a higher band score, and to achieve it you should read authentic material. 

9. Need high-fi vocabulary to score:
When a new student joins any institute, they give the list of words to cram, without giving them proper guidance on how to use these words. It is a nuisance to learn difficult vocab without knowing its proper use, just practice your tasks with your vocab and try to enhance it with hard work. If you want to learn topic-specific vocab, you can read vocabulary.

10. One should speak in native accent:
Many students when they give their speaking test, they try to speak in the British or American accent to impress the examiners. However, it becomes a disaster for them as they were not able to answer the questions properly asked by the examiners because they shift their focus on their way of speaking. As a consequence, they lose marks and blame them. So, try to properly answer the question rather than an accent to gain a higher band score.  

11. Cannot express your opinion in front of examiner:
You can give your opinion only if the examiner asked you or question demands to give your personal views. Remember, no opinion in this word is right or wrong.

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