Can we use brackets for IELTS listening test answers?

by amrit cheema
(india,punjab)

hey
Plz tell me that in listening module can we write s in brackets for plural

For instance.....answer is cats but I'm not sure it is cat or cats.......can i write there cat(s) ????

Plzz tell me

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Aug 18, 2013
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Using brackets
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

No you won't be able to do that. Your answer needs to be grammatically correct.

Only 'cat' or 'cats' will fit, so you you must use the right one.

Thanks

Jul 28, 2015
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using slash in IELTS Listening and Writing
by: Mona

I will be appearing in IELTS exam in next couple of days. I am really confused on this. If an exact word is not given but we do understand what the writer means,then is it ok if we answer the question with two different words with the same meaning(synonyms) and put a slash or the word 'or' between them.

Jul 28, 2015
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using slash in IELTS Listening and Writing
by: Mona

i meant using slash in Listening and Reading

Jul 29, 2015
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Giving two possible answers
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Mona,

No you should not do that. If you do that it is just like you are having two attempts at a possible answer.

There will be one correct answer and you must put that.

Brackets or slashes are just seen in answer keys to show what could be acceptable as an answer.

For example if it was "(the) town" in the answer key, then is is ok if you put "the town" or "town" in your answer.

Feb 12, 2016
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Do we use "/" in writing tasks?
by: Anonymous

What about using "/" in writing tasks? for examples he/she, his/her? Is that accepted or best avoided? thanks,

Feb 12, 2016
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Do we use "/" in writing tasks?
by: IELTS buddy

They won't put you in a position where you need to choose between 'he' or 'she'. That would just complicate things.

Mar 17, 2016
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answer key in brackets
by: Anonymous

When evaluting the key after the practice test listening and reading, i observed some of the answers written in brackets, is it optional to write or compulsory to write?
Plz tell me.

Mar 17, 2016
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answer key in brackets
by: IELTS buddy

Yes the words in brackets are optional. It is correct with or without them.

Jun 15, 2016
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reading session
by: saima

How I write the yes / No inn Not Given. In the book they write in all capital such as YES, NO, NOT GIVEN. How I write the in answer sheet, should we write in all as capital letters

Jun 16, 2016
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reading session
by: IELTS buddy

Either would be ok

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