Questions about the running of the IELTS Test

by Rosemary.Kisakiu
(Port.Moresby)

Stationary



What stationary would I need for the tests?

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Feb 06, 2015
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Stationary for the test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

You will be provided with everything you need, so you don't need to buy anything.

May 06, 2015
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Stationary
by: Anonymous

Will we be provided with stationary if we forget to get our own? Thank you

Aug 31, 2016
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Didn't do the speaking part of ielts
by: Jefferson

Guys I didn't do the speaking part for the ielts test because I got lost in central london in my way to the test, so what u guys recomend me to do?

Sep 04, 2016
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Didn't do the speaking part of ielts
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Jefferson,

There is nothing you can do. You can't do the speaking test on a separate session to the other modules.

You'll have to do the whole test again unfortunately.

Oct 14, 2016
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Do we have provision to see how much time left?
by: Anonymous

Hi,

This is chaitanya. I am have a quick question.

Will I know how much time is left in reading section or writing section? To be precise I need to answer 40 questions in 1 hour in reading section.

Will I be able to see how much time is left? As mentioned by IELTS they did not allow any watches into exam hall.

Thanks

Oct 14, 2016
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Time Left
by: IELTS buddy

There will be a clock in the room somewhere so you will be able to see.

Dec 03, 2016
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confused
by: Anonymous

Hey I could not speak for one minute on cue card task in my speaking test. How would you think it will affect my score?

And someone told me we have to use the provided stationary otherwise the computer will not detect your answer.

Is that true?

Dec 04, 2016
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confused
by: IELTS buddy

Actually you should be aiming to speak for 2 minutes, not one.

But anyway, it's impossible to say how, or if, your score could be affected as you are marked on your performance over the whole test - you are now downgraded suddenly for what you did.

I've never heard anything before about the type of stationary you use and the computer marking. Besides, the test is marked by people, not computers.

Dec 05, 2016
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IELTS NEW
by: Anonymous

my ielts test is on 10 of december but i dnt know at which time i have to take the test

Dec 05, 2016
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IELTS NEW
by: Anonymous

my ielts test is on 10 of december but i dnt know at which time i have to take the test

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Does the IELTS examiner judge you on what you are wearing?

by uday
(hyderabad,andhrapradesh,india)

will examiner see the outer appearance like formal dress and shoes in speaking test? will they consider them?

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Jan 08, 2014
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Your clothes in the IELTS test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

No, only your speaking. You can wear what you like.

Jan 09, 2014
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Speaking
by: Anonymous

No, the judge will not consider that. He or she will criticize your grammar, fluency, vocabulary and coherence and cohesion.

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How do the timings work on the day of the IELTS test?

by Lilosa

HELLO!

My question is:

In the beginning of the test, do I receive a booklet with the whole listening+reading+writing part at once? I mean, if i don't use the 60 minutes of the reading part, can I use the amount of time I have left, in the writing section?

Something else: on the writing section (task 2), if my time is almost up and my essay is still rather small, should I try to work on a longer third paragraph and try to reach 250 words, NOT writing a conclusion, or should I rush to write a conclusion and have an essay of about 210 words, let's say?

Looking forward to an answer!

Maria Elisa

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Aug 14, 2013
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Taking the different parts of the test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

You are given each section separately one after the other, not all in one booklet, so you have to do each part in the allocated time.

I don't think there is really an answer to your second question.

It would depend on what you had written before. If you already have two strong body paragraphs that have answered the question you may be best to do a conclusion. But if you have weak support you will want to strengthen that first.

Really you want to practice and plan to make sure you don't get in a position where you are not reaching the 250 words because whatever you do it is going to lower your score.

Thanks

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If English is my first language am I exampt from the IELTS Test?

by Andrzej (poland)

Can some people get away with IELTS?

I know one guy from Africa and he told me that he does not need to take IELTS exam to go to uni because english is his first language.

In his country english is official language because it used to be english colony but definitely its not his first language.

Can i also say that english its my first language?(if he can do it).

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Feb 13, 2015
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Examption from the test
by: IELTS buddy

You should check with the requirements with the university or employer that you are planning to join.

They set their own requirements in most cases (and of course immigration may have some requirements too, if it is for employment).

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Do I need a visa to take IELTS in the UK?

by Jazmin
(London)

Hi:

I want to take the test here in the UK.

Do I need a valid visa to do so?

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Jun 03, 2015
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IELTS UK
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

You mean you are in the UK now? No you don't need a visa to take IELTS.

You just need some form of ID such as a passport.

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Using a pencil or pen in the IELTS exam

by azeem javed
(sialkot, pakistan)

should i attempt essay writing in IELTS exam with a pencil or pen?

any suggestion?

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Sep 09, 2013
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Pen or pencil in IELTS test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

They will provide you with the materials to write with so just use what they give you.

I think it is usually a pencil.

Feb 03, 2014
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Nothing will be provided
by: Anonymous

No, they wont. You would have to bring your own stuff mate.

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Can we take different IELTS modules at different times?

by Prateek

Hi,

I have a query regarding the IELTS exam.
IELTS exam is composed of four parts namely reading, writing, listening and speaking.

I wanted to ask whether I will have to give all the exams at one go or I can schedule them one by one?

Also suppose if I score lesser band than expected then how soon can I re-do the same exam? Is there any limitation that you can only sit for the exam after certain number of days?

Please let me know at the earliest possible. Thanks in advance.

I look forward to hear from you soon.

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Sep 12, 2012
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Taking the IELTS Test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

You will have to take them all as part of one test. You can't take them over different exams times.

They will need to put all your scores for that test together to give you your overall score.

For your second question - in the past you had to wait to re-take the test, but now you can take it again as soon as you want.

Hope that answers all your questions,
Thanks

Sep 13, 2012
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Re-taking IELTS
by: Prateek

Hi,
Suppose If I give the IELTS exam and in any one, lets say speaking, I did not get the band I needed so can I again give only the speaking test or I have to give all the tests for listening, reading and writing also along with speaking.

Sep 13, 2012
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Re-taking the IELTS Test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi again,

Yes, you have to do the whole test again.

You cannot just re-sit one part of it.

Sep 15, 2012
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Australia IELTS Migration Points
by: Prateek

Hi,
Thanks for your reply.

One last Query. Suppose migration points for Band 6 is 0 and for Band 7 is 10 as per Australian standard and suppose if I score band 6.5 then how many points I shall be entitled to, 0 or 10?

Sep 15, 2012
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IELTS Immigration Australia
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

I don't know anything about IELTS and immigration to Australia so you would need to check on a discussion forum related to that, or with the Immigration Service.

But I am very sure that if Australian immigration have asked for overall band 7, then that is what you will need, and therefore band 6.5 would be 0.

But like I said, check elsewhere to be sure.

Thanks

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Why can't I get feedback on my writing from the IELTS exam?

by Ayse;
(Azerbaijan)

Hi,

I called Ielts centre to ask if it is possible to get feedback on my writing on real exam day after the exam. They said its not possible.

What is the reason for that?

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Apr 17, 2014
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Getting feedback from the IELTS test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

That is just down to practicalities. Although it would obviously be very useful to find out where you went wrong, you can imagine the amount of work that would create if feedback had to be given to everyone who took the test.

That would mean the examiner would not only be grading but would also have to write out some form of feedback, because if this was available everyone would want it.

So it would not really be possible.

Thanks

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Do you need IELTS if you have good O level results

by Sileet
(Lahore Punjab Pakistan)

hello hope you are fine
I want to ask whether there is need of ielts or not if some one has got A* in O levels in English

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Aug 21, 2013
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Good O levels in English
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

It really is just up to the institution you are applying to to decide what they want. So you would need to check with them or on their website.

They will specify what their entrance requirements are and whether they will accept IELTS and / or something else.

Thanks

Mar 07, 2016
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o levels given, do i need to attempt ielts
by: Anonymous

is it ok if you had A* in english and you don't give ielts when going abroad

Mar 07, 2016
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o levels given, do i need to attempt ielts
by: IELTS buddy

As I said below it is really up to the immigration rules of the particular country you want to go to, whether it is for work or study, or the criteria of the institution.

Decide where it is you want to go and then contact the organisation that you are applying to and ask them what is required.

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I'm worried because I haven't received confirmation of my IELTS test registration?

by Harsimran
(chandigarh)

hi! i am from Chandigarh, INDIA

I have registered for ielts under Britsih Council for the date : 27th july 2013, on 11th july 2013.

But i haven't received my test centres.(chandigarh, india)
today is 21st and i am very much tensed because the one who filled the same date with me, received a confirmation date of 3rd august 2013.As deadline was 17th july,2013, we got a receipt from the bank stating that fee was paid (with a 12 july 2013-ReCIEVED. stamped on it.)

can u please tell how many days prior to exam do we receive our centres. ??

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Jul 22, 2013
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Problem with IELTS registration
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

Sorry but I do not know about that administrative procedure.

I think you will need to contact the British Council to check that.

Thanks

Sep 29, 2015
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i'm worried
by: mateth

i'm worried because until now i did open my email account that i'll given to my registration so i do know my schedule in speaking test and where it is.

Dec 18, 2015
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not got confirmation msg
by: Md parwej alam

hi,
i am Md parwej alam i have not got confirmation message of date february 18 of 2015 can i know how i would know i had booked my date

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What IELTS tips are there for a new examinee?

by jenny
(philippines)

any tips for new Ielts examinee like me

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A new IELTS examinee
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

If you are new to the test it is probably best to first familiarise yourself with the test.

Try a full IELTS listening test

Check out some IELTS sample readings

Look at some IELTS models essays and graphs (or IELTS letters if you are doing GT).

Then go onto the IELTS Lessons.

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Reading questions and text

by Lanac
(Canada)

Has anybody here taken the IELTS? I want to find out if the readings and the questions are on the same page, or does one have to be turning the pages to match the questions with the answers in the reading text?

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by: IELTS buddy

Hi Lanac,

Yes, they will be on different pages sometimes so you will have to turn the pages to answer.

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Finger Scan in IELTS

by Newbee

Hello Folks!

I have a question about the test date. I have taken the test back in 2012 and now I am going to try again. At first time I am taking, I don't remember that they take my finger scan. Thus, If they took my finger-scan, I also don't remember which finger it was. So, this time, how I know/verify my previously scanned finger? Are they still storing it? I am left handed, I maybe gave my left index, but not sure. Please, if anybody knows/experienced this, let me know. Cheers and Thanks ;)

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Jul 16, 2016
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Finger Scan
by: IELTS buddy

I'm not sure why you are concerned about that, but I'm sure they would do a new finger scan every time someone takes the test as it is done for security purposes and they would need to check who you say you are each time. But if you want to be sure, check with your local IELTS centre.

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Which is better - British Council Center at Anna Nagar or IDP Center at Chetpet

by ss123

Hi there,

I am planning to take IELTS exam in Chennai. Could you please suggest which is better - British Council Center at Anna Nagar or IDP Center at Chetpet. I know IELTS standard and questions will be the same, irrespective of which test center I choose.

Just want to know from administration point of view and also regarding how strict/leniently is the speaking section scored. Thanks.

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British Council Center at Anna Nagar or IDP Center at Chetpet
by: IELTS buddy

Hi ss123,

I don't know about the quality of administration in each centre but as regards the marking of speaking - the test is standardised which means examiners should be giving the same scores wherever they are and wherever someone takes the test.

So for scoring, it should not make any difference whether you take the IELTS test at British Council Center at Anna Nagar or IDP Center at Chetpet.

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Is it better to take the IELTS Test in Pakistan or UK?

by Raza

I live in uk, I'm doctor and passed ielts before..it is expired now and required scores are also changed.

I tried many times here in uk but every time scored 6.5 in either reading or writing...is it better to give it in Pakistan or here in order to get the required score.

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IELTS Test in Pakistan or UK
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Raza,

The IELTS test is standardised, which means people should be graded the same wherever they take the test.

So it should not make any difference as to whether you take the IELTS Test in Pakistan or UK.

Thanks

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IDP India

by Pragya Sharma

India IDP team is very careless and doesn't think about students at all. I've requested IDP India team to provide me new test date, but it seems that they are least bothered about the future of any student, which is quite sad in case of such a big and recommended organization like IDP.

As from the day one after the registration there is no communication and mail from IDP India team to me, which clearly show that I was not in the list to the communication for the candidates.

Due to their negligence I didn't get mail regarding venue change and as a result of which I couldn't be able to reach there on time and the representative there accepted the mistake and told me to put mail to IDP India team so that they can correct their mistake and provide me new date.

Unfortunately they are continuing their negligence in my case, even after 5 days I didn't receive any mail from their end as well as no declaration regarding new test date. I hope to get positive response from your end, so that student like me won’t have to compromise with their future.

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