Low IELTS Writing Band Score?
Why did I get an IELTS band 6 for my writing?
I received my IELTS results today, I got a 7.5 overall band score as follows:
I'm so puzzled because I did so well in writing, in fact I totally expected it to be the highest mark.
I write a lot and I work in an IT company as a support manager, hence, my line of work always requires me to communicate with strangers on daily basis using formal and clean English!
Is there a specific reason for this? Or do you think I should submit a remark request? Something surely seems off here!
Why did I get band 7 in writing but 9 in the other modules?
by Bobby Chapman
Hi guys, I am a native English speaker, born and raised in the UK. English is my only language. I studied medicine abroad so I was required to take the IELTS with a minimum of 7.5 in each category. I took the test at the beginning of the month and I got:
I am extremely confused and was wondering if anybody could help me in where I went wrong. I have an A* in both GCSE and A Level English Language so I thought this test would be a breeze but clearly I was wrong. I found the test less about English proficiency but more about IELTS proficiency.
The exam is relatively expensive and so I can't afford to do it a third time. My grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and lexical resource is as good if not better than the average native English speaker yet my band 7 descriptor says 'Good user' and 'inaccuracies and misunderstandings' which has puzzled me.
Any ideas of where a native user may be going so far wrong as to be judged as being non native?
Thanks in advance.
Why am I getting lower scores in my IELTS writing?
I got my IELTS results recently.
Reading - 9
Speaking - 7
Listening - 7.5
but Writing - 6.
I am so frustrated. Can you give me some advice, please!
Why did my IELTS writing score go down the second time?
why did I score writing less than before?
Hi, I got my ielts result recently on Jan 2016 and I got only 5.5 in writing. It was lower than the last time I took the ielts in december 2015 and I got 6 in writing? Why did I score writing less than before? Should I ask for a remark?
Anyway, I got 6 in overall. Is it an acceptable score for applying to Australian and USA universities? (for Bachelor degree). Well, actually I'm a bit disappointed because I did not score high in ielts. There people told me that if I need to apply to study abroad at least I should score 6.5 to be qualified. So, isn't 6 not good enough?