Marks deducted for misinterpretation
by Aditya Patkar
In Writing task 1, I misinterpreted one table (in all 2 were given) and wrote my answer based on that interpretation (actually I mistook 'number of potatoes in kg/person' as 'consumption in million tonnes' as the same unit was used in the other table).
Table 2 interpretation is fine and my overall writeup is fine English-wise but the interpretation is wrong. Task 2 went fine and I could get 8/9 in that.
What score could I expect in overall writing?
How much marks are cut if the table/graph is interpreted wrongly?
IELTS Task 1 Data
Dear Ielts Buddy,
What if I misinterpret the data in writing task 1?
If I misinterpret the most important data groups which leads to a misguided general trend statement.
Thank you so much.
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