Must the answers in the IELTS listening exactly match those on the answer sheet?
in the listening test,
1) One answer I wrote is "too much (written works)"
but on the answer sheet, it says the answer is (written work)
my answer is with 's'.
am I wrong?
2) On section 1, there was a blank for 'Engine size'
the answer was "1.4 liters".
but I wrote "1.4"
am I wrong?
Are the answers in the test flexible?
by Dinh Quoc Huy
I would like to ask how Listening is graded in an IELTS exam.
I am currently planning on taking the IELTS on December 19th and have been studying some materials, one of which is Barron's IELTS practice exams (2010) which comes answer sheets.
I tried taking a sample Listening test and ended up having some of the answers different from what is written in the answer sheets, although having the same meaning.
Therefore, I would like to ask how the papers are graded by the test organizers, do they have a hard answer sheet that needs to be completely matched in order for points to be given, or the can answers be flexible?
Thank you :D
confusion with how to write answers
by Mohit Wadhwa
please clear my confusion , i have many questions in my mind :
1. let me know if i write my answer as useful application but in Cambridge book the answer was written as (useful) application.
Here they mention useful is optional. This creates a big confusion, can you please help me and suggest me what should i do?
2. The second confusion in writing answers. The first letter upper and lower was create a problem for me.
During IELTS exam they can deduct MARKS FOR THIS?
For example i have written answer Placement test but in Cambridge book they have written in small letters like placement test.
Please tell me in this way do I loose my marks for this?
Format of answers
In Listening Test i have few questions,
1. is it ok if we leave space in between.
For example the correct answer is "clubhouse" but I wrote "club house".
2. Is it ok if we write all capital letters in listening and small letters in reading test?
Computerized Marking of the Listening Test
(Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
I have attempted a few of the online tests and found that I had answers marked incorrectly because I typed '5 am' instead of '5am'. I also typed a hyphenated word as 2 words and it was marked incorrect.
I am really concerned with the computerized marking as the answers were essentially correct and I scored 100 when I marked it but 70% when the computer marked it.
Is the computer score taken as a final mark or is it double checked manually?
Synonyms in IELTS Listening
by Eray Özer
Can a synonym be used as an answer in listening test? For instance, can I write noon instead of mid day?
Answers Fitting Grammatically
Does a letter really matter in marking? Would I be mistaken if I did not write an 'a' or instead of writing "confirm your nationality" I wrote "confirm nationality"?!
Words used in answers
Hi, do the answers in the Listening test HAVE to be from the words mentioned in the conversation? It doesn't say so anywhere. And I have come across many questions in the British Council practice material where the answers are technical terms that were not mentioned in the recording.
Right number of words for answer
Guys, I took practice test in listening, and was shocked that I got half right only.
When I checked the answers, I actually found out that I got more right it's just I put the timings in the wrong format, for example I put 9:30 when I should have put 9:30 AM.
Other type of the mistake I had is that I didn't write the full answer, for example I wrote one word of the answer but apparently it wasn't enough. It should have been two words answer.
Question here, how would I know that I got the full answer, when do I need to put two words when one? Thanks