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


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

May 06, 2015
by: Anonymous

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

Aug 31, 2016
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
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
Do we have provision to see how much time left?
by: Anonymous


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.


Oct 14, 2016
Time Left
by: IELTS buddy

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

Dec 03, 2016
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
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
by: Anonymous

My IELTS test is on 10 of December but i don't know at which time i have to take the test.

Dec 06, 2016
Time of test
by: IELTS buddy

Contact the centre at which you booked the test and ask them.

Nov 26, 2018
Score enquiry
by: Anonymous


I have received an overall score band "6 "

Can you please tell me if this is good or not for the immigration to Canada .

Thanks in advance

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