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 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?
Low writing score but good grammar skills
Recently I have taken the test for immigration purposes and have received the following scores: Reading 9, Listening 8.5, Speaking 7.5, Writing 6.5.
As an Auditor at a Big organisation I have been writing business mails, letters, consultations and other documentation for 4 years. I have also worked as a translator for 5 year, which makes it hard for me to understand the reason why I would get such a low score.
Below I'm attaching a sample writing for your kind consideration and will be grateful if you could advise me whether I should apply for re-mark. Thank you in advance!
"Parents are the best teachers:
There is a common belief, that parents transfer general skills and knowledge to children in a much better way and more efficiently, than educational institutions do. I share this point of view, too, and will explain my vision further.
There are actually many reasons why moms and dads are the best educators, but I will present only a few in the current essay. First of all, parents and grandparents are the first “instance” of interaction with the surrounding world for children, which makes it easier for kids to absorb information received from them. In other words, at an early age a person’s comfort zone is limited to his/her family. Secondly, it is parents, who know their heir better, than anyone else and, therefore, it is them, who are able to provide with all the necessary information, as well as to help the child to form an understanding of what is good and what is bad. The latter statement is also connected to another argument, which is the fact, that only parents have the right to choose or decide on the system of values their children will form.
However, it is essential to maintain balance over the circle of interaction and communication of younger generation. In my opinion, it is unacceptable to narrow the network of schoolchildren to their relatives only. A person should interact with people of difference ages, faith, opinions in order to become an individual and a complete member of the society. At the same time, it is important to take into account the fact, that one’s mother or father cannot specialize on all studies and fields, which makes the role of teachers irreplaceable and extremely valuable.
To conclude, I would like to emphasize the importance of both children’s right to interact with their parents, and their right to communicate with the outer world. After all, educational system has been developing for centuries, and there is a reason for schools to exist and to be so popular up to these days."