Mistakes to Avoid in the IELTS Reading

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Mistakes to Avoid in the IELTS Reading

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7 Common Mistakes to Avoid in the IELTS Exam

The IELTS examination is an English language proficiency test. The examination measures the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of the student. In the IELTS exam, there are certain mistakes that are pretty common. By knowing these mistakes students can avoid making them. Here are some of the common mistakes to avoid in the IELTS exam.

  1. Avoid memorizing the answers for the speaking test. It is easy to detect that the applicant has memorized the speaking test answers. The reason is, spontaneity, and accurate responses are measured.
  2. Demonstrate confidence while speaking the answers. It is important to avoid speaking timidly as it can affect the IELTS scores
  3. Avoid repetition  of words/phrases: It shows lack of vocabulary. Hence, it is important to avoid repetition.
  4. Avoid straying from the main topic of the question as it just demonstrates lack of knowledge. It is important to pause, reflect, and then answer the questions.
  5. Avoid relying solely on transition words. Using transitional words and phrases is important. However, an excessive use of transitional words can impact your score.
  6. Avoid simply answers yes/no in descriptive questions. It is important to provide adequate explanations for the answer.
  7. Copying the question while answering the question and poor pronunciation skills are bad for IELTS scores. Poor pronunciation skills can impact the scores. 


What are the most common mistakes in IELTS reading?

One of the most common mistakes made in the IELTS reading section include inadequate use of transitional words and negations.

How many mistakes are allowed in IELTS reading?

To score 5.0 a student must get 40% of the answers correct. It means 4 correct answers for each section. Similarly, to score 7.0 a student must have answered almost 75% of the questions correctly. That is, 7-8 questions per section. It means only 2-3 mistakes are allowed if the goal is scoring 7.0 in the exam

Which part of IELTS reading is most difficult?

Answering the questions in the given time frame is the most challenging part of the IELTS reading section. A candidate is expected to complete 40 questions within a duration of 60 minutes.

Hey there! We are back with our expert and friend Aditi with yet another video on IELTS. Have you started preparing for IELTS? If yes, then, we are here to solve all your queries, doubts and mistakes. In this video, we shall unravel the five most common mistakes to avoid in the IELTS Reading exam. The IELTS Reading section may seem easy, but it is among the problematic areas of IELTS where students tend to lose marks drastically if they do not pay attention to this section and take it too casually. Practice well for the exam and inculcate confidence in facing the IELTS exam head-on. Follow these tips and score a high band in the IELTS with Leverage Edu.

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