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Aware of Some Traps in Writing IELTS

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Indeed some traps given in writing IELTS. In task 2 of writing test for example, test taker who gets the motion seems to get a kind of pressure in giving his or her best ideas on the related topic. Actually, the real point is not on ideas that are proposed by test taker. Therefore, test taker must not worry so much on the idea for writing itself. For example, test taker gets the motion to write “Is an English teacher has to be a graduate student of English department?”. In this case, the point is not on the pro side or contra side. It should be noted by test taker that the examiner does not care on test taker’s choice. So what the examiner care about?

The examiner pays attention on the way test taker describes his or her ideas. Examiner will only score test taker in this area, not covering the idea that he or she brings. Besides, coherence and cohesion become inseparable parts of the judgment. To make the paragraph meets these two things, test taker needs to use connective words. However, it should be remembered that more connective words does not always means better one. Therefore, ideal use of connective words must be mastered as well by test taker. Make sure for avoiding the overuse of it in writing IELTS.

Furthermore, test taker has to realize that examiner pays attention on small things that might be forgotten by him or her. It creates a chance for test taker to make repeated mistakes. One of the common mistakes made is the use of ‘s’ which may not entail some vocabularies such as ‘million’. That is why, writing ‘four million’ is correct while ‘four millions’ is incorrect. The same case should be applied every time test taker wants to write using the word ‘thousand’. It should be written ‘three thousand’, not ‘three thousands’.

Reference: http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/ielts-writing-task-1/, http://esl.about.com/od/toeflieltscambridge/a/g_ielts.htm

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