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Three IELTS myths and realities

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Sep 23, 2020
1. Myth

You need an American or British accent to get a high score.


A specific accent is not required. The important thing is to speak clearly with the proper stresses and intonation.

2: Myth

Taking the test repeatedly will result in a higher score.


Unless you keep working on your English, just taking the test itself repeatedly will not get you a higher score. It is important to identify and work on your weaknesses. You may need to find a teacher or take a specialized course that can help you to work on the areas that you need to improve on.

3. Myth

You have to use big, complicated words to impress the examiners.


While vocabulary and lexical accuracy are considerations, it is important to be able to use the right word, in an accurate way that shows that you clearly understand the words that you are using.

What are some other myths that you have heard about the IELTS exam?