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Can you score higher marks if you take the IELTS in another country?

I have read comments online claiming that IELTS candidates can score marks relatively more easily in one country compared to in other countries.  For instance, some have suggested that examiners in native English speaking countries such as The UK will mark harder (i.e. give lower marks) than examiners in non-native English speaking countries because they …

Samples of my marking service (task 1 and task 2)

HK IELTS Teacher - Writing Marking Service

Here are three sample marked answer scripts, which my students sent me to mark (shared with permission, names changed for anonymity): Task 1 (academic) sample answer – before and after map of Stokesford Task 1 (general training) sample answer – complaint letter to your landlord Task 2 sample answer – compulsory parenting course Click here for …

Speaking test scoring method

In the IELTS speaking test, candidates receive a band score from 1 to 9 in the following four criteria: 1) Fluency and cohesion 2) Lexical resource (i.e. vocabulary) 3) Grammatical range and accuracy 4) Pronunciation Scores are assigned in each criteria based on “band descriptors”. Download a copy of the Band Descriptors (Public Version) from the IELTS website here). The …