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Students who are going to prepare for the IELTS test have many myths in their mind. These myths arise from the people who are unaware of the IELTS test and they start creating myths among the minds of the students which misguide them.  Make sure every time whatever any person saying to you try to clear it from the experts. A student should be aware of the truth before taking the test.

Myth: British Council and IDP are conducting the separate test. The test of both IDP and BRITISH COUNCIL are not the same. Do not run the same IELTS test.

Truth: The IELTS TEST is created by Cambridge University and the IELTS test is conducted by two organizations. Cambridge set a standard for IELTS exam which is same every time and their level of difficulty is consistent in all over the world carefully builds each element of each new test to ensure the level of difficulty is consistent. The test developed by CAMBRIDGE is used by the IDP and British council.

Myth: Only by giving IELTS practice test high score can be achieved

Truth: There are several ways to improve the ability to achieve a high score in the IELTS test. To improve each module there are separate techniques to improve English a person can improve his reading skills by reading newspaper, books, magazines, and websites. To enhance listening skills one should listen and watch English speaking news, tv programs, movies listen to the radio. Writing can be improved by writing blogs, journals write Emails in English. Speaking with friends family can help to improve speaking of a person, speaking regularly can improve English Speaking skills. By trying these techniques all the modules can improve and by giving practice test make you familiar with the format of the test. Keep on doing these skills and give tests also to make yourself familiar with the test formats and time limits.

Myth: In IELTS test cheating is possible.

Truth: In the examinations, there is a lot of security whether it is IDP Education or British Council do they manage and conduct all the things in a professionally and strictly so that nobody can cheat. There is a lot of security measures that they take. Everything they can to make sure nobody can cheat during their test. They take all the original proofs at the timing of filling the form like passport and scan the index finger and see original passport on the day of the exam also the photo is taken. The original proofs are checked from time to time during each section of the test. Even if a student wants to take a washroom break at that time also index finger is scanned while going and entering in the exam hall. These criteria are followed in each exam hall

IELTS Exam Myths

For various sections, there are also some myths and Truths.


Myth: My opinion and view affect my speaking score.

Truth: In IELTS speaking test examiner just want to check the fluency and understanding ability of a candidate that whether a candidate can speak fluently. they just check the that a candidate answering accurately and with confidence or not. Opinion and view do not matter in speaking because everyone has their different perception.


Myth: It is impossible to finish reading in IELTS test exam

Truth: No doubt reading is the toughest section in IELTS but it is not impossible to finish the reading test. If you want to attend an English speaking university for studies or resident then you should be familiar with English. This is the level of English that student study in the university and to get a job in a reputed and English speaking company one should familiar with these type of texts. Reading can be completed in one hour if a person practices their skill of reading regularly. Proper planning and practice should be needed before the exam.


Myth: Writing words over the limit will improve the score

Truth: The word limit of writing task 1 is 150 to 180 words and for writing task 2 word limit is 250 to 280 words a candidate can write more words but be careful. To score high-quality matters than quantity if a candidate starts writing words more than the word limit than that person may have to face the problem of lack of time for and are not able to manage his time and may have to left the task incomplete. Writing more words means more chances of mistakes, write those words which are going to benefit the task do not write unnecessary things. Examiners are going to check the quality of the task, not the quantity.


Myth: In every IELTS centre headsets are provided during listening tests

Truth: In every centre, Equipment varies. Speakers are used in some centres and some provide headsets. Check your centre a head and practice in that way so that you will be habitual.