5 Most Common IELTS Grammar Mistakes

5 Most Common IELTS Grammar Mistakes

In the IELTS examination, the examiners will judge you based on fluency, pronunciation, and vocabulary of the English language. But the most significant thing out of these is the grammar. Grammatical accuracy and range constitute almost 25% of the speaking and writing segments in the test. To snatch a better chance of getting the highest band score, you need to start practicing grammar regularly and begin correcting and noticing the mistakes you make in your practice papers. You also require highlighting the examiner that you can write and speak complex sentences without grammatical errors. It will help you to establish range and accuracy in your test. In today’s article, we are sharing below some of the most commonly done mistakes that you need to avoid during the exam. 

1. Implementation of present tense while talking about past incidents

One of the most typical grammar mistakes that most aspirants make in the IELTS examination is that they do not remember what form of the verb to use while describing a past incident. For instance,

I went to the shopping mall to buy a pair of socks but never find them.

Here the student must have used I never found out as he/she has gone to the shopping mall in the past but is still talking in the present tense.

2. Absence of “the” or “a”

There are various rules for the implementation of articles “the” and “a” and it will not be a surprise that missing out on any of them is a common mistake. For example,

I am a teacher

 Here the student has forgotten to place the article “a” before the word student when the examiner must have asked him/her what they do. The candidate should have replied, as I am a teacher in place of I am a teacher as the word teacher is a countable and singular noun. 

3. Implementing the wrong Verb Form

It is exceptionally significant to take good care of verb form implementation in a sentence while writing and speaking for the IELTS preparation. One of the most common mistakes that a student makes during the IELTS exam is no matching of the verb form while writing and speaking the subject sentence. Below are some of the examples of those word forms like:

Everybody have

They work

According to the sentence subject, the verb form should be “Everybody has…” and “He Works…”.

4. Implementation of incorrect word order

It is another most common mistake that a student makes by putting an incorrect word in the wrong place. Below is such an example of an aspirant talking about which type of much she prefers to listen-live or record?

“I feel like most of the singers do not always sing well in the live concert.”

The usual place of putting an adverb “always” is right before the primary verb, which is “feel” in this case. Thus the aspirant should have replied,” I always feel like most singers do not sing well in the live concert.”

5. Absence of prepositions like “in” or” with.”

The last common mistake that most students make during their writing and speaking segments in the IELTS examination is the absence or no implementation of the prepositions like “with” or “in” in a sentence. For instance:

I usually see action movies.

I do not agree on this opinion.

Here both the prepositions are missing after the primary verbs. Here the aspirants must have replied, “I usually watch action movies” and “ I do not agree with this opinion.” 

Wrapping it Up

Now that you have known all the above five common IELTS grammar mistakes, you can start avoiding them in your preparation for the IELTS examination. We hope that you have found this write-up helpful and implement these IELTS tips in improving your band score. 

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