Upper-case Vs Lowercase

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Kailash Bhati asked 8 months ago

Is it OK to write the whole answer in Upper-case on answer sheet? Does it count right?   

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Upper-case Vs Lowercase
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IELTS Material Staff replied 8 months ago

Thanks for your good question. Here’s my advice:

For the reading and listening tests: Answers can be written on the answer sheet in upper case, lower case or a combination.
For example, the answer “Thailand” can be written as “thailand”, “THAILAND” or even “ThAiLanD”. All versions would be marked as correct.
This is extracted from British Council IELTS website:
“As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil. You may write your answers either in lower case or in capital letters.”
It’s the same for the reading, but most of your responses in the reading come from the text, so you should be able to see if it is capitals or not.

For the writing test:
The correct use of capitals IS NEEDED in your writing test answer. So you should try to follow the normal rules for capital letters. You can read the summary of the rules for CAPITAL below:
a. Places and monuments:
Tokyo, Paris
State of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, the White House
b. Personal pronoun “I”
c. Abbreviations and acronyms
G.M.T. or GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
AM (Ante Meridian); PM (Post Meridiem)
d. Days, months, holidays
Monday, Tuesday
April, May
Christmas, Easter
e. Countries, languages & nationalities, religions
Buddhism, Christian
English, Spanish
The United States, Belgium, Sweden, India, Indonesia
Japanese, Korean
f. People’s names and titles
Jesmine Thompson
Mayor, King, Queen, President, Prime Minister
g. Trademarks, name of company, organization
Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nike
Microsoft, Oxfam
h. Begin a sentence or to begin speech
How are you doing?
i. Titles of books, poems, songs, plays, films
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Alchemist Avatar, The Idiots

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1 Answers
Harie answered 8 months ago

Thanks for your good question. Here’s my advice: For the reading and listening tests: Answers can be written on the answer sheet in upper case, lower case or a combination.For example, the answer “Thailand” can be written as “thailand”, “THAILAND” or even “ThAiLanD”. All versions would be marked as correct.This is extracted from British Council IELTS website:“As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil. You may write your answers either in lower case or in capital letters.”It’s the same for the reading, but most of your responses in the reading come from the text, so you should be able to see if it is capitals or not. For the writing test:The correct use of capitals IS NEEDED in your writing test answer. So you should try to follow the normal rules for capital letters. You can read the summary of the rules for CAPITAL below:a. Places and monuments:Tokyo, ParisState of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, the White Houseb. Personal pronoun “I”c. Abbreviations and acronymsG.M.T. or GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)AM (Ante Meridian); PM (Post Meridiem)d. Days, months, holidaysMonday, TuesdayApril, MayChristmas, Eastere. Countries, languages & nationalities, religionsBuddhism, ChristianEnglish, SpanishThe United States, Belgium, Sweden, India, IndonesiaJapanese, Koreanf. People’s names and titlesJesmine ThompsonMayor, King, Queen, President, Prime Ministerg. Trademarks, name of company, organizationCoca Cola, Pepsi, NikeMicrosoft, Oxfamh. Begin a sentence or to begin speechHow are you doing?i. Titles of books, poems, songs, plays, filmsPride and Prejudice and ZombiesThe Alchemist Avatar, The Idiots Hope you find this small piece of advice useful for you.

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Upper-case Vs Lowercase
5 (100%) 1 vote

The following two tabs change content below.
IELTS Material Staff replied 8 months ago

Thanks for your good question. Here’s my advice:

For the reading and listening tests: Answers can be written on the answer sheet in upper case, lower case or a combination.
For example, the answer “Thailand” can be written as “thailand”, “THAILAND” or even “ThAiLanD”. All versions would be marked as correct.
This is extracted from British Council IELTS website:
“As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil. You may write your answers either in lower case or in capital letters.”
It’s the same for the reading, but most of your responses in the reading come from the text, so you should be able to see if it is capitals or not.

For the writing test:
The correct use of capitals IS NEEDED in your writing test answer. So you should try to follow the normal rules for capital letters. You can read the summary of the rules for CAPITAL below:
a. Places and monuments:
Tokyo, Paris
State of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, the White House
b. Personal pronoun “I”
c. Abbreviations and acronyms
G.M.T. or GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
AM (Ante Meridian); PM (Post Meridiem)
d. Days, months, holidays
Monday, Tuesday
April, May
Christmas, Easter
e. Countries, languages & nationalities, religions
Buddhism, Christian
English, Spanish
The United States, Belgium, Sweden, India, Indonesia
Japanese, Korean
f. People’s names and titles
Jesmine Thompson
Mayor, King, Queen, President, Prime Minister
g. Trademarks, name of company, organization
Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nike
Microsoft, Oxfam
h. Begin a sentence or to begin speech
How are you doing?
i. Titles of books, poems, songs, plays, films
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Alchemist Avatar, The Idiots

Hope you find this small piece of advice useful for you.

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