There are two types of writing tests that can be given the first one is the paper-based IELTS test and the second one is the computer-delivered IELTS test. The test taker takes the paper-based test on the sheet given by the examiner. Thus, it is advisable to take the practice test based sample answer sheets that are available online. You can download the answer sheets for each section and practice your IELTS test in the answer sheets itself so that you do not have to struggle while actually taking the IELTS test. In this article, we will look into the IELTS answer sheets in which the candidates have to write their answers of Task 1 as well as Task 2.
Importance of using Answer sheets while practicing
You need to understand why is important to practice the IELTS test on the answer sheet that is available. The test taker should use the answer sheet as per the examiner wants him/her to use it or else there is a chance of missing the information as well as writing the correct information in the wrong places. Which may, in turn, result in wastage of the whole answer sheet. Other than that if you know where to write the exact information, you will get a little time to review the information. So let us see what are the importance of [practicing for IELTS examination on the answer sheet.
- The main importance of practicing the IELTS exam on the answer sheet is that you will know how many words can fit into a single answer sheet so that you do not have to sit and count the words. By this, you will also be able to save time.
- You can check how many words will fit into one answer sheet. If one answer sheet is not enough you can take print of another answer sheet alternatively and check for the words. So while practicing itself you will get an idea of the word count.
- By this, you can concentrate more on the content, grammar, and vocabulary instead of getting distracted by the word count while writing the answers.
- While practicing on the answer sheet you will also concentrate on your handwriting, you will not exceed the lines that are given which makes your handwriting look neat and clean.
Different sections of the Answer Sheet
The answer sheet in which you are going to write your IELTS answers has different sections. They are explained below:
- In the first section, the test takers have to fill up the general information such as candidate name, number and exam center number which is available in the slip given to you during the registration.
- The candidate must enter the name the same as it is entered in the given registration slip.
- The candidate is asked to fill thor name using the block letters. They are also asked to tick the correct module which they are going to attempt which is an Academic module or general training module.
- You should also enter the test date. Put 0 in the first box if the date/month is less than 10.
- In the lower right-hand corner there is one more field in the same section where you are asked to mention the current sheet number as well as the total number of sheets used.
- You do not have to fill it in the beginning itself b because you do not know how many extra sheets you are going to use.
- You can fill this field when you done completing the IELTS test and before handing over your answer sheet to the examiner.
- In the second section, you need to write your task or the explanation for the topic given.
- There will be a warning written which says ‘ do not write after this line’ where you have to stop writing on the first page and skip to the second page.
- It is not compulsory to use these answer sheets while practicing, but if you use these sheets you will be benefitted. You will avoid making any mistakes and also you can drive sometimes.