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Does Spelling Matter in IELTS Writing?

We’ll explain if spelling mistakes negatively impact IELTS Writing scores and provides tips for minimizing errors!

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Hey there! Wondering if spelling matters for IELTS Writing?

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Well, the short answer is yes - but don't stress too much. Let me explain why it's important but not a deal breaker.
Importance
Spelling matters because it shows your overall command of English. Examiners want to see if you can write accurately. But a few small errors won't ruin your score.

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Mindset
The key is avoiding many spelling mistakes that make your writing confusing or hard to read. This shows weak skills. But one or two typos are not so problematic.
What to do?
To maximize your score, work on the spelling of common words you use often. Check any words you're unsure of. Proofread carefully. This shows strong skills.
Areas to Focus
The good news is grammar, vocabulary, and answering the prompt matter more than just spelling. So focus on those areas first and foremost.

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Bottom Line
  • Don't obsess over perfection.
  • Aim for accurate spelling to showcase your English abilities.
  • Reasonable errors won't hurt you too much.
So have a better grasp on spellings with our invaluable teaching methods!