Math and IELTS

You should know how to write simple math

by | Aug 7, 2019 | Listening, Writing

No need to worry! IELTS is not going to test your math knowledge, although sometimes, there are figures in your writing test and they must be reported, or in the listening test, you may have to write some simple math. Let’s learn how to say and write them correctly.

Exponents

It shows how many times a number must be multiplied by itself.

We say:

Two to the power of three equals eight.
or
Two, raised to the power of three equals eight.
or
Two, raised to the third power equals eight.

But in IELTS, we sometimes need to report these:

100 m2 : One hundred square meters
1 km2 : One square kilometer.
70 cm3 : Seventy cubic centimeters.
680 ft3 : Six hundred and eighty cubic feet. 


Fractions

It shows some number(s) are divided by other number(s).

We say:
sevenninth
or
seven out of nine
or
seven divided by nine

But in IELTS, we sometimes need to report these: 

¼: One-fourth
(one quarter / a quarter / one out of four)

½ : a half
(or one-half)

¾: Three-fourth
(three-quarters / three out of four)

: one and a half 


Decimals

 

It shows numbers smaller than one.

We say:

Seven point zero, six, one
or
Seven and zero, six, one

We write:

Seven point sixty-one thousandth
or
Seven and sixty-one thousandth

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CEO and Co-founder of Juice Academy

Mehdi Safavi is a Cambridge certified English teacher (CELTA Grade A), IDP-trained IELTS expert, Sussex Downs College TESOL with 17+ years of teaching & teacher training experience. More about him →

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Poor handwriting leads to disastrous reasult

by | Aug 7, 2019 | Listening, Writing

IELTS examiners cannot assess your work if your handwriting is illegible. In other words, your handwriting must be clear and readable. This is certainly important in IELTS Writing module, but in IELTS Listening, this leads to the loss of the whole point of the question which is absolutely tragic!

Print-style or Cursive Handwriting

Choosing your handwriting style is a personal choice and all that matters for IELTS is to be able to read it without trouble. 

All things considered, we believe the print-style handwriting is more suitable for IELTS for three reasons:

  1. It is easier and faster to write.
  2. You can find your errors faster while you proofread and edit your work.
  3. It is less time-consuming to learn how to write the letters correctly. 

Look at the picture below, follow the arrows and practice correct English letter tracing.

 

And here are the animated versions:

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About the Author

About the Author

CEO and Co-founder of Juice Academy

Mehdi Safavi is a Cambridge certified English teacher (CELTA Grade A), IDP-trained IELTS expert, Sussex Downs College TESOL with 17+ years of teaching & teacher training experience. More about him →

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