Top 6 Mistakes General Training Students Make — IELTS Advantage

What is the difference between General Training and Academic IELTS?

  • The Listening and Speaking tests are exactly the same for both.
  • The Reading tests are slightly different because the reading texts are different.
  • The Academic test has academic texts from text books, journals etc.
  • The General Training test has texts from every day life and the world of work.
  • Task 2 Writing is the same for both Academic and General Training.

The biggest difference is Task 1 Writing and this is where students make the most mistakes.

The top 6 mistakes are:

  1. Tone
  2. Paragraphing
  3. Development
  4. Relevancy
  5. Grammar and Vocabulary
  6. Complacency (the biggest one).

Check out the video above for a more detailed look at these.

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Originally published at on July 6, 2016.