Common spelling mistakes made in IELTS
Spelling is huge concern for IELTS students. Writing scores are 25% determined by vocabulary, which includes spelling accuracy. Too many spelling mistakes can also seriously bring down your score in IELTS Listening and writing.
Part of the reason for this may be that there are so many inconsistencies in the English language. Spelling is also a big problem for many IELTS candidates – especially those who have a different alphabet in their own language.
Most misspellings or spelling errors can be categorized into groups. Here are some examples for each of those types.This list of common IELTS spelling mistakes includes some of the words most likely to appear in the test. Try to master these basic rules in order to minimise poor spelling in IELTS.
Changes of spelling when words change form
The word ‘Benefit’ becomes
The word ‘Influence’ becomes
The word ‘Circumstance’ becomes
The word ‘Maintain’ becomes
The word ‘Pronounce’ becomes
The word ‘Argue’ becomes
The word ‘Occur’ becomes
The word ‘Refer’ becomes
The word ‘Begin’ becomes
B. Silent letters in consonant clusters
In some words some of the alphabets in the word are silent. Students often make a mistakes in spelling such words.
The silent [nm]
b. The silent
c. The silent [xc]
d. The silent [g]
Objective: Identifying the correct spelling.
Choose the option which has the correct spelling in each question.
Which is correct?
2. Which is correct?
3. Which is correct?
4. Which is correct?
5.Which is correct?
II. Objective: Spot the error
Instruction: Choose the wrongly spelt word in the following
She consciously/consciosly avoided talking to her boss.
It was a deliberete/deliberate mistake.
It has been/being raining since three days.
III. Objective: Correcting the spelling mistakes
These words are spelled wrong. Can you correct them?
Langauge : _____________
IV Objective: Correcting a paragraph
Rewrite the following paragraph by correcting all the spelling errors:
Without mayking a judgment on them, it is surprising how meny peeple spell carelesly without any acknowledgement of their mistakes; good spelling is the principle cornerstone of accessible and legable writing, make it a vitle part of study and not sumthing seperate!