Number six is another common mistake students make, their spelling.
A lot of students forget that the reading section also has a writing component and that is you have to write your answers.
You also have to spell your answers correctly, and many students, unfortunately, make spelling mistakes.
So it's very important to practice spelling before you do the IELTS.
It will help you with the listening section, the writing section, and the reading section.
I can't emphasize this enough. Smelling... Spelling... Not smelling. Spelling matters. Okay?
One idea is you can get a book and any time you spell a word wrong, write it in your book and practice those words.
Have a spelling book for yourself so you can see which words you often make mistakes with.
Number seven, a lot of students also make this mistake with grammar.
You have to use the correct grammar when you're answering a question.
So, for example, sometimes maybe the answer is: "castles" with an "s", but a student might write the singular version in their answer, maybe they just write: "castle", but the correct form would be with an "s".
比如，有时候也许答案是" castles"，有个复数词尾" s" ，但是学生可能会在答案中写出单数形式，他们可能会写" castle"，可是正确答案是有" s"的。
So you always have to be aware of grammar.
The best thing to do is after you write your answer, check it to see if the grammar makes sense.
Were they looking for singular answer? Were they looking for a plural answer? Okay? So that's very important to keep an eye out for.
Finally, my last... my last tip for today is: a lot of students don't read the instructions properly.
This is a very, very big mistake to make. A lot of students, they've done lots and lots of IELTS tests and they think they know it, so they don't bother reading the instructions.
Always read the instructions.
Even if you've done a hundred IELTS tests, read the instructions just to make sure.