It's very important to leave yourself time to transfer your answers from your test paper to the answer sheet.
A lot of students, they work through the booklet and then they realize there's no time to transfer their answers, so make sure you leave time for this.
Okay, my fifth tip is a very, very common error students make: three words or less.
In the reading section, also in the listening, in the instructions you will also... or you will often see the words: "Write three words or less."
They mean: write three words or less. A lot of students write too many words here.
So, for example: if I'm doing a reading on archeology and, you know, I have to write an answer and my answer is: "the tomb of the Pharaoh", for example. This is a Pharaoh, if you don't know, ancient Egypt.
举个例子来说，假如我正在做一篇关于考古学的阅读理解，然后我要回答一个问题，比如说答案是" the tomb of the Pharaoh"。以防你们不知道，这个就是一个古埃及的法老。
If the instructions tell me: "write three words or less", and my answer is: "the tomb of the Pharaoh", I've written way too many words.
如果答题要求写着“答案不得超过三个单词”，而我的答案是" the tomb of the Pharaoh"，那我就多写了太多单词了。
I've written one, two, three, four, five, so that's too many. So I would get this wrong on the IELTS, get a big "X".
Even though my answer was right, because I didn't follow the instructions and I wrote too many words, I'm going to get it wrong.
So what would be the correct answer in this case is: "the Pharaoh's tomb".
那么按照要求来说这一题的正确答案是" the Pharaoh's tomb"。
This is three words. So in this example, that would be correct, we haven't gone over three words.
Also, I could write for these questions maybe one word or maybe two words.
I can write one, two, or three words - no more than that. Very common mistake.