LOL… I wonder how many people will stumble into this post when they search for topics related to IELTS ;p
I had completed mine today. I’m not very happy with what I did. I think I might have to resit, if this really happens, then it’s going to be another RM550. Expensive! Sigh…
I’ve been preparing for it for about 3 weeks. I had the feeling that I’m fully prepared but today’s experience wasn’t a very nice one.
The listening test was quite a disappointment for me, I didn’t do as well as I had expected. I had problem grasping the speech of section 2 because the volume was too loud for me. I did tell the invigilator to reduce the volume before it started but after that she increased it again. Aih… I hope I managed to answer at least 30 questions correctly because from my rough estimation, I had problem with 10 questions, mostly in section 2. My section 2 almost went down the drain!
The reading test, quite nerve wrecking too. I thought I could finish it fast but who knows I couldn’t complete the whole thing and left one field blank, not in time to write down my answer even though I could just simply write something in there. This, I had 10 questions that I’m not very sure too. Again, hopefully the rest were correct.
The writing test, OMG! The graph I hated the most came out! Damn, I had been having problem trying to interpret them during my revision and it came out! I just wrote whatever I could. Then, second essay was totally different format from what I’ve been studying. Aiks… I kept writing without stopping and didn’t have the luxury of time to check my language -.-” 60 minutes for two essays(150 words and 250 words) with no option to choose is nerve wrecking! Especially when I did not have a good start and it’s affecting me in a way.
The speaking test, major disappointment. I wasn’t prepared for that topic and it’s a topic so alien to me. I talked until I got nothing to talk and I still had time. I paused and simply added in some salt, chilies, and peppers which were not related and got my speech mumbled jumbled with grammatical mistakes. Running out of vocabulary was not fun too. Pronunciation was OK I guess. I was supposed to talk slower than my usual speed but I went faster and faster. That was not good. ARG!
Getting 7 for every single component? I’m so worry. If I do get it, wow… I’m really lucky.
Average 7, maybe, but I don’t dare to put high hope on it with what I had done just now. Then again, there is no use for an average of 7, I still need to retake!
Sigh… I should just let it be, think so much also no use. It’s over. Better concentrate on my coming semester exam.