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Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Hi simon,
while i was reading your reading section i came across a lesson saying that TRUE is, when the statement agree with the passage,FALSE is when it disagree,OR DESCRIBE IN A DIFFERENT WAY, and N.G is when it is not mentioned or when it cannot be true or false,
my question is WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAY IN A DIFFERENT MANNER FOR FALSE BECAUSE MOST OF THE TIME FALSE IS CONFUSED WITH N/G SATEMENT.kindly reply
thanks
ayesha

Hi simon , if the examiner cross one anwser in listening because i didn't stop on time what happen ?

Hi Simon,
I have a question that " What is difference between a rising fluctuation and a increasing fluctuation?"
Thanks

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Hi Ayesha,

There's a good example of "false" in the last few lines of this lesson (where it says 'another question'):

http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2012/06/ielts-reading-more-keywords.html

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Hi JB,

I guess it will be marked wrong.

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Hi NganHa,

I probably wouldn't write either of those things.

hi simon.
i understand what you mean to say but sometime if the idea is written in a different way (for false)we think that it is not given in the text in that context so write it n/g.it is a problem because if we make silly mistakes in first 2 paragrahs for t/f/ng/answers then we r left with less option for passage3 and we have to be perfect for passage3 which is quite difficult.
one solution is to avoid this is first to answer it no (false) and if it sounds that it doesnot fit it in false category then mark it n/g ????????////am i right.??//as you say that the one which is not t or f is n/g.kindly clarify.is it the type of question whish define 8 from 9 score. do answer, simon
thanks
ayesha

Hi Ayesha,

I agree that it's sometimes difficult. Your idea seems quite good - if you're confused, assume that the answer is false, and only put NG if there is no information at all.

Not all F,NG questions are band 8-9, but I'd say that some of them are.

Hi MR. Simon,
The synonym of the following sentence
It is too late to preserve animal and plant species.
Can I write this sentence as
It is excessively delayed to safeguard these species.

Hi Ziaul,

The problem with looking for synonyms is that sometimes they don't work: "excessively delayed" seems strange, but "safeguard" is fine.

Hi Simon,
I am quite confused about how to write the date.
Which is correct, 15th May or 15 May?
and day or month first?
Thanks

Both ways are fine, and you can even put the month first if you want.

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