Here are two common questions about the IELTS listening test:
- Is it acceptable to use lower case instead of upper case e.g. "central station" when the answer is "Central Station"?
- Will you lose marks if you miss the "s" when the answer should be plural?
Here are my answers:
- Using lower case is fine, so "central station" would be correct. You can even write everything in capital letters if you want.
- Missing the "s" is sometimes acceptable and sometimes not. It's not acceptable when the grammar requires a plural e.g. "the journey takes three hour" would be wrong. Some answers can be singular or plural. Check the context of the question and the sentence grammar carefully.