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Hello Hadi Binandeh,

As far as I know, you would not lose points for incorrect capitalisation in the IELTS listening test. If you don't want to worry about it, you can write your answers in all capitals and it is OK.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

This is the story of myself when I first entered Saint Louise High School.

I have questions for the above sentence for help:
1. Is it correct that the sentence is a mix of present tense and past tense?
2. What type of sentence? Is it simple, compound or complex sentence?

Hello Taburuea Mikaio,

Yes, the sentence has both present tense ('is') and past tense ('entered') verbs in it. It's a complex sentence. I would suggest removing 'myself' and saying 'This is my story when ...' or even just 'This is the story of when ...'

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

what is the meaning of underline on
"underline key words"

underline means:"make a line under a word"

Hello etamar,

Underline is something you do to words with a pen.


This is underlined.

This is not underlined.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

The tips would definitely help a lot to understand. Need more practice and write feedbacks to improve my skills.
Thanks a lot for British counsel for helping many people to crackdown the IELTS.

Assalam o alaikum!
Tips are very interesting and helpful. my test is on March 18th, 2017.. i practiced every part of IELTS but still my legs are trembling. I am still looking for all the tips available on this site. I just hope i get good bands in my exam.
Fingers crossed !
P.S: Thank you to Learn English Team
Wish me Luck ;)
Prays !

Hello Haniyya Sardar,

Have you seen TakeIELTS? It has lots of good information, advice and even some free practice materials that might help you. I'd also recommend the British Council IELTS YouTube Channel and there are also ideas on preparing for the IELTS on our Facebook page from time to time.

Best of luck to you on your IELTS -- please do let us know how you do!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

It's interesting and helpful for me.