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Hello Maan,

 

We use they/them/their/theirs when we are talking about more than one person and it does not include the speaker. When it includes the speaker we must use we/us/our/ours. For example:

 

Paul and John live here. It is their house.

John and I live here. It is our house.

 

I hope that clarifies it for you.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I am 13 years old .. can I take Ielts in egypt ?

Hello Engy Helmy,

The IELTS test is not intended for people under the age of 16, as far as I am aware. You can read more about the test, find a centre and ask questions about the test through the TakeIELTS website.

Our site is designed for adult users so I would direct you to our sister-site, LearnEnglish Teens, which is designed for teenagers.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

HI Hello Peter and Kirk,
I hope to sit for IELTS test in 4 months time. I don't know where to start.I 've got so many S preparation books. But always I got feeling whether I am doing wright thing.I want to get 7 in each band. Sometimes feel weather i got enough time.
Please advice me to get good band. Please help me.

Hello tiida,

I'd say your best option would be to look for an IELTS preparation course at a British Council or other school. There you can get personalised attention from a teacher and what you learn in class you can apply as you work through your preparation books. I'd also recommend you visit TakeIELTS, which has loads of useful information and advice on preparing for the test, as well as some free practice materials.

Good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter and Kirk. I hope you are doing great. I will be glad if you could explain what happens when a candidate performs very well on three sections (coherence, grammar and lexical resource ) but fails at task response of writing task 2 of academic IELTS.

Hello Bekhzad,

The IELTS isn't a test that you can fail – it assesses your level in different areas and then the average of your scores on the four parts is taken for the overall score. TakeIELTS's page on test scores might be a useful resource for you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Kirk thank you. I am sorry I meant different.
I wanted to know whether all sections (task response, coherence, lexical resource and grammar) are connected to each other. Is it possible to get high marks on these three sections when task response is very low? For example a candidate misunderstands the question " do you agree with this statement? " and instead he discusses the opposing views and then provides solution or recommendation. But ideas are well supported, in coherent manner using both simple and complex structures correctly and wide range of vocabulary are used .

Hello Bekhzad,

This is quite a detailed question and I think the best place to go for it is our dedicated site for IELTS candidates. It is called TakeIELTS and you can find it here - on that page you can ask questions about the exam. The site also has a lot of advice and suggestions, practice materials, mock exam papers with sample answers and more.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter.

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