Are your IELTS learners avoiding or overusing any grammar area?

Do they sometimes resort to AVOIDANCE when they’re not confident about a grammar area? What gives them away?

Have any of your learners been OVERUSING a grammar (or vocab!) area to compensate for their lack of linguistic RANGE? What were the consequences of this on their message?

(I once had an IELTS student who would always use very flowery language, and especially liked to (over-)use the phrase ‘heart to heart conversations’, for some reason, while meticulously avoiding using the third conditional… :D)

Do your learners generally have more issues with range or with ACCURACY? Why might this be? What do you plan to do about it?

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