Do you understand how words are counted in IELTS?

Many students don’t understand how words and numbers are counted in IELTS.

Below is a list of answers. Are they counted as:

  • one word?
  • one word and one number?
  • two words?
  • two words and a number?
  • three words?

Answers are found in the link below.

How are words counted?

How are the following answers counted in IELTS?

  1. fair-haired
  2. 55%
  3. 1960’s
  4. 21st July
  5. can’t
  6. blackboard
  7. 9am
  8. up-to-date
  9. at school
  10. $19.17

Answers

To see the answers and explanation for the above, click on this link: Answers to how words are counted

 

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Comments

  1. Hi Liz I think it’s one word and two words

  2. 1- one word
    2- one word and a number
    3- one word
    4- one word and a number
    5- one word
    6- one word
    7- one word and a number
    8- one word
    9- two words
    10- one word and a number

  3. not more than two words and/or a number

  4. 1. one word
    2. one number and one word
    3. one number and one word
    4. two words
    5.one word
    6. one word
    7.one number and one word
    8. three words
    9. two words
    10. one word and one number

  5. Syed Minhaj Imam says:

    Dear Liz,
    Thanks for such great work in this website but i am not able to understand how it work the counted one.

  6. Hi Liz 🙂

    1. one word
    2. one number
    3. one number
    4. one number and one word
    5. one word
    6. one word
    7. one number and one word
    8. one word
    9. two words
    10. one number and one word

  7. Livia Ferrao says:

    Hi Liz,
    I’m really grateful for all the help you give online. Thank you.

    Here’s what I think about the words counted for the above given list.
    1. One word
    2. One number/word
    3. One number/word
    4. One number and one word or two words in total
    5. One word
    6. One word
    7. One number/word
    8. One word
    9. Two words
    10. One word and one number or two words in total

    Is this correct?

  8. Hi Liz! I’ve never thought about countings ) Let me try
    1. one word
    2. one number
    3. one number
    4. one number and one word
    5. one word
    6. one word
    7. one number
    8. one word
    9. two words
    10.one number

  9. 1.one word
    2.one number
    3.one number
    4.one number and one word
    5.one word
    6.one word
    7.one number
    8.one word
    9.two words
    10.one number

  10. nandini thakur says:

    1.one word
    2.one number
    3.one number
    4.one number and one word
    5.one word
    6.one word
    7.one number
    8.one word
    9.two words
    10.one number

  11. sreerekha kiran says:

    1.one word
    2.one number,one word
    3.one number
    4.one word,one number
    5.one word
    6.one word
    7.one number,2 words
    8.one word
    9.two words
    10.one word ,one number

  12. 1.one word
    2.one number
    3.one word and one number
    4.two words and a number
    5.two words
    6.one word
    7.one word and one number
    8.one word
    9.two words
    10.one word and one number

  13. 1. One word
    2. One word and one number
    3. One word and one number
    4. One number and two words
    5. One word
    6. One word
    7. One number and one word
    8. One word
    9. Two words
    10. One word and one number

  14. 1. One word
    2. One number
    3. One number
    4. One word and One number
    5. One word
    6. One word
    7. One number
    8. One word
    9. Two words
    10. One number

  15. One word
    One number
    One number
    One word and one number
    One word
    One word
    One word one number
    One word
    Two words
    One word one number

    • Two words
      One number and one word
      Two numbers
      One number and one word
      One word
      Two words
      One number and one words
      Two words
      One word
      One word and two numbers

  16. 1.one word
    2.one number
    3.one number
    4.one number and a word
    5.one word
    6.one word
    7.one number
    8.one word
    9.two words
    10.one number

  17. 1. one word
    2. one word
    3. one word and a number
    4. one word and a number
    5. one word
    6. one word
    7. one word and a number
    8. one word
    9. two words
    10. one word and a number

  18. Hi Liz,
    1- Two words
    2-One word and one number
    3-One word and one number
    4-Two word and a number
    5-One word and one number
    6-One word
    7-One word and one number
    8-Three words
    9-Two words
    10-one word and one number

  19. Hi Liz thank you very much for your help pls tell correct answers😃 otherwise many confuse

  20. 1. One word.
    2. One number.
    3. One number.
    4. One number and one word.
    5. One word.
    6. One word.
    7. One number.
    8. One word.
    9. Two words.
    10. One number.

  21. Aly Mostafa says:

    1. Two words.
    2. One number and one word.
    3. One number and one word.
    4. One number and two words.
    5. One word.
    6. One word.
    7. One number and one word.
    8. Three words.
    9. Two words.
    10. One number and one word.

  22. 1. One word
    2. Two words
    3. One word
    4. One word and a number
    5. One word
    6. One word
    7. One word and one number
    8. Three words
    9. Two words
    10. Two words

    • VIVIEN OGECHUKWU says:

      1 TWO WORDS
      2 ONE NUMBER
      3 ONE NUMBER
      4 ONE WORD AND ONE NUMBER
      5 ONE WORD
      6 ONE WORD
      7 ONE NUMBER
      8 THREE WORDS
      9 TWO WORDS
      10 TWO NUMBERS

  23. 1.one word
    2.two word
    3.one word and one number
    4.one word
    5.one word
    6.one word
    7.one word
    8.one word
    9.two word
    10.one number and one word

  24. 1.two words
    2.one number and one word
    3. one number and one word
    4. one number and two word
    5.one word
    6. one word
    7.one number and one word
    8.three words
    9.two words
    10.one number and one word

  25. Rawaha Ahmed says:

    1.one word
    2.one word
    3.one word
    4.two word
    5.one word
    6.one word
    7.one word
    8.one word
    9.two word
    10.one word

  26. 1 one word.
    2 one number
    3 one number
    4 one umber and one word
    5 one word.
    6 one word
    7 a number and a word.
    8 one word.
    9 two words.
    10 one number .

  27. Hi Liz,
    Thanks! A bit challenging… 🙂
    1. One word
    2. One word and one number
    3. One word and one number
    4. Two words and a number
    5. One word
    6. One word
    7. One word and one number
    8. One word
    9. Two words
    10. One word and one number

  28. Chirag Gandhi says:

    1.One word
    2.One number
    3.One number and one word
    4.One number and one word
    5.Two words
    6.one word
    7.one number and one word
    8. one word
    9.two words
    10.one number

  29. souphaphone says:

    one word and one number

  30. 1. Two words
    2.One word and one number
    3 Two words
    4.One word and one number
    5.Two words
    6.One word
    7.Two words and a number
    8.Three words
    9.Two words
    10.One word and one number

  31. Arefin Akbar says:

    1.One word
    2.One number
    3.One number and one word
    4.One number and one word
    5.One word
    6.one word
    7.one number and one word
    8. one word
    9.two word
    10.one number

  32. Hi dear Liz,
    I think it should be two words and one number.

  33. Bassem Hneidi says:

    1. One word
    2. Number
    3.number
    4.a word and a number
    5. One word
    6. One word
    7. A number
    8. One word
    9. Two words
    10. A number

  34. Jaspreet kaur says:

    1.one word
    2.one word
    3.one word
    4.two word
    5.one word
    6.one word
    7.one word
    8.one word
    9.two word
    10.one word

  35. Saugat Amatya says:

    % symbols is also counted other as one word

  36. 1. 01
    2. 01
    3. 01
    4.02
    5.01
    6.01
    7.02
    8.01
    9.02
    10.01

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