IELTS EXAM: This question is generally asked by students and may have struck into your mind also sometimes. So, just get relaxed cause this article is for you only to vanish your confusion and make you clear about the exact meaning of CC, LR, GRA, TA/TR in IELTS TEST. On one hand, we have FC, LR, GRA, and P as parameters in speaking, however, the four parameters in writing includes CC, LR, GRA, TA/TR.
Hence, these are four basic parameters in the speaking and writing module of IELTS Exam. On the basis of these all, examiners provide aggregate bands to the candidates. Each parameter counts for 25% in total, that is bands in each parameter will be summed up and then divided by 4 to get final bands. Suppose, you get 6 + 7 + 6.5 + 8, out of 9, in each parameter then 27.5 will be divided by 4 that will be equal to 6.85. So, your bands will be rounded up to 7. But there is a little difference between the similar parameters of IELTS speaking and writing.
IELTS WRITING parameters (IELTS EXAM)
CC means COHERENCE AND COHESION
In reference to task 2 in writing CC includes:
- How clearly you made the examiner understood of what you want to convey?
- Either your points are interconnected or not?
- Did you understand the question well?
- Have you used connectors properly?
In IELTS Exam, Under this examiners supervises:
- Either you have used a range of variety of vocabulary?
- Is your vocab latest or high profile?
- Did you spell words accurately?
- Have you utilized the paraphrasing technique in order to avoid repetition?
GRAMMATICAL RANGE and ACCURACY
It is totally concerned with grammatical accuracy of candidate. In this, examiner puts a check on:
- Whether you have used a variety of grammatical forms?
- Either you have used a mixture of dissimilar sentence forms while writing or not?
TR means task response while TA stands for task achievement .Where TR is focused in task 2 ,TA is focused in task 1 of writing module .They both lay stress upon :
- How precisely you have given an answer to a particular question?
- Did you write enough words?
- The topic or idea explained by you is crystal clear and connected or not?
- Whether you covered each part of the question or not?
IELTS SPEAKING parameters (IELTS EXAM)
FLUENCY AND COHERENCE
In speaking, there is FC that is fluency and coherence as a parameter in place of coherence and cohesion. But, FC is quite similar to CC. Under this, your performance is examined as follows:
- For how much time you can speak continuously?
- Do you speak at an appropriate length on each topic?
- Whether you have used connectors well?
- Whether your ideas are connected with each other or not?
All things remain same as in IELTS writing except one more requirement in speaking that is
- Did you used idioms are collocations while speaking ?
GRAMMATICAL RANGE and ACCURACY
It includes :
- How much grammatical mistakes you have done while speaking ?
P refers to PRONUNCIATION
- Have you said the words appropriately?
- How much your voice intonations vary from low to high while speaking?
At last, you have to work on all these four parameters in order to garner good bands in IELTS Exam, either in speaking or in writing. But my personal opinion is to work more on paraphrasing, vocabulary, and passive sentence form to grab 7+ bands in IELTS. Further, there must be variations like a zigzag graph in your speaking.
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