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8. Trying to make physical contact with the IELTS Examiner


This is usually through trying to shake hands with the Examiner. It is a formal exam so physical contact between the Candidate and the Examiner is inappropriate and will the Examiner feel uncomfortable.

Example of Error:

Trying to shake the Examiner’s hand.

How to avoid this error:

Avoid it unless the examiner chooses to shake your hand. Then you probably should do so, so as to avoid being disrespectful to the IELTS Examiner..

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