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9 .Intruding on the the Examiner’s personal space.


Most Examiners are from countries where it is important to respect people’s personal space; which is around a handshake distance from another person (30 cm.) Many people, especially native English speaking Examiners frequently feel uncomfortable and offended when strangers intrude into their area of personal space.

Example of Error:

Leaning across the interview table into the Examiner.

How to avoid this error:

Keeping a respecctful distance of approximately 30 cm between yourself and the Examiner, i.e. the width of the interview table. Also avoid leaning in towards the IELTS Examiner if possible.

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