Preparing for the IELTS exam should count as part of the risk factors for hypertension in Nigeria. People are actively trying to leave the country but the English test seems to be a major obstacle in their path.
We present some of the super real moments for people who have had to take this exam:
1) My face the first time I saw the cost of the exam:
I can’t afford to fail.
2) Me to my bladder on exam day:
Don’t embarrass us, please. We don’t have enough time.
3) Anytime I miss a word in the listening test:
Johnny, stop talking so fast. Slow down ffs.
4) After watching twelve E2 videos in one day:
5) How I felt on the day of the speaking test:
6) Looking at the time during the writing task:
“Why are you running? Why are you running?”
7) My heart on results day:
God no go shame us.
8) Trying to choose between MOD/B.C:
9) When I mispronounce a word during speaking:
Am I ready for abroad like this?
10) My expression when I see some essay topics:
11) Why are writing letters, please?
I am writing this letter to tell you not to stress me.
12) “Write a letter thanking your friend for the beans they gave you on your last visit”:
13) Arranging the night before the exam:
Double-check my passport and writing materials for the hundredth time.
14) The way I prayed against my village people on the exam day:
15) Greeting everyone at the exam venue:
I don’t know if I will get extra 0.5 for respect, please.
16) When I hear many people don’t pass well with B.C:
17) Me to myself when I am on social media instead of studying:
18) “Do you agree/disagree, to what extent do you agree/disagree, discuss both views”:
19) When you see your boss at the exam venue:
20) “Discuss both views and give your opinion”:
I don’t have an opinion, please. Just let me come to your country and live opinion-free.