According to some IELTS instructors, Filipinos are always in trouble with their speaking and writing tests. There are some IELTS test candidates who have taken the test more than three times just to hit their required scores in these two sections. IELTS review in the Philippines have tried to provide reasons for these failures.
First, there is insufficient practices from students. Though there are exercises given in classes, students should do their own practices when at home. Second is the lack of good format in their responses. Both responses lack organization and the flow of ideas is greatly affected. Finally, there is a problem with vocabulary. Some students lack vocabulary that they end up giving mediocre responses in the test.