Hi, it's not that it's hard but can be a little tricky, just make sure you are familiar with the format they are after a d the way they like things written, also my Hubby got all 9's apart from the "easiest" section which is listening, he got a 7.5 for that.if you let your mind wander or get a little distracted on this element, before you know it you've missed a vital part that you need to answer questions about.
If your hubby is not overly academic then practice as much as possible, there are plenty of free practice sites on the Internet.
Good luck x
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