Advantages And Disadvantages Of Ielts

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What is IELTS?
The IELTS is an English language test used for educational, immigration and occupational purposes, and is accepted by over 9,000 institutions across 130 countries globally. This is test is conducted by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council, and IDP Education Australia. IELTS is based on British English and obviously it is preferred by UK ,New Zealand and Australia. IELTS has two test versions: One is Academic - For people who wish to pursue higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those people who are migrating to Australia, Great Britain or Canada or applying for secondary education, training programs and to do a job in an English-speaking atmosphere. Both versions
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And it evaluates how well one combine listening, reading, writing and speaking skills to perform academic tasks. The TOEFL test aims to test one’s ability to communicate in English particularly in academic, classroom-based settings. It is also accepted by over 8,500 institutions across 130 countries, worldwide including the UK, USA and Australia, as well as all of the world’s top 100 universities. TOEFL is conducted by a US organization “The Education Testing Service” in American English. So TOEFL is more likely to be preferred by American educational Institutions.

IELTS & TOEFL are English language profiency tests required by many Nation while entering to pursue higher studies or job. Eventhough both are aimed to check English fluency , each of them have different approach, timings and origin.
Any non native English speaker from any Country has to go through either IELTS or TOEFL for easy entry of those Nation where English is an official language or one of official langauges such as UK, US and Australia. So we need to fix some standard for the same as benchmark based on scores. As a consequence only IELTS(International English Language Test System) and TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
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6 different university-type questions would be asked and recorded. Your test would be assessed by an examiner on another day, after the test.

Two questions will be on familiar topics and ask you to give your opinion and /or describe something familiar to you (eg: your town or your favorite teacher).

Two questions would be to summarize information from a text and a conversation – you might be asked your opinion as well.

Two questions will request you to summarize information from a short conversation. Duration: 12-15 minutes.
Test is recorded.

The speaking module may be held on the same or different day from the rest of the test. It is conducted by a trained, live examiner and consists of 3 Parts.

Part 1 is a brief introductory conversation followed by some short questions about familiar topics (eg: the interviewer may ask about your hometown, your job, your favourite food, your hobbies, etc).

In Part 2, you will be given a card with a topic and a specific question to answer. You will have to speak for 1-2 minutes on this topic.

In Part 3, the interviewer will ask you questions related to the question asked in Part

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