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IELTS or TOEFL Hello everybody! I'd like to know all about IELTS or TOEFL exam. If you have passed these exams, please share your experience about it, was it hard or easy? Many thanks
Mar 4, 2018 7:24 PM
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The British Council is currently running a free online course about IELTS- the information is very basic, but if you're not familiar with the exam, you would learn a lot.


https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts

March 5, 2018

Hi Amir,

I think it depends on your preferences and also if you can choose one of them, sometimes we don't have choice we have to do this or that exam.

I had the chance to choose and a took the toefl exam a few months ago. The main reason was the schedule, because I couldn't found a center to take the ielts exam in my city at the time I needed. I found a spot to take the toefl exam when I needed.

After that I found out that I made the right decisio for me.

I prefer American accent instead of British accent. My score on listening was 30/30, I bet I couldn't had equivalent score if it was British accent.

Second I prefer typing rather than writing, this helped me too.

And finally I feel more comfortable talking to a computer than to a examiner.

March 5, 2018
I believe that IELTS can 'open more doors' for you as it can be used to gain entry to any English speaking university course, and it can also assist in getting a settlement visa for the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. IELTS is very structured and therefore there are many good books and tutors available that can help you pass with a good score. It is difficult, but the sense of achievement once you have passed is well worth all of the time and commitment you have spent studying for it!
March 6, 2018

https://www.engvid.com/toefl-or-ielts-which-exam-should-you-take/


March 5, 2018

Hi Amir,


I know that TOEFL is required if you want to study in America. It's designed to test if you can read academic texts and if you can develop yourself in a university classroom. 


I think that IELTS is more general.


I recommend the Cambridge Exams. 

March 5, 2018
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