what is the difference between TOELF and IELTS ?
Oct 19, 2012 3:09 PM
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Although both tests seem to focus on the same thing, they do so in different ways, which is why so many students want to know which is better (and even more commonly, which is easier). One of the main differences is the speaking part of the test. For IELTS you are required to take this with an IELTS examiner face to face. For TOEFL the speaking test consists of six questions which you answer into a microphone. These are recorded and sent to an examiner to mark. The scoring system is also different, with IELTS rating between 0 and 9, with halfway points in between. TOEFL gives a more numerical SAT-type grade, totalling your scores from all the areas. This gives an insight into another key difference. TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service, a non-profit US based organisation, and conducts its test according to US English. IELTS is administered jointly by the British Council, the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and IDP Education Australia, and conducts its test in UK English. While the differences are not as great as some assume, accents and spelling variations can cause a problem for some students.
October 20, 2012
Any difference, only organisators...:)))
October 19, 2012
TOEFL and IELTS are both tests to assess your English Proficiency. TOEFL is used more for admissions in American universities where as IELTS is widely used for European countries. But these days, tons of schools everywhere acknowledge both test scores. Some say TOEFL is difficult because the passages are more science related compared to IELTS where passages vary from sociology topics to history to pretty much everything. Speaking sections in TOEFL are done via computers whereas in IELTS, candidates actually talk to an examiner. There are other subtle details that differentiate both tests. I took TOEFL and from my personal experience, i think it would be best if you are planning to study abroad either in U.S or the U.K. :)
October 19, 2012
TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) : standardized test required from students who wish to study at American colleges and universities and whose native language is not English -------------------------------- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) system designed to assess the level of English of people who want to study or work in countries and regions where English is the language of communication
October 19, 2012
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