12月 19, 2020 12:38 上午 #3286Jimmy Gao参与者
On the choice of the ielts or toefl, essentially no difference between them, are making objective evaluation to the students’ ability of listening, speaking, reading and writing assessment, this point, the focal point of the toefl and the ielts on slightly different, toefl pay more attention to the official and academic articles and dictation, and ielts focus more on standard of living.They also have different scoring systems, with toefl on a 120 point scale and IELTS on a 9 point scale.
In terms of choice, the Commonwealth countries place more emphasis on IELTS scores, while the United States requires toefl scores.
The good news is that most SCHOOLS in the United States officially recognize ielts scores, so the difference between the two tests is getting smaller.
Therefore, I recommend you to know your target school before you make a decision.
The official website of both parties is provided here:
1月 8, 2021 10:02 下午 #4167Yian Chen参与者
we need to onsider the region.
The biggest difference between the TOEFL and IELTS test comes from the applicant’s tendency to choose a country to study in. Candidates can decide which test to take according to their actual needs. And it is best to confirm the visa policy of a country multiple times.
To study in North America, take the TOEFL test, because although IELTS has been recognized by more than 1,000 universities in the United States, most mainstream schools in the United States still do not recognize IELTS, or put the recognized IELTS score to a higher level, Such as 7.5 or above is accepted.
To study in the Commonwealth, take the IELTS test. The IELTS test is used by many institutions in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, North America, and countries where the native language is not English but many professional courses are taught in English. Therefore, the IELTS test is suitable for students from European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, and other countries. The point is that the Australian embassy now provides IELTS scores when it needs a visa, which shows that the best way to go to Australia is to take IELTS.
1月 9, 2021 2:00 下午 #4176Broccoli参与者
As for the choice between IELTS and TOEFL, I think it depends on the country and the school you want to go to.
Although there is a rumor that IELTS is better than TOEFL for entry but harder to get a high score, I don’t think there is any difference between the two in essence.
If you can really use English proficiently, then I believe that no matter which exam you take, it will help you.
In addition, I have a little warning, if you are also planning to take the GRE, then I think the TOEFL is probably better for you, because they have similarities.
This is the official website of GRE. I hope it is helpful to you.
1月 12, 2021 3:36 下午 #4552Yao参与者25 pts
In fact, there is not much difference between the two in nature, just a slight difference in emphasis. Rather than constantly debating which one to choose, it’s better to cut the clutter and get started as soon as possible.
1月 17, 2021 4:03 下午 #4798Bill Finance参与者
Choose IELTS or TOEFL? I think this question ultimately depends on the admission criteria of the institution you are applying for. Most universities in the UK and Australia require IELTS scores, while the US and some European countries require TOEFL scores. However, TOEFL and IELTS test content and focus are slightly different. IELTS Reading and listening test questions focus on daily communication, such as calling a travel agency, while TOEFL reading focuses more on social and humanistic content, such as new theories in education and new discoveries in nature. 选择雅思还是托福？我认为这个问题终究是取决于你申请院校的入学标准，大部分英国和澳洲院校都要求雅思成绩，而美国和一些欧洲国家则要求托福成绩。但托福和雅思的考试内容和侧重点稍微有所不同。雅思的阅读与听力试题侧重于日常交际，例如打电话联系旅游中介，而托福的阅读更侧重于社会人文的内容，例如教育界的新理论和自然界的新发现等。
Here is a link to factors about IELTS and TOEFL: https://www.prepscholar.com/toefl/blog/toefl-vs-ielts/#:~:text=Both%20the%20TOEFL%20and%20IELTS,accept%20scores%20from%20either%20exam. Hope it can help you.
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1月 20, 2021 4:37 下午 #5038zhangxuf参与者1 pt
Choose TOEFL or IELTS, I think it relates to each person’s English ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In TOEFL,the requirements of listening is much higher than IELTS, but writing and reading will be relatively low, the difficulty of speaking is basically the same, TOEFL will be more flexible.The TOEFL is harder to get into than the IELTS, but getting a high score is easier.I also hope that you can choose according to your own thinking and analysis.
1月 22, 2021 4:27 上午 #5166Aria参与者
While more and more graduate school support both of TOEFL and IELTS, we are more freely to choose TOEFL or IELTS according to our own situation. One biggest difference between TOEFL and IELTS is that the speaking test in TOEFL is computer-based test, while in IELTS is talking with the examiner face to face. Therefore, if you are more confidence or less nervous to speak to the computer, you might be better off taking the TOEFL.
1月 23, 2021 4:11 下午 #5245flxs参与者32 pts
In the TOEFL test, listening skills are highly valued since test-takers will be given certain listening materials in listening, speaking, and writing sections. In this case, students’ listening and information gathering abilities are repeatedly tested. Also, in TOEFL’s speaking section, test-takers talk to the computer, whereas, in the IELTS test, they will talk to a real person. In other words, in the TOEFL test, students should have clear logic to form and say their answer within a very short time, and in the IELTS test, students should also speak naturally when they are taking the speaking test. You can choose a test that fits you better.
1月 25, 2021 4:59 下午 #5447TianMiao参与者
There is not much difference between TOEFL and IELTS in essence. Both are an internationally recognized English language proficiency test, which has a great effect on learning and life. The choice between TOEFL and IELTS depends on which one is recognized by your target school. If both are approved, I recommend taking IELTS. Because the IELTS test is more versatile, it can be used for studying abroad, immigration, online courses, etc., with higher credibility; the TOEFL is only used for studying abroad. But if you want to apply for a scholarship, it is best to take the TOEFL test, because the IELTS score is only used to accept the institution’s recognition of the applicant’s English proficiency, and usually cannot be directly used for the scholarship application, while the TOEFL score can be used for the scholarship application.
1月 29, 2021 3:02 下午 #5939susieshu参与者13 pts
1. Choose the exam according to the country and region of study.
2. Choose the exam based on the study major and college choice.
3. Choose according to factors such as test time, location, and performance period.
4. Choose the exam based on the characteristics and differences of the exam format.
5. Choose according to factors such as the difficulty of the test content and the duration.
Here is a website that contains more information. https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/102507079
3月 8, 2021 11:02 下午 #6588Cheyanne参与者
All questions on the TOEFL are multiple-choice and you do not need to spell them.IELTS is closer to life, and the questions tend to be more diverse, requiring spelling.The speaking part of the TOEFL uses man-machine dialogue, all candidates synchronize, so there may be interference with each other.IELTS is a one-to-one conversation with a real examiner.Reading section: TOEFL reading content is more academic, the scope of the test is wider, the TOEFL reading does not require their own positioning in the text, the question type is multiple choice;IELTS reading involves social science and natural science, with more different types of questions.Writing section: The TOEFL consists of integrated writing and independent writing. Students are required to read a short passage for 3 minutes, listen to a recorded passage for another 2-3 minutes, integrate the information and write a short passage of 150 words or more within 20 minutes.Write independently for 30 minutes at least 350 words.IELTS writing includes essay writing and essay writing.The topic of the essay is comprehensive, which will allow students to discuss some social issues.9000 global ielts school recognition, 8000 accepted toefl, due to the United States set up the system of toefl, so most of the colleges and universities more recognition of toefl, ielts is a development agency jointly set up by the UK and Australia, so more recognised ielts commonwealth countries, that is generally go to the United States, Japan, the toefl test, go to the UK, Australia, the ielts test, but also according to the situation of each student in particular, the ielts soon a computer-based model, two choose organic test and written test immediately, toefl test, listening speaking and writing, on hearing of more demanding, general advice listening better learn toefl, can brush good grades;Like and examiners face to face one to one form of oral English is recommended to IELTS, the score can still be relatively high.
3月 22, 2021 2:52 下午 #6912Luorena参与者
According to different countries, the choice of IELTS or TOEFL test is different. For example, if you want to study in the United States, the TOEFL test is your best choice, because most schools in the United States only accept TOEFL scores.
3月 23, 2021 1:49 下午 #6952zhongyating参与者
TOEFL and ielts are currently among the tests that students must take to study in English-speaking countries. For those of you who are not sure which country you are going to, but are beginning to prepare for the language exam. In fact, TOEFL and IELTS are essentially no difference, are to examine your language level. It’s all about hearing and reading four parts, but the focus will be different. Here are some of the differences between the TOEFL and IELTS tests that will help you:
1. The TOEFL test is computer-based. All four parts are done on a computer. But the IELTS is on paper.
2. The speaking part of the TOEFL is separate from the rest of the test, and the speaking part is given to people, not on a computer.
3. The full score of TOEFL is 120, but the full score of IELTS is 9.
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3月 28, 2021 11:04 下午 #7030Arden Leng参与者
I think this question can be answered from two aspects. The TOEFL and IELTS are simply the entrance exams or entrance requirements of foreign universities. TOEFL is mainly applicable to the United States, Canada and other countries, while IELTS is applicable to Commonwealth countries, but in fact, many schools in the world accept both at the same time. If you have not yet determined your ideal university, you can first consider the general country, but the English foundation of TOEFL and IELTS is the same, so you can have a certain amount of preparation. After determining the ideal university, it is not determined whether to choose TOEFL or IELTS. After you understand the requirements of the university you are applying for, you will be asked to submit various materials and scores in detail, including IELTS or TOEFL requirements. You can make the right choice after you fully understand the application conditions. TOEFL website https://www.toeflgoanywhere.org/ and IELTS website https://www.ielts.org/en-us can help you understand better.
4月 13, 2021 5:23 下午 #734613Lee参与者
As for the choice of TOEFL IELTS, I think it is influenced by your inclination to go to the country. If you want to go to Australia or Britain, IELTS is a good choice. Because schools in those countries recognize IELTS scores better. If you want to go to the United States, I suggest you choose TOEFL, because the United States recognizes TOEFL scores more. Students with good listening ability can choose TOEFL because the listening ability of TOEFL is difficult. It is easier for students with good listening ability to learn TOEFL. Now many countries and schools accept IELTS and TOEFL at the same time, so there is no need to worry too much about the choice.
- 该回复由13Lee 于 6月、 2周前 修正。
4月 27, 2021 12:52 下午 #7633JocelynZZZ参与者
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is another English language proficiency exam jointly owned by the British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is an English language proficiency exam produced by the ETS, the same organization that develops the GRE (an exam for grad school admissions) and several other tests.
The following website can be really helpful.
4月 27, 2021 7:21 下午 #7649Oliver1参与者
The TOEFL test is the first proof of English proficiency for studying in a higher education institution in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom. IELTS is designed to test English proficiency for students who are preparing to enter universities and colleges where English is the dominant language of instruction or for immigrants from English-speaking countries (referring to the Commonwealth countries). For more information, you can refer to this website: https://www.zhihu.com/question/21404415
4月 29, 2021 10:31 上午 #7687COAllen参与者
There is no essential difference between TOEFL or IELTS, both of them can help to apply for foreign countries no matter the US or British, if you want to make the choice of choosing TOEFL or IELTS, I think it depends on what exam way you prefer, TOEFL will be tested in the computer which means you needs to input your answer by computer, but in IELTS, you need to write by hands. And TOEFL focus more on listening, and IELTS focus on writing and speaking.
- 该回复由COAllen 于 5月、 4周前 修正。
5月 25, 2021 6:33 下午 #8295Daenerys参与者
I recommend that everyone choose TOEFL because the TOEFL is more widely used and more schools recognize TOEFL scores. So, if you haven’t decided which country or school you want to study in the future, studying TOEFL will be a better choice.
5月 28, 2021 9:28 上午 #8461Xuexizhe参与者
Generally speaking, American schools accept TOEFL more, and other schools such as the United Kingdom accept IELTS. But now with the relaxation of the boundaries, most schools can accept TOEFL and IELTS. In terms of the test, I personally think that the TOEFL is slightly more difficult, the test is more academic, and IELTS is related to daily life. The other is the test format. IELTS is basically a written test plus oral dialogue with the examiner, while TOEFL is a computer-based test.
6月 3, 2021 6:05 下午 #9004Chris Yuan参与者
I think students of science and engineering are suitable for the TOEFL test because many of the reading questions of the TOEFL are closely related to science, astronomy, chemistry, biology, etc. The thinking of science and engineering students is very compatible with the TOEFL in this respect, and the students of the humanities and business schools It is suitable for taking IELTS, because IELTS is more biased towards life, society, law, and business, which are precisely the areas where students of humanities and business schools are good at.
- 该回复由Chris Yuan 于 4月、 3周前 修正。
6月 4, 2021 10:26 上午 #9105yuchengz参与者
IELTS is a language test recognized by Commonwealth countries. TOEFL is an American recognized test. But these two tests are generally universal, that is to say, IELTS can also be used in the United States, TOEFL can also be used in the Commonwealth. But in the UK, IELTS is more popular than TOEFL, while in the US, TOEFL is more popular. In terms of difficulty, TOEFL is slightly higher than IELTS. Therefore, if you want to apply for a commonwealth country, IELTS is the first choice.
6月 4, 2021 8:40 下午 #9193Sikey参与者
The choice of the country, the United States can recruit international students all schools accept TOEFL, 95% of schools accept IELTS.
Students can find such words on the application materials list, such as language admission criteria, TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6 / 6.5; TOEFL 100 or IELTS 7.5. However, if students choose the Commonwealth countries, they can only study IELTS, because the UK, New Zealand and Australia did not accept TOEFL in the past.
But Canadian schools are not. According to their admission habits, some accept IELTS and some accept TOEFL. To sum up, TOEFL test or IELTS test is in the choice of countries, schools need to be determined according to the requirements of the application objectives, otherwise it is quite different.
6月 6, 2021 8:32 下午 #9539MZC-Warren参与者
Regarding this question, I think you have to consider the country you want to go to in the future. Generally speaking, taking the IELTS test will get more choices. Even if you want to go to the United States, you can still apply with your IELTS score. The TOEFL is mainly used to apply for the United States. Compared with IELTS, TOEFL has more advantages in the application of American schools. Therefore, the choice between the two is mainly your choice of the country you want to go to in the future. The key to everything is yourself.
6月 6, 2021 10:06 下午 #9622Cheryl Li参与者
Most of top universities in US and UK accept both IELTS and TOEFL scores. If you have decided which university you want to study in the future, you can check the website of the university to find whether it accepts both grades. If you do not have one yet, you can try different mock exams and feel which one you like better.
美国和英国的大多数顶尖大学都接受雅思和托福成绩。 如果你已经决定了以后要读哪所大学，你可以查看大学的网站，看看它是否接受这两个成绩。 如果你还没有，你可以尝试不同的模拟考试，感受你更喜欢哪一个。
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6月 7, 2021 3:45 下午 #9690BryceP参与者
You can choose them based on the requirements of the university that you applicate. For the universities that accept both of them, you can decide by the date of the examinations.
6月 8, 2021 8:02 下午 #9817Stefan Shang参与者
Aside from the different styles of English, each exam is are based on, TOEFL exam questions are almost entirely multiple choice, whereas IELTS requires you to respond to a range of different question types such as short answer, gap-filling, and short essay tasks. The IELTS is significantly shorter than the TOEFL exam, taking approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes versus four hours to complete.
There is only one type of TOEFL exam that is done entirely on the computer, whereas there are two types of IELTS that are both completed on paper. Students applying for English-speaking tertiary programs will need to sit the Academic IELTS exam, whereas the General Training exam is used to meet immigration and some occupational requirements.
IELTS and TOEFL favor different modes of thought and problem-solving. As TOEFL is primarily multiple-choice, students will need to be able to think analytically to weigh up the differences between their options. IELTS requires more use of memory and draws on broader comprehension skills as students are faced with different question styles.
Here is the link for more information: https://www.hotcoursesabroad.com/study-abroad-info/applying-to-university/ielts-toefl-differences/
除了每门考试所基于的英语风格不同之外，托福考试题目几乎完全是多项选择题，而雅思考试要求学生回答一系列不同的问题类型，例如简答题、填空题和短文任务。雅思考试明显短于托福考试，大约需要 2 小时 40 分钟，而完成时间为 4 小时。
6月 8, 2021 10:17 下午 #9847Tom111参与者
IELTS is easy to get basic points, but high marks are more difficult. TOEFL requires more effort to get the basic score, but it’s easier to get a high score at the same time. But in general, because the United States and the United Kingdom and other countries to study abroad most schools recognize the validity of IELTS and TOEFL, so don’t obsess over the choice, start to memorize words is important.
6月 9, 2021 9:23 上午 #9881
Both TOEFL and IELTS are objective evaluations of students’ English proficiency by the test agency. Which one is taken depends entirely on the needs of the students. For example, students studying in the United States need TOEFL test scores, while students studying in the UK need IELTS test scores. In addition, this article better compares the difference between TOEFL and IELTS for your reference:
6月 10, 2021 5:20 上午 #9940Sheldon Feng参与者
Choosing IELTS or TOEFL or more depends on the requirements of the school you are attending. In general, schools in North America generally require TOEFL scores, while schools in Europe require the majority of IELTS scores.This video gives us some good advice about IELTS or TOEFL. I hope it can help you.