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4月 6, 2021 10:23 上午 #7182Lan参与者
What are the differences between TOEFL and IELTS? Which countries prefer to accept TOEFL scores, and which countries prefer to accept IELTS scores? When students are not sure what school they want to apply to and what country they want to go to, which one is better?
5月 29, 2021 1:24 下午 #8587PanZiyi参与者
It usually takes about half a year to prepare for TOEFL. The rare vocabulary of TOEFL takes time to accumulate. From astronomy and geography to all walks of life, there are many professional vocabulary. I feel that ETS’s thinking about questions is related to science and technology, biology, chemistry, and astronomy, which are more in line with the concerns of American students, but for Chinese candidates, they have to learn about these new areas. Many rare vocabulary will greatly increase the difficulty of listening. For example, for listening exam questions related to geology, even if you are prepared, it is indeed not easy to remember and write down the characteristics of professional academics in a short time. The longer test time for TOEFL listening requires higher endurance, and fatigue will have a greater impact. The listening first and answering model not only examines the shorthand ability and judgment of the candidates, it is much more difficult than IELTS listening for 25 minutes and giving the questions first. TOEFL listening does bring many “accidents” that do not meet the real level of candidates, so that abnormal performance often occurs. These objective facts make many candidates have to face multiple exams. For example, I have prepared for 2 months of listening comprehension, but the questions are very difficult for the real exam, and my 2 months of preparation time was wasted. In my opinion, for students who generally want to get results as soon as possible with basic English, try not to choose TOEFL as much as possible.
5月 29, 2021 5:47 下午 #8614
IELTS, the full name of the International English Test System, is one of the well-known international English standardized proficiency tests. It was jointly established in 1989 by the Australian Education International Development Agency (IDP), the Cambridge University Examinations Committee, and the British Council. Cambridge University is responsible for the academic level and the content of the test questions, while the IDP and the British Council are responsible for regularly holding examinations around the world. Candidates can choose between academic test (A, Academic) and training test (G, General Training). IELTS scores are accepted by members of the British Commonwealth such as Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and more and more American educational institutions and various professional organizations. The results are valid for two years.
5月 29, 2021 5:48 下午 #8615
The English Proficiency Test for non-native English speakers, or TOEFL for short, is an English proficiency test organized by the American Educational Testing Service. Most American colleges and universities require foreign students to submit certain standard TOEFL test scores when applying for admission. Since its establishment in 1964, more than 20 million people have applied for the exam. In the past, it was a paper-and-pencil test, but later changed to a computer test. Recently, it has been changed to an online test. Students need to pay for the test. ETS branches in various countries are responsible for holding regular tests in major cities. In addition, some institutions such as governments, licenses, commercial organizations, or scholarship programs may require the results of this test. The results are valid for two years, after which there will be no further notice.
5月 29, 2021 5:50 下午 #8616
The TOEFL test is an American English test, and the IELTS test is a British English test. The TOEFL test is made by Americans, so it is based on American English, so it is completely standard American pronunciation in TOEFL listening. American idioms and slang also appear from time to time, and there are a lot of American history, culture, and politics. , Geography and other aspects. As for the IELTS test, since the test authorities are mainly based in Britain and Australia, the pronunciation in listening is trying to be international, which means that the accents of all countries will be expressed, but the English and Australian pronunciation are the main ones, and the reading is often The cultural and geographical knowledge involved is mostly in these two countries. At present, the trend of social English learning is mainly American English, and speaking a standard American accent is even more envied by most people. From this point of view, the TOEFL test undoubtedly has certain advantages. The advantage of taking the IELTS test is that as long as you have money and don’t need a high score, you can go to a famous university in the UK. It is easy to go out for the IELTS test, but it is very expensive. The TOEFL+GRE test is difficult, but there is a great possibility that you can win the full prize!
5月 29, 2021 5:51 下午 #8617
The specific assessment content of TOEFL and IELTS:
The IELTS test is divided into four parts: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The immigrant and overseas students only differ in reading and writing. The oral and listening tests are the same. topic. In the four parts of the IELTS test, listening, reading, writing, and speaking, the full score for each part is 9 points, and the minimum score is 0. Among them, the listening and reading parts are scored according to the number of correct answers, and 0.5 points are allowed, while writing and Spoken language only has integer points. Relatively speaking, IELTS is easier, and many schools in North America have begun to recognize IELTS scores. The IELTS test is closer to life, and the TOEFL is more academic.
5月 29, 2021 5:53 下午 #8618
TOEFL to IELTS is suitable for the crowd:
IELTS is suitable for the crowd: students who want to study in the Commonwealth or those who immigrate to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The vocabulary requirements of the IELTS test are not very high, but it is very life-oriented. TOEFL is suitable for the crowd: students who want to study in the United States, Canada and other countries.
6月 5, 2021 7:40 下午 #9343
Generally, people choose TOEFL when applying US universities and choose IELTS when applying UK univerities. But I whink it depend on which universities or graduate schools you want to apply. If you have an ideal option about universities or graduate schools, you can check their requirement about the language test and prepare for thr one they required.
Yichao William Wu
6月 6, 2021 6:45 下午 #9476Will参与者
As an exam sponsored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), TOEFL is of course the first choice for most students to apply for American colleges and universities, but now most colleges also accept IELTS scores.
IELTS is a language test jointly established by the Australian Education International Development Agency (IDP), the Cambridge Examinations Committee and the British Council. It is the first choice for studying in the UK. At present, universities in the UK also recognize the scores of other language tests, including TOEFL.
Commonwealth regions such as Canada and Australia
As a Commonwealth country, Canada, Australia and other popular destinations for studying abroad generally recommend the IELTS test. However, TOEFL scores are generally accepted by colleges and universities.
6月 6, 2021 11:45 下午 #9665Olivia Su参与者
1. All schools in the United States that can admit international students accept TOEFL, and 95% of schools accept IELTS. 2. Different English learning habits, TOEFL and IELTS are also different.
For example, some classmates are used to reading on the computer, and TOEFL is not a problem for him/her. However, the reading habit of most fresh and current students is to read on paper, so the reading speed of IELTS will be faster. 3. Candidates all know that the oral TOEFL is to communicate with the computer when answering questions, while the oral IELTS is actually a face-to-face chat. If you have an outgoing personality, are good at using your facial expressions and body language to communicate with people, and have no sense of rejection or fear towards strangers, which is what we commonly call self-acquaintance, I strongly recommend you to take the IELTS test.