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  • Hello, my name is Val. Welcome to Ask About Admissions screen cast. If you intend

  • to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States

  • and English is not your native language then you have to take a test to assess your English

  • language proficiency. TOEFL and IELTS are

  • the tests used for this purpose and right now we compare them side by

  • side. TOEFL stands for Test Of English

  • as a Foreign Language.

  • This test originated in the US and run by a Educational Testing Service. The

  • most common format of TOEFL is internet-based test or TOEFL iBT.

  • In a very limited number of locations without internet access paper-based test

  • or TOEFL PBT is still available.

  • In the following sections when I say TOEFL I will mean TOEFL iBT.

  • IELTS stands for International English Language Test System

  • and is jointly run by Cambridge English Language Assessment,

  • British Council and International Development Programs of Australian

  • Universities and Colleges.

  • There are two versions of IELTS: Academic and General Training.

  • Admission to undergraduate and graduate programs is based on the Academic test.

  • General Training test may be sufficient for immigration and working.

  • The major difference between the two tests.

  • While both TOEFL and Academic IELTS measure English language proficiency

  • needed for an academic learning environment the major difference lies in formats of the tests.

  • TOEFL iBT is a completely computerized test

  • and a test taker uses computer keyboard, mouse

  • and a headset microphone

  • to input his or her answers to the test questions. Although making notes is allowed.

  • Testing center provides

  • a pencil and a paper for that. that paper for

  • IELTS is a paper based test

  • and there is a live person who speaks with a test taker in the Speaking

  • module. The test designed so that the test taker should give handwritten

  • answers to the questions. This means spelling matters and counted for the test

  • results.

  • Test structure. In both TOEFL and IELTS test takers must complete four pieces

  • measuring one of the basic language skills: Listening, Reading,

  • Speaking, and Writing,

  • although order of the pieces is different in TOEFL and IELTS.

  • For TOEFL this is Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing,

  • and for IELTS the order is Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. TOEFL

  • test is conducted as a single session with a ten minute mandatory break between

  • Listening and Speaking sections.

  • Total length of the test is about 4 hours. colors

  • Listening, Reading and Writing modules of IELTS have total duration about 2

  • hours and 45 minutes with no break in between.

  • The Speaking module may be taken, at the discretion of the testing center,

  • in the period of up to 7 days before or after the other Modules. Let's go

  • through each particular test component

  • and start from Reading. Reading

  • The TOEFL reading section consists of 3 to

  • 5 passages.

  • The duration of the section is from 60 to 100 minutes, and

  • the number of questions

  • is 36 to 70.

  • IELTS reading module also consists of 3 passages normally followed by

  • 13 to 14 questions each

  • for a total of 40 questions overall. The duration of the module is 60

  • minutes.

  • Listening. The duration of TOEFL Listening section is from 60 to 90

  • minutes.

  • Each test taker will individually listen by headphones to lectures,

  • classroom discussions, and campus conversations then will answer questions.

  • There are from 34 to 51 questions in total. The duration of IELTS

  • is 30 minutes.

  • At that time four recorded monologues

  • and conversations played centrally to all test takers.

  • There are total of 40 questions to answer while listening to the audio.

  • Writing. In TOEFL the section duration is 50 minutes. Test taker

  • has to write 2 essays based on reading and listening provided in the section.

  • In IELTS the section duration is 60 minutes.

  • The test taker has to write 2 essays based on the information

  • presented.

  • In case of Academic test in the first task there will be

  • a graph, chart, table

  • or diagram.

  • In case of General Training test there will be a situation presented. The second task is similar in both versions

  • and includes an essay in response to a point of view, argument

  • or problem.

  • Speaking

  • In TOEFL the section duration is 20 minutes and includes 6 tasks.

  • Test taker will have to express an opinion on a familiar topic and speak

  • based on reading and listening tasks.

  • The test taker speaks to a computer headset microphone.

  • In IELTS it takes from 11 to 14 minutes to complete the speaking component.

  • Test taker speaks with an examiner and the test is recorded. The tasks

  • include answering short questions,

  • speaking about a familiar topic and a discussion.

  • Scoring

  • TOEFL scoring system based on scoring each particular section of the test

  • from 0 to 30

  • and the total score is a sum from 0 to 120.

  • In IELTS candidates are graded on their performance in the test,

  • using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test. The results from

  • the four parts then produce an overall Band Score also from one

  • to nine.

  • All parts of the test and the Overall Band Score can be reported in whole and half bands

  • for example 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0.

  • We hope this screen cast will help you to understand similarity and difference

  • of TOEFL and IELTS. To learn more

  • visit our site askaboutadmissions.com. Thanks for watching and see you next

  • time. This was Valery Leletko.

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