Questions tagged [ielts]

Questions about International English Language Testing System, which is an international standard test of English language proficiency and is globally accepted by educational institutes, organizations and companies.

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Understanding this eligibility in graduate admissions [closed]

I was going through the eligibility criteria for the graduate admissions, where I found the language requirements to be: "If you are taking the IELTS, the minimum score is 7.0" I want to understand ...
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Is EF-SET English Certificate accepted?

Is EF-SET English Certificate accepted for higher education or jobs across the world? Did anyone try using that? I have not yet seen any place where they accept this.
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IELTS - Month and Day Format & Compass Direction spelling [migrated]

In an IELTS Listening question, I am supposed to write a date. The answer sheet gives: 23rd March / Monday 23rd March Would March 23rd be a valid answer? Also, is North-West the same as northwest ? ...
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IELTS - How is the exam handed to students? [closed]

My wife and I are taking the IELTS exam in a few days and this question just occurred to me - When taking the test, do students receive the whole listening/reading/writing package or do they receive ...
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Is there an English Proficiency Test with lifetime validity? [closed]

IELTS and TOEFL are valid for a period of 2 years only. Is there any English language proficiency test with a lifetime (or more than 2 years) validity? Which is the scope of the test, in terms of ...
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Who set the rules for testing strategies in exams?

In a reading exam, we have a passage and questions are asked about the passage. They can be open questions, multiple choice questions, concept-check questions, and so on. In a vocabulary exam, ...
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likelihood of Master's application being rejected due to obsolete GRE and IELTS scores [closed]

For those who submit obsolete GRE and IELTS scores (good scores), how likely is it for the admissions committee to reject/throw away the applications due to this? Will they instead review applications ...
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TOEFL IELTS GRE scores expired but with work experiences in English speaking countries [closed]

If one wants to apply for grad school in the USA, and one's TOEFL, IELTS, GRE scores all expired, but one has all the following experiences able to prove ones' English proficiency: one did an ...
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IELTS Listening Complaint due to coughing [closed]

I took the IELTS today and during the listening section and at the end during the last passage a student started constantly coughing. This made us lose track and miss the last part. The center was ...
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What can I do if my English level is lower than the minimum requirements? [closed]

I am applying for a Masters degree. An IELTS with an overall Band score of at least 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 for each section is required. I have taken the test and my overall score is 7 but in ...
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Accepting two conditional offers [duplicate]

I got two conditional offers for postgradute courses from two universities. The English requirements are a bit lower for one university (IELTS 6 with 5.5 in each section) than for the other (IELTS 6.5 ...
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English certificate for postdoc in the UK

I am applying for a postdoc in the UK. I hold an academic IELTS certificate. Does anyone know is that enough for a Tier-2 visa? Thanks in advance
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TOEFL or IELTS - Which is more likely to be substituted for the other? [closed]

English is sadly my only language even though my parents and majority of my relatives are bilingual, and I completed my bachelor's and master's in a university where the medium of instruction is ...
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In case of admission of international students, do the US,Canadian universities prefer more on TOEFL than IELTS?

TOEFL and IELTS are both standardized test and used as a measurement for English language proficiency.Do the universities have any particular preference in case of admission (MS/Ph.D) of international ...
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Exemptions to taking IELTS/TOEFL/Regular GRE [closed]

IELTS/TOEFL I haven't read up on IELTS/TOEFL, and I don't want to waste time on that if I don't have to. As far as I know, they are testing your fluency in English. Generally: Is a significant ...
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Half points and IELTS overall band score categories

My IELTS overall band score is 8.5 and I am wondering what to call it, i.e. what's the name of the category for this score. Rounding rules of half scores in terms of categories is not explained in The ...
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Are IELTS past tests available for students preparing for the exam?

I want to know a way to find past IELTS questions. If they are available freely? Are there good exams for all modules? (Specially Listening)
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Is enquiry on IELTS Results effective? [closed]

Is there any chance to increase my IELTS test score if I inquiry test result. I'm sure that my writing score is quite unfair. However I heard they don't change scores and they only are interested in ...
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Will sitting for the IELTS Academic module void the validity of my previous General Training module score?

I have already taken the IELTS GT examination and my score has not yet expired. If I take the IELTS academic exam, will my previous score be voided? I need to take both format of exams for different ...