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How are the tests marked in IELTS examination?

'IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner. You receive individual band scores for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and an Overall Band Score on a band scale from one to nine.'

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What if I feel my test result is wrong

'You can apply for an ‘enquiry on results’ procedure at your test centre within six weeks of the test date. You must pay an enquiry fee, which is fully refunded if your band score changes. Note that IELTS Examiners and markers follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored. The IELTS testing process has the highest quality control procedures.'

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What is the difference between the TOEFL iBT® test and TOEFL® paper-delivered testing?

The TOEFL iBT test, delivered via the internet, measures reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. It is offered more than 50 times a year and is administered online at testing sites around the world.

The TOEFL PBT test, which has been discontinued, was a paper-and-pencil test that measured reading, listening, grammar and writing skills and was offered only in locations where testing via the internet is not available.

The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test, which replaced the TOEFL PBT test, measures reading, listening and writing. There is no speaking component because of the technical requirements of capturing spoken responses.

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Do TOEFL and GRE® tests have cumulative scoring?

With the ScoreSelect® service, test takers can decide which GRE scores from their 5-year reportable history to send to institutions. For TOEFL scores, test takers can select which scores to send from all tests taken in the past 2 years. Scores for a test administration must be reported in their entirety — test takers cannot choose to report scores for a specific section from one test administration and other sections from another test administration.

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Does ETS ever cancel scores?

ETS may cancel scores for administrative errors (for example, improper timing, improper seating, defective materials and defective equipment), natural disasters or other emergencies, improper access to test content, identification discrepancies, misconduct, plagiarism and inconsistent performance across different parts of the test. If your scores are canceled after they have already been reported, ETS will send a copy of your cancellation letter to any institution or agency that has received your scores.

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What is the difference between the writing section of IELTS and TOEFL?

                             IELTS                           TOEFL
Pen and Papers Keyboard only. 
Writing on academic and general training  Essay writing 
2 writing section on the given scenarios or topics Questions to answer are set on a reading section or short lecture


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What is the difference between the speaking section of IELTS and TOEFL?

                             IELTS                           TOEFL
 Interaction with a real person   Interaction with a computer
 Section 1: Familiar Topics  2 questions from a topic that one is aware of 
Section 2: Preparation on a chosen topics state opinion based on a specific conversation 
Section 3: Question, based on the speech of section 2 summarize information from a short conversation 
3 sections need a total of 15 minutes  6 questions to answer within a time length of  20 minutes

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What is the difference between the listening section of IELTS and TOEFL?

                      IELTS                    TOEFL
Especially British English with a lot of accents  American standard English 
both academic and social contexts  academic context 
30 minutes   60 minutes 
Diagram labeling, True/False, Matching headings  Multiple choice questions

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What is the difference between the reading section of IELTS and TOEFL?

             IELTS                  TOEFL
40 questions  39 questions 
various types of questions  only multiple choice questions 
60 minutes  60 minutes 

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Are the four sections of IELTS test completed in one day?

The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of IELTS are always completed immediately after each other and in this same order. The Speaking test can be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.

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How soon can candidates repeat the test?

Candidates are not permitted to retake the test at any centre within 90 days of their previous test date, i.e. 90 days and no fewer. Candidates are reminded that scores are unlikely to improve dramatically without English language tuition in the interim.

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How does the score of IELTS and TOEFL compare?

0-4 0-31
4.5 32-34
5 35-45
5.5 46-59
6 60-78
6.5 79-93
7 94-101
7.5 102-109
8 110-114
8.5 115-117
9 118-120


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What should I do to improve my vocabulary?

If you want to boost up your vocabulary then you will be benefited your learning and career prospects.

Here are some tips to improve your vocabulary

1. Make reading a habit

If you start reading regularly, it will  expose you to many words, and by using context clues or the dictionary, you will be able to learn new words and widen your vocabulary.

2. Be Practical:

You can  use a large white board in your kitchen/room to write down new words. So every time when you will look at the board, you will see the new words there.  and you can see them and can recall their meaning.

3. Connect Those Words to Your Personal Life

Try to avoid learning words in isolation. If you link the words to your own experiences,  it’s guaranteed that you will be able to remember these words for a long time. It will be very much helpful to improve the vocabulary if you can spend at least 50-60 minutes to connect the word with your personal life.

3. There are lots of Word Games and Apps

Tapping games and technology can be a fun way to learn vocabulary. In this way the words that you learn will stick in your long-term memory.

4. Be a Lover of Words

To boost up your vocabulary, you must have to enjoy everything about the words, you have to know their history and different uses as well.


The techniques that are discussed are time-consuming and will require significant effort, but it is a worthy investment that will transform your life and career.

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