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What is the difference between IELTS and TOEFL language Testing systems?

What is IELTS?

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System, that is especially for those who wish to migrate overseas for study Visa, work, and permanent residency. In addition to this, there are two types of IELTS tests such as Academic and General Training. In which Academic test is designed for those who want to move overseas as a student or this is for a student visa. Whereas, General training is for those who wish to migrate to other countries permanently or for work purposes. If you want to get more knowledge about this, then you must talk to our migration agents in Brisbane.

What is TOEFL?

TOEFL is explained as a Test of English as a Foreign Language, this is also designed to examine your English proficiency. Well, this paper is organized by ETS, which is known as English Testing System from the United States. This is also useful to get a work permit or permanent residency.

Differences between the IELTS and TOEFL Test

TEST

TOEFL

IELTS

Mode

Computer

Both-: Paper and Computer

Answers

Multiple Choice

Short answers, multiple choice, matching, labeling, and sentence completion.

Duration

4 hours

2 hours 50 minutes

Test type

1

Academic and General Training

Differences by modules

Listening

TEST

TOEFL

IELTS

Duration

60-90 minutes

30 minutes

Topics

University lectures or professional conversations

Social issues, technical or educational conversations

Answers

Multiple choice

Short answers

Accents

United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia

Multiple accents

Notes

You can take notes and answer the questions after listening

You can take notes and answer the questions.

Writing

Test

TOEFL

IELTS

Duration

50 minutes

60 minutes

Topics

Based on Readings and listening tasks, opinions

In Academic Graphs, table, diagram and essay.

In General Letter and essay.

Word limit.

300-350 words and 150-225 word for opinion

Task 1 is of 150 words and Task 2 such as essay is of 250 words.

Reading

Test

TOEFL

IELTS

Duration

60 – 80 minutes

60 minutes

Topics

Passages from academic texts

Based on various factors such as News, advertisements, books, official documents, interviews, and magazines.

Answers

Multiple choice

A range of questions includes Short answers , multiple choice, matching, labeling, and sentence completion.

Speaking

Test

TOEFL

IELTS

Duration

20 minutes

12 – 15 minutes

Topics

Opinion on reading and listening tasks

Various topics, such as about work, study, environment, your holidays, and so on.

Mode

Speech recorded into a microphone

Face-to-face interview

Notes

Yes, you can take notes

Yes, you can take notes

Schedule

On the same day.

On a different day.

Scoring

TOEFL score

IELTS Band

0-31

0-4

32-34

4.5

35-45

5

46-59

5.5

60-78

6

79-93

6.5

94-101

7

102-109

7.5

110-114

8

115-117

8.5

118-120

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