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Why is the TOEFL an Internet-Based Test?

I work with a lot of students who have the option to take either the IELTS or the TOEFL. Many of my students who prefer the IELTS say they prefer it because it’s more “real.” By this, they mean that the IELTS is paper-based and interview-based, while the TOEFL iBT is entirely done by computer. […]

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TOEFL and IELTS Score Comparison

We’ve already written a post about the differences between the content of the two exams, TOEFL and IELTS. We’ve also covered which exam is harder (answer: it depends on your skills!). But, you might still be curious about how scores on the two exams compare. Maybe your TOEFL score doesn’t meet the minimum requirement for […]

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Top US Engineering Programs That Do NOT Accept IELTS Scores

As you all surely know, if you’re an international student and you want to study in the US, you’ll need to take an English language proficiency exam as part of your university applications. But, which exam should you take? We’ve already written a comparison of the content on the TOEFL and IELTS, as well as […]

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TOEFL Tuesday: How the TOEFL and IELTS Differ

  This Tuesday, I’m writing about not only the TOEFL, but also IELTS. The two tests have one core aspect in common: they are academic tests of advanced English, used for university admissions. (There is also a “general English” IELTS, but I’m writing about the academic stream today.) There are some big differences between the […]

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