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Barrons IELTS (2006 Edition)

Barrons IELTS (2006 Edition)

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Published by: Phương Phũ Phàng on Dec 19, 2012
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INTRODUCTION
Over
halfamillionpeopletakeIELTSeachyear.Therearemorethan400testcentersthatadministerIELTSinover100countriesaroundtheworld.Todayitisoneofthemostacceptedinternationalexamsforaca-demicqualification.YoucanlearnmoreaboutIELTSbyvisitingtheofficialwebsiteatwww.ielts.org.
Purpose
IELTSisavailableforpeoplewhoneedtodemonstratetheirEnglishlanguageproficiencyforspecificpur-poses.TherearetwoformatsofIELTStochoosefromdependingonyourneeds.YoushouldtaketheAcademicTrainingmodulesifyouareplanningtoapplytoaninternationaluniversitywhereEnglishisthespokenlanguage.TheGeneralTrainingmodulesaremoresuitableifyouwanttowork,live,orstudyatasecondaryinstitutioninanEnglish-speakingcountry.
Test-takers
InternationalstudentsrepresentthehighestpercentageofcandidateswhotakeIELTS.AnIELTSscoreisarecognizedmeasurementofEnglishproficiencyatover1200educationalfacilitiesaroundtheworld.GovernmentdepartmentsandbusinessesaroundtheglobealsorequireanIELTSorequivalentscoreforemploymentorimmigration.MedicalprofessionalswhowanttoworkoverseasintheUKmusttakeIELTS.
SkillsTested
IELTSconsistsoffourmodulestestingthefullrangeofEnglishlanguageskills-Reading,Writing,Listening,andSpeaking.TheListeningandSpeakingsectionsarethesameforboththeAcademicandGeneralTrainingmodules.TheReadingandWritingmodulesaredifferentintheAcademicandGeneralTrainingmodules.
LanguageTested
IELTSisaninternationaltest.TheEnglishusedinthetestandheardontheaudiocanbeBritish,American,Australian,orNewZealandEnglish.ThelanguagetestedwillbecomprehensibletoanylearnerofEnglish.EventhoughIELTSiscreatedinBritain,test-takerswhostudiedanotherformofEnglishwillnotbepenal-
ized
(or
penalised).
Inthisbook,wehavepointedoutthecommondifferencesbetweenAmericanEnglishandtheEnglishusedinotherpartsoftheworld.Wehaveprovidedfootnotestoshowdifferencesinspellinganddifferences

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