English Preparation

English Preparation

Find out what your English proficiency level and requirements is before you study abroad. This way, you can see whether you are ready or not to take on all the challenges of living in an English speaking country! In Malaysia, standardised scores of IELTS, TOEFL, MUET is needed. Q Study will assist students who are required to obtain these certificates and provide advice for students facing uncertainties.

 

 

IELTS & TOEFL

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are two of the most widely-accepted tests to certify your English proficiency.

No Title TOEFL IELTS
01 Full Form Test of English as a Foreign Language International English Language Testing System
02 Reach Accepted in 130 countries by 9000 institutions Accepted in 135 countries by 6000+ institutions
03 Test Centre 4,500 test centers in 165 countries More than 500 test centers in 135 country
04 Conducting Authority Educational Testing Service (ETS) British Council, IDP Education Australia
05 Test Format Computer Based Paper-Pen Assesment , face-to-face speaking test
06 Modules Speaking, Reading, Listening, , Writing Speaking, Reading, Listening, Writing
07 Total Questions 75 - 100 85
08 Speaking Module Time : 20 minutes
Total Task : 6
Express an opinion on a familiar topic, speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Note : Computer recording evaluated by examiner later.
Time : 11 – 14 minutes
Total Task : 3
There is 30 – 60 seconds of planning allowed between each part ;
Introduction & Interview, Long turn talk, Discussion with examiner.
Note : Discussion is recorded for documentation & review purposes.
09 Reading Module Time : 60 – 80 minutes
Total questions : 36 – 56
Read 3 – 4 academic texts and answer questions.
Time : 60
Total questions : 40
Read 3 general academic texts and answer questions.
10 Listening Module Time : 60 – 90 minutes
Total questions : 34 – 52
Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
Time : 30 minutes Total questions : 40
Listen to everyday social situations, educational and training situations, then answer questions.
11 Writing Module Time : 50 minutes
Total task : 2
Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.
Time : 50 minutes
Total task : 2
Write an essay describing visual information and a second discussing a point of view, argument or problem.
12 Scores 0 – 120 points 0 to 9 points
13 Cost U$160 – U$250, depending on location U$205, depending on location
14 Validity Two years Two years
15 Registration At least 1 – 2 months ahead At least 2 – 3 weeks in advance
16 Retaking of test Not in the same month No minimum time frame
17 Website www.ets.org/toefl www.ielts.org

 

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