Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Pre-requisite Language Proficiency Tests: TOEFL Vs IELTS Vs. PTE




English is truly a global language and a student wanting to study abroad has to prove his/her efficiency in this language. Whether we want to study in the US or UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or even in European countries like Germany, France. It becomes mandatory to show one has academic proficiency in the English language. Tests like TOEFL, IELTS, PET have been designed to test the English language efficiency of students hoping to study in an international college. Scores from these tests are mandatory for admissions into both undergrad and graduate programs. Similarly, the reasoning tests are also mandatory to pursue high quality education aboard at various levels. Let’s understand the basic of the tests and the scores acceptable by the universities abroad in these tests.
Undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs around the world require students to demonstrate their ability to communicate in English as an entrance requirement. India is a non-native English speaking country. For all the Non-Native Speakers of English, TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and a recent Pearson’s Tests of English (PTE) are popular choice tests to prove one’s proficiency in English. Many American and English-speaking colleges and universities require non-native speakers of English to get a certain score on these tests before they are admitted into their actual academic programs.

Let’s understand these tests as a test taker:

The TOEFL iBT and PTE are delivered on computer via the Internet at secure test centres around the world whereas the IELTS is a paper based test.
All the three tests are designed to test your proficiency with the English language, especially your ability to communicate effectively in a classroom setting and fit into a predominantly English-speaking culture. These tests evaluate how well you can combine your Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking skills. Although these tests ostensibly focus on the same skills, it is done in different ways; they may be similar in ambition and focus, but these tests differ broadly in their approach and testing criteria.

The key differences are: For Reading and Listening sections, TOEFL has multiple choice questions, whereas IELTS generally expects applicants to copy down words from text or conversations word for word. Multiple choice questions tend to require slightly better abstract thinking, but the IELTS favours people who can think more concretely. Expect to hear a variety of different accents on the IELTS Listening section. TOEFL, on the other hand, employs the standard American accent. For TOEFL, you should be proficient at taking notes. Test takers do not need any special background knowledge to answer the questions in the academic texts of Reading section correctly.

The speaking and writing sections of TOEFL are graded holistically. The score is based on the overall quality of the essay including vocabulary, logic, style and grammar. The IELTS by contrast is marked by individual criteria and scored individually for task response and achievement, coherence and cohesion, lexical resources, fluency and grammatical range and accuracy.

For IELTS you are required to take speaking test with an IELTS examiner, face to face (interview). For TOEFL the speaking test, student will be asked to listen to a lecture or academic discussion and voice your thoughts on the same into a microphone.
The scoring system is also different with IELTS rating between 0 and 9 Bands with halfway points in between. TOEFL gives a more numerical type grade. 30 points per section with a total of 120 points. For PTE, the Overall Score range is 10-90 points.

While the IELTS test is for 3 hrs, TOEFL test lasts approximately 4 hrs and PTE about 3 hrs. All the tests are available nearly year round. Scores are reported online within 5 to 15 business days after the test. The test fee varies between is 9300 to 12000 INR for these tests. Scores of these tests are valid up to two years after the test is taken. It is suggested that you to take sample test for both the exams. Then you decide which one will be easier for you. As a student, you should consult the testing requirements of your target universities. Broadly speaking, if you’re applying for colleges in the British Commonwealth, go with IELTS. Otherwise, take TOEFL. In any circumstances, you must take the test which is accepted by the university and the cut-off scores. The optimum scores for these tests are above 6.5 for IELTS and 64 for PTE and 90 for TOEFL.


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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Kalibur Training: Kalibur a Trusted Source For Knowledge. Call us a...

Kalibur Training:
Kalibur a Trusted Source For Knowledge. Call us a...
: Kalibur a Trusted Source For Knowledge. Call us at : 7893282707. We are located at Gachibowli, Hyderabad Pre-requisite Language Pro...

Kalibur a Trusted Source For Knowledge. Call us at : 7893282707. We are located at Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Pre-requisite Language Proficiency Tests: TOEFL Vs IELTS Vs. PTE



English is truly a global language and a student wanting to study abroad has to prove his/her efficiency in this language. Whether we want to study in the US or UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or even in European countries like Germany, France. It becomes mandatory to show one has academic proficiency in the English language. Tests like TOEFL, IELTS, PET have been designed to test the English language efficiency of students hoping to study in an international college. Scores from these tests are mandatory for admissions into both undergrad and graduate programs. Similarly, the reasoning tests are also mandatory to pursue high quality education aboard at various levels. Let’s understand the basic of the tests and the scores acceptable by the universities abroad in these tests.

Undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs around the world require students to demonstrate their ability to communicate in English as an entrance requirement. India is a non-native English speaking country. For all the Non-Native Speakers of English, TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and a recent Pearson’s Tests of English (PTE) are popular choice tests to prove one’s proficiency in English. Many American and English-speaking colleges and universities require non-native speakers of English to get a certain score on these tests before they are admitted into their actual academic programs.

Let’s understand these tests as a test taker:

The TOEFL iBT and PTE are delivered on computer via the Internet at secure test centres around the world whereas the IELTS is a paper based test.

All the three tests are designed to test your proficiency with the English language, especially your ability to communicate effectively in a classroom setting and fit into a predominantly English-speaking culture. These tests evaluate how well you can combine your Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking skills.

Although these tests ostensibly focus on the same skills, it is done in different ways; they may be similar in ambition and focus, but these tests differ broadly in their approach and testing criteria. The key differences are:

For Reading and Listening sections, TOEFL has multiple choice questions, whereas IELTS generally expects applicants to copy down words from text or conversations word for word. Multiple choice questions tend to require slightly better abstract thinking, but the IELTS favours people who can think more concretely. Expect to hear a variety of different accents on the IELTS Listening section. TOEFL, on the other hand, employs the standard American accent. For TOEFL, you should be proficient at taking notes. Test takers do not need any special background knowledge to answer the questions in the academic texts of Reading section correctly.

The speaking and writing sections of TOEFL are graded holistically. The score is based on the overall quality of the essay including vocabulary, logic, style and grammar. The IELTS by contrast is marked by individual criteria and scored individually for task response and achievement, coherence and cohesion, lexical resources, fluency and grammatical range and accuracy.

For IELTS you are required to take speaking test with an IELTS examiner, face to face (interview). For TOEFL the speaking test, student will be asked to listen to a lecture or academic discussion and voice your thoughts on the same into a microphone.

The scoring system is also different with IELTS rating between 0 and 9 Bands with halfway points in between. TOEFL gives a more numerical type grade. 30 points per section with a total of 120 points. For PTE, the Overall Score range is 10-90 points. While the IELTS test is for 3 hrs, TOEFL test lasts approximately 4 hrs and PTE about 3 hrs. All the tests are available nearly year round. Scores are reported online within 5 to 15 business days after the test. The test fee varies between is 9300 to 12000 INR for these tests.

Scores of these tests are valid up to two years after the test is taken.

It is suggested that you to take sample test for both the exams. Then you decide which one will be easier for you. As a student, you should consult the testing requirements of your target universities. Broadly speaking, if you’re applying for colleges in the British Commonwealth, go with IELTS. Otherwise, take TOEFL. In any circumstances, you must take the test which is accepted by the university and the cut-off scores. The optimum scores for these tests are above 6.5 for IELTS and 64 for PTE and 90 for TOEFL.


Monday, 11 June 2018

PTE Listening Useful Tips 2018




PTE Listening is very easy and scoring if you pay attention to all parts of test carefully. This section is held for 45 to 57 minutes depends on the given questions in the exam. Here you are tested on your listening skills mainly, as well as having some integrated speaking & listening questions. For each question, you have the opportunity to adjust the volume. While the audio clip is playing, move the control bar to the right to increase the volume or to the left to decrease the volume.The item types it includes in this section are as follows:
  1. Summarize spoken text
  2. Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers
  3. Fill in the blanks
  4. Highlight correct summary
  5. Multiple-choice, choose single answer
  6. Select missing word
  7. Highlight incorrect words
  8. Write from dictation

Tips


 for Summarize Spoken Text:

  • Make a note while listening to the text, vomit the vowels and practice you can save a lot of time.
  • Use the words, "The speaker says…."
  • Concentrate on topic sentences and most repeated words.
  • Time planning - 3 min plan, 5 min write, 2 min check (Spellings, Grammar).

Tips for Multiple & Single answer choices:

  • Multiple answer types have Negative marking.
  • Most of the time, the rate of speech are fast. So listen carefully.
  • Answers are mostly paraphrased.
  • Most of the answers you can find at the end so listen until it finishes.
  • Most of the time, pay close attention to the frequency words (always, often, sometimes, never many, all, never, only.. etc). Eliminate those options and find the correct answer.
  • Effectively heard word may not be correct word because it may be frequency word as above point.

Tips for Fill in the Blanks:

  • Note the answers in erasable notepad given by them and later fill the answers.
  • Check the spellings, Plurals.
  • Answers may be the high rate of speech and sometimes.

Tips for Highlight Correct Summary:

  • Note keywords in question.
  • Skim the options within given time.
  • Answers are paraphrased.
  • Catch the end of words and listen to the ending of the topic, you can catch the correct answer.
  • Concentrate on repeated words.

Tips for Missing words (Beep sound):

  • Understand the context of the listening so you can answer the correct option.

Tips for Write from Dictation:

  • Close your eyes and hear the text, so you can concentrate and remember it.
  • Proofread for Spellings and Grammar mistakes.

Other Tips for PTE Listening:

  • Make notes in erasable notepad
  • Manage your time
  • Be careful about negative marking
  • Pay close attention to the frequency words
  • Note keywords in question
  • Concentrate on repeated words
  • Write from Dictation (Always proofread for grammar and spellings mistakes)
  • Check Spellings
  • Skim the text before recording

Saturday, 9 June 2018

IELTS at Kalibur




IELTS/PTE: classroom coaching at  Kalibur is delivered by expert, certified trainers.

DURATION: 4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 90 mins each session

TIME: 8am to 1pm

MATERIAL: Official guide curriculum and practice

MOCK TESTS: Upto 10 tests with evaluation and feedback

VALIDITY: Till the target score is achieved

FEE: Rs.6500

FREE DEMO: call 7893282707

LOCATION: Gachibowli Main road,next to Central Mall

Please visit  www.kalibur.in for details or Call :  7893282707.

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Monday, 4 June 2018

IELTS for migration

Accepted for Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK




Australia

IELTS is accepted for many visa categories, as well as for permanent residency in Australia. It is also a requirement for some Australian professional organisations and accrediting bodies.

Canada

If you are applying for a work visa, professional recognition or for permanent residency in Canada, it is likely that you will be required to present evidence of English language proficiency. IELTS General Training is the only internationally available English proficiency test accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for immigration to Canada.

New Zealand

The New Zealand government asks for IELTS as evidence of English language proficiency for many visas, including those within the Skilled Migrant, Investor and Entrepreneur, Residence from Work and Parent categories.


UK

Evidence of English language ability is a requirement for those applying to settle permanently in the UK (also known as applying for 'leave to remain' or 'long residence').

IELTS for study 2018





IELTS Academic

The IELTS Academic test is suitable for entry to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and also for professional registration purposes. It assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English language is used, and reflects some of the features of language used in academic study.

IELTS General Training
This IELTS test is suitable for those applying to train or study at below degree level, as well as those wishing to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.


Which test is right for me?
Most people will take the IELTS Academic  test to support their study and application to study overseas - but it is important to check the entry  requirements of individual organisations before choosing your test.
Students can nominate up to five organisations to which their IELTS test results will be sent automatically and free of charge. There is a fee for sending results to additional organisations. You can request your centre to send your results as long as your IELTS scores are valid

Which industries ask for IELTS?
  • Registration bodies representing the healthcare professions, such as nursing, medicine and pharmacy, where English language competence is of critical importance
  • Other professional bodies in various countries from sectors such as accounting, engineering, law and veterinary practice
  • A wide range of employers from sectors such as ļ¬nance, government, construction, energy, aviation and tourism

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