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Preparing IELTS Speaking Test
Almost every country in the world recognizes the importance of English. Many companies require that their top level managers possess at least some degree of proficiency in speaking English. Many English speaking nations today require that non indigenes who wish to come work within the country's shores, at least possess some mastery of English. It is because of this that English assessment tests have been set.
There are many tests that can be taken in this regard, but by far the most common and most widely accepted is that of the IELT-International English Language Testing System.
IELTS is accepted in so many countries some of which are South Africa, Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. The IELTS is an accepted standard in the US with more than 2,000 institutions recognizing it's results. It is also widely accepted by countless professional organizations.
Testing of the IELTS is done in a series of steps. Identifying all of these will allow you prepare on the areas which you might be less than ready for. For instance it is important to know that the IELTS does not just test your ability to write in English. The IELTS also quizzes individuals on their proficiency at listening, reading andspeaking english . The result of each of these scores are graded on a 0 to 9 performance scale. The type of tests you experience for the reading and writing will depend on which of the IELTS versions you are applying for-the academic or general version.
Success at the IELTS will not only depend on your mastery of English but also on your ability to listen and pay attention to instructions. The listening module for example is comprised of a 40 minutes session in which 30 of those minute are spent listening to a recording. You will then be tested based on what you heard during this period. The writing module asks questions which clear guidelines on how they should be answered. Occasionally the word count required for an answer is clearly stated-i.e answer in 5 words. Exceeding or dropping lower, however grand your penned eloquence might be, will be counted as a negative against you.
The IELTS also pays attention to the writing skills of an individual with focus on writing and grammer construct as obvious examples.
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