Tag Archives: IELTS or TOEFL

New SAT a Boon for Test-Prep Business

Expensive Coaching Debated as Students Prepare for Revised Exam

By Michael Dobbs

Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, March 7, 2005; Page A01

Ting Luo, a junior at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, had been doing poorly on the new essay question of the SAT. But his practice score shot up after he took a $900 test-preparation course and received some age-old advice on how to outfox the examiners:

“Write larger.”

Read the complete article about SAT Preparation by clicking here.

IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL

If English is not your mother tongue or you are applying to a college or university from outside North America, you may be asked to demonstrate your proficiency in English.  A large number of schools will ask that you take either the TOEFL (“Test of English as  a Foreign Language”) or the IELTS (“International English Language Testing System). The TOEFL is a U.S. based test and will test American English. The IELTS is a British based test and will test British English.

Here is an article to help you decide wither to take take the TOEFL or IELTS.