Wednesday, July 21, 2010

IELTS Reading

IELTS (pronounced /ˈaɪ.ɛlts/), or 'International English Language Testing System', is an international standardised test of English language proficiency. It is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Pty Ltd, and was established in 1989.
There are two versions of the IELTS: the Academic Version and the General Training Version:
* The Academic Version is intended for those who want to enroll in universities and other institutions of higher education and for professionals such as medical doctors and nurses who want to study or practice in an English-speaking country.
* The General Training Version is intended for those planning to undertake non-academic training or to gain work experience, or for immigration purposes

Answer the following questions:

1.What is one of the biggest problems in IELTS reading test?
2.How many questions do you need to answer in one hour?
3.What are the three different skills that you need in the test?
4.Define each.
5.What example does it give for you to practice skimming skill?
6.What should you scan in a telephone directory?
7.Why would you need to read an instruction manual in detail?
8.Do you have to read everything in detail? Why or why not?

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