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Why did I have different level scores in TOEFL and IELTS?
Asked by: asadking25
Answers: 2
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Posted on Thu, 5 Feb 2009 18:37:45 GMT
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I scored 86 in TOEFL but 7.0 in IELTS. How does English proficiency vary in both tests? Is it because of one test being easier than another?


Most of the test takers think TOEFL iBT is difficult than IELTS but some think differently. However, people who say TOEFL is difficulty has majority. The universities donít count the difficulty of the test while marking their score requirement. Usually, 6 in IELTS is considered Equivalent to 80 in TOEFL.

While you take both the tests, your performance on one test may not be as good as another test. That may be because of various reasons like: difficulty of a question, anxiety level, testing environment, and experience.

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Test_Spez answered 9 years ago

Two students I know scored 98 and 101 in TOEFL and got 4.0 and 4.5 in IELTS respectively, so this does not agree with the equivalency charts. Their English ability is barely B1, yet they would have been able to get on to a university course with their TOEFL scores. TOEFL is DEFINITELY easier than IELTS - I've done some practice papers as a native speaker and it bears no relation to IELTS in level of skill and complexity of language. I believe IELTS is much more appropriate for entry to university in an English speaking country.

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Heather answered 6 years and 8 months ago
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