Sunday, February 05, 2017

[Tips] English Proficiency Test: IELTS

If you are an international student,
did not take regular English course for more than 3-4 years

you MUST take an English proficiency test

There are several choices,


On this post, I'll focus on IELTS!

만약 당신이 캐나다 시민권자나 영주권자가 아닌 국제학생이고
캐나다에서 정규 영어 수업을 3-4년 이상 듣지 않았다면
대학교 입시 전
아이엘츠, 토플, 토익, PTE:A, OPI/OPIc
같은 영어 시험을 꼭 치러야 해요.

그러면 이번 포스팅에선 IELTS에 대해 알아봅시다!

Official Website

IELTS Canada - British Council: CLICK HERE

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System

It is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers.

It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment

It was established in 1989.

IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions, by over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and by various professional organizations across the world.

아이엘츠는 국제 영어 시험 시스템을 뜻하고

영어가 모국어가 아닌 사람의 영어 수준을 평가하기 위한
국제 표준의 영어 시험이에요.

British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment의 3곳의 기관이 있으며

1989년도에 출범하였고

호주, 영국, 캐나다, 뉴질렌드, 3000개가 넘는 미국의 교육기관 등 전 세계에 걸쳐 표준화가 됐어요.  

An IELTS result or Test Report Form is issued to all test takers with a score from "band 1" ("non-user") to "band 9" ("expert user") and each institution sets a different threshold.r 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and by various professional organisations across the world.

아이엘츠는 1점에서 9점까지 점수가 매겨지며
각 교육기관마다 요구하는 점수가 달라요.

Test fees are: 309.00 CAD in Kitchener, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg and all British Columbia venues. 319.00 CAD in Niagara Region, Windsor.

응시료는 지역별마다 다른데
런던, 토론토, 오타와, 몬트리올, 위니펙, British Columbia에 속한 모든 아이엘츠 시험장소는 309 (캐나다)달러이며
나이아가라와 윈저 지역은 319 (캐나다)달러에요.

If you ask for an Enquiry on Results (EOR), they will charge you 176.00 CAD (British Council) or 165.00 CAD (IDP: IELTS Australia).

혹시 받은 점수가 부당하다 여겨 다시 채점을 요구한다면
176 달러나 165 달러를 내야 해요.
비용은 기관마다 다르답니다.

UWaterloo indicates minimum score below (2017)

Minimum score
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) - Test Of English as a Foreign Language
90 overall
25 writing
25 speaking
IELTS Academic - International English Language Testing System

Note: Incorrect scores were listed in the Faculty of Engineering admissions brochure. The scores listed here are correct.
6.5 overall
6.5 writing
6.5 speaking
6.0 reading
6.0 listening
MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
85 overall
80 per section
3.0 speaking
CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
70 overall
70 writing
70 speaking
60 reading
60 listening
PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English
63 overall
65 writing
65 speaking
EFAS - English for Academic Success
Overall 75% at the 400-level
75% in each of academic, oral, and writing

For more information: CLICK HERE

워털루 대학교에서는 위에 표에 있는 점수를 요구한답니다.

Then how to prepare IELTS?

There are two options.

아이엘츠를 준비하는 방법은 2가지가 있어요.

Go to an Academy

There are several academies in GTA.
This is the easiest way to prepare IELTS
However, it cost average 1000 CAD.


광역 토론토에 아이엘츠 학원이 여러군데 있어요.
아이엘츠를 준비하기 제일 확실한 방법이지만
가격이 대략 1000 달러 정도랍니다.

저는 혼자 공부해서 학원에 대한 정보는 잘 모르겠네요.


Yes. It is tough.
But you can save a lot of money.
In my case I studied with my friends,
it was much easier and fun.


이건 좀 힘들지도 모르지만
돈을 많이 절약할 수 있지요.
저의 경우에는 친구들이랑 같이 준비했는데
시간도 금방 흐르고 재미있더라고요

If you decide not to go to an academy,
let me introduce some helpful websites.

만약 학원을 않다니고 혼자 공부하기로 결심했다면
몇몇 좋은 웹사이트를 추천해 드릴께요.

These two websites have the practice tests for each sections with the answers.

This website specifically focuses on vocabulary and grammar.

This YouTube channel offers some other general tips and advice for the IELTS exam.

This website is well organized.
You’ll find straightforward tips on how to improve and prepare you IELTS test.


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