IELTS

First things first… What is IELTS? It is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a high-stakes English test which measures the language proficiency of people who want to study, work or migrate to any country where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9). IELTS is available in two modules: Academic for people applying for higher education or professional registration. General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada or the UK, etc. or those applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both types provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing sections differs depending on which test a student takes. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Test Format IELTS Academic reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether your students are ready to begin studying or training. IELTS General Training focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts. See the test format Sample Test Materials Completing sample test materials is always useful, since they give students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with any exam format and test themselves under timed conditions. The following materials can give your students an idea of what to expect in the IELTS Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections. Sample Test Questions Paper VS Computer Did you know that there are two different ways of taking the IELTS test? Which one would your students choose? IELTS on Paper or Computer. Making It Easy E-planet’s IELTS Made Easy is the right choice for your students if you want to provide them with an amazing e-learning self-study program that will help them to achieve the highest scores! Learn More...

October 14, 2020

B1 Preliminary (PET)

First things first… What is B1 Preliminary? Formerly known as Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET), it is an English language exam which shows that your students have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use. A B1 Preliminary qualification shows that your English learners can read simple textbooks and articles, write letters and emails on everyday subjects, take meeting notes, and show awareness of opinions and mood in spoken and written English. Tip: Your students can take B1 Preliminary as a paper-based or a computer-based exam. Computer-based testing can be a better choice for these young students who are more comfortable with a keyboard and mouse than with pencil and paper! The total test time is 2 hours and 20 minutes. Test Format & Sample Papers The new exam format (from January 2020) is made up of four papers developed to test your students’ English skills. You can see exactly what’s in each paper and download useful sample papers, which can give your students an idea of what to expect the day of the exam, here: B1 Preliminary Exam Format & Sample Papers. B1 Preliminary & B1 Preliminary for Schools What's the difference? B1 Preliminary for Schools follows exactly the same format and tests at the same level as B1 Preliminary. The only difference is in the content and treatment of topics, which in B1 Preliminary for Schools have been specially developed to reflect the interests and experiences of school-age candidates. Since B1 Preliminary for Schools is specially tailored to suit the interests of young students, it increases their motivation to learn English. And because it is based on familiar topics and situations, it gives them the confidence to use their English and inspires them to move on to further qualifications. Students who successfully take B1 Preliminary for Schools receive the same internationally accepted certificate as candidates who take the standard version of the exam. Vocabulary List Your official guide to the vocabulary needed when preparing your students for B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools: B1 Preliminary Vocabulary List. Useful Info Click on the following link to find helpful advice and tips for the exam day and each part of the exam: B1 Preliminary Info. Teens’ Voices 7 The E-planet’s Teens’ Voices 7 is the right choice for your students if you want to provide them with a great course that will help them achieve the best scores!. Its topics have been carefully chosen according to the needs and interests of teenagers, and they can really maximise your students' chances in the B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools exam. Learn More....

November 04, 2020