Get weekly updates via email!
tip of the day THU 24 APR 14
Start maintaining a balanced diet by exchanging cake and chocolate for dried fruit, raisin toast, and low-fat fruit yogurt.
  • Good House Keeping
    Find your bliss this summer! GH's guide to a calmer, luckier, and happier you. On stands now for only P120.
    Good Housekeeping
  • Real Living
    Real Living’s April 2014 issue is a thing of beauty, literally! The magazine’s Beautiful Homes issue features 43 pages which will inspire you to rethink your own space.
    Real Living
  • Women's Health
    Everything you need to score your hottest, sexiest summer EVER is in the Women’s Health March issue!
    Women's Health
GIRLTALK

Author Topic: IELTS / TOEFL  (Read 23356 times)

tough_chic

  • Junior GirlTalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 229
IELTS / TOEFL
« on: May 19, 2010, 11:02:23 PM »
i'm applying for a masteral abroad (europe), one of the requirements is IELTS or TOEFL. now, my question is worth it ba yun IELTS kasi i heard nasa 10k daw yun. parang ang mahal naman. nanghihinayan ako. magagamit ko ba yun sa iba like if i apply for work abroad in case i wont get into the university.

tanong ko na din, pano ba mag-IELTS? short course ba to or exam na agad? sa mga nagtake na how much?

salamat.

bu-bu shine

  • Socially Awkward
  • Junior GirlTalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 212
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 11:15:51 PM »
hmmm, if it's a requirement sis, parang you have no choice din but to take the exam.. are you asking the review or yung mismong exam if worth it? I already took this exam last year! nakakainis nga ang exam na to kasi di ba.. 2 years lang ang validity! what ba need mong BUN score? 7 and above ba?

it's your choice if you like to enroll sa mga review centers, they will really help you on the techniques..usually, 1 week lang ang mismong course ng review, some offers unlimited review! basic english grammar.

IELTS as you may already know consist of 4 exams, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.. ang pinakamahirap (according na din sa iba) is Writing and Speaking..

tough_chic

  • Junior GirlTalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 229
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 09:06:45 AM »
oo nga eh no choice nga but to take the exam if i really wanted to pursue the application. gusto ko lang naman itry kung matatanggap ako dun sa grad school, may weight yun undergrad grade dun kaya medyo kinakabahan din ako baka di pumasok yun grades ko nun college. hehe. kaya nun nalaman ko na requirement yun IELTS sa application, eto napaisip ako kung worth it ba yun 8k something ko for the IELTS. i mean, in case ba na di ako matanggap sa grad school san ko pa ba magagamit yun? like if I applied as an immigrant in canada or australia do i need that? maidadagdag ko din ba sa cv ko na i passed IELTS?

salamat. :)

bu-bu shine

  • Socially Awkward
  • Junior GirlTalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 212
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 10:14:07 AM »
yup sis, requirement din yun sa other countries! magagamit mo yun sa canada, australia and new zealand.. ewan ko lang if saan pa! lalo na if pareho yung required na bun score nung country! ako kasi for canada ko yun eh... pero sa tagal nang pahihintay ko baka magexpire na siya di pa ako nakakaalis! hahaha! asar!

well, yung results ko di ko ginagamit dito sa pinas pag nagaapply ako ng work.. kasi pag nakikita yun nung mga employer, may idea na sila that you're planning to go out of the country kaya malamang magreresign ka din soon! ginawa kasi yun nung friend ko kaya pala di siya nihihire kahit call center inaapplyan niya! haha!

ewan ko lang saan mo siya magagamit dito sa pinas!  ;D

carolskitot

  • Junior GirlTalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 211
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 10:04:12 PM »
oo nga eh no choice nga but to take the exam if i really wanted to pursue the application. gusto ko lang naman itry kung matatanggap ako dun sa grad school, may weight yun undergrad grade dun kaya medyo kinakabahan din ako baka di pumasok yun grades ko nun college. hehe. kaya nun nalaman ko na requirement yun IELTS sa application, eto napaisip ako kung worth it ba yun 8k something ko for the IELTS. i mean, in case ba na di ako matanggap sa grad school san ko pa ba magagamit yun? like if I applied as an immigrant in canada or australia do i need that? maidadagdag ko din ba sa cv ko na i passed IELTS?

salamat. :)

sis worth it na yan, kahit saang bansa ka pumunta iisa ang presyo ng ielts exam, kapag hindi ka natanggap sa grad school, kumuha ka ng diploma course or certificate course, keri parin yan, para walang hassle gawin mong 8 ang banscore mo.

Lalo na kapag nag apply ka ng immigrant, kelangan pasado ka sa ielts kung mas mataas, mas maganda.

mi_kayla

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 28
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 04:18:40 PM »
Sis, hindi po useless ang IELTS. Minsan requirement po yan pag mag apply ng resident visa. Of course requirement sa University and of course sa work.

sayang lang ang IELTS kung hindi mo siya gagamitin agad or within its validity period.

Pink_Sugar

  • Super GirlTalker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1912
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010, 05:10:16 PM »
sa mga ti-nake kong exams sa IELTS lang talaga ako kinabahan.  ;D pero sulit naman kasi ngayon pwede na ang ielts ko sa UK at NZ kung saan ako nag aapply.

FABems

  • Junior GirlTalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 260
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 01:23:04 AM »
I'm currently enrolled in Niner for my review. Kung iisipin English lang diba pero everytime we do exercises or skills enhancement parang ang hirap. Hopefully mapasa ko itong exam na ito.

gnela_21

  • music loving, book reading
  • Senior GirlTalker
  • ****
  • Posts: 873
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 01:58:58 PM »
As mentioned by our other sisses here, you can make use of the English exams if you have plans of migration abroad. Yung IELTS, it's a requirement for immigration to Canada/AU/NZ and other EU countries. Yung TOELF/TOEFL-IBT dito sya sa US ginagamit. :)
remind me that we'll always have each other when everything else is gone.

bhaby.angel05

  • bratinella
  • GirlTalker
  • **
  • Posts: 81
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2010, 08:20:19 PM »
I'm currently enrolled in Niner for my review. Kung iisipin English lang diba pero everytime we do exercises or skills enhancement parang ang hirap. Hopefully mapasa ko itong exam na ito.

hi sis nag niners din ako. crash course nga lang. yung 10 hours lang. luckily i got the scores required ng country na pupuntahan ko. swertehan lang sa interviewer kasi yung iba hindi nagpapasa, yung iba nman 7 lowest na binibigay. i suggest focus on writing. yun pinaka mahirap kasi may format na susundin. sisiw lang yung reading and listening :D
"love that could have been, but can never be"

mross

  • Probationary
  • Posts: 1
IELTS
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 01:41:29 PM »
I just finish taking a great IELTS review course in Manila.
The company is POWER IELTS located in Malate next to Manila Doctors on TM Kalaw.
They have great native speakers from England and Australia.
What I appreciated was they first tested me and found out what I needed to prepare for in English.
Also the class sizes are small and available day, night and weekends.
I would really encourage anyone who needs to take the IELTS, to call them.
The number is 567-1783 or 0917-544-2559

juana_antonia

  • Super GirlTalker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1119
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 01:45:37 PM »
From what I heard, if graduate ka ng UP, you don't need to take this na, you'll just have to get a certification letter from UP na lang. 
\"There is NO perfect man or perfect woman in the world, only  PERFECT LOVE... built together by an imperfect man and an imperfect woman.\" -soulmate

carolskitot

  • Junior GirlTalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 211
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2010, 10:10:44 PM »
From what I heard, if graduate ka ng UP, you don't need to take this na, you'll just have to get a certification letter from UP na lang. 

sis hindi rin, kasi ang frend ko galing UP, journalism pa ang course nya ha nag take din sya ng ielts papunta dito sa australia.

juana_antonia

  • Super GirlTalker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1119
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2010, 10:14:53 PM »
^Really, I'll clarify with my instructor ha.  She's from the Italian Language Department of UP and siya kasi ang nagsabi sa amin nito last week.  I'll update you.
\"There is NO perfect man or perfect woman in the world, only  PERFECT LOVE... built together by an imperfect man and an imperfect woman.\" -soulmate

ericaberica

  • The same person online and offline
  • GirlTalker
  • **
  • Posts: 177
  • Christian and Proud Pinoy
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2010, 02:28:25 PM »
I took TOEFL three years ago. It was really easy. I got 115/120 yata without review.
The mark of wise people is that they know which battle they should get into and which ones they should ignore.

loveavenue

  • GirlTalker
  • **
  • Posts: 141
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2011, 05:32:03 PM »
Gusto ko lang po sana itanong, dun sa mga nag-take ng IELTS for Canada immigration, gaano po kayo katagal nag-prepare/study for the exams? Mahirap po ba? What are your study techniques (review center, self-study online, buy IELTS book, or hindi na nag-study)?? Thanks.

trinity94

  • Senior GirlTalker
  • ****
  • Posts: 549
  • Google and Mr. Webster are the best defense!
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2011, 10:51:17 PM »
i dont believe you have to take a week to attend a review for IELTS... if you know your english, and you comprehend well, you can easily pass this test...

there are two kinds of IELTS test - General and Academic... you have to prepare for both, because if by chance you mentioned you have intentions of pursuing further studies abroad, they will make you take the Academic test, which is a bit harder than the general test...

if youre applying for immigration, you need to at least get a 7.0 for each of the 4 areas, esp if youre a professional... you also need a grade of at least 6.5 for each area if you are applying for teaching jobs abroad...

re UP, i dont think theyre exempted from taking the IELTS... they dont deserve to be... :P
If you can't keep your Integrity ONLINE, what does that say about the person you are OFFLINE?...

READ. UNDERSTAND. REACT INTELLIGENTLY!


I love to be Hated, specially when I'm Right... ;

krayziechill

  • Probationary
  • Posts: 2
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011, 02:56:43 PM »
Hi!
Do they aslo require IELTS for live in caregivers sa Canada?
I received a positive LMO last year and I only have until May to complete and submit all documents etc..

trinity94

  • Senior GirlTalker
  • ****
  • Posts: 549
  • Google and Mr. Webster are the best defense!
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2011, 08:34:26 AM »
^yes, it is required...
If you can't keep your Integrity ONLINE, what does that say about the person you are OFFLINE?...

READ. UNDERSTAND. REACT INTELLIGENTLY!


I love to be Hated, specially when I'm Right... ;

sahjane

  • Junior GirlTalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 394
  • "you know you love me" - gossip girl
Re: IELTS / TOEFL
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2011, 09:01:01 AM »
Hi!

It's true that IELTS is required in almost all english speaking countries. I'ts really worth taking. Especially in my case, im planning to study abroad.

I took my Academic IELTS last Dec 2010. sa British Council ako sa Ortigas. Php8k+ ang mismong exam fee and sa BDO account ng British Council idineposit.

4 exams. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. hindi na ko nag review. pero I must say na helpful ang call center experience ko :)

Speaking - it took less than 10 minutes. mas matagal pa ang ipinag-intay ko sa turn ko na mainterview. I still remembered some of the questions. San daw ako lugar lumaki, ano daw sa tingin ko na pwede maipmrove sa lugar na yon, give an situation daw where i was able to help someone, sa tingin ko ba daw likas sa mga bata ang pagiging mapagbigay. basta sagot lang ako ng sagot. yun ibang answers ko imbento ko na lang, LOL

Listening -  once lang iple-play yun recording. read all the questions na kagad para pag plinay yun recording, alam mo na yun mga need mo hanapin na answer.

Reading - 3 passages. sumakit ulo ko ang haba.

Writing - 2 parts. yun sa kin, 1st part - may chart, ieexplain/interpret ko yun chart, minimum of 150 words. 2nd part - minimum of 250 words, essay question sa kin was sa palagay ko ba daw important pa din ang mga museums nowadays since lahat naman ng info available na online.

13days alam na result. kinabahan ako sa reading and writing ko. buti na lang pasok sa banga  ;D

 

ADVERTISEMENT
follow us
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Featured Articles
28
10 Signs You Need a Diet Makeover
When your body talks, you need to listen.
10 Celebrity Holy Week Destinations
How did these stars spend their long vacays?
Be The Fairest of Them All: 5 Ways You Can Get Whiter Underarms
Discover the power of these whitening solutions for yourself!