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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Margaret Fowler Examinations Service Manager British Council Italy britishcouncil.it/ielts </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education British Council Who we are The United Kingdom international organisation for educational and cultural relations </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Our purpose To build mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and other countries </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education English Education Arts </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Where we are The British Council has 200 offices in more than 100 countries In Italy we are in: Milan, Naples and Rome Exams venues in 25 other cities in Italy </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Nuova Sede! British Council Rome Via San Sebastianello 15 Roma </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Our services at the British Council English language courses Training for teachers of English Examinations services </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Study in the UK www.educationUK.org </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Examinations Cambridge ESOL IELTS </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education La Sapienza Luiss Politecnico di Torino Universit Bocconi Politecnico di Milano Trento, Padova, Genova, Venice, Parma, Reggio Calabria,Lecce, Cagliari, Napoli, Bologna, Pavia and many others Some of the universities we work with: </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> The IELTS partnership British Council IDP Australia Cambridge ESOL </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education What is IELTS? a vertical test of communicative proficiency in English for study or work in English (A1 to C1) a test of all four language skills a test of international English NOT a test of study skills, grammar or a particular subject area </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education britishcouncil.it/ielts </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education IELTS offers: 48 dates a year to choose from Public sessions once a month in 25 cities throughout Italy </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Where in Italy... britishcouncil.it/ielts New venues in Pisa, Cassino, Viterbo </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Registration up to 7 days beforehand Results on line after 13 days High security features Recognised worldwide by over 600,000 institutions </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Essential test qualities Validity Reliability Impact Practicality </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Choice of two types of IELTS test modules Academic or General </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Academic Test For entry to Universities, Colleges For professional recognition General Training Test For immigration Check before you enrol </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Global Candidature Breakdown Academic General Training britishcouncil.it/ielts Online enrolments in Italy (2009): Academic = 84% General T. = 16% </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Test Format Listening 30 minutes, 4 sections, 40 items General Training Reading 60 minutes, 3 sections, 40 items Academic Reading 60 minutes, 3 sections, 40 items General Training Writing 60 minutes, 2 tasks Academic Writing 60 minutes, 2 tasks Speaking 11 - 14 minutes, 3 parts </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education The IELTS band scores IELTS provides: a profile of a candidates skills in all four language areas an overall band score IELTS tests for the full range of levels, from non-user to expert user, A1-C2 </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Band Scores 9 band scale 9expert user 8very good user 7good user 6competent user 5modest user 4limited user 3extremely limited user 2intermittent user 1non-user </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education IELTS v European Framework v Cambridge ESOL exams </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Examples of IELTS scores Reading 6.5 Listening 6.5 Writing 7.5 Speaking 7.0 Overall Band Score: 7.0 </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education A university may even ask for a specific profile Listening minimum 6 Reading minimum 7 Writing minimum 6 Speaking minimum 6 </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> Who recognises IELTS? </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education IELTS is trusted and accepted by close to 6,000 organizations and faculties worldwide. I </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Professional bodies: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and USA Immigration authorities: Australia, Canada, New Zealand Government agencies and departments: Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, UK, USA </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Who recognises IELTS in Italy? Over 50 Italian Universities as credits towards first degrees Eg. Bocconi, Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, Venice, Bicocca, Genova, Padova, Trento, Bologna, </li> <li> Slide 34 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education In the US Recognised by over 1,200 U.S. higher education institutions </li> <li> Slide 35 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education What scores do US schools require for academic success? Levels/Sample SchoolsScores UndergraduateRange = 6.0 - 7.0 New York University7.0 UIUC6.5 Arizona State University6.0 GraduateRange = 6.0 - 8.5 Columbia University7.0 Columbia School of Journalism8.5 Professional schoolsRange = 6.0 - 8.5 Harvard MBA7.0 LLMRange = 6.5 - 8.0 Duke University7.5 Indiana University7.0 </li> <li> Slide 36 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Typical US university admission requirements It is the policy of the Graduate School to admit only those students with a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test), or 83 (internet-based test), or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0. In many departments a higher score may be required if the applicant is to succeed in the competition for limited new student openings. </li> <li> Slide 37 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education MIT, Boston (MA) accept only IELTS http://math.mit.edu/academics/grad/admission US entry requirements examples </li> <li> Slide 38 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Use the online Global Recognition System on www.ielts.org to find out which institutions in the U.S. and worldwide will accept your IELTS scores </li> <li> Slide 39 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education IELTS is accessible and practical One of the most frequently available tests in the world you can choose from up to 4 test dates each month Enrol up until 7 days before the test date Results available 13 days after the test Test fee payable in Euro </li> <li> Slide 40 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education How to register? On line at www.britishcouncil.it At a British Council office </li> <li> Slide 41 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Listening 30 minutes, 4 sections, 40 items General Training Reading 60 minutes, 3 sections, 40 items Academic Reading 60 minutes, 3 sections, 40 items General Training Writing 60 minutes, 2 tasks Academic Writing 60 minutes, 2 tasks Speaking 11 - 14 minutes, 3 parts </li> <li> Slide 42 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Paper 1: Listening </li> <li> Slide 43 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Paper 2: Reading </li> <li> Slide 44 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Variety of task types sentence completion notes, summary, diagram, flow chart, table completion classification matching multiple choice identification of writers views, attitudes, claims </li> <li> Slide 45 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Paper 3: Writing - Academic Part 1 - at least 150 words - 20 minutes Describing information from graphs, diagrams, tables, charts </li> <li> Slide 46 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education The chart below shows the number of men and women in further education in Britain in three periods and whether they were studying full-time or part-time. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features shown below. (Write at least 150 words) </li> <li> Slide 47 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Writing Assessment Criteria Task achievement or task response Cohesion and coherence Lexical resource Grammatical range and accuracy Access Public Band Score Descriptors http://www.ielts.org/PDF/UOBDs_WritingT1.pdf http://www.ielts.org/PDF/UOBDs_WritingT1.pdf http://www.ielts.org/PDF/UOBDs_WritingT2.pdf </li> <li> Slide 48 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Band score 6 According to the graph, the number of men and women in further education in Britain shows the following pattern. In the case of male, the number of males has declined slightly from about 1000 thousands in 12970/71 to about 850 thousands in 1980/81. However this figure rose back to about 850 thousands in 1980/81. The proportion of full- time education has declined during this periods. However, the proportion of part-time education has increased dramatically. On the other hand, in the case of female, the number of both full.-time education and part-time.education has increased during this period. From about 700 thousands in 1970/71, these figures rose to about 820 thousand s in 1980/81, to about 1100 thousands in 1990/91.. </li> <li> Slide 49 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Paper 3: Writing - Academic Part 2 - at least 250 - 40 minutes Discursive composition </li> <li> Slide 50 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Academic Writing Task 2 In Task 2 candidates are presented with a point of view or argument or problem They may need to: present a solution to a problem present and justify an opinion compare and contrast evidence, opinions and implications evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or an argument </li> <li> Slide 51 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education The IELTS Speaking test Realistic interactive conversation with a live examiner Shows your real life communication skills Preferred by many institutions in the U.S. and worldwide. </li> <li> Slide 52 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Speaking, 11-14 minutes britishcouncil.it/ielts </li> <li> Slide 53 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education IELTS Speaking Test 11-14 minutes 3 parts Part 1: General questions about home, family, job, studies etc Part 2: Monologue based on a verbal prompt on a card (1 minute to prepare) Part 3: Discussion of more abstract issues based on theme of part 2 </li> <li> Slide 54 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Part 2 card Describe something you own which is very important to you. You should say: where you got it from how long you have had it what you use it for And explain why it is so important to you </li> <li> Slide 55 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Speaking Part 3 Lets consider first of all how peoples values have changed What kind of things give status to people in your country? Have things changed since your parents time? </li> <li> Slide 56 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Criteria for assessment of speaking Fluency and coherence Lexical Resource Grammatical Range and Accuracy Pronunciation One examiner All interviews are digitally recorded </li> <li> Slide 57 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Preparing for the Test Published preparation materials list at www.ielts.org </li> <li> Slide 58 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Support Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS (CUP) Top Tips for IELTS Teacher and candidate resources at www.ielts.org IELT Scores explained DVD </li> <li> Slide 59 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education britishcouncil.it/ielts Road to IELTS </li> <li> Slide 60 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Free self-study materials from the British Council to all candidates who register online 5 weeks in advance practice IELTS listening tasks under timed conditions view sample videos of speaking tests, highlighting good and less good practice develop vocabulary and techniques for writing tasks Road to IELTS </li> <li> Slide 61 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education To find out more about Visit www.britishcouncil.it www.ielts.org </li> <li> Slide 62 </li> <li> Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Our website www.britishcouncil.it </li> </ul>