Are you more comfortable with North American or British / UK accentsAre you more comfortable with North American or British / UK accents?
If you have more experience with British English (or Australian English), take the IELTS as vocabulary and accents tend more towards British English. If you watch a lot of Hollywood movies and like US idiomatic language, choose the TOEFL as it reflects American English.Beginning in March 2013, the Listening and Speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT® test will include other native-speaker English accents in addition to accents from North America. Test takers may hear accents from the United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia. (Source: ETS)
Do you type faster?
You will read the below section of key differences between IELTS or TOFLL, so for your TOEFL, you wrote your essay in the written section of the exam. If you type very slowly, but as you handwriting your text responses, I strongly recommend taking IELTS.
Do you want to end the examination as soon as possible?
If you are very nervous during the test and want to finish as soon as possible of the experience, the choice between IELTS or TOFLL is simple. TOEFL lasts about four hours, but the IELTS is significantly smaller – about 2 hours and 45 minutes. But remember, little is not easy!
Do you feel comfortable with a wide variety of questions?
The TOEFL test almost entirely creates multiple choice questions. On the other hand, IELTS has a wide range of question types, including multiple choices, gap fillings, combined exercises, etc. If you are not comfortable with multiple choice questions, TOEFL is not a test for you.
Are you skilled to take notes?
It is important to take note of both the IELTS and the TOEFL. However, it is more critical in the TOEFL exam. You will be reading below, especially the hearing section depends on the tip taking skills in TOEFL, when you answer the questions after listening to the long election.
Major Differences between the IELTS and the TOEFL
TOEFL – You have to choose between 3 to 5 lessons in twenty minutes each. The materials of reading are natural academic. The questions are multiple choice.
IELTS – 3 to twenty minutes each reading selection.
Materials, related to such an educational setting, in TOEFL field. There are multiple type questions (empty filled, combined, etc.)
TOEFL – The list of listening is different from the IELTS. In TOEFL, your speech or campus conversation will select from 40 to 60 minutes of audible words. Take notes and respond to multiple choice questions.
IELTS – The biggest difference between the two tests is listening. There are various types of questions as well as different length exercises in IELTS examinations. You will answer the question as you move through the selection to listen to the test.
TOEFL – TOEFL requires two written tasks and all the text is done on the computer. The work involved writing a five paragraph composition of 300-350 words. It is important to take notes because the second act tells you to take notes from a text selection in textbooks and take a lecture on the same subject. Then you are asked to write responses using write notes by composing both writing and listening selection of 150-225 word selection.
IELTS – IELTS has two functions: the first is a compilation of 200 – 250 words. The second IELTS writing process allows you to view graphs or charts like infographics and summarize the information presented.
TOEFL – Once again the commentary section is very different between TOEFL and IELTS exams. At TOEFL, you are asked to record feedback on six different questions from 45 – 60 seconds based on short details / conversations. The examination section lasted for 20 minutes.
IELTS – IELTS speaking department lasts 12 to 14 minutes and in Tofel it takes place with lab instead of computer. A small warm up exercise that is essentially involved in small talk, then follows some kind of visual stimuli and finally, a more detailed discussion on related topics.