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Linda: Would you please tell me some information about IELTS and what’s new at IELTS?
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[B] [color=Green]What’s new at IELTS?[/color] This year, IELTS aims to build on that success through a series of changes designed to make the service as a whole cheaper, more convenient and more comprehensive in its coverage of China. [color=Aqua]Deadline for signing up?[/color] From May 1, students who need to retake IELTS will no longer have to do so within 90 days. Instead, they may take the test on the next available testing day, allowing a greater time for more study and so a better chance of making a significantly better score and meeting tight deadlines for study or visa applications. [color=Orange]How to know the results?[/color] Candidates will also be able to have their results sent electronically to educational institutions across the world after April 1, when a new free service comes online. Test Results Forms (TRF) submitted through the Exams Unit of British Council (which operates in China as the Cultural and Education Section, British Embassy/Consulate-General in China), will then be sent immediately via the internet to the destination of their choice. If the TRFs are sent by regular international airmail, a postage fee will no longer be required. A maximum of 5 TRFs can be sent for free. [color=Red]Fees?[/color] Candidates who wish to query their test results will also be able to have them reassessed for a lower fee. Under IELTS rules, candidates who are not satisfied with their scores can apply for remarking within 28 days by submitting an Enquiry on Results (EOR) request. Thanks to changing exchange rates, the cost of submitting an EOR will be reduced from 950 yuan to 860 yuan. The fee will be refunded to the candidate if inaccuracies are verified. And March this year sees the opening of the 27th IELTS testing centre in Guiyang, Guizhou Procince. This will join the centres in Chongqing, Chengdu and Kunming, further extending IELTS coverage of Southwest China. [color=Purple]More Information about IELTS[/color][color=Purple] IELTS: a global passport [/color] Since first appearing in China in 1987, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has proved itself as a popular English language learning resource for Chinese students determined to study abroad. In 2005, almost 100,000 students took IELTS tests, an increase of 6 per cent over the previous year. IELTS has traditionally been seen as a system used mainly by the UK, Australia and countries in the old British Commonwealth. That has changed. Now, over 800 educational institutions in the United States also recognize IELTS, and the number of candidates who successfully applied to study, migrate and work in the US and elsewhere has increased in line with this. If you take a look at the US Citizenship and Immigration Service website, you’ll find something interesting. It lists the IELTS score requirements for foreigners wanting to study in the field of health care and nursing.And that news is that IELTS is fast becoming an international passport. The governments of Australia, Canada, UK and New Zealand use IELTS scores in their immigration assessments. In America, over 800 universities acknowledge IELTS scores. American private higher education institutions which teach professional skills certificates or offer diplomas also acknowledge IELTS. Many believe the US Government follows their lead. [/B]

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