Should I take a TOEFL or IELTS exam?

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Sep 23, 2020
TOEFL and IELTS are the most common English exams, which are used to judge a person's English ability. Which exam, you want to take will depend on your ultimate goal.

TOEFL is an American based exam, so it is often a requirement for entrance into universities in the United States.

IELTS uses British English is used in most English speaking countries outside of the US. They have two exam formats, one is for general and the other academic, which you should take if you want to apply for college or university.

It is best to check which exam is required for the course or program you wish to enter, before you start preparing and taking the exam.