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The Benefits of Taking Standardized English Tests
If you’re planning on working or studying in English-speaking countries such as US and UK, there are standardized English tests that you need to pass in order to be able to do so, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
These tests can be taken personally or through the internet and has different purposes. IELTS, the most popular standardized English test, has two modules: academic and general training and it is for those who are planning on migrating, working, or finishing their high school or college degrees. TOEIC, on the other hand, is for those who are planning on working in a global environment especially since English proficiency has already become a necessity. Lastly, TOEFL is for non-native speakers who wish to expand their perspectives and their network of friends through studying in English-speaking universities.
Aside from being the key to a life in English-speaking countries for working or studying, the benefits of taking these standardized English tests are numerous. Among these are the following:
- It prepares you to the international working environment specifically on how to carry out business in English;
- It introduces you to English-speaking classrooms and helps you engage in their discussions;
- It gives you in-depth knowledge of the English language such as the introduction to different English accents (e.g. Australian and British);
- Through learning the language that is used by most people all over the world, it helps in interacting with people in other countries;
- It enhances your English listening, speaking, and writing skills;
- It makes communication easier, and;
- It gives you more opportunities to succeed.
In order to be able to reach a certain objective in life, one must challenge themselves and work hard to pass certain tests. For you to be able to expand your horizons and increase your opportunities as well by working or studying in an English-speaking country, you must go through these tests and work hard in order to pass. Aside from passing these tests, it is also important to remember that during its process, having fun while learning is essential. For you to be able to pass these tests, studying hard is not the only ingredient but also relaxing and making beautiful memories since these tests aren’t only to provide opportunities for you to be able to succeed in life but also to be able to grow as a person.