Partnering with the Lebanese International University
Lebanese International University was founded in 2001 and currently has 9 branches across Lebanon. LIU has been keenly pursuing all that pertains to quality education and assessment, student success and achievement, and national and International recognition. Propelled by academic and professional principles as such, LIU’s official testing partnership with IELTS has been to nobody’s surprise, thanks to all success, persistence, and professionalism LIU has exerted in its professional pursuits.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who need to study, work where English is the language of communication and migration. IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English language test as over 2.2 million IELTS tests are taken around the world each year. Tests are held on selected Saturdays across LIU’s regional campuses.
The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 9,000 organizations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.
LIU accepts IELTS as an accepted certificate including the score.
The IELTS test assesses your abilities in all four skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – in less than three hours. There are four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
IELTS is available in two test formats: Academic or General Training.
All test takers take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests. The distinction between IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training lies in the subject matter of the Reading and Writing components.
Listening, Reading and Writing must be completed on the same day, with no breaks in between them. The order in which these tests are taken may vary.
The Speaking test will either be after a break on the same day as the other three tests, or up to a week before or after the other tests. This will depend on your test center.
Test Format – Listening
You will listen to four recorded texts, monologues and conversations by a range of native speakers, and write your answers to a series of questions.
These include questions that test your ability to understand main ideas and detailed factual information, ability to understand the opinions and attitudes of speakers, ability to understand the purpose of an utterance and the ability to follow the development of ideas.
A variety of voices and native-speaker accents are used and each section is heard only once.
A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
A monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
A conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
A monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
- See more at: https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/test-format#sthash.mWvEoawB.dpuf