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June 6-Week Course | Enrolments Closing Soon!

Posted by on May 19, 2021 at 5:01 PM

A 6-week course designed to develop your reading and writing skills. June enrolments are now open! At ISLPR Language Services we have always strongly recommended candidates focus on developing their English skills before doing an ISLPR test. We don’t believe in “test preparation” courses that simply teach you tricks to pass a test. Instead, we…
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How your Language Proficiency is Assessed in an ISLPR® Test

Posted by on Apr 20, 2021 at 9:52 AM

In an ISLPR® test, we assess your overall proficiency in each macroskill of speaking, listening, reading and writing separately. Proficiency is a highly complex concept. There are many features that contribute to what we call language.


What is the ISLPR test and how is the test conducted?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM

The language you know and use depends on your language experience and needs. Therefore, at ISLPR Language Services (ILS) we believe in adaptive testing. A language test that is personalised for each candidate. – Dr David E. Ingram (Director and co-creator of the ISLPR test) The ISLPR test is a personalised and individual English test…
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STRATEGIES FOR ISLPR TEST CANDIDATES

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM

The Reading Test: Strategies for ISLPR Test Candidates: The Reading Test (Part 1) Strategies for ISLPR Test Candidates: The Reading Test (Part 2) The Listening Test: Strategies for ISLPR Test Candidates: The Listening Test (Part 1) Strategies for ISLPR Test Candidates: The Listening Test (Part 2) The Speaking Test Strategies for ISLPR Test Candidates: The…
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Guidelines for ISLPR Tests: Speaking Test

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM

Academic Test: Speaking Skills are examined throughout the interview. The first part of the interview (about 15 minutes) is a conversation. The tester will introduce topics about everyday life and your particular needs and interests. Professional Registration: Speaking skills are judged throughout the interview. The first part of the interview (about 15 minutes) is a…
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Guidelines for ISLPR Tests: Writing Test

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM

Academic Test: In the Writing test you will be asked to write about 400 words in total. You will be given 60 minutes to complete the test. There are usually two tasks; occasionally three tasks are given but the total number of words expected will remain the same. The topic, the type of text, the…
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Guidelines for ISLPR Tests: Listening Test

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM

Speaking, Listening and Reading skills are tested in a one-to-one interview that takes about 60 minutes. The interview is audio-recorded. Three things determined the content of the test: everyday life in Australia, everyday. Academic Test: Listening skills are judged throughout the interview. In one part of the interview, however, recordings will also be used. The…
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Guidelines for ISLPR Tests: Reading Test

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM

Speaking, Listening, and Reading skills are tested in a one-to-one interview that takes about 60 minutes. The interview is audio-recorded. Three things determined the content of the test: everyday life in Australia, everyday


Language Tasks that occur in ISLPR Writing Tests

Posted by on Apr 1, 2022 at 10:13 AM

NB.  Any language task can usually be carried out in a variety of different ways.  What matters is that its format or presentation is logical, appropriate, clear and readily understood by the reader.  Nevertheless, there are often traditionally expected features of some types of writing. The tasks below are examples of tasks that might occur…
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Why take the ISLPR – how is it different to other English tests?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM

The language you know and use depends on your language experience and needs. Therefore, at ILS we believe in adaptive testing. A language test that is personalised for each candidate.