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Autor:  Ricardo - EMB
E-mail:  emb@sk.com.br
Data:  04/FEV/2015 11:28 AM
Assunto:  TOEFL iBT and IELTS
Hi Fran,

... to achieve 80 % to 85 % on the TOEFL iBT or IELTS.
I would suggest 600 hours of contact with the language and a couple of months preparation doing sample tests, but I would like to hear from you guys your input on this question.

You are probably right.
However, I wouldn't be so objective and precise when evaluating a human ability so complex, changeable and difficult to measure. Consider just the differences in learning pace that we can observe with different learners. In our school I interview students that sign up for classes who have studied English for years and are at a pre-intermediate level or worse. At the same time I interview a lot of young people that never sat in a classroom to "study" English, but are on upper intermediate or pre-advanced levels.

Ricardo - EMB

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
TOEFL iBT and IELTS  –  Fran  03/FEV/2015, 10:57 AM
 TOEFL iBT and IELTS  –  Ricardo - EMB  04/FEV/2015, 11:28 AM
TOEFL iBT and IELTS  –  Fran  04/FEV/2015, 3:06 PM
TOEFL iBT and IELTS  –  PPAULO  05/FEV/2015, 2:11 AM
TOEFL iBT and IELTS  –  PPAULO  05/FEV/2015, 2:21 AM
TOEFL iBT and IELTS  –  EU  05/FEV/2015, 10:17 PM

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