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    Re: An MBA Student

    Or MBA candidate.
    Not a professional teacher

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    Re: An MBA Student

    I know you are trying to say that Yoyo is good at organizing things but I think that's hardly relevant to an MBA.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: A Student of MBA

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    But I guess it is good enough to pass the IELTS (the teachers here who have experience with IELTS would know better).
    You don't 'pass' IELTS. Every candidate who takes the test is awarded a score, from 1 (non-user) to 9 (expert user).
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    #24

    Re: A Student of MBA

    Quote Originally Posted by tree123 View Post
    Tedmc, I had thought the intention of your remark was simply to encourage me on this language-learning forum. I didn't know you really meant it until I read your latest response.

    Of course, I still think the remark of yours also implies encouragement.
    Yes. He meant to encourage you. (I think you are making steady progress.)
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    #25

    Re: A Student of MBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You don't 'pass' IELTS. Every candidate who takes the test is awarded a score, from 1 (non-user) to 9 (expert user).
    Okay, I understand there are three components to IELTS - speaking, listening and writing.
    Out of curiosity, what score would you give for tree123's writing?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: A Student of MBA

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Okay, I understand there are three components to IELTS - speaking, listening and writing.
    Four. You forgot reading.

    Out of curiosity, what score would you give for tree123's writing?
    That's for tree to ask.
    In any case I haven't been an IELTS examiner for ten years now, so my grading skills are very rusty.
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    #27

    Re: A Student of MBA

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I am not sure whether you are asking about the correctness of the word need or the statement about tree123's English. If it is the former, it is should have been needs of course - a very basic mistake I still overlook.
    It's called subject-verb agreement.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The standard of a person's language is relative of course, as it depends on who or which group you are comparing it with.
    Native speakers is always a safe bet.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Given the environment and circumstances in which English is taught and learned in China, I would say tree123's English is better than that of a lot of graduates,
    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The language is taught as a single subject in school, but it is not used much outside schools or universities
    Tree123 is able to communicate quite clearly in the language, though there are issues with her grammar and the writing could be more natural
    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    She probably tends to still think in Chinese when she writes in English.
    That has nothing to do with success in IELTS.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    But I guess it is good enough to pass the IELTS (the teachers here who have experience with IELTS would know better).
    When it comes to IELTS, I have plenty of experience. As Piscean has pointed out, you do not "pass" IELTS. It is a skills-oriented test.

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