This study investigates the cognitive validity of one part of
the IELTS Listening Test by comparing the performance and
experience of subjects when completing a sample IELTS task with
their performance and experience when doing a similar task that is
not constrained by the conditions of test administration ...
Researcher: John Field, Independent researcher, United
This study is a comparative analysis of the strategies used in
an IELTS Listening Test by first language users of English and
Chinese learners of English ...
Researchers: David Hyatt and Greg Brooks, The University of
Sheffield, United Kingdom
This paper investigates the academic reading activities and
problems encountered by first year students at a British
university, and reassesses the reading construct as tested in the
IELTS Academic Reading module ...
Researcher: Cyril Weir, The University of Bedfordshire,
This study investigates the cognitive processes underlying the
construct of academic reading, using participant retrospection to
identify the range of cognitive processes that students employ when
they are performing the various tasks in an IELTS Reading Test
Researchers: Roger Hawkey and Cyril Weir, The University of
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Presents a method for establishing the proportion of potentially
memorized material in the performance of IELTS candidates in the
academic writing task 2 ...
Researchers: Christine Pegg and Alison Wray, Cardiff
University, United Kingdom
This paper examines how oral examiners’ phonological
understanding and experience may influence their rating of
pronunciation in oral proficiency interviews ...
Researchers: Michael Carey, Robert Mannell and Geoff Brindley,
Macquarie University, Australia