English Test : Cambridge ESOL vs TOEFL
At 8:20 in this morning, with my family, I drove an hour to Taipei, my elder daughter Kelly attended TOEFL. TOEFL is abbreviated from Test Of English as a Foreign Language, which is most common requirement for U.S. university admission. The test fee of TOEFL is US$150, very expensive to Taiwanese. It is equivalent to 3 day-wages of Taiwanese.
There are many kinds of English test in Taiwan, which are:
1.TOEFL: America system. Fee = US$150
2.Cambridge ESOL ( KET/PET/FCE/CAE/CPE): British system,
FCE fee=US$100 (Approximately)
3.TOEIC (Test Of English for International Communication): International use.
Fee= US$50 (Approximately)
4.GEPT: made in Taiwan. Fee = average US$50(Approximately)
5.FLPT: made in Taiwan, Fee= US$58(Approximately)
We need to go to Taipei to attend TOEFL, the test started at 9:30 am today, till 14:00 pm. there was only 10 minutes break in the middle time, the examinees had their lunch after 14:00 pm (Taiwanese usually have lunch between 12:00- 13:00).
During the TOEFL test, 9:30 am till 14:00 pm, we (my wife Wendy, my daughter Kitty, and I) had a 4.5 hours Taipei trip. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan, 271.7997 km˛, 2,622,933 populations. Nowadays, smoking is restricted more and more, therefore, it is very hard to find a trash can on the street which is attached with an ashtray box, I today found one on the Taipei street. Let me show you a photo of it.
( trash can + ashtray box)
James Wu (Wu Zhih Cheng), Taiwan.
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