On the morning of January 15, the results of the research on the integration of the Chinese English Competence Scale and the IELTS of the
British English Examination were officially released. The total score of IELTS is 4.5, which corresponds to CET-4, CET-6 and IELTS-8.
The Chinese English Competence Scale is the first English proficiency test for Chinese English learners. It measures Chinese English learners’language proficiency with nine grades.
Extended reading IELTS students share the “9.19 IELTS Festival” homophonic: 9!
Following the “TOEFL Day” on January 20, September 19 was endowed with “IELTS Day”. Yesterday, the first IELTS Festival was officially launched.
The reason why January 20th is defined as “TOEFL Day” is that the TOEFL test has a full score of 120. Then, September 19 is defined as “I
ELTS Festival”, because the full score of IELTS listening, reading, writing and speaking is 9, and the total score of IELTS is the sum of four items, and the full score is 9. “9.19” takes the homonym of “Wang9”.
As a global IELTS student festival, “IELTS Festival” on September 19 was initiated by the official platinum partner of IELTS, Xuewei Group, an
d approved by the IELTS sponsor, British Association of Culture and Education. At the same time, it has also attracted the participation of cu
ltural, sports and other elites, such as Li Xia, the famous host, Chen Yibing, the Olympic champion, Xu Xiaolin, the founder of Huagai Capital.
On the eve of IELTS Day, the British Council for Culture and Education announced that the number of IELTS students worldwide had exceeded 3 million for the fir
st time in the past year. According to the data, IELTS has been recognized by more than 140 countries and regions around the world, and mor
e than 10,000 educational institutions, immigration bureaus, government departments and enterprises have recognized IELTS achievements. At present, 79 IELTS test venues have been set up in 41 cities in China.
According to Russian news agency Tass on January 13, US Secretary of State Pompeo and Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdul
Rahman Alesani announced at a joint press conference on Sunday that the United States and Qatar had signed an agreement to expand
Udaid Air Base in Doha, Qatar. “Today, we have reached several agreements that deepen our relationship. Our first concern is our security and defense partnership,” Pompeo said.
After signing a bilateral agreement to expand the largest U.S. military base in the region, Pompeo said, “This base is very important to
us. It is the key to U.S. defense security. We thank Qatar for letting us deploy troops here. In addition, he pointed out that Qatar was a st
rong friend of the United States, emphasizing Qatar’s role in the fight against terrorism. It is reported that the agreement was signed under the framework of the s
econd round of US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue held in Doha, which focused on the bilateral partn
ership in combating terrorism, political coordination on various issues and opening up new markets for Qatar’s investment in the United States.
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo
In an interview with the Washington Post in late July 2018, Qatar’s Defense Minister, Khalid Bin Mohammed Attiya, said that Qatar pla
nned to rebuild the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East, Udaid Air Force Base. He pointed out that Qatar was prepared to allocate $1.8 billion for this purpose. Currently, 11,000 U
.S. and coalition soldiers are stationed at Qatar’s capital base, which is important for military operations against extremist groups in the Islamic State.
B-1 Bomber at Udaid Air Force Base
The Udaid Air Force Base began construction in 1996 and is located several kilometres southwest of Doha. Qatar has allocated
about $1 billion to build the base. At the beginning of the 21st century, it became the largest U.S. military base in the region and played an important role in military operation
s in Iraq and Afghanistan and later in Syria. In April 2018, American B-1B bombers took off from here and attacked the positions of Syrian government forces.
Currently, the base deploys about 11,000 U.S. and allied soldiers, hundreds of armored vehicles and about 100 aircraft of all kinds. This is the front command post of the Central Command of the U.S. Armed Forces and t
he Air Force Command, as well as the offices of the Royal Air Force Expeditionary Force 83 and the U.S. Air Force Expeditionar
y Force 379. In addition, Qatar’s Udaid base is an importa
nt transit point for the transfer and deployment of U.S. troops and military equipment in the Middle East and Horn of Africa countries.