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How the Top Immigration Consultants in Chandigarh Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams

Choosing to immigrate is a life-changing decision. For many aspiring immigrants and career seekers, the prospect of moving to another country promises new opportunities and personal growth. However, navigating the complex immigration processes can be overwhelming. This is where immigration consultants like Touchstone Educationals come into play, offering their expertise to make your dreams a …

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How Touchstone Educationals Can Help You Achieve Your Immigration Dreams

Introduction Embarking on the journey to a new country or pursuing higher education abroad is both exciting and daunting. Immigrants and aspiring students often face a labyrinth of challenges: from visa applications and language barriers to understanding complex immigration laws and finding the right educational programs. The process can be overwhelming, but that’s where Touchstone …

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The Benefits of Studying Abroad: Why It’s Worth the Investment

In today’s interconnected world, the idea of studying abroad has gained immense popularity. More students than ever are considering international education to broaden their horizons, gain new experiences, and enhance their academic credentials. But is studying abroad truly worth the investment? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the myriad benefits of studying abroad and why …

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The Life-Altering Journey Abroad: A Deep-Dive into the World of Global Education

The decision to study abroad can be one of the most defining moments in a student’s life, unrivaled in its capacity to provide personal growth and developmental opportunities. It is a step into the unknown, a plunge into a world of cultural diversity, and an unparalleled chance to broaden one’s horizons. From the bustling streets …

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The Ultimate Guide to Study Abroad | Touchstone

Starting a journey to study abroad is not only about attending classes in a foreign country. It’s a transformative experience that broadens your personality, enriches your cultural understanding, and shapes your personal and professional growth. For students seeking to enter this enriching field, Touchstone is your ultimate companion, guiding you through every step of this …

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Touchstone can help you begin your journey of studying abroad

The perfect start to your journey of studying abroad is deciding the right course. With a lot of study abroad programs to choose from, you can now pursue your higher education in a country that suits your needs and interests. Touchstone assists you by providing endless world class services that make the process of studying …

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Reasons to study in Australia

In the current times, the urge to study abroad is very common among Indian students. The major reason behind such urge is that the colleges and universities abroad ensure high quality education and a secured future. When you chose to study abroad, you have many choices. Among all the available choices, finding the right country …

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New Zealand student visa application process

If you have decided to pursue your higher education in New Zealand, a few tips for the application procedure will spare you a considerable amount of time, and point you in the right direction. Application forms You can get application forms online or directly from the educational institution, provided, you start the process about 8 …

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Listening

The IELTS Listening test consists of four recordings (four parts) from native English speakers with ten (10) questions in each recording (part).

Recording 1: an everyday social conversation between two people

Recording 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context

Recording 3: an educational conversation with upto four people

Recording 4: a monologue on an academic subject

Listening test scores will be based on your ability to understand the main ideas,
factual information, opinions, attitude and purpose of the speaker and your ability
to follow the development of ideas.

No. of questions: 40 Marks:

each question is worth one (1) mark

Total time: 30 minutes (+ 2 minutes review time )

Speaking

The IELTS Speaking test assesses your pronunciation, grammar, accuracy, fluency and lexical resources while speaking English. There are three (3) parts to this test, with each part fulfilling a specific function in terms of task input, interaction pattern and the test taker’s output.

Part 1: Introduction & Interview This part includes general questions about the test taker like residence, work,family, interests, etc.

Part 2: Long Run Cue cards are shared on a particular topic and one (1) minute will be given to prepare to speak for upto two (2) minutes on the topic.

Part 3: Discussion This part gives you the opportunity to discuss the topic from the cue card in further detail, in a more general and abstract way

Total time: 11-14 minutes

Reading

The IELTS Reading test is designed to test a wide range of reading skills including reading for skimming, details, gist, understanding arguments and writer’s opinions,attitude and purpose

IELTS Academic Reading – It includes three (3) reading passages (with a variety of questions) ranging from descriptive and factual to discursive and analytical. These passages are of general interest dealing with interesting and recognizably appropriate issues, with at least one passage containing a detailed logical argument

Note: The reading texts may contain non-verbal materials as well like graphs, diagrams or illustrations.

IELTS General Reading – It includes three (3) daily passages (with 2-3 short texts in the first passage, 2 texts in the second passage and 1 long text in the third passage), based on an English-speaking environment, from notices, newspapers, magazines or advertisements.

Reading passage 1: texts based on social survival, like advertisements, notices and timetables

Reading passage 2: texts based on workplace survival, like contracts, job descriptions, staff development & training material

Reading passage 3: texts based on general reading, involving more extended prose and a complex structure.

No. of questions: 40

Marks: each question is worth one (1) mark

Total time: 60 minutes (no additional transfer time)

Note: Please note that the question types in the Listening & Reading sections can include multiple choice answers, true or false answers, matching information/headings or sentence, table & flow-chart completion.

Listening

The IELTS Listening test consists of four recordings (four parts) from native English speakers with ten (10) questions in each recording (part).

Recording 1: an everyday social conversation between two people

Recording 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context

Recording 3: an educational conversation with upto four people

Recording 4: a monologue on an academic subject

Listening test scores will be based on your ability to understand the main ideas,
factual information, opinions, attitude and purpose of the speaker and your ability
to follow the development of ideas.

No. of questions: 40 Marks:

each question is worth one (1) mark

Total time: 30 minutes (+10 minutes transfer time)