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Tips to make your sop (statement of purpose) stand out

Just like a man without a purpose is a ship without a rudder, in the same way, admission documents without an impressive statement of purpose are documents without intent. Since intent matters to admission officers abroad, it is important to present a good statement of purpose. The statement of purpose shows the admission authorities, how …

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Advanced diploma in computer systems technology-software development and network engineering

Founded in 1967, Sheridan has expanded from a local college of 400 students to one of the leading institutions in Ontario, Canada educating approximately 23,000 full time and 18,500 continuing / part-time students every year on three campuses- Oakville, Mississauga, and Brampton.It is an award-winning institution attracting scholars from around the world. Sheridan offers a …

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Change in minimum band requirements for bachelor degree courses

With changing trends in education and its applicability, the concerned student visa authorities have made a change in the minimum band requirements of IELTS test. Students who seek to study abroad for higher education are supposed to achieve the required bands in IELTS. Based on the IELTS bands, students seek admission in colleges abroad. It …

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Questions you need to ask your study abroad consultant

As per study abroad market trends, most of the applicants prefer to apply for overseas study through study abroad consultants, while only a few choose to apply on their own. Since the demand for consultants is high in the market, the competition is also high among consultants. They try their best to lure candidates seeking …

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‘A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work’

7.6 billion People in the world and each one of them has a dream which they wish to turn into a beautiful reality. But, only a few are able to live their dream and the rest just live with their unfulfilled dream. The major difference between the achievers and non-achievers is their commitment towards their …

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Want to study abroad: experts are here to help?

Indian students are known all over the world for their skills and high IQ. People of Indian origin form a major part of the highly skilled workforce in Medical , space research, information technology and scientific research & development sectors of the developed countries. Innumerable Indian students go abroad to pursue higher education. The blend …

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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)