You must be having goals in your life. Rather, goals are regarded the most important step to be successful. But the point is not whether you make goals or not. How effectively you make your goals leads you to success. For example, if you made a goal that I want to study in Harvard university. Now this is no goal or you can say a very poor goal. Poor, not in a sense that you have chosen a bad university, but because you haven’t put in the details of getting there.
A better goal could be I will get a band 9 in IELTS to get admission in Harvard University. And then how will you get a band 9? You need to specify that as well. a reasonable goal could be, I will learn 10 idioms today. Or, I will learn 20 verbs related to swimming today. So, what are you doing here? You are making a goal that can be achieved. You have exactly specified how much and in what time. it is when you fulfil all such small, yet important goals you finally reach to the big goal.
Remember, it is never about the big goal or the ultimate desire or aim, it is how well you accomplish the small goals that lead you to the big one. Make sure that your goals are specific.
Uncertainty is the one thing that can cross you at any time. There may be a case when you want to cancel or postpone your IELTS exam. Although this is possible, it depends on when you are requesting for the cancellation.
HOW TO CANCEL THE IELTS
1.Cancel before five weeks of the exam-:
If you cancel your IELTS exam at least five weeks prior to your exam, you are given a refund. If you want to cancel it, you are required to fill in an application form. If the form is accepted you receive the cheque of the refund in the address specified by you in the form.
2.Cancel within five weeks of the exam-:
If you cancel within five weeks because of some medical reasons, you need to provide the original medical certificate. In case of serious illness, you will receive a refund. But if the illness is thought not to be serious, you may not get any refund.
If you cancel the test, because of the bereavement of a family member, again, you need to provide valid proof if you want a refund.
If you cancel for any other reason, you don’t get any refund.
In any case, you need to submit the application, with all the details.
The world is coming closer and we are no longer living isolated existence. With this coming we are now experiencing global ideas, broader perspective and opening ourselves to new cultures. With this global mixing, we cannot underestimate the power of English. It is no longer just a way to communicate. It has now become more of a way to express your ideas. And in this globalised world, IELTS has now become one of the most accepted English testing system. But then what is IELTS?
IELTS stands for International Language Testing System. It is the test you must take if you want to study, work or immigrate to a country where English is the main language. But then how can a test judge whether you know English or not? Well, IELTS tests all the four aspects of English i.e reading, writing, speaking and listening. The best part about you can apply on any date that suits you. IELTS has 48 dates per year for the academic module and 24 dates per year for the general module.
So, does that mean you need to go to some particular place to give the test? Not really. IELTS has got 8000 test centers across the globe and 41 in India alone. It is jointly owned by the British Council, University Of Cambridge and IDP Australia. But then who accepts it? Don’t worry. Around 7000 organizations all around the world accept it. And if you are aiming for Ivy League, here is a good news, they too accept it.
Remember there are three versions of IELTS ,academic, general and IELTS life. Remember to check with the receiving organization which IELTS you must take.
What are you waiting for now? Go register yourself for an IELTS test at www. britishcouncil.org.in.
Remember, your choices define your destiny, make sure to choose well.
I want to get a Band 8 in IELTS. I want to fly high and achieve whatever I want to. I want to live my life the way I want to and not the way others want it to be like. Going abroad is going to be the first step towards it. And I want to take the first step with pride. Did you just repeated whatever I said? Is living a life of awesomeness a dream of yours? Do you want to get a band 8 in IELTS? But then do you know what does band 8 stands for? What skills are required to be a Band 8? To live a life you wish to?
Well, if living a life you have dreamt for makes you push a little harder. Go on, read this and make the necessary efforts to live your dream.
FLUENCY AND COHERENCE-: a band 8 speaks fluently with only occasional repetition or self correction. But then it does not mean you are super human. There may be times that a band 8 hesitates, but that is usually content related and only rarely to search for language. A band 8 develops topics clearly and appropriately.
LEXICAL RESOURCES-: A band 8 has a wide vocabulary and isn’t afraid to use it. So, if you want to be a band 8 improve on your vocabulary. Express feelings, situations in a better way. Although a band 8 usually uses less of common phrases, and may be less skillfully. But then that is because there is a band 9. Other than that a band 8 can use paraphrases as effectively as is required. A positive point for band 8 is that he/she produces a majority of error-free sentences with only occasional inappropriacies or basic/non-systematic errors.
PRONUNCIATION-: a band 8 uses a wide range of pronunciation features. The most important thing he/she is easy to understand.
So, what are you waiting for? If you want to be a band 8, if you want to live your dreams, go on and make yourself and band 8.