We often form opinions about people and act acccordingly. But before you act further, I ask you to know the truth.
We often say that the South Indian people of our country know English better than the rest of the people. The results of IELTS have although a different story to tell. In the international English language testing system, Bengalis, malyalis and tamilians and five other Indian language speaking people have been trounced.
We as Indians, often get worried about our culture. Sometimes even start blaming the English language for it. But the fact is that the importance of English cannot be underestimated if we want to connect to the world.
It is hoped that British Council’s analysis of the IELTS scores is a wakeup call for the schools where English is given a step-motherly treatment in India. With this result, we need to also bring our attention to the fact, that often things are not the way, they look like. Underestimating ourselves, thinking that others are better than us, often gives them the advantage they don’t even deserve.
So, anyone out there who thinks that we are ruining our culture running over English, it is time we stop restricting ourselves and start opening ourselves to the wealth of opportunities present outside the country. And then to those who think may be x or may be y is better than you because of whatever reasons you think, remember it doesn’t matter who you are, but what you want to do for your dreams.
So, leave the insecurities, work hard and live your dreams.
Is going abroad a dream for you? A wish you want to fulfil as soon as possible? Are you one of those who want to take IELTS and fulfil there dreams but are afraid of the vocabulary? Well, if you are one of those, here I bring to you some easy things to get a grasp of the IELTS vocabulary. Read more
AUSTRALIA. I guess the name is enough to bring your ears to what I am about to say. It is a dream destination for many who want to study abroad. And if you are one of them, I am sure you must be curious how do people live there, think there? What do Australians believe in? How will I adjust? Well, it is not like living with ISUS. Australians are as human as you are. May be in a different way.
So, before you land in Australia get your facts straight about it-:
FREEDOM MATTERS-: Australians place a high value on independence and personal choice. Your teacher for a course will never tell you what you should do. But rather will give you choices. It is then completely your decision. In short, no spoon feeding happens.
OPINIONS-: Australians believe in opinions. The teacher expects you to speak out your opinion on a particular topic and then a valid reason behind it.
EQUALITY-: Australians are uncomfortable with the status difference. You may find people younger to you calling you by your first name or vice versa.
BALANCE-: Australians believe in work, life balance. You might end up finding that the one that excels in your class is also the life of the party. So, if you want to gel up with them, don’t just study,participate in different activities as well.
PRIVACY MATTERS-: Their notion of privacy means that areas such as financial matters, appearance and relationships are only discussed with close friends. They may tell you if they want to but you are supposed not to ask them.
Remember, no one is weird, above or low. No one is better than another, we all are different. So, respect the difference, embrace their culture and fly high.
You need a IELTS band 6 or above if you want to study in good universities abroad. IELTS is a tough exam and it is not easy to get a high band especially if you have a broken English. There are four sections of IELTS -:Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. You really need to work hard, very hard to get in there.
I know you must have heard all of this. It may be the case that you don’t have a strong command over the language. Most probably because you haven’t done your education in an English medium school. But here I tell you the truth. You are no less than any one out there who knows English. IELTS like any other competition is like a competition. It hardly matters how good you are, what matters is how well you prepare yourself and how well you perform on that particular day.
It doesn’t matters whether you know English, what matters is whether you are ready to make efforts. Whether you are ready to read newspaper, listen to BBC news. What matters is whether you are looking at how good your competitors are or are you looking at yourself. Improving yourself day by day. It doesn’t matter how good others are but how good you are than your previous version. And yes, “you” do matter. Because it is your exam, it is your fight. You are competing with yourself. You are fighting for your dream.
So, anyone out there, who thinks that they cant do this because may be they are very poor at English. Or may there competitors are really good. stop thinking. And start doing. Take the first step. Don’t look at others. Be sincere, work hard and follow your dreams. You never know what surprise life has in store for you.
Don’t fear. Fly High. All The Best.