More Countries To Consider# IELTS

Earlier we talked about some of countries that one can choose for studying abroad. What we talked? . Let us have a look at some more countries to consider while planning to study abroad.

WHY CONSIDER IT ?? New Zealand is fast becoming a destination of choice for the Indian students. For the period of January-July 2014 the number of new applicants applying for visa from India increased to 123% as compared to the previous year.
WHAT COURSES SHOULD I TAKE?– Agriculture & the Environment, Architecture and Building, Arts, Humanities & Social Science, Business & Management (non-MBA) and Computing & IT are some of the exciting courses offered in New Zealand Universities.
Over 100 institutions across New Zealand accept IELTS.
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WHY GO THERE? United Kingdom has strong cultural, educational and commercial ties with India. Every year approximately 20000 Indians are invited by United Kingdom to study.
THE BEST COURSES – Business and management studies, law, sociology and social studies, art and design and computer science/IT are some of the fields in which United Kingdom provides excellent education.
Over 800 students across United Kingdom accept IELTS.
United States of America is one of the most sought after countries, while studying abroad, and well, there are reasons for it. Go check out our category on UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on why you must choose this country?
Over 3,200 institutions in in the USA accept IELTS.

When you plan to study abroad make sure that you are well equipped, with a good score in IELTS, a good university chosen and a perfect course chosen. Remember, it is a life time experience, make sure it changes your life for the good.

Passport To Abroad # IELTS

Life always gives a person with some choices, often the choices are easy, but sometimes, your life depends on the choice you make. One such choice is between studying in your own country or go abroad. Well, you must be wondering what is the fuss about studying abroad? Well, I say, it is all about the choice. The choice between the comfort of the house or the adventure outside, the choice between the delicious food of your mother or the mouth watering experience of trying something new, the choice between the friends you have and the friends you will make. But then it also boils down to this one question, Which country should I choose to study abroad? I agree this question is tough, so let us have a look at some of the possible answers.

WHY Australia –The best part about studying in Australia is that they offer multi-cultural environment required for an international experience. More than 500,000 students from across the world flock here annually. Last year India accounted for 7.2% (37,939) of the total enrolments by students in higher education, which is the second highest student enrolment after China.
COURSES AVAILABLE – Hotel management, earth/ environmental sciences, sustainable development, agronomy and healthcare are some of the most sought after courses in Australia. The best part more than 800 higher educational institutions in Australia accept IELTS as proof of English Language proficiency.
WHO GOES to Canada ? Well, if you are thinking of going to Canada, take it from me, you are not alone, India ranks second among the top five countries sending international students to Canada. In 2013, 21,482 students went to Canada to study and last year the number rose by 11%.
BEST COURSES AVAILABLE – Information Technology, Management, Finance/Accounting, Engineering and Aviation are the fields Canada is regarded as the epitome of best education. Apart from these, a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is well-regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe.
Over 300 institutes in Canada accept IELTS.
Who goes to GERMANY ? In the year 2013-14, 9,619 Indian students enrolled in German universities, an increase of over 2,000 from the previous year.
Why go to GERMANY ? The best part about German universities is they do not charge tuition fees and are universally recognized.
BEST COURSES AVAILABLE – STEM i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related subject fields are the most popular courses amongst Indian students who go for higher education in Germany.
Near about 200 institutions accept IELTS in Germany.

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Past Perfect Continuous # Grammar For IELTS

Past perfect continuous takes the following form –
Had been + present participle
I had been waiting for you since morning.
At that time he had been writing novel for five months.
Past perfect tense is used in the following cases –

When something begins in the past and continues for sometime
Past perfect continuous is very much like present perfect continuous. It is used when something begins in the past and continues for a certain time and then finishes off in the past itself.



  • She had been working in the company for few months, before she left to pursue her passions.
  • How long had you been waiting to get the bus?
  • He had been working hard for four months before he got his first break.
Past perfect continuous tense is often used to express the “cause and effect” relationship.

  • He is tired because he had been jogging for past 2 hours.
  • He gained weight as he had been overeating.
  • Archie failed the final exams because he had not been attending the classes for a year.

NOTE – Past Continuous emphasizes interrupted actions, whereas Past Perfect Continuous emphasizes a duration of time before something in the past.
He was tired because he was running.
This shows that he is tired because he is running at the moment.
He was tired because he had been running for an hour.
This shows that he ran for over a period of one hour and therefore he is tired.

Past Perfect Tense # Grammar For IELTS

Past perfect tense is used to express a time before a certain moment in the past. It is used to make clear that one event happened before another in the past. The simple past is used in one clause and the past perfect in the other.

  1. Anmol had come when I arrived.
  2. When they arrived, we had already left.
  3. He was very tired because he had not slept well.

In the above sentences, the words that have been emphasized, denote the action that was performed earlier.




Formation of Past Perfect Tense

The past perfect tense is composed of two parts –

  1. Past tense of the verb to have (had)
  2. Past participle of the main verb


  • She had given her notebook to him.
  • I had written the letter before time.
  • We had not decided.

Past Perfect + just

‘Just’ is used with the past perfect to refer to an event that was only a short time earlier than before now.

  • The train had just arrived when I reached the station.
  • He had just left seeing the police arrive.
  • I had just put the washing out when it started to rain.


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