Australia. Well I guess this is the dream destination of most of the students who want to study abroad. If you are one of them, you need to know that work and life go on hand in hand. Surely it has got some great colleges under its belt, but then Australia is not about just colleges. It has got more grenade.
If you think that you will go to Australia, study there whole day and night and get great scores and then life would be set, you are mistaken. There is no perfect time to live your life than “now”. And if you are planning to study in Sydney, I say work hard. Reach there and then experience it. How can Sydney be experienced? Nothing complicated, go to college, come back, study and take a walk around these places-:
Darling Harbour-: Known as the waterfront district, at a distance of 10 minutes from the main city, this place is heaven. From shopping, to clubs, to fantastic restaurant. You come here once and you will want to come again.
The Rocks-: Considered as a slum until the 19th century, this place is now the perfect destination with historic pubs, a weekly market, walking tours and souvenir shops. This is at the heart of Sydney, Sydney’s city center.
Coo gee Beach-: Go take a stroll along this, coo gee is one the most coveted beaches. You can stop for a film at Ritz cinema built in 1937, a heritage listed Art Deco cinema. Or have some snacks, go for some clothing deals or watch surfers.
Don’t stop yourself, don’t limit yourself, you are what you think you are.
You have got 24 hours in a day. When I say “study abroad” does that mean you need to study all day long? Well not necessarily, unless you are a robot. The usual questions that comes in the mind is where should I go, if not the college? Go to college but then abroad study is not about just studying your subjects. It is about understanding the culture of the place you visit. Because you learn more from the people and the environment and the situations then you ever do from the books.
So, anyone out there who wants to do their “abroad study” in London, surely stop at the following landmarks. Because experience matters, stories matter, and books don’t teach it. Dive in with me to experience London!
It completed in 1894 and was initially disliked for its Victorian Gothic design. At present this bridge is one of the most famous bridge in the world and undeniable landmark of London.
It was named after the 17th century frilled collared shirts called “piccadils”. And housed London’s first illuminated billboards.
Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone are just two of more than 80,000 historic objects that can make you awestruck. One little thing, this 80,000 is just 1% of the British Museum’s entire collection.
So, go, work hard, follow your dreams and world will be yours.
Sometimes it is better to know what not to do rather than knowing what to do. So, here are the Dont’s Of The Speaking Section-:
- Don’t speak in a monotone. Speak with enthusiasm.
- Don’t give yes or no answers.
- Don’t repeat the question. For example-:Do you like sports. Yes I like sports. Prefer,Yes there are many sports I find fun and engaging.
- Don’t go off the topic.Don’t expand too much that you forget the topic. For e.g. Don’t start with Toronto and lead to education and technology.
- Don’t say I don’t know. You should know about yourself.
- Don’t speak too quickly or too slowly.
- Practice speaking in environments you get nervous.
Don’t worry about being perfect. Even if you are aiming for a band 9 you need not to be perfect! If you make mistakes and can correct easily, do that. If you can’t do that, don’t. It might be possible the examiner did not even noticed it.
BE CONFIDENT. BE OPTIMISTIC.
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Every interview, meeting or date that you are in has its own set of protocols. Going for an IELTS Speaking interview, well it has its own!! You may do your own experiments or try out the tested ones. Below are some of the tried and tested things that you can do –
- When you meet the examiner, present yourself with confidence. Go in the test knowing you will do great. Don’t be overconfident rather be optimistic.
- Be friendly.
- Body language is very important. So make eye contact and look at them but then don’t stare. Don’t talk in a monotone. Be a little excited about what you are speaking.
- Don’t use simple easy boring low-level words. For examples: I like Indian food because it is tasty. Good thing to do is look at the topics they will ask you. E.g. Food. Find vocabulary related to food. For example. Cuisine. So you may say, I love Indian cuisine because of the spices.
- Don’t overuse “I like”. Instead, use I enjoy. Or maybe I really love. I prefer sports etc. You may use others as well.
- Expand your answers. Maybe the examiner asks you some questions. Examples:Do you love playing sports? The answer you may say is no. Avoid doing this rather explain in detail. Don’t just say yes or no. Examples: Where are you from. I could just say I am from Almora. This won’t help. Expand the answer. I am from Almora and it is one of the most beautiful hill stations. Don’t be too large but then neither too short. One way to expand is by giving example. What is your favorite food? I love Indian cuisine. I like rajma. They make it using this and that.
- Practice. You know the types of questions they will ask. Practice a lot. Practice at places where you feel the pressure. With people that make you tensed.
Remember, practice and practice a lot. You are always just one step away from success. So, take the first step.