You just spent a few hours studying your target language, and you’re feeling great. You’re feeling like you can do this. You’ve got a routine planned. You’ve got it all mapped out.
But a day goes by. Then two days. And you haven’t gotten back to your language practice.
Before you know it, you start beating yourself up. Guilt sets in.
After three or four days, your language learner’s guilt is in full swing, and you feel so bad about it that you actually start avoiding language learning the same way you’d avoid a friend whose text you never answered or whose birthday you forgot.
You’ve halted your language progress not because you’re genuinely too busy. You feel guilty about breaking the promise to yourself that this time you wouldn’t give up. You’ve only got to think about the learning you should have done, and shame hangs over you like a murky cloud.
It’s so much easier to pretend like the problem isn’t there than it is to figure out a way to solve it for the long term.
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Well, you are giving an English test, so it is very obvious that you know its language. Let us today, have a look at some of the possible questions that you might be asked related to language and IELTS.
What languages can you speak?
I can speak English and Hindi with Hindi being my mother tounge.
Why are you taking the IELTS exam?
I am a writer and want to enhance my knowledge about English literature and writing particularly. I am taking the IELTS exam to study English and its literature in an English speaking country.
Do you have any plans after you take the IELTS exam?
Oh sure ! I do have. After I have successfully taken the IELTS exam, I would like to get admission into one of Ivy league colleges to study English Literature or may be something related to writing or travelling.
How long have you been learning English?
I have studied in an English medium school since my childhood. So, I guess it has been now 18 years that I have learnt and read English.
I have studied in a regional school where the books were in regional language. But, English was still taught to us. So, technically I have been learning English for past 18 years but the thorough understanding of English has come to me only while preparing for IELTS.
Why is it important for you to learn English?
I think not only me but English has surely become an important language for communication. With globalization taking place at such an incredible speed, to be able to interact with others, English has become an essential language. In my case, I am a blogger. So, I want more and more people to be able to understand what I am trying to tell. For that reason, English is the only language that helps.
Do you like learning languages?
Yes, I do. Whenever I go to new place, I try to learn the regional language of that place. It makes staying there lot more easier and cheaper. Because, when you know the language it is easy to bargain while travelling. Also, to better understand the culture of the place, one needs to interact with the local people, the uneducated ones, and for that it is important to know the regional language.
Yes, I do like learning new language. I love English as a second language and have been practicing on it. Also, apart from English, I have started learning French as very soon I will be going to one of the french country to pursue by higher studies.
How did you learn the languages that you know?
Well, most of the languages that I know, I learnt them on google or by interacting with people. So, for example, I would go out and make friends and then ask them to teach me. Interacting with them more often, made me speak their language. We would dance to the same songs, sing regional songs, watch regional movies and that is how learn the language.
I think the best way to learn a language is through interaction with a native speaker. By doing this, one can improve their oral as well listening skills. Apart from this, I also read the regional language in my spare time.
Why do people learn more than one language?
Learning more than one language widens the horizon of a person. So, a person can interact with more kind of people, because for some reasons, individuals are more happy and tend to share more when you interact with them in their regional language. It also helps a person to grow intellectually.
I think people learn more and more language because language is a necessary tool to interact with foreign people and learn their culture. Understanding many languages, opens doors for many opportunities in the world.
Do you think that all children should learn foreign language at school?
I think learning learning a new/foreign language is important for a student, only if they learn how to use it properly. A new language activates those areas of the brain of a child, that help them to think more logically and creatively in future lives. Also, it brings in the attitude that no matter how foreign a thing, a child can do it.
Yes, I think because children are more fast at learning things and learning a new language at an earlier age is lot more e
You won’t become Steve Jobs in a night. Nor will you be the next Raghuram Rajan on your arrival. Don’t even expect people asking your autograph when you arrive. So the point is if you think you will be some kind of celebrity once you arrive from the abroad study. This is not happening. So what should you do next? Cancel the plan!! Wait. Don’t be so fast. Although abroad study doesn’t make you a celebrity over night but it can always be the first step to becoming one. Here’s how !
Opens new doors and windows
Doing the same thing at the same place again and again can end up making you like a machine that does the same thing and hence loses importance. Abroad study increases your horizons. You start approaching things in a new way, in a different way. May be you don’t become famous but surely you now have a wider friend circle. And it is this circle that usually becomes your network. The network that plays a vital role in your career. Remember, once you leave your comfort zone you never remain the same.
Learn a new language
Why do we speak so fluent Hindi? It is not because we are Indians but because as we grow up we hear it. And then we pick it up. So we speak it. Not to impress someone but to communicate. We never go to some kind of coaching to learn it. And this is exactly what happens when you go to abroad. You need their language. Because it is the only way you can communicate. So you grasp it. Both the language and the way it is spoken. But why is it important? Because the world is a global village now. We want people who can interact with more people. And knowing a language can always be an advantage.
You must be aware that now an organization is not opened at one place. It is all global. So it be possible that you have to interact with a client who is in Singapore or may be Africa. Abroad study makes you understand and respect cultures. How to adjust with people who look different, talk different and think different. And this, acceptance is what is required.
So, don’t contemplate more. “study abroad” is not about studying alone. It is an experience that you hold and that makes you different.