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Tips to Improve Writing Skills in IELTS

Impressive writing is a skill mandatory for success in any profession .it is a necessity for any walk of life viz, getting admissions in a school/college, getting a good job or to achieve success in career.

Impressive writing is a skill mandatory for success in any profession .it is a necessity for any walk of life viz, getting admissions in a school/college, getting a good job or to achieve success in career. These skills help a person to shine among the crowd. Although writing skill is a natural flair, it can be inculcated and improved upon in. In IELTS writing skills/abilities are important to get a good score.

There are 4 modules in this exam ,speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The candidate has to show his/her abilities in all these modules. No matter how ever tough writing module is ,this skill can be polished with regular practice. Candidates can surely improve their writing skills by following useful tips:

1. Test version of IELTS does not matter , if the candidate is clear as of what is expected of him/her. For example ,in writing a letter be sure about whether it is a formal or informal letter, as the start and end in both types differ. In writing an essay where the candidate is supposed to give opinion, make sure to write down both sides of issue for and against.

2. Before starting the writing, making an outline. It always helps a candidate to remain focused. A good candidate with the help of an outline can move on to vocabulary in a better way and concentrate on the sentence structure.Include all the important points in the outline before elaborating them in paragraphs.

3. While Writing an opinion essay ,a candidate must write the strongest ideas in the opening paragraphs, weakest ideas in middle and stronger ones in the concluding paragraphs to convey a strong impact.

4. Always present the ideas in a simple and clear manner . IELTS is not about testing a person’s hold over topic but it is to see his/her abilities in the English language. It is to judge the persons hold over language.

5. Do not write long essays, stick to the words as per instructions given. Focus more on Language like write complex sentences, use strong vocabulary to impress the reader .

6. Avoid repetition of words. Use synonyms instead. Write clear, concise but cohesively.

7. Proof reading of writing is mandatory to check for any spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, do editing where ever necessary.

8. Impressive writing is a skill that can be improved by daily practice. Before the exam write daily and request your teacher to give you feedback .

9. One good way to improve writing skills is to use transitional devices popularly known as connectives like meanwhile, therefore and hereafter. A person can use connectives in combining two ideas or sentences to ensure a smooth flow of sentences.

Some quick tips to get a good score in Writing

  • Analyse each task properly
  • Make notes.
  • Highlight the important words to stay focused.
  • Include only one idea in one paragraph.
  • Plan your answers properly.
  • Avoid repetition of words.
  • Stays focused on the topic asked do not include unnecessary ideas.
  • Learn time management.
  • Allot only 20 minutes to task 1 and 40 minutes to task 2.
  • Complete task 2 first as it is more important than task 1.
  • For task 1 candidate has to write a minimum of 150 words and 250 words for task 2.
  • Make sure to write answers completely but avoid writing too much.
  • Be sure about the spelling, grammar and vocabulary.
  • Do not use informal language.
  • Write answers of your own in easy and simple language.
  • Check your tasks to remove any mistakes.

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Tackling Speaking Module in IELTS

Speaking test in IELTS is to evaluate the candidate ability to communicate effectively. It is about how a person converses, offers an opinion in various situations, reacts to the opinion of other people.

Speaking test in IELTS is to evaluate the candidate ability to communicate effectively. It is about how a person converses, offers an opinion in various situations, reacts to the opinion of other people. This module helps in analysing individuals English language. Most students are not clear about the main motive of the speaking test. It is taken to assess the candidate’s ability to converse fluently, thorough knowledge of vocabulary, grammar rules and of course pronunciation.

In speaking module , a person is judged by examiner on the basis of 4 skills :

Pronunciation Vocabulary, Grammar, fluency and Coherence.

It is always better for a candidate targeting for a good score to focus more on his/her weakest skill because improving any one of these 4 skills literally improves the other skills too, thereby enhancing the communication skills of a person.

IELTS speaking parts has 3 parts

Part 1

—This part is of 4-5 minutes and questions asked are easy. The start is usually by an introduction by Examiner and candidate . Followed by a general question about the person itself. Common topics mostly are home, job, family, study, interest and hobbies etc. Examiner selects 3 topic areas and asks 4 questions on 1 topic so in total 12 questions are asked. Though this part is easy . The candidate has to give complete answers to questions asked in order to get a good score in this and next parts.

Part 2

—Candidate has to demonstrate his/her English skills by speaking on the topic given for 1.5 -2 minutes to show the fluency and hold on language.This part is of 3-4 minutes and candidate is provided with a card with topics written on it .A person has to speak fluently without hesitation , he/she can be asked to describe the known person/friend, a known place. The card has three sub points which a candidate is supposed to cover during speaking .Time of 1 minute is given with paper and pen to make notes if candidates want. Candidate should answer with giving detailed information to the question asked with focusing on the fluency and vocabulary part of the language so as to find ways to show his/her hold in English.

Part 3

—This is the final part and is of 4-5 minutes, here the examiner converses with candidate about the issues related to the topic in part 2. Questions asked are of abstract nature, so a bit tougher one than part 2. Though discussion in this part is between examiner and candidate, but most speaking part is done by candidate. The question can be like–What type of fashion clothes teenagers like to wear? What is the future of fashion industry in coming years?

Candidate targeting a good score should focus more on the four skills

1. Lexical resources or vocabulary

— First skill to be paid attention is lexical resources or vocabulary,working daily to increase the vocabulary is must as a person with a good hold on it has good communications skills as he/she will be able to convey the ideas more confidently. Do not forget vocabulary is not only words but also a combination of words and phrases both.

2. Grammar rules

— To get a good score focus should be to grasp grammar rules much before the test date. It is a most important skill that should not be ignored, work on it daily as a candidate committing grammatical errors leaves a bad impression on examiner spoiling his/her scores.

3. Pronunciations

— Working hard on pronunciation is mandatory for candidates of non English speaking countries. Errors of pronunciation make it clear to the examiner that person is imperfect in English language. Practice daily, watch videos or a TV show or an English movie to learn how to pronounce words clearly. Candidate can join an institute or make a group of students appearing for Ielts to work on the correct pronunciation of words

4. Fluency and coherence

— Remember that IELTS test is all about fluency and coherence skills. Fluency is the ability to speak quickly without hesitation and Coherence means all parts of speech should be well related. Examiner usually judges a candidate for his/her skills of fluency and coherence that clearly means what a person is speaking should be a relation with the topic asked so scores allotted to a candidate are on basis of a well connected and fluent speech in relation to the topic that is asked.

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Tips to score high in IELTS Listening Module

Developing listening skills are must for a candidate to score a good score in IELTS listening module. Every person is given time to go through the questions before he/she starts listening to the audio tapes which are only played once.

Developing listening skills are must for a candidate to score a good score in IELTS listening module. Every person is given time to go through the questions before he/she starts listening to the audio tapes which are only played once. One has to be careful while listening. Listening to the audio, answers can be written on the question papers which have to be transferred to the answer sheet in 10 minutes after the test ends. Answers can be written in Capital or Lower case letters but transferring them to the answer sheet is important as answers written on questions paper are not marked.

There are 4 parts of IELTS listening tests

Part 1—It is an informal dialogue. A social or everyday situation like someone enquiring about a training course or for accommodation, it is a dialogue between 2 speakers usually a telephonic conversation. The candidate has to listen cautiously to deduce specific information like names, dates, places,and numbers.

Part 2¬—It is generally a monologue, which means only one speaker speaking in social context, it could be information given about a building, or about a company’s conference or a guided tour.

Part 3—this audio is normally a discussion between 2-4 speakers on topics related to discussions. It can be between 2 students and a teacher talking about an assignment or it can be classmates talking about a recent project given by the teacher.

Part 4—This final audio is normally in a academic context like a university lecture related to any of the topics and usually is a monologue having one speaker only.

Total time given tests is 40 minutes out of which 30 minutes are for listening to audio and 10 minutes provided to the candidate to transfer the answers from question sheet. There are 40 questions in total and candidate can attempt all question as there is no negative marking. In eventuality of an audio problem, one must speak to examiner about the same.

Some tips that can be helpful in listening module

1. Listening scores of a person are calculated as per the answers written on answers sheet. Hence complete filling up of answer sheet is priority with in allotted time .

2. Take care of grammar as any mistakes can cost candidate dearly . Proper care should be taken about grammar, singular and plural nouns, verbs, as well as proper nouns , viz, the spelling of country Australia written, is correct but Australia written in small letters is incorrect.

3. Be very particular about the spelling mistakes. Negligence can spoil the scores.

4. No doubt time is short but take good care of handwriting because if the examiner is unable to read what a person has written it can be marked incorrect.

5. Candidate with a bad handwriting should write in capital letters as it becomes legible. Please use capital case to get good scores.

6. The candidate has only one chance to listen to audio tapes. It is better to regularly practice .While practicing listen to the audio only once, identify your weakness to work on it as well listen to audio tapes of different types of situations and conversations.

7. Having sound knowledge of synonyms is mandatory ,as in reading and listening modules synonyms are used in many questions.before taking this test practice the synonyms, taking only 10-15 words and write down their synonyms to be repeated regularly.

8. Check your answers to remove little mistakes; candidate should be precise while answering as it can lead to deduction of scores.

9. Write answers if you know it but do not waste time, move to next questions and write the answer as it strikes your mind.

10. Pay attention to the word limit , do not exceed the limit.

11. Candidate can attempt full questions as in IELTS there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

12. Listen to the audio being played as it is not repeated a second time, avoid reading the questions while listening to audio as it can distract your mind.

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Importance of Fluency in IELTS

Fluency in the English language is mandatory for the candidates appearing for IELTS test as it is to test their ability to communicate effectively with the natives of English speaking countries. Fluency implies speaking comfortably without hesitation and not giving too many pauses.

Fluency in theEnglish language is mandatory for the candidates appearing for IELTS test as it is to test their ability to communicate effectively with the natives of English speaking countries. Fluency implies speaking comfortably without hesitation and not giving too many pauses. No doubt speaking fluent English is a natural skill for people of many overseas countries but this skill can be learned and polished with regular practice.

Fluency is tested in IELTS as it describes a person ability to convey his/her thoughts, ideas and messages. This enables us to have a healthy communication with your teachers, group or in the workplace. Best way to improve your fluency is to converse with your family /friends daily. People usually have good knowledge of English literature but their speaking skills are too bad.

Whereas fluency means speaking smoothly without much noticeable efforts ,but poor spoken English means hesitation, giving pauses too often and repeating words at regular intervals. Fluency is important in IELTS to target a good score and it can be learned with continuous efforts.

Some Common Problems and their Solutions

Most students confuse good fluency in English with speaking quickly but the fact is that speaking smoothly is much more important. If a person listens to the English speakers on a TV show or a film or in a video normally they speak slowly, smoothly without making any efforts. So the problem is the pace of speaking.

Solutions

— watch an English show or a good movie or can see a video concentrate on the pace of the speakers and how they speak. Usually most English speakers speak slowly but smoothly. Regular efforts of listening to such speakers, one can with practice learn to speak with good grammar and vocabulary.

Many times students face problem in fluency,as they are always thinking of good ideas but do not forget that this is a test of speaking not of ideas or intelligence test.Examiner only judges a candidates ability to speak on topic asked to see how effectively a person can communicate with another person.

Solution

— while speaking do not over think about the quality of ideas but focus more on speaking quality. Candidate should focus more on talking to the examiner about the topic asked.It is about quality of person’s speech that should be smooth without any pauses as it conveys the lack of confidence or practice.

No doubt Grammar and Vocabulary matter in IELTS as they contribute to 50% of a person’s score. Focusing too much on it means a person is always thinking to use them correctly . This sometimes results in attention getting diverted, spoiling a person’s speech leading to more hesitation and pauses. This situation spoils scores.

Solution

— Answer a question two times. First focusing on Grammar and second on fluency recording your voice.Now listen to your voice the result is when you focus too much on grammar,mistakes happen in fluency, but the second time when you focus on fluency your speech sounds much better. Best tip practice regularly to improve your fluency but focus less on grammar and vocabulary.

Lack of continuity in practice is the reason for problems arising in speech, English speech is a skill that requires practice on day to day basis .conceptual knowledge of grammar is not much help here as focusing too much on it creates a problem for a student in this test. Just cramming and listening to an English speaker or a TV show is not going to help a person if there is no regular practice.

Solution

— Try to find a person in your family or a friend with whom you can converse daily. Speak on any topic with any person you choose regularly for fixed hours. There are many online groups of English speakers. Language exchange means help them speak your language and learn to speak English . Facebook has an IELTS group where students practice speaking English among themselves.

Hesitation and Nervousness–Hesitation and nervousness during the test hours are normal but too much of both can leave a bad impression on the examiner. It shows the unpreparedness on the part of a person . It also acts as barriers as both of this can create hurdles in a candidate speech fluency as well spoiling person’s entire preparation.

Solution

—To overcome the hesitation student should converse with family/friend or can join a group of students online. You also can physically create a group of people giving IELTS exams.Best way to overcome hesitation is to speak in a group as this practice gradually removes hesitation of a candidate.

Candidates can also record their voice speaking on any topic daily and listen to the voice afterward to know the quality of speech fluency. To overcome nervousness is to practice daily for fixed hours. One can watch English movie or a good show on TV to watch the pace and style of speech of speakers.

Join a group of students giving IELTS test. Practice English speaking daily as speaking in group increases confidence and certainly improves spoken English.

Can also practice by speaking in front of the mirror and watch yourself as you speak.This exercise helps.

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Vocabulary Importance in IELTS

IELTS is an important test for going abroad for study purpose or taking up job there. This test has four sections Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.Each section has its own vocabulary but one that is common is that all parts have either academic vocabulary or conversational one or can be a combination of both.

IELTS is an all important test for going abroad for study purpose or taking up job there. This test has four sections Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.Each section has its own vocabulary . one common factor is that all parts have either academic vocabulary or conversational or can be a combination of both. There is no fixed number of words vocabulary a candidate ought to know, but knowledge of vocabulary really helps to get a good score.

Academic vocabulary—Academic vocabulary which is found in Passages in IELTS reading. This vocabulary is included in both versions of IELTS Academic and General. Candidate will have to read an educational article dealing with specific topics like Economics, Education, Information and technology, Diet,health etc.

Conversational vocabulary—On both versions of IELTS there is a Listening section that includes conversational vocabulary .Though this is not a simple family/friend conversation ,it is, in fact, a business-related conversation like a talk between customer and an employee or it can be someone placing a phone call to a travel agent.

The right way to learn vocabulary—of all the skills and techniques required for a good score, knowledge of vocabulary plays an important role as approx. 25% of marks in Speaking and writing sections are due to this.Reading and listening sections are truly vocabulary tests. Majority of students learn it the wrong way. They Read list of academic words or consult a dictionary without knowing the exact way to use that word in sentences as well in paragraphs.

Examiner taking the tests always knows that candidate is not using the word in a right way in a sentence,the result is lower marks. Best way to learn the vocabulary :

  • Read a good book or watch a TV show or take up magazines but whatever you choose it should be interesting to hold your attention.
  • Take a copy and write down any 15 new words everyday you do not understand and try to know their meaning.
  • Every word you write see its dictionary meaning, its usage in a sentence, collocation, Synonyms and antonyms also its correct pronunciation. Grasp the words accurately.
  • Review the words you write down a week and practice using the word in sentences, stick to only 15 words in a day not more than that as a human mind can effectively grasp only these many words.

Forms of vocabulary in IELTS

1. Topic related vocabulary—Topic related vocabulary helps a lot to grasp new words and phrases that are asked in Speaking section and essay writing. There are specific topics in the list that can be asked so it is good to know the words and phrases related to the topic to score high .Candidate can be asked to speak on any topic in a list or write an essay. The final sections of listening test candidate is tested for higher vocabulary levels. Best tip is to know the usage of a word in a sentence rather than just knowing its meaning.

2. Popular topics are Education, Crime, Diet, Health and fitness, Environment, science, arts, Family/friends.

3. Phrasal verbs—Another tip to get a good score in speaking module is learning the proper use of Phrasal verbs. They are verbs followed by a preposition or adverb or can be both. Like for e.g. cannot put up with that rude person any more.-“here in this sentence phrase “To put up with” means something unpleasant or to accept someone. In these phrase words put and up have different meaning but when used in a phrase the meaning changes. A candidate using phrasal verbs incorrect manner scores high as it shows the command person has on English.

4. Collocations—IN IELTS Speaking or Writing skills candidate ought to know how to collocate the words together. Collocation is the placing of words together commonly, this is an important thing to understand and practice in English. For e.g.—to make a decision/noise, to catch a train//cold, to come online/late, to do shopping/nothing.

5. Idioms—Idioms are the phrases as they convey a different meaning than the spoken one, so it is mandatory for candidate giving IELTS test to grasp them properly. If a candidate is using it improperly then it can actually convey a very bad impression in speaking skills. For e.g.—“An arm and a leg” means very expensive”, Jumping the gun” means staring something too early,” Once in a blue moon “means happening very rarely.

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Most Demand in IT Job Profiles in Canada-2018

IT sector in Canada is the largest employer of the trained workforce after health sector for decades providing a lot of career opportunities to the job seekers. Due to the development of new Software products in the market more trained workforce is required in the IT field.

IT sector in Canada is the largest employer of the trained workforce after health sector for decades providing a lot of career opportunities to the job seekers. Due to the development of new Software products in the market more trained workforce is required in the IT field. As more and more of companies in Canada have their presence on the Internet there is a huge demand for IT specialists that is going to be continued in this year of 2018.From data scientist to data security professionals companies here are offering good career opportunities to attract the talented professionals.

There are job profiles that will be in huge demand in this coming year which is going to attract talented IT professionals—

1. Business Intelligence Analyst —This job profile needs experience in the database technologies, analytical and reporting fields skills. Companies usually hire a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in Computer science/IT field. The main requirement of this job profile is a person with required skills to understand the data needs of the company, collect data and presenting it in a meaningful manner.

Skills required are

  • Handling queries related to company’s database
  • Properly storing processed data and doing Analytical processing of data online (OLAP)
  • Data cube technology

Should have excellent written and verbal skills.
2. Data Scientist— Data scientist is a person in the company that helps in collecting, processing and Analysing the data,so a candidate who desires to work as a Data scientist must be very skilled in communicating his/her findings and also providing accurate recommendations to the company.

Skills required

  • Complete knowledge of programming languages like Python and Java.
  • Should have very strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good mathematical skills required.
  • Masters in IT and Computer science.

3. Database developers —Database developers are going to be in hot demand so companies hiring candidates for this profile are responsible for developing and managing company’s database so must have the related experience in developing databases. Expertise in technical skills with Analytical and problem-solving powers.

Skills required are

  • Bachelor degree in Computer science /IT with experience in database management.
  • Having a good experience of database programs like Microsoft SQL servers and Oracle or IBM DB2.
  • Certification like Microsoft certified database administrator, or Oracle database administrator certified professional is a must to work in this job profile.

4. Help Desk support technicians — For the companies who interact with customers on day to day basis help desk technicians is a very crucial job profile for running a business smoothly by dealing with customers in a prompt manner offering them quick service. So candidates taking this job profile must have good technical and soft skills which are required to do this job, no doubt requirement of help desk people may vary depending on type of company but usually it has three tiers

  • Tier 1—It has entry level position requiring less than 2 years experience, an associate degree or course from the technical institute as a qualification.
  • Tier 2-These positions require 4 years of job experience, bachelors degree in Computer science and relevant work experience in a must.
  • Tier 3—Requires more than 4 years experience in help desk position,besides a degree relevant certifications are required as per the services of the company.

5. Network Administrators – This job profile of network administrator is in demand here in Canada and they are responsible for dealing with LAN/WAN protocols, software as well hardware. They also have to locate the problem effectively and quickly in case of any emergency and remove the trouble in short duration. Every company searches for Network administrators on the basis of their network needs but certain skills are necessary for person with this job profile.

Skills required

  • Bachelor degree in Computer science and 5 years of good experience in networking field
  • Should have superb analytical, diagnostic and communication skills.
  • Should have relevant certifications in networking like CISCO, CCNA.

6. Data security administrator– The job profile of data security administrator handles very large amount data with a dedication to protecting the business company, employees, customers and clients of the company.DS admins are chiefly responsible for clearly defining requirements of network security and their main duty is to see that all the security measures are up to mark,regular monitoring of company’s security practices and implementing security strategies when the need arises.

Skills required

  • Proactive thinking and creativity
  • Good problem detection and solving skills.
  • Must be willing to learn new skills.
  • Should have strong skills in Engineering, programming and mathematics.
  • Must have a bachelors degree in computer science and relevant certifications to this job profile.

7. System administrator — Job profile of system administrator is in demand in Canada and needs excellent skills on the part of the candidate to have a complete understanding of company’s hardware and software, the role of system admin depends on the type of services company is offering but the person has to look after and manage the system of company.

Skills required

  • Good experience in managing servers, backup recovery, installation and upgrading software.
  • Skills to detect problems and resolving issues in the network.
  • Bachelor degree in CSE with certifications like MCSA, MCSE and Sun certified system administrators

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Australia’s top most demanded Job Sectors

Australia is a land of opportunities, the booming economy that creates a number of job opportunities in varied sectors every year.

Australia is a land of opportunities, the booming economy that creates a number of job opportunities in varied sectors every year. There is continuous increase in job opportunities in different sectors mainly due to the increase in education industry by 13.3% that is poised to grow further in 2018 creating approx 58000 more jobs in the coming years.

Though the Australian government comes out with the list of job profiles required in every sector so that the aspirants can apply for job as per their skills but there are some sectors that are continuously generating good number of job opportunities like Health care, IT and Computer science, Architecture and interior designing etc. In year 2018 following sectors are expected to generate highest job opportunities—

1.) Healthcare and Medical sector:

Australia’s continuously increasing population requires more of healthcare and medical staff to take care of them. In the year 2018 as per the prediction of NSW government, jobs in this sector will increase at a rate of 16.3%. No doubt the number of Nurses joining healthcare sector are increasing but coming years will require more than 109000 more Nurses in this sector particularly in specialisations like ICU, CCU,OT, Adult and child care, Physiotherapy. In the Medical field, the top place goes to the dentists and Eye specialist with salaries ranging from 5000 to 6600 $(AUD) per month for fresh graduates out of degree colleges.

2.) Building sector:

This construction and building sector is seeing a good growth and year 2018 will see an expected growth of approx. 8% in this sector so good job opportunities are here for Civil engineers,Contractors,Bricklayers,Cabinetmakers,Electricians,carpenters, gas fitters, stone masons, plumber and painters. All these job profiles are in demand all over Australia in urban cities and rural areas.

3.) IT and Computer Science sector:

In this era of technology computer and internet are becoming a crucial part of our lives. This ICT industry is always in need of professional people to fulfil the growing need of this sector. In the year 2018, the growth in this sector is expected to be around 12.8% so the job profiles in top most demands are Computer network and System engineer, network analyst, Network architects, network consultant,and designers as well project engineers.

4.) Design and Architect field:

Last three years have seen an increase in demand for Architect professionals which is now the most sought-after profession in Australia. The year 2018 will see more of the new house and commercial constructions so the demand of Architects is poised to further increase and also demand for interior designers which has been increasing for the past 2 years, also will continue the upright trend this year. So for professional Architects and Interior designers with good experience, there are plenty of good opportunities here.

5.) Alternative energy sector:

Due to the Australian government main focus on this renewable energy sector,wind and the Solar sector is generating a good number of jobs for trained mechanics, mechanical and electrical engineers, Scientist, Plant managers and also marketing and sales professional. In the year 2018, this sector is expected to generate an increasing number of job opportunities.

6.) Digital marketing sector:

Now as the majority of companies have their presence on digital mediums this sector and the number of internet users are increasing, this sector demands more professionals in the job profiles of SEO executives, SEM executives, Web developers, and designers. In the year 2018 and coming year, this sector is expected to generate quite a huge number of job opportunities.

7.) Event planning:

This field has seen a good growth in past few years so demand for event planners is increasing and 2018 will see an upsurge of43.7%increase in this sector. So for people with relevant qualifications and experience as Event planners, career opportunities are pretty good.

8.) Veterinary assistants:

Veterinary care sector is also maintaining a good growth from past many years due to the fact that most people in Australia love to have pets at home. The year 2018 will see demand for veterinary assistants increasing which will generate more job opportunities for veterinary people. In 2 years demand is expected to grow at a rate of 52% so good news for people with relevant qualifications and experience.

9.) Interpreters and translators:

With many Australian companies going global to market their products and services the demand for Interpreters and translators particularly in languages Portuguese, French,Italian,German, and Spanish is huge. In the coming 2 years, the demand is expected to increase by 42.2% so for the people having the knowledge of these languages career opportunities are too good.

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Quick Tips to Improve Writing Skills

Writing Skills are a crucial part of the communication process that one cannot ignore. A person having good writing skills conveys the message more clearly and effectively to a large number of people as compared to face to face or telephonic conversation.

Writing Skills are a crucial part of the communication process that one cannot ignore. A person having good writing skills conveys the message more clearly and effectively to a large number of people as compared to face to face or telephonic conversation. Anyone can write, but writing skill is a bit tough though it can be developed and polished with continuous practice. Many people still question the importance of writing skills and the answer is that you can be called anytime to write a report, article or press release for the company or even a resume that can procure a job for you in a good company.

In day to day life, everyone needs excellent writing skills to convey the ideas and thoughts to people, so good writing skills are mandatory as in absence of it with grammatical mistakes, it can have a negative impact on the people. It can cause readers to doubt your and company’s credibility. Most business people and academicians are of the view that writing skills are very crucial yet the fact is most people, as well as students, have poor writing skills. Reports say that approx.2/3rd of students that pass from college/universities lag writing skills, 79% of the business executives think that writing skills are the most neglected skill despite the fact that it is very crucial.

Though writing skills cannot be grasped in a day, it takes continuous effort and practice to learn the skills of writing. Let us go through some tips to learn effective writing:

1.) Most important to start with always write in active voice as writing in passive voice means more words which makes writing weak like the sentence “The dog bit the man” of which passive voice is “The man was bitten by a dog. Active voice adds clarity to the writing making it easier for readers to understand it.

2.) Always use specific and precise words which makes your writing attractive. Also avoid the repetition of same words again and again as it puts negativity in your writings.

3.) Best tip for a good writing is it should be simple, clear and direct to the point. Effective writing is all about using the words precisely not overloading it as it looks unimpressive.

4.) Avoid the use of clichés means the phrases, ideas or situations that have been used so often, they do not leave any impact on the readers, it’s better not to use them either in fiction or nonfiction or any simple writing also.

5.) Generalizations and universal statements should be avoided at all cost. Use words that convey the clear and an exact meaning of your thoughts to keep the readers engaging. Like for e.g.”Today people are more progressive than in the past”. This sentence makes assumptions and word progressive is not defined precisely.

6.) Speculations have to be avoided, whatever the writer is writing evidence should be given to back up the idea conveyed so that the person reading it can agree with writers thoughts otherwise he/she has to face bad comments.

7.) It is better to write down your ideas and thoughts as they crop in your mind as most creative people do. It is only when the ideas flow freely some creativity is there.

8.) To enhance the writing skills, make a practice to write few lines every day, read it loud 2-3 times and then do proofreading as well as editing. Gradually with more practice, your style naturally improves.

9.) Learn and grasp grammar rules as it decides the quality of your writing. A person making these mistakes is sure to get some unpleasant remarks from readers.

10.) For a good writing, try not to change the tenses very often as it shows writer’s weakness, whatever tense you are using keep with it throughout the end.

11.) To develop and groom your writing skills, do some reading especially some good writer’s content to see their style which is surely going to improve your writing skills.

Sign of a good writer is the useof simple words and sentences so that readers can understand clearly what one is conveying in the writing. Also practice,practice,and practice daily as that is going to polish your writing skills in long-term definitely.

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Tips to Choose Best IELTS Coaching Centre

After a person makes a decision to take the IELTS test and then the search begins for good IELTS coaching centre that will eventually help you to crack Ielts with good score. Ielts is the English language proficiency test system mainly designed to measure the ability of applicant in main four areas i.ewriting, speaking, reading and listening.

After a person makes a decision to take the IELTS test and then the search begins for good IELTS coaching centre that will eventually help you to crack Ielts with good score. Ielts is the English language proficiency test system mainly designed to measure the ability of applicant in main four areas i.e writing, speaking, reading and listening.
Preparation of IELTS is slightly different from our academic test in the English language as in IELTS test applicant has to practice regularly each and every module t with the help of reading newspapers, watching English news channels and also available are the various videos on youtube with the help of these a person no doubt can do daily practice, but the professional help of a good IELTS coaching institute is a basic necessity.

Searching & accessing a good IELTS coaching centre is a bit tough task, but not so tougher. The applicant can shortlist 2-3 coaching institutes offering trail classes which can be attended to experience the classroom atmosphere and teaching methodology.

While selecting a perfect institute one must access them on the basis of whether the faculty members know the test format and type of questions asked. The most important thing in selecting an institute is to see the professionalism of the teaching staff and the experience of students.

Let us go through some tips to select a perfect institute

  • Check and recheck the reputation of the institute as the well-known institute has a broader base of students, always approach reputed coaching institutes that have earned a name for themselves.
  • Quality of teacher providing the training of IELTS is of primal importance, overseas teachers or trainers are best suited as they can teach about the accent and pronunciation in a more accurate manner.
  • Check the class size of a coaching institute, that is mandatory as a class with the large strength of people means less individual attention will be given to each participant. Opt for training institute with small batches to receive personal attention.
  • Acquaint yourself with the additional facilities offered by institutes like career counseling, discussion and interaction session with experts of English language from different educational institutions.
  • Select an institute which is convenient where you can reach comfortably without wasting your precious time as most of the applicants are either college or universities students or doing jobs, select institutes for easy come and go so that the coordination of time doesnot become a problem for you.
  • You can certainly consult your friends about his/her ratings, but take the decisions after carefully analyzing the facts as it can affect you positively and adversely.
  • Donot blindly go by the word of mouth communication and information available on the internet as it can be misleading.
  • Take the advice of friends and people who have cleared their IELTS test with a good score and from which institute.
  • Choose an Institute that suits your time and convenience as well as the best teaching environment and faculty members.
  • Choose the institute that provide competitive environment of study for the applicants.

At BENCHMARK, we make sure that all our students meet the above mentioned cretria.

YASHDEEP MEHRA
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Study Visa In New Zealand

New Zealand is popular for its beautiful country side and warm-hearted people as well as it is becoming a favorite among students due to its excellent educational institutions and good employment prospects.

New Zealand is popular for its beautiful country side and warm-hearted people as well as it is becoming a favorite among students due to its excellent educational institutions and good employment prospects. New Zealand is fast becoming a popular nation among overseas students as the govt. is doing good investments in the education sector so wide range of study courses & research opportunities are available here to compete globally. The govt. here is concentrating on improving education to compete worldwide with other nations.
For the students who wish to study here to enhance their knowledge & skills, NZ Govt. offers New Zealand study visa. Overseas students now can apply for full-time student visa in New Zealand all you need is to enroll yourself with an educational institution and pay the full fee of the course to be eligible for this visa.
Eligibility for Student visa

For a Student to be eligible for this visa –

  • Applicant must have applied for a course in educational institutions approved by educational ministry New Zealand qualification authority (NZQA).
  • Must have the amount of 1250 NZD for every month, of course, less than 9 months.
  • Amount of 15000 NZD is needed for 12 months if the course is of more than 9 months.
  • The student has to choose a course of full-time study as stated in the visa this includes school, high school, university and vocational courses.
  • Every applicant has to take a medical and travel insurance policy which starts from the date of course until the student visa expires.
  • Students who are sponsored by relatives or person who is legally authorized to do, should make sure that his/her maintenance costs and tuition fees expenses are fulfilled.Sponsored student does not need a financial evidence but the immigration department can ask a student to show evidence of funds.
  • Every applicant applying for NZ student visa will need to provide health certificates with the visa application forms.
  • For the student taking up courses of more than 12 months, general medical certificate (form INZ-1007) and a chest x-ray certificate (form INZ-1096) has to be submitted as it is mandatory.
  • One of the most important documents is the police verification character certificate from the place where you live or have lived for past 10 years.
  • Students aspiring to study in NZ have to take English proficiency test of IELTS or TOEFL or whose score vary as per the requirement of the university. This is mandatory so that student must be able to speak and understand theEnglish language fluently.

Working access to 20 hours a week is allowed to the people holding a student visa. Every student can take up a part-time job for the fixed stipulated hours and full time during holiday or course breaks of institutions. Students enrolling for a masters degree and Ph.D. courses are given access to complete working hours and that depends on their job, so there is no limitation of working hours on them.

Benefits of taking education in New Zealand

  • Students get an internationally recognized degree.
  • Access to one-year job search visa.
  • Person securing a job during job search visa is entitled to a 2-year work permit.
  • Students after study and taking up of job as well living in New Zealand after 5 years get entitled to citizenship.
  • Students studying here can work part time 20 hours a week.

Step by step of student visa

1.) The process starts with attending a counseling session.
2.) Decide the course and institution you want to study and then complete the application to the institution of your choice. Following documents are required for application submission :

  • Proof of previous academic qualification
  • IELTS or TOEFL score
  • Work experience
  • Valid Passport

3.) As the offer letter is received, get your medical examination by approved doctors of government.
4.) Also, arrange police clearance from the police station where you live.
5.) Apply for your visa application along with all the documents.
6.) As you get a positive response to a student visa, start planning for your travel and accommodation for New Zealand.

Yashdeep Mehra
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