Friday, July 30, 2010


man (interjection): used to emphasize what you are saying, particularly in emotional situations
sweet: great, fantastic
the man: used to praise someone for having done something very well
awesome: very good
pull someone's leg: tell something that isn't true as a joke
nope: informal for no
come across: find
dump: an old, rundown, or messy place, often used to refer to apartments, houses, or hotels
go online: connect with the Internet
book: make a reservation
be in the mood: have the desire to do something
take a dip: go swimming
lounge around: spend time doing nothing particular
catch something on TV: watch
bag: decide not to do something
hang around: spend time at a place with no specific purpose
be glued to the tube: watch intensely the TV
drag: something that is boring
throw: have or organize an event
be beat: very tired, exhausted
crash: go to sleep
hit the sack: go to bed
clean: not offensive or objectionable
play on TV: be shown or performed (playing at the theater)
be on the same page: be in agreement
get some shut eye: go to sleep

Thursday, July 29, 2010


* pull an all-nighter : stay up all night
* cram: study intensely before a test
* flunk: fail (also flunk out = have to leave school because of poor grades)
* goof off: wasting time instead of studying or working
* ace a test : get a perfect score
* flying colors: complete success
* bomb: fail or do poorly on
* whiz: a person who is very intelligent or has a special skill
* skip class: purposely not attend class
* drag: something that is boring
* work like a dog: work very hard
* bite off more than you can chew : take on more work or responsibilities than you can accomplish emotionally or physically
* hang in there: refuse to give up
* hit the books: study


* you lucky dog: a very fortunate or lucky person
* nah: informal for no
* tag-along: a person who follows along, and in some cases, not wanted
* feel itchy: have a strong desire to do something
* paint the town red: go out around time enjoying yourself
* kick back: relax
* find your way around: get around easily
* slip through one's fingers: miss the opportunity or chance to do something
* hit: visit
* keep your eye out for: watch carefully for
* shell out: pay
* a steal: something very inexpensive
* cover a lot of ground: travel a far distance
* buck: dollar
* homebody: a person who likes to stay home
* splurge: spend a great deal of money
* have a blast: have a good time, enjoy yourself



Listening component take around thirty (30) minutes to judge candidate ability to understand different ideas, it comprises on 40 questions in 4 sections in which a variety of question type is used to test the candidate ability to understand a wide range of listening skills. Through listening test, candidates understanding of main ideas and detailed factual information can be tested along with the speakers attitudes and understand the purpose of statement to develop the idea.

The first 2 segments deals with situations occur in daily life, there is conversation between two speakers in section 1 and a monologue in section two.

The final two sections has been designed to examine candidate ability to understand educational and training context, in section three you would listen conversation between a university tutor and some students it could be up to between four people, and section four is also a monologue based on academic subject.

You could listen native-speaker accent in the recording which imitates the international nature of IELTS.

Listening Tips:-

There are few tips for candidates who are preparing themselves for the IELTS test and want to improve their listening ability, they must practice plenty of time for listening through vocal and headphone. In listening there are two main factors which are attention and concentration, and both are quite important while preparing your self for IELTS listening test. You must practice more on concentration rather then attention, I would suggest you to make sure you don’t loose your concentration even for a second if you lost your concentration even for one second then you would not be able to understand whole context of conversation and it will put you in trouble. Candidates who are new to listening English first see some movies or listen news on TV, but there is huge difference between listening TV and taking IELTS test because in movies or news you just listen and doesn’t remember it while for IELTS whatever conversation you will listen you have to give some answers from it. Take 3-4 listening practice test daily and then take attempt for the real one.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


long time, no see:it's been a long time since I've seen you
fancy: expressing surprise
bump into: meet unexpectedly
in ages: a long time
be up to: be busy or occupied with
what's new: what's new in your life
by the way: (used to introduce a new topic), so
be in touch: make contact
Huh? (interjection): what?
no way (interjection): I can't believe it
put someone on: fool or joke
umm (interjection): used when pausing to think
let something slip: talk about something accidently that was supposed to be a secret
scoop: news
have (got) to run: have to go
take off: leave
give someone a ring: call by telephone
reach someone: speak with or find
catch you later: see you later
hmph: showing disapproval, disappointment, or disgust
you'd better believe it: showing disapproval, disappointment, or disgust
wring someone's neck: punish someone who makes you upset or angry
lousy: very bad

Sunday, July 25, 2010

IELTS Components

What does the test involve?

To provide exact language requirements for various institutions, IELTS comes in two modules one for those who want to take admission in colleges and universities and any learning institutions have to pass the Academic IELTS module and other one for those who want to get involved in work or applying for immigration.

Both modules – Academic and General Training covers the for language skills- learning, reading, writing, and speaking. Listening and speaking components are designed for both types of candidates, only reading and writing components differ from Academic to General training candidates.

For grading both modules have same criteria, so there is no difference in the study level of the English for any candidate. Only distinction lies in the vocabulary and subject matter used. Academic test is designed for the purpose of required skill of formal language required for education or professional registration while General training does not require full rang of formal language.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Why IELTS is necessary

Why IELTS is necessary.

IELTS is quite necessary for those who want to improve their English and want to get admission on those institutions where English is first language, with the heavy growth in the English language it’s quite necessary that you should have fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. IELTS is designed to test candidate ability in all four components individually and awarded with a score band, different institutions accept different score according to their study policy and requirements, and thus you need to score as much as you can. Here is the score detail for your understanding.

IELTS Band Score
9 ---- Expert User
8 ---- Very Good User
7 ---- Good User
6 ---- Competent User
5 ---- Modest User
4 ---- Limited User
3 ---- Extremely Limited User
2 ---- Intermittent User
1 ---- Non User
0 ---- Did Not Attempt The Test

Results illustrate candidate over all band score as well as it indicates individual score for all four components of the test. (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)

Maximum level of score is required for candidate to perform successfully in studies, training or work which contrasts according to situation to situation. There for each individual organization or institution set its own minimum level for candidates, depending according to requirements.

Some organizations consider over all band score thus some need to see individually in each four components tested in IELTS according to requirements of their work. Because individual results allow you to see candidate strengths or weaknesses and suitability in specific situation.

Validity Period:-

IELTS test shows true picture of candidate language skills at the test given date. But however at some specific places candidates need to prove that they were active in maintaining or tried to improve English continuously if they had taken exam more then two years before, thus you can easily use IELTS test for not more then two years.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


IELTS: (IELTS is the International English Language Testing System)
IELTS is the world’s most acceptable test and proven for English speaking, reading, listening and writing skill which is required to live and work in English native country. Each year more then 1.4 million candidates take test and start their journey in to international education or employment. IELTS test is recognized in 135 countries and in more then 6000 institutions around the world.

If you want to start your career then you should take a good band score in IELTS test then you will be accepted easily by any English country or will be able to get admission in any institution where English is first language. There are many countries which are changing laws and making IELTS test necessary for immigration or getting admission in universities. According to new Canadian migration rules IELTS test is more valuable for those who want to live and work in Canada. According to CIC a good proficiency in language by approved test is necessary.

So now you should be prepare yourself for your next exam and I will provide you all testing material which can score good band in your test, I will tell you some easy tips on writing, reading and listening and speaking so you can be confident in your test to pass it in first attempt with a great score. There are two type of IELTS test one is Academic and other one is general training in all two types you will be tested for reading, writing, listening and speaking but somehow there is little difference in test formats for academic and general training. AS IELTS is mutually managed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) so it is highly recommended test to judge candidate skill in different modules and taken at more then 500 locations in over 130 countries according to predefined schedules.