Category Archives: IELTS

IELTS Preparation books and study tips

A lot of friends on the FB page of HigherEdublog have been asking me regarding the preparation material for IELTS. So I decided to come up with a brief blog post regarding the same. I had prepared for IELTS for about 8-10 days. I knew I had less time with the college going on, so I hardly got 2 hours per day for IELTS preparation. A word of advice, If you have less time go for the premium material like IELTS target band 7 and the Cambridge official study books.

For getting help on the speaking topics, I started with a book called Ultimate IELTS preparation, which gave me a brief introduction regarding the speaking modules and also highlighted the common mistakes. The book proved very useful as I was able to avoid those mistakes in my actual IELTS interview. Later on in my preparation, I realized that I needed practice to boost my confidence. Luckily I had an experienced friend to practice with me and his command over english was simply awesome. I recommend you find such a study partner too. If not take a look at this link. Continue reading

IELTS Experience from the Admin @ HigherEduBlog

Hi guys, I am back with another experience post, the last couple of months I have been a little less active than before and so some of you may have rightly guessed it as I was preparing for my “English Proficiency test” , many of you know it as TOEFL or IELTS or TSE. Well, I know that reading the title of this post, many of you may be surprised, HEB admin going for IELTS ?  :-?

Well let me clear one thing for you guys, the tests like IELTS and TOEFL are English proficiency tests, you give these tests in order to complete one of the requirements for your admission process, this requirement is that you need to convince the admission committee that you are an educated individual who is able to communicate effectively and Efficiently in English and you will not struggle here after landing :-) .

So, let’s come back to the main question again, why IELTS and not TOEFL, well the answer is simple TOEFL dates not available uptill november. I could have waited for TOEFL till Continue reading

High Frequency GRE Words

HigherEduBlog High Frequency GRE Words – 4

Here’s the fourth list of High Frequency GRE Words from HigherEduBlog Team. If you haven’t checked High Frequency GRE Words -1  , High Frequency GRE Words – 2 & High Frequency GRE Words -3 , then check it out. Many more lists of High Frequency GRE words to come.

High Frequency GRE Words

1. Cant: an empty speech
Sentence: His words sounded eloquent,but at heart they were empty cant

2. Malevolence: evil disposition
Sentence: He witnessed the brutal malevolence.

3. Cupidity: greed, rapacity
Sentence: He was humble but had no cupidity in his heart

4. Affront :a public insult ,pillories
Sentence: I considered his remarks as affront.

5. Tribulation: condition of  distress, annoying
Sentence: In this time of our tribulation you have shown compassion, which is the mark of a good neighbour.

6. Stupefaction: a stunned and overwhelmed state
Sentence: The shock left him in the state of Stupefaction.

7. Mayhem: violent disturbance
Sentence: The author , who is abroad, probably hasn’t seen the mayhem committed by Hollywood on his book. Continue reading