Many people can get a band of 6.0 on the IELTS exam. However, some countries require a band score that it is higher than that, which is 8.0.
If you have previously taken the exam but want to go after a higher score, you should go ahead and do it. In fact, you can take another test immediately after receiving the result of your exam. To ensure you will come more prepared on your next exam schedule, read our IELTS test taking tips below to reach the band score that you are aiming for.
Start by assessing yourself
Take a hard look at yourself and see what your strengths and weaknesses are. Be sure to be honest during your self-evaluation. This will ensure that you get to point out what your strong points are and what are the things you need to give focus when taking IELTS courses training.
Find ways to improve yourself
During the listening test, the number one problem is the distractors. Find a way to be able to concentrate on what the audio is instructing and asking you.
For the reading test, it is best for you to keep practicing the skill of skimming and scanning.
On the other hand, you should be keen to details when on the writing part of the IELTS exam because your grammar and punctuation should be flawless, and your thoughts should be expressed clearly.
Lastly, for speaking, try reading books aloud and make yourself more confident so you can engage the listeners. Enroll to different IELTS training online courses to get ideas on how to improve your speaking skills.
Use all the possible resources
Don’t just depend on mentoring. You should also try out other activities like answering sample tests, conversing with other people to hone your speaking, and signing up for free IELTS newsletters and test guides.
Set a timetable for studying
To make sure you are on time with everything, and that each section gets the right amount of attention, you need to make a timeframe and do your best to stick to it. This will help you achieve more than just studying without a plan.
A concrete is a great flooring material. It is durable and expected to last for long years. However, to fully achieve this advantage, it is important to ensure you protect your concrete floor. One way to do this is by applying coating.
A coating can help prevent the concrete from deterioration and getting damaged. It is an important element that provides an extra layer of defense from experiencing possible wear and tear. But, that’s not all that it does. It can also help add beauty to the floor. Nowadays, it is also being used to dress up a concrete surface and add elegance to an area.
If you are looking to coat your concrete floors, you have four types of concrete coating Dubai to choose from.
Let’s start with acrylic concrete coating. This one protects the surface from getting damaged. It is used in both interior and exterior spaces. You can have them in both oil and water base. It dries quickly compared to other coatings, and the finish can result from matte to glossy. Most concrete contractors recommend the acrylic coating because it is very affordable. However, it can be hard to maintain. It needs regular cleaning and wiping.
Next, you can choose the penetrating coating. This one is commonly used for outdoor surfaces. Penetrating coating are known best for effectively protecting surfaces from moisture and harmful chemicals. This type of coating is transparent and usually do not have any visible effect to the concrete. So, you cannot expect your floors to get glossy when you use this coating.
You also have the option to go for polyurethane concrete coatings. This one finishes with a very glossy effect. It’s also transparent like the penetrating sealer, and you can buy it in either oil or water based. This is best for commercial locations or any area that receives high volume of traffic. You have the option to add some color to the coating.
Lastly, the epoxy concrete coatings. You can buy this in different colors and textures. It’s a good choice if you want to achieve sophistication and full protection at the same time. This is chemical and scratch resistant.
In Dubai, most of us are career oriented. We work hard by rarely play hard because we’re already so tired of work. The time constraints in our life make us hard to achieve a work and life balance. This is why, we should consider getting a maid.
A maid can handle the household chores and take off most of our burdens at home. They can even look after the kids when we need some break and relaxation. Hiring a maid is a challenging task. Whether you need a live-in or part-time maid, you should contact a maid agency. They can provide you maids depending on your needs.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when hiring a maid through an agency.
Find out if the maids are insured. Injuries and accidents can happen whether in and out of the house. While the maid is cleaning, she could trip and get a sprain. The agency should insure them so that when something bad happens during the maid’s working hours, she’ll be covered and you won’t have to pay for any medical bills. This is very important to ensure that you will not have to pay extra. Also, this will help you become secured if ever stealing happens.
Contact some references. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is dependent on the Internet that nobody actually calls to verify. Don’t do this. You need to guarantee that the maid agency that you would be hiring does provide dependable maids as they promise. Ask the company for some references and call the contacts one by one.
Make sure there are no extra fees. Some agencies say that they have low maid agency fee, but the truth is, they charge extra along the way. Make sure that you will find a firm that offer transparent maid agency fees Dubai. Read the fine print and don’t sign any contract without going through the whole document.
Guarantee that the services you require will be given. Know what are the things they would include in the list of housework. Also, ask who will provide the cleaning products and equipment. In most cases, it’s the maid agency that delivers all the tools needed.
Running a company has many demands. Sometimes, you think you already have everything you but then, there will be a requirement for added gears and paraphernalia. If, at this point in your business, heavy equipment are already needed but you still don’t enough money to finance the purchase, you should opt for the second-hand equipment.
However, used equipment can be risky. So if you need to buy them, you have to be very cautious as you may end up investing your money on faulty gears. We talked to the heavy equipment experts and asked for some tips when buying second-hand machineries.
Evaluate the fluid. Most equipment needs oil to function so when you buy used gears be sure to check the current condition of the fluid. When they still have enough fluid, this means that the equipment has been well maintained. Check the hydraulic, engine and transmission fluid. When they look dirty, it’s a warning flag.
Know how long they have been used. You can find this out by checking the operating hours of the machine. You can see this on the machine itself. A machine that has already run 1000 hours and hasn’t been maintained is not a good choice. It’s important that the equipment has been conserved. It’s better to buy a 15,000-hour operated machine that has been well-preserved.
Get the maintenance record. As we’ve said above, you should only invest in equipment that have been maintained. You can only ensure that the seller is telling the truth by acquiring the maintenance records. Appraise the documents and see how regular the machines have been sent for checking. This is very important.
Check if the equipment is ISO certified. See if the machines have ISO logo, preferably the ISO 9002 standard Dubai. The ISO 9002 standard is a certification that is only given to equipment that have managed to pass the manufacturing standard of the ISO body. When a machine has ISO sticker, you can be confident that you are buying the right products.
Test the engine. There’s no better way to test an equipment than turning on the engine, When a black smoke comes out, it means that he fuel is burning incorrectly. Only buy engine with white smoke.
We are all private people. We want our own space to be secured as much as possible so we always find ways to make our home not an attractive target for thieves. However, sometimes, we just ran out of inexpensive ideas.
If you don’t have budget for a new high-security gate or cutting edge lock, don’t lose hope. There are still a lot of ways to boost your home’s privacy. Want to know how? Read our handy tips below.
Plant trees. When you have low fences, it’s good to plant trees and plants around your house. Specifically place the trees where your windows are. Strategically planting on the outside of your home can block the people’s view from afar. Thieves may find it hard to penetrate your home because they can’t really see with those plants interfering with their vision.
Slated panels. This is probably something new to you. Slated panels are designed to make homes with large glass windows to get some privacy. These are movable panels that need to be installed. They serve as privacy screens and can even be used for balconies and terraces. Visit your local hardware store to see if they have these.
Use window blinds. Curtains can get swayed by air but not serranda roller shutters. Use blinds or shutters they are more effective in protecting the inside of your house from getting exposed. Dubai blinds home are the most sought after window treatment nowadays because it effectively boost home’s privacy and blocking harsh sun heat from entering the house.
Frost your glass windows. If you are opting for style, you should then choose glass frosting. This is a very elegant way to safeguard your home. It’s very comfortable and still lets you have a full 360 view of the outside of your home.
Remove outside clutter. Don’t keep your new 50-inch plasma TV’s box laying on your front yard. Immediately throw it away on the garbage bin outside. Anything that looks like a potential item for thieves to steal should not be hanging outside your house. Otherwise, you’re only inviting them to try and break into your home. Don’t leave temptations outside.
Wow, a new Samsung tablet! It’s really easy to buy tablets online Dubai nowadays, you can just click, add to cart, and the next day, it’s right on your doorstep. Don’t worry, you’ve made a right decision of going for Samsung. Why? It’s jampacked with features and most of them are not available on its rival Apple.
Let’s put the Samsung Tab S to the test vs. the iPad Mini Retina. Want to know what is the edge of your tablet over the latter? Let’s see all the things you can do with samsung tablets Dubai and not on iPads.
Use your prints to make purchases.
This feature may be available on Apple Smartphones but when it comes to tabs, they simply don’t have it. Samsung gain the competitive advantage by being the first to do this on tablets. You can make payments by just pressing your thumb on the Tab S home button. Apart from that, you can also use your fingerprint to launch apps. It’s fantastic!
Run apps side by side.
There are so many things that we want to do at a given time. We like to multitask and usually, tablets don’t let us do this. It’s something that we only get to do on a laptop or desktop. But Samsung paved way to this feature on its Tab S. Now, it’s possible to use a tab in a multi-window mode. You can run two apps at the same time without sacrificing to close the other one.
Control your Samsung Smartphone.
Left your phone at home? Don’t worry. As long as you have your tab S, you can still access your phone even when it’s not with you. Tab S has a feature where it becomes a remote to your Smartphone. This also makes it easier for you to get the files and contacts right when you need them. However, this only works for the recent Galaxy models like S3, S4, S5, and Note 3.
Now, this is probably my personal favorite feature. It’s just like the future. Samsung Tab S has the Smart Stay feature. Basically, it turns off the display or pauses a video when your eyes are not looking on the screen.
If you are a businessman, you probably know that social media is a big part of your marketing and advertising. But the question is: how many social media platforms can you handle? It’s because clearly, there aren’t only Facebook and Twitter. There are lots of them like Google +, Pinterest, YouTube, and so much more. And of course, there’s this latest addition that many people are raving about, and that is Instagram.
Instagram’s success has really been an “instant” one. The photo-sharing app has grew from 100,000 monthly users to 32,992,000 million. We’re talking about unique users here. We can see the potential right? This platform has to be included in your social media advertisement Dubai campaign. If you disregard this, think of how many people you’d lose. So let’s face it, you need to get to know another social media platform again.
How do you get started? Instagram is actually a Smartphone and tablet app. Although you can browse Instagram pictures through your desktop, you cannot really upload and apply filter. So it’s useless. What you need is access it using the app. Download it on App Store of your phone. If you are using Android, then you should get it from your Play Store.
After downloading, you will surely find it very easy to use. All you have to do is click on the button on center of the screen and you can choose or take a photo of something that you want to upload. Then, you can put some hashtags together with your description of the photo. That’s it.
Just like in Twitter and Facebook, you want to be sure that everything you post on your Instagram account should reflect your brand’s identity. Instagram has a big potential of reaching your target consumers so don’t screw it up by posting totally unrelated images on your account.
You can also use Analytics tool for your social media ad management Dubai in order to track your Instagram’s reach and conversions. Some of the third-party apps that you can make use of are Iconosquare and Totems. The previous is totally free of charge while the latter requires you to pay $149 per month. You should review each software to find out which one can help your business best. Good luck!
Sick and aging parents entail a lot of work for the children. But of course, it the love that let these overwhelming tasks to be easy. While it is mostly the elder children who do the management most of the decision-making, siblings still take a major role. Here are some of the common mistakes sibling make that should be avoided to make things easier for the family to manage:
Thinking you can be off the hook if your sibling is doing the errands.
Although most of the caring task at home nursing care UAE lies for the eldest child, all sibling must take part since it is a family responsibility obligation. Even if you live far from your aging parent, there are many ways for you to help out. You can offer to pay some bills online, or do anything that can be done through phone or via using the Internet. If all things are not just possible because of the distance, just calling your ailing parents more often can send love, comfort to them as well as a sort of relief to the siblings who are carrying the heaviest burden.
Not giving emotional support and appreciation to the main caregiver
Researches suggest that emotional support is the most crucial factor to the main caregiver’s well-being during these tough times. As sais earlier, if you love far from your parents, any form of help can give the in-charge sibling a sense of relief and comfort especially emotional suppor. You can also make an effort to take a leave to give the main caregiver a time off.
Automatically doing childhood roles
The eldest sister who usually takes care of everything may take on the biggest bulk of the responsibility, while the little brother may let her do so unwittingly because it is just the way things are done. You should beware of that routine you used to do back your childhood days. Since you are now adults, you can always change things and decide according to your situations.
Not planning for tough realities ahead
End-of-life care at home nursing care Dubai is something that a lot of people may prefer not talking about. However, this can be a huge mistake with consequences for the sibling relationship. You must then call a family meeting when your parents are still alive healthy. Discussing things is not suggesting or wanting that something may happen, but just for the purpose of more serious problems to arise during the tough times.
Your kid’s first experience to a salon maybe a milestone in his childhood that you want to document, but for your child, being wrapped in a plastic cape and seeing some sharp scissors by a stranger can be scary. Here are the things you need to remember when doing this for the first time.
Know When to Go. If your baby was born with thick hair, she could be ready for a haircut as early as eight or nine months. But if he or she is a baldy, your child may not need trimming until the age of two. There’s no right or wrong when is the proper time.
Give a Heads-Up. Tots do not like surprises especially if it will scare them. You can visit the barbershop a day before so have your child watch you get a haircut or introduce the feeling of mens salon home service Dubai by practicing some strokes during his bath. Also, avoid saying the word “cut,” which may scare your toddler.
Choose the Right Place. Pick a salon that knows how to deal with kids’ obvious reactions with first time experiences, and not just plain salon or barbershop. There are kids’ salon which have books and videos to keep little children entertained. If there are no kids’ salon near your place, ask your mens salon home service’s stylist if they can do it on your kid or recommend someone who can do it.
Be Prepared. Allow your kid to bring small toys or books that he or she prefers. These will help him entertained and calmed as his or her hands are occupied. You may also promise a simple treat in afterward. If he or she refuses to wear a cape, you can set a sample and put one on your own, showing him or her how fun it looks.
Plan Carefully. You should book your appointment between naptime and mealtime so that your child isn’t cranky or hungry. Call ahead of time to make sure the stylist is on time and don’t hesitate to reschedule if your child seems not in the mood because it may just bring serious problem. You need to make a positive experience out of it.
A graduate degree is increasingly considered a valuable asset by a lot of companies and government institutions around the world. Being an advance degree, it opens up higher leadership positions different aspects. You can be eligible to take a master’s degree in any accredited universities in UAE as long as you completed a bachelor’s diploma. If you want to pursue a master’s degree in a specific field, here are the offered benefits:
Increased Job Potential. An article in The New York Times noted that a lot of people have recognized a bachelor’s degree today the same as to earning just a diploma in the past years. More so, with more people graduating college and unemployed people are flooding the job market, it usually takes a master’s degree to stand out and be more competitive. Thus, acquiring a master’s really opens the door to more career and job options.
More Earning Potential. Higher education seldom guarantees higher income, but it has proven consistent in doing so. With your career options and ability, your earning skills and ability can increase significantly especially if you invest in a master’s degree early on.
Credibility. Completing a master degree programs in Dubai also affords you a greater professional and personal credibility and reliability. For those who already graduated, there is this pride in telling family and friends that you have a graduate degree and it has a fair value. You may also experience a sense of higher credibility within your career or profession. Additionally, you may even find additional income opportunities, such as teaching in college, writing, public speaking, and so on, that could not be available if you just finished a bachelor’s degree.
Longevity and Higher Rates of Being Promoted. Having a master’s degree may also grant you higher possibility of a longer stay in the company higher rated of being promoted. An article on the Society for Human Resource Management website says that demand is so great for advanced education in the Human Resources industry that a master’s not only increases salary, but also leads to greater sustainability within a company. It is also said in the article that the upward mobility is greater in a lot of industries and organization if you have a graduate degree.