Questions to ask yourself before taking IELTS & TOEFL

Need to take IELTS, TOEFL, or TOEIC? Start here! This video is like a free consultation with an experienced exam advisor. This video will help you:
• decide WHICH English proficiency test is best for you
• plan HOW MUCH TIME you need to prepare
• budget for the COSTS of the exams
By the end of this video, you’ll know what to expect and be able to create your own plan for success.

IELTS Reading: Hidden Hearing Loss


Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, linked symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy, a condition known as “hidden hearing loss,” in college-age human subjects with normal hearing sensitivity. Continue Reading →

IELTS Reading: Damascus


Damascus is one of the largest cities of modern Syria, and is nicknamed as the City of Jasmine. Its current population is 2.6 million people. Historians recognize it as one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world: the first recorded settlement of the city took place around 4,000 years ago. The original name of the city is so old that we do not even know which language it came from. Continue Reading →

IELTS Reading: Fantasies about the Future Linked to Depression

A new psychology study suggests that some forms of “positive thinking” have limited value in the fight against depression — and could even be a hindrance. The research, published in the journal Psychological Science, found people who fantasized about an idealized future tended to have fewer depressive symptoms in the present, but faced more depressive symptoms in the future.

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