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Fred Malone is the town’s favorite veterinarian. In addition to his excellent veterinary career, he is also a remarkable English teacher.

IELTS for University Admission

Recently, I came across this article about IELTS being a requirement for many of the world’s best universities. It occurred to me that more and more students are becoming geographically mobile nowadays. I thought it would be helpful to share this article especially to those who are pursuing admission for a university.

Testing English as a Foreign Language for University Admissions | WENR

http://wenr.wes.org/2014/10/testing-english-as-a-foreign-language-for-university-admissions/According to recently released figures from the OECD, the number of students enrolled outside their country of citizenship more than doubled in the period between 2000 and 2012, to a total of approximately 4.5 million. Of those 4.5 million students, 44 percent were studying in one of six major English-language destinations: The United States (16%), the United Kingdom (13%), Australia (6%), Canada (5%), New Zealand (2%), and South Africa (2%).

In this article, we offer insight into the two organizations that dominate the market for standardized English-proficiency testing, with an examination of data trends and a survey of the English-language threshold scores required by different institution types in the United States. Via wenr.wes.org

I find this article very interesting. Students who are preparing for the IELTS exam should consume brain food items as it can help them enhance their memory and thinking skills. Please have a look at this article:

Brain Food for Exams Season & Foods to eat before an exam | Megan Killion

http://www.megankillion.com/brain-food-for-exams-season-foods-to-eat-before-an-exam/This yummy protein is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are key for brain health. Studies have shown that diets high in omega-3 lead to lower stroke risks, slower mental decline and lower dementia. Not only that, but its thought that they play a major role in improving concentration and memory power, particularly as you get older. Fish may not be the easiest of all food to eat before an exam , but try having a small portion of tuna or smoked salmon before you enter the exam hall. For brain and heart health, eat two servings of fish weekly.

These are a well known and well loved brain food! I am a nut addict…I just cant get enough! Lucky for me, they aren’t all that bad for you. Nuts and seeds are good sources of the antioxidant vitamin E, which is associated with less cognitive decline as you age. Even better, you only need to eat about an ounce of nuts a day to gain these benefits. Again, they are high in oils and omega-3, helping your concentration and focus, making it the perfect food to eat before an exam. Via megankillion.com

Do you want to know more about memory enhancing food items? Well, if you do then please don’t hesitate to send me an email. I’d be more than delighted to share my resources with you.