The IELTS Test is internationally recognized. Educational institutions and government agencies from over 120 countries trust the IELTS test as a valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. In Canada and Australia, IELTS is the one test used for immigration purposes and is required for overseas professionals to practice. The IELTS course will prepare you for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. It covers all four test modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. This course specifically targets each macro-skill, as well as, grammar, academic vocabulary and writing skills. The course offers English skills development, IELTS test familiarization and practice, plus in-depth focus on the specific strategies required for individual sections of the IELTS test.
Improve your TOEIC Score! You will study different sections of the TOEIC and do practice tests. Practice and develop the grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening skills and test-taking strategies required for you to do well on the TOEIC test.
IELTS Speaking and Listening will provide you with focused practice on the IELTS listening and speaking modules. The course will guide you through the speaking and listening test modules and focuses on the skills and test-taking strategies for each question type. The IELTS Listening and Speaking course covers:
IELTS Reading will provide you with focused practice on the IELTS Reading module. You will work through reading question types with detailed analysis of test strategies and reading skills for this section of the exam. The IELTS Reading course covers:
Improve your TOEIC® score! By focusing on the skills required to do well on the TOEIC, you will improve your listening and reading skills, grammar and vocabulary. In class, you will study every section of the TOEIC test, do practice tests and learn test-taking tips and strategies.
Compressed air energy storage (CAES) plants are designed to store compressed air into a vessel or in an underground cavern and to expand it in an expansion turbine when energy demand is high. An innovative CAES configuration recently proposed is the isothermal process. Several methods to implement isothermal CAES configuration are under investigation. In this framework, the present paper deals with the experimental testing of phase change materials (PCM) during compressed air expansion phase. The experimental investigation was carried out by means of an apparatus constituted by a compression section, a steel pressure vessel, to which an expansion valve is connected. The initial internal absolute pressure was equal to 5 bar to avoid moisture condensation and the experimental tests were carried out with two paraffin-based PCM amounts (0.05 kg and 0.1 kg). Results show that the temperature change during air expansion decreases with increasing the PCM amount inside the vessel. With the use of PCM during expansions an increase of the expansion work occurs. The increase is included in the range from 9.3% to 18.2%. In every test there is an approach to the isothermal values, which represent the maximum theoretical value of the obtainable expansion work.
Increasingly, there has been an interest in the association between epilepsy and autism. The high frequency of autism in some of the early-onset developmental encephalopathic epilepsies is frequently cited as evidence of the relationship between autism and epilepsy. While these specific forms of epilepsy carry a higher than expected risk of autism, most if not all of the association may be due to intellectual disability (ID). The high prevalence of interictal EEG discharges in children with autism is also cited as further evidence although errors in the diagnosis of epilepsy seem to account for at least part of those findings. The prevalence of ID is substantially elevated in children with either epilepsy or autism. In the absence of ID, there is little evidence of a substantial, if any, increased risk of autism in children with epilepsy. Further, although the reported prevalence of autism has increased over the last several years, much of this increase may be attributable to changes in diagnostic practices, conceptualization of autism in the presence of ID, and laws requiring provision of services for children with autism. In the context of these temporal trends, any further efforts to tease apart the relationships between epilepsy, ID, and autism will have to address head-on the accuracy of diagnosis of all three conditions before we can determine whether there is indeed a special relationship between autism and epilepsy. PMID:22381386