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2 degrees Celsius: A critical number for climate

04 Dec 2015 Mehdi Safavi
In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. But what is the significance of these two degrees?! What exactly happens i...

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Is Black Friday really black?

27 Nov 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Do you think Black Friday is a dark day to commemorate a sad event in the past? To find out the truth, let's read this short summary, but we have added an IELTS flavor to it. Read the summary and see if you can fill in the gaps. Then, go to the website and check your answers.

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Discover your grammar weaknesses

20 Nov 2015 Mehdi Safavi
“I’m not very good in English grammar”, say many English learners, “and I want to improve, but I don’t really know where to start.” In this lesson, we are going to introduce a book to you that will help you to check what you know, and what you don’t know, about English grammar and usag...

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Calculate your Listening and Reading scores

13 Nov 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Want to get a 7.0 at IELTS? Do you know how many correct answers will get you there? 29? 30? 34? Is it the same between Listening and Reading? What about Academic Reading or Academic Listening? Enough questions!

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The Mystery of True False and Not Given

06 Nov 2015 Mehdi Safavi
You can't take an IELTS reading test without bumping into some T/F/NG questions, and perhaps one of the most challenging reading question types taking away your lovely 7.0 is this one! Let's have some practice in this short lesson.

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Come up with writing ideas better

30 Oct 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Many IELTS candidates complain about the lack of ideas they need for writing. They anxiously spend a long time thinking but have no idea what to write, so the IELTS answer sheet remains blank. However, the good news is that to solve the problem, they only must follow easy steps.

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Learn English via Instagram

23 Oct 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Instagram is not an English learning application (and you already knew that!), but if you look at it from a different perspective, it can turn into a convenient English learning tool, especially for IELTS candidates!

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English Jokes

16 Oct 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Enjoy learning English; that is what I always tell my students. You shouldn’t really take English lessons like medicine! One way to have fun with English is listening to English jokes and telling them to your friends.

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Who Speaks at IELTS Speaking test?

09 Oct 2015 Kasra Sharifan
IELTS Speaking session, which is sometimes referred to as IELTS Interview, is not a simple question and answer between two people. The examiners are instructed to behave differently throughout the speaking test i.e, sometimes, they join the discussion while in other times, you see they go completely...

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Self-correction or teacher-correction?

02 Oct 2015 Mehdi Safavi
How often do you go to your English class? Do you have access to your teacher all the time? Can you always expect him/her to correct your English mistakes? Like many other English learners, you may be too dependent on your teacher to correct you, which is not such a good thing. Bear in mind that the...

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