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Math and IELTS

24 Sep 2015 Kasra Sharifan
No need to worry! IELTS is not going to test your math knowledge, although sometimes, there are figures in your writing test and they must be reported, or in the listening test, you may have to write some simple math. Let's learn how to say and write them correctly.

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Refugee Crisis - a model essay

16 Sep 2015 Mehdi Safavi
This week, we have decided to write a discussion-led essay on the polices regarding the global refugee crisis. Remember! It is always a good idea to read extensively about current events.

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Intonation

11 Sep 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Little do IELTS candidates know about intonation. Some may confuse it with pronunciation, stress patterns or even accent, but the truth is that intonation is not any of them. In fact, it is one of the integral parts of IELTS Speaking assessment i.e. if you ignore it, you will lose marks.

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These nouns are verbs too

03 Sep 2015 Mehdi Safavi
You make sandwiches; you buy sandwiches; you eat sandwiches, but have you ever been sandwiched on a crowded subway train? "Sandwich" is only one of the English words that function both as nouns and verbs. As a verb it means "to be in a very small space between two other things". For example, "I was ...

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Learn how to apologize - with an English song

27 Aug 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Remember that you can learn a lot from English songs. This week, we are going to enjoy "Sorry, blame it on me" by Akon.

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Confused? Eat pizza!

21 Aug 2015 Kasra Sharifan
comprise, constitute, compose and consist are among the words many IELTS candidates use in their responses to IELTS Academic task 1. Unfortunately, these words are often used incorrectly and not just by IELTS candidates alone, but even by native English speakers as well. This week, we are delivering...

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Be polite!

14 Aug 2015 Mehdi Safavi
It is not always easy to be polite when speaking in a foreign language. You may be caught by surprise in an unexpected situation, and because you don't know the right expression to use, you may sound rude! Let's learn some simple phrases that come in handy in English-speaking countries.

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What IELTS test center to select

07 Aug 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Choosing the best IELTS test center can become quite a challenge for some IELTS Candidates. The date, the place and even the correct module are important things when registering for the test. In this week's lesson, we focus on answering some of the questions about your IELTS test center.

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Skim it or Scan it?

31 Jul 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Reading is normally regarded as a tough skill. Of course it would be difficult if you had to read every single word in a text to be able to collect the information you need and answer the questions; however, using the right tools - skimming and scanning - you can really enjoy reading.

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US or UK spelling - Which one is right in IELTS?

24 Jul 2015 Kasra Sharifan
We know spelling is definitely important in IELTS. Both British and American spelling variations are acceptable. The list below contains words from Oxford 3000 and Longman frequent words and different, yet correct spellings.

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