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Is Google Translate really that bad?

17 Jul 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Google Translate is the best translation app available for smartphones today, and you probably have it installed on your devices. As the name suggests, it is meant to be used for translation, NOT language learning! Let's see what you can do with this app/website:

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35 reasons why you should learn a foreign language

10 Jul 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Speaking at least one foreign language is a must today, and most individuals opt for the English language which is internationally spoken. You too may look at language learning as a necessity of life, work or study, but there are in fact 35 other proven benefits of language learning that you may not...

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The World is running out of water

03 Jul 2015 Mehdi Safavi
About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. But water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and in aquifers, and even in your body. However, new NA...

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Use idioms at IELTS when pigs fly

26 Jun 2015 Kasra Sharifan
To get a high score at IELTS, some suggest that IELTS candidates should learn as many idioms as they can and try to use them for IELTS Speaking and Writing tasks. We disagree and say this is too risky; not to mention that the time is better spent on learning another technique.

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The pen is mightier than the keyboard

17 Jun 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Typing has become very common for note-taking in classrooms or libraries, but have you ever stopped to think if you are doing the right thing when you are keying in words and ideas into your smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Let’s see why writing by hand helps you learn better.

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10 ways to immerse yourself in English

12 Jun 2015 English Juice User
One of the best approaches to language learning is immersion. It is a natural learning method that involves learning a language through that language, just like a baby. Through this method, like the way children learn their mother tongue, you will be thrown into a place where the language is spoken ...

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A Juicy Writing Lesson

05 Jun 2015 Kasra Sharifan
In IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, you might be asked to write a report based on a flowchart - a diagram by which a process is shown. Here's a model writing answer originally from IELTS Juice on the process of making orange juice. This week's lesson has been prepared in reply to Fatima's comment and ...

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The Value of ONE Minute at IELTS

29 May 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Time is of absolute importance in the IELTS test. No matter which section you are doing, every minute counts, so you must have a plan for every one of them. Therefore, do not spend more than one minute on this lesson. I suggest you have a stopwatch ready by your side.

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How a hook works in writing

21 May 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Have you ever been hooked to a newspaper/magazine article only by the reading one or two sentences from it? Hooks are everywhere: Flash-forwards at the beginning of movies, attractive titles on magazine covers, Google search results, etc. In this lesson, let’s see how the hook works in your essay....

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The Unknown Noun

14 May 2015 Kasra Sharifan
We all know the important parts of speech (i.e. nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, etc.). Of all the categories mentioned, noun carries the most number of words in English and because of this, it comes with different faces in different parts of any sentence.

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