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4 things you don't know about emails

08 May 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Sending an Email is fast and easy. That's true. And you know how to write a good letter/email, but most English learners don't know much about different sections of electronic mail. In this lesson, you will get familiar with four aspects of email writing that you probably never used (well).

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Guess before you act

30 Apr 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Although many English learners do not take it seriously, listening/reading comprehension is largely about guessing; I mean making intelligent guesses about the information you need to listen or read for. This is particularly essential when it comes to taking an English exam like IELTS.

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Ever heard of "connotation"?

24 Apr 2015 Mehdi Safavi
You go to the gym every day; you have lost many kilos. Are you thin now? or slim? Although they both mean “not fat”, thinness carries connotations of weakness, weightlessness and emptiness: This extra and rather hidden meaning is called Connotation.

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Passive Voice in English

10 Apr 2015 Kasra Sharifan
The car looks absolutely spotless. Do you have any idea who washes it regularly? Since the result is at hand but the subject (or doer) is not present, it is the perfect chance to use the passive voice and bring variety to your language.

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Learn English with country music

01 Apr 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Let's listen to an English song by the country singer Brad Paisley. "Me Neither" is a funny song that is really easy to understand, and contains useful English expressions you should learn.

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How to disagree politely

12 Mar 2015 Mehdi Safavi
“Some people say that daily journeys to work or school will not be so common in the future. Do you agree or disagree?” — IELTS Speaking, Cambridge IELTS 9. In answer to this question, some candidates might say “I disagree!”; however, this is too direct and considered rude! There are much b...

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What you don't know about the Oscars

06 Mar 2015 Kasra Sharifan
When the Oscars began in 1929, the winners were announced three months prior to their triumphs. Now there are 200-dollar envelopes, golden statuettes and all the glamor surrounding this annual event. Here are three secrets followed by a typical IELTS reading task.

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Strange laws of the world

20 Feb 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Every country has its own laws. Some are logical and useful, but some are strange or in some cases even hilarious! In this lesson, you will learn some useful expressions you can use when talking about what is legal and what is not.

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"Very" is not always very good

19 Feb 2015 Kasra Sharifan
The adverb "very" is a very common word but often is not used very correctly. It seems like a very useful word which can collocate with many adjectives; however, when you want to have very neat speaking, it is very important not to use it excessively. The overuse of "very" will make your English sou...

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Conditional sentences in a nutshell

13 Feb 2015 Mehdi Safavi
We have all learned about conditional sentence types during years of English learning, but have you ever had the chance to compare them all in one table?

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