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I Speak English. What Next?

05 Feb 2015 Kasra Sharifan
English is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states and the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. If you can read this lesson, you too probably speak this language! But what if you want to be able to communicate ...

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What's a Collocation?

29 Jan 2015 Mehdi Safavi
A collocation is a pair or group of words that are often used together. These combinations sound natural to native speakers, but students of English have to make a special effort to learn them because they are often difficult to guess.

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How to use "how"

22 Jan 2015 Masoud Yadi
The question word "how" is really interesting because it can be joined with other words to form different questions. It is a powerful word, but the question is: How well can you use "how" in your speaking?

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The Power of Yet

09 Jan 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Some people fail and some people succeed, or at least that’s the way most students look at tests. Sadly, for many people, learning means either passing or failing, and they do not really consider their learning curve. Well, maybe you just have not succeeded “yet”!

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Avoid Using Double Negatives

08 Jan 2015 English Juice User
In standard English, only one negative word is enough per sentence, so you must not use two negative words in the same sentence.

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Christmas: The Day Gunfire Gave way to Gifts

25 Dec 2014 Kasra Sharifan
On December 24, 1914, during the first World War (WWI), an unofficial ceasefire (or truce) was announced between the German and British armies. Both sides put down their weapons, shook hands and even played a football match against each other to honor the spirit of Christmas. This year, Prince Willi...

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Improve Your Handwriting Today

18 Dec 2014 Kasra Sharifan
IELTS examiners cannot assess your work if your handwriting is illegible. In other words, your handwriting must be clear and readable. This is certainly important in IELTS Writing module, but in IELTS Listening, this leads to the loss of the whole point of the question which is absolutely tragic!

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Technology and English learning

11 Dec 2014 Mehdi Safavi
In this day and age, technology has made its way to virtually all aspects of human life, and English learning is no exception. If used properly, learners of the English language can benefit a great deal from modern technologies. Here's a summary of our technology-related lessons; enjoy the flashback...

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The 10 Commandments of Writing

04 Dec 2014 Kasra Sharifan
Even the best English students make small and easy-to-avoid mistakes which can still damage even the best pieces of writing; we have all been there. Because of this, here are ten commandments every English learner and IELTS candidate must follow when revising their work.

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Improve your English by CouchSurfing

27 Nov 2014 Mehdi Safavi
To "couch-surf (v.)” — according to the Oxford Dictionary — means "to stay temporarily in a series of other people's homes, typically making use of improvised sleeping arrangements." Well, that’s pretty much what the website is all about.

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