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Verb Tenses in English

20 Nov 2014 Kasra Sharifan
We start working with English tenses from the very beginning of our English learning process and it continues until very advanced levels. However, we have never found the chance to see them all in one table and compare their meanings and structures. That is why we have gathered them here for you to...

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Build your better resume

13 Nov 2014 Mehdi Safavi
A résumé, also known as CV (Curriculum Vitae), is a short written account of your education and your previous jobs that you send to an employer when you are looking for a new job. Remember, employers only spend an average of six seconds scanning your résumé, so it is really important to be able ...

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The magic of TED talks

06 Nov 2014 Mehdi Safavi
A TED talk a day keeps ignorance away! I am not exaggerating; by listening to a 20-minute talk, you may acquire as much knowledge as what a book of 200 pages would give you. But there is even more to TED. In this lesson, you will learn some methods to get the most out of TED talks.

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What you must know about Ebola

30 Oct 2014 Kasra Sharifan
One way to improve your Reading skill is to do occasional reading about hot topics, for instance the Ebola outbreak. By doing so, not only do you read faster and with higher accuracy, but you also learn something new and expand your medical knowledge. Here is a text about Ebola whose spread these da...

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You'll love your Longman Dictionary even more!

23 Oct 2014 Mehdi Safavi
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5th Edition (LDOCE 5) is probably the best dictionary for English learners. Unfortunately, the software version of the LDOCE is rather unpleasant to use. It is very slow and has problems with basic features like scrolling and copying text. In some versi...

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Secrets behind the Hyphen

16 Oct 2014 Kasra Sharifan
The Hyphen (-) is a short horizontal line which is mainly used between two or more words to form a single meaning. By using a hyphen, we show that the word before and the word after are joined and this is a new word. Here are a few situations where hyphens must be used.

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Oh no! Not another test!

09 Oct 2014 Mehdi Safavi
Have you ever felt that you were just studying to pass a test? Today many schools and companies around the world use standardized tests such as the TOEFL test to measure students’ abilities. Thousands of people every year take these kinds of tests in order to enter or graduate from a school or get...

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Four features of North American English

02 Oct 2014 Kasra Sharifan
Speaking correctly is not all that matters for an effective conversation; you must sound intelligible too. In the IELTS speaking test, although it is not important what accent you have, it is imperative that you avoid blending accents. Therefore, do keep these 4 distinct features of American accent ...

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skim-read and laugh!

25 Sep 2014 Mehdi Safavi
Do you know anything about skimming? It is not just a reading strategy; you may do this in everyday life. For example, as soon as you buy a newspaper, you skim through it by reading the headlines and looking at the pictures. Now, are you ready for a laugh? These selected articles have each a funny p...

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Countdown to the IELTS test

18 Sep 2014 Mehdi Safavi
We know how you feel in the weeks leading up to the IELTS exam! And we also know very well what you should do for success. Download and read this free IELTS Juice E-book today.

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