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The book of questions

11 Sep 2014 Mehdi Safavi
This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, and a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects. But English learners and especiall...

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Ginger corrects your grammar!

04 Sep 2014 Mehdi Safavi
The Ginger Grammar Checker (it's free, by the way) helps you write better English and efficiently corrects texts. Based on the context of complete sentences, Ginger uses smart technology to correct grammar mistakes, punctuation mistakes, spelling mistakes and misused words, with high accuracy. It im...

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How to write and talk about money

28 Aug 2014 Kasra Sharifan
When you go shopping, or want to pay for a ticket, or you find yourself in the local bank, how do you say prices? How do you write them? It is also a common subject in IELTS listening test. There are 3 important currencies from English-speaking countries.

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What is euphemism?

20 Aug 2014 Mehdi Safavi
Would you like it if someone called you 'fat'?! How about 'overweight'? A euphemism is a word (or series of words) which replaces sad, unpleasant or shocking ideas with softer and nicer expressions.

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6 things to avoid as an English learner

14 Aug 2014 Mehdi Safavi
In this week's lesson, you will be introduced to 6 habits you should avoid if you are learning English.

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IELTS and Immigration

08 Aug 2014 Mehdi Safavi
If you plan to emigrate to an English-speaking country, your English language skills will be important to you. Governments use IELTS to process immigration and student visa applications in many English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

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Tools for IELTS

31 Jul 2014 Kasra Sharifan
Preparing for IELTS? With the right tools, your success at the test will be guaranteed. Let’s take a look at a list of useful learning tools.

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Confusable Words in IELTS

24 Jul 2014 Kasra Sharifan
"How much do you way? or "How much do you weigh? Is he feeling "sick" or "seek"? Let's pronounce these tricky English words. They can be easily confused with similar words: café, Thursday, ship, thirty

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How to write a standard English letter

17 Jul 2014 Mehdi Safavi
In many English courses writing gets a low priority. Sometimes you do have a chance to practise some writing, but without focus on letters (or emails). This is surprising, because emails are probably the most common type of written communication. Besides, letter writing is the first writing task in ...

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English Songs: good or evil?

10 Jul 2014 Kasra Sharifan
There are many types of music available on the market and most of them are in English. Even many singers from other countries whose mother-tongue is not English, use this rich market and publish songs and albums globally. This makes choosing the correct song to listen to for English learners a bit d...

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