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Discover your grammar weaknesses

20 Nov 2015 Mehdi Safavi
“I’m not very good in English grammar”, say many English learners, “and I want to improve, but I don’t really know where to start.” In this lesson, we are going to introduce a book to you that will help you to check what you know, and what you don’t know, about English grammar and usag...

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Learn English via Instagram

23 Oct 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Instagram is not an English learning application (and you already knew that!), but if you look at it from a different perspective, it can turn into a convenient English learning tool, especially for IELTS candidates!

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Math and IELTS

24 Sep 2015 Kasra Sharifan
No need to worry! IELTS is not going to test your math knowledge, although sometimes, there are figures in your writing test and they must be reported, or in the listening test, you may have to write some simple math. Let's learn how to say and write them correctly.

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These nouns are verbs too

03 Sep 2015 Mehdi Safavi
You make sandwiches; you buy sandwiches; you eat sandwiches, but have you ever been sandwiched on a crowded subway train? "Sandwich" is only one of the English words that function both as nouns and verbs. As a verb it means "to be in a very small space between two other things". For example, "I was ...

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Learn how to apologize - with an English song

27 Aug 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Remember that you can learn a lot from English songs. This week, we are going to enjoy "Sorry, blame it on me" by Akon.

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Confused? Eat pizza!

21 Aug 2015 Kasra Sharifan
comprise, constitute, compose and consist are among the words many IELTS candidates use in their responses to IELTS Academic task 1. Unfortunately, these words are often used incorrectly and not just by IELTS candidates alone, but even by native English speakers as well. This week, we are delivering...

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Be polite!

14 Aug 2015 Mehdi Safavi
It is not always easy to be polite when speaking in a foreign language. You may be caught by surprise in an unexpected situation, and because you don't know the right expression to use, you may sound rude! Let's learn some simple phrases that come in handy in English-speaking countries.

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What IELTS test center to select

07 Aug 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Choosing the best IELTS test center can become quite a challenge for some IELTS Candidates. The date, the place and even the correct module are important things when registering for the test. In this week's lesson, we focus on answering some of the questions about your IELTS test center.

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112 - Time Prepositions

07 Aug 2015 Nikki Akraminejad
Students usually confuse “at”, “on” and “in” in time expressions. Listen to this podcast on how to use prepositions of time correctly.

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US or UK spelling - Which one is right in IELTS?

24 Jul 2015 Kasra Sharifan
We know spelling is definitely important in IELTS. Both British and American spelling variations are acceptable. The list below contains words from Oxford 3000 and Longman frequent words and different, yet correct spellings.

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