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114 - How to talk about Christmas

25 Dec 2015 Kevin Schell
In this podcast, Sam who is from the US talks about his favorite holiday, Christmas, and explains why he loves it so much.

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How to generalize in English

11 Dec 2015 Kasra Sharifan
IELTS writing Task 2 and IELTS Speaking part 3 are the sections where candidates are asked more general questions. That is why every IELTS candidate must know how to properly address more general questions, but unfortunately in many cases, they don't.

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English Jokes

16 Oct 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Enjoy learning English; that is what I always tell my students. You shouldn’t really take English lessons like medicine! One way to have fun with English is listening to English jokes and telling them to your friends.

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Who Speaks at IELTS Speaking test?

09 Oct 2015 Kasra Sharifan
IELTS Speaking session, which is sometimes referred to as IELTS Interview, is not a simple question and answer between two people. The examiners are instructed to behave differently throughout the speaking test i.e, sometimes, they join the discussion while in other times, you see they go completely...

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113 - Difference between sounds of th and s

08 Oct 2015 Nikki Akraminejad
Most languages do have the sound /s/ in them, so that is not difficult to pronounce. The difficult one is the English th which sounds /θ/. Do not get upset if you cannot say it. Your brain will need training in order to learn this sound.

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Self-correction or teacher-correction?

02 Oct 2015 Mehdi Safavi
How often do you go to your English class? Do you have access to your teacher all the time? Can you always expect him/her to correct your English mistakes? Like many other English learners, you may be too dependent on your teacher to correct you, which is not such a good thing. Bear in mind that the...

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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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Intonation

11 Sep 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Little do IELTS candidates know about intonation. Some may confuse it with pronunciation, stress patterns or even accent, but the truth is that intonation is not any of them. In fact, it is one of the integral parts of IELTS Speaking assessment i.e. if you ignore it, you will lose marks.

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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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