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Is Google Translate really that bad?

17 Jul 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Google Translate is the best translation app available for smartphones today, and you probably have it installed on your devices. As the name suggests, it is meant to be used for translation, NOT language learning! Let's see what you can do with this app/website:

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35 reasons why you should learn a foreign language

10 Jul 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Speaking at least one foreign language is a must today, and most individuals opt for the English language which is internationally spoken. You too may look at language learning as a necessity of life, work or study, but there are in fact 35 other proven benefits of language learning that you may not...

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Use idioms at IELTS when pigs fly

26 Jun 2015 Kasra Sharifan
To get a high score at IELTS, some suggest that IELTS candidates should learn as many idioms as they can and try to use them for IELTS Speaking and Writing tasks. We disagree and say this is too risky; not to mention that the time is better spent on learning another technique.

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10 ways to immerse yourself in English

12 Jun 2015 English Juice User
One of the best approaches to language learning is immersion. It is a natural learning method that involves learning a language through that language, just like a baby. Through this method, like the way children learn their mother tongue, you will be thrown into a place where the language is spoken ...

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The Value of ONE Minute at IELTS

29 May 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Time is of absolute importance in the IELTS test. No matter which section you are doing, every minute counts, so you must have a plan for every one of them. Therefore, do not spend more than one minute on this lesson. I suggest you have a stopwatch ready by your side.

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Ever heard of "connotation"?

24 Apr 2015 Mehdi Safavi
You go to the gym every day; you have lost many kilos. Are you thin now? or slim? Although they both mean “not fat”, thinness carries connotations of weakness, weightlessness and emptiness: This extra and rather hidden meaning is called Connotation.

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How to disagree politely

12 Mar 2015 Mehdi Safavi
“Some people say that daily journeys to work or school will not be so common in the future. Do you agree or disagree?” — IELTS Speaking, Cambridge IELTS 9. In answer to this question, some candidates might say “I disagree!”; however, this is too direct and considered rude! There are much b...

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Strange laws of the world

20 Feb 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Every country has its own laws. Some are logical and useful, but some are strange or in some cases even hilarious! In this lesson, you will learn some useful expressions you can use when talking about what is legal and what is not.

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"Very" is not always very good

19 Feb 2015 Kasra Sharifan
The adverb "very" is a very common word but often is not used very correctly. It seems like a very useful word which can collocate with many adjectives; however, when you want to have very neat speaking, it is very important not to use it excessively. The overuse of "very" will make your English sou...

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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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