Library / Speaking

What's a Collocation?

29 Jan 2015 Mehdi Safavi
A collocation is a pair or group of words that are often used together. These combinations sound natural to native speakers, but students of English have to make a special effort to learn them because they are often difficult to guess.

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How to use "how"

22 Jan 2015 Masoud Yadi
The question word "how" is really interesting because it can be joined with other words to form different questions. It is a powerful word, but the question is: How well can you use "how" in your speaking?

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Improve your English by CouchSurfing

27 Nov 2014 Mehdi Safavi
To "couch-surf (v.)” — according to the Oxford Dictionary — means "to stay temporarily in a series of other people's homes, typically making use of improvised sleeping arrangements." Well, that’s pretty much what the website is all about.

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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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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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110 - How to improve your vocabulary

21 Aug 2014 Maryam Taghavi
A podcast with tips on how to improve your English vocabulary.

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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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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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What is your favourite sport?

19 Jun 2014 Kasra Sharifan
The IELTS speaking test consists of three parts and the examiner will ask you questions on a variety of topics. But in this lesson, we are going to focus on sports and all the questions will be only about this topic.

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English Accents

01 May 2014 Mehdi Safavi
There are a few differences of grammar and spelling between American and British English, and rather more differences of vocabulary and idiom. Today, modern British English is heavily influenced by American English, so some contrasts are disappearing. Pronunciation is sometimes very different, but m...

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