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What you must know about Ebola

30 Oct 2014 Kasra Sharifan
One way to improve your Reading skill is to do occasional reading about hot topics, for instance the Ebola outbreak. By doing so, not only do you read faster and with higher accuracy, but you also learn something new and expand your medical knowledge. Here is a text about Ebola whose spread these da...

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You'll love your Longman Dictionary even more!

23 Oct 2014 Mehdi Safavi
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5th Edition (LDOCE 5) is probably the best dictionary for English learners. Unfortunately, the software version of the LDOCE is rather unpleasant to use. It is very slow and has problems with basic features like scrolling and copying text. In some versi...

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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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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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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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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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Suffixes and prefixes

03 Jul 2014 Mehdi Safavi
What do you do when you find a new word in English? Before you reach for your dictionary, do you try to figure out what it means? Long words are often made from shorter words that you know, combined with a few letters at the beginning (a prefix), or a few letters at the end (a suffix).

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The #1 grammar book: Practical English Usage

29 May 2014 Mehdi Safavi
English, like all languages, is full of problems for the foreign learner. Some of these points are easy to explain - for instance, the difference between "since" and "for". Other problems are more tricky, and cause difficulty even for advanced students and teachers.

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9 things English learners should know about dictionaries

08 May 2014 Mehdi Safavi
We all use dictionaries to look up words and understand their meanings, but there are more things to help you. Here are 9 features of dictionaries that many English learners are not familiar with.

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