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Did you know these words are uncountable?

24 Apr 2014 Kasra Sharifan
Surprisingly, one of the most problematic areas of IELTS is the misuse of countable and uncountable nouns. Here is a little quiz for you; choose the correct alternative.

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Why we forget words

17 Apr 2014 Mehdi Safavi
We all forget things; there is no doubt about it. But when it comes to language learning it is quite painful to see the precious vocabulary you have learned fade over time, isn't it? To stop this, you should learn how our memory works.

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13 common mistakes at IELTS

13 Mar 2014 Mehdi Safavi
How can you avoid the most common mistakes at IELTS? Based on analysis of thousands of exam papers, the book "Common mistakes at IELTS" looks at real errors made by learners in the test and explains how to make sure you get it right.

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Four dictionaries every English learner needs

27 Feb 2014 Mehdi Safavi
The word ''dictionary'' comes from the Latin ''dictio'' (''saying''). In most dictionaries the words are arranged in alphabetical order so that they can be found quickly. However, there are several other types of dictionaries in some of which the words are not even arranged alphabetically!

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Meet Anki - Your vocabulary learning friend

20 Feb 2014 Mehdi Safavi
Have you heard of Spaced Repetition? It is a learning technique in which items are memorised by reviewing them at increasing intervals. The best intervals are: 5 seconds, 25 seconds, 2 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 hour, 5 hours, 1 day, 5 days, 25 days, 4 months, and 2 years. The idea was proposed by Sebas...

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14 English phrases for describing relationships

13 Feb 2014 Mehdi Safavi
Do you find it difficult to understand relationship statuses (for example on social networking websites like Facebook)? Don't worry! You're not alone. Tomorrow is 14 Feb 2014 (Hint: Valentine's Day!) and in this week's lesson we are going to explain 14 useful English phrases about relationships.

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Learn English with Fun

23 Jan 2014 Mehdi Safavi
Who says learning English must be difficult and boring? If you think it is not possible to learn English with fun, think again. In this lesson, you'll get familiar with two places on the web where learning English can be fun.

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3 spelling mistakes you must avoid

19 Dec 2013 Kasra Sharifan
You may lose marks in listening and writing modules of IELTS if you do not spell words correctly. But these 3 rules will stop you from making some common mistakes:

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103 - formal or informal

10 Nov 2013 Maryam Taghavi, Milad Moodi
A note on formality. Learn how to speak/write more formally.

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What comes with the word "test"?

17 Oct 2013 Kasra Sharifan
IELTS is a test. Firstly, prepare yourself by studying English everyday, and ask for expert advice to do well in the test.

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