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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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Refugee Crisis - a model essay

16 Sep 2015 Mehdi Safavi
This week, we have decided to write a discussion-led essay on the polices regarding the global refugee crisis. Remember! It is always a good idea to read extensively about current events.

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Confused? Eat pizza!

21 Aug 2015 Kasra Sharifan
comprise, constitute, compose and consist are among the words many IELTS candidates use in their responses to IELTS Academic task 1. Unfortunately, these words are often used incorrectly and not just by IELTS candidates alone, but even by native English speakers as well. This week, we are delivering...

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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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US or UK spelling - Which one is right in IELTS?

24 Jul 2015 Kasra Sharifan
We know spelling is definitely important in IELTS. Both British and American spelling variations are acceptable. The list below contains words from Oxford 3000 and Longman frequent words and different, yet correct spellings.

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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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The pen is mightier than the keyboard

17 Jun 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Typing has become very common for note-taking in classrooms or libraries, but have you ever stopped to think if you are doing the right thing when you are keying in words and ideas into your smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Let’s see why writing by hand helps you learn better.

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