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IELTS Speaking Part 2: How to speak confidently for 2 minutes

IDP IELTS — June 10th, 2021

In part 2 of your IELTS Speaking test, you will need to deliver a long turn, speaking for up to 2 minutes on a topic. Let’s look at some tips and strategies that will help you do your best and perform better in this section of the test.

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Grammar 101: What is a Contronym?

IDP IELTS — May 24th, 2021

So, have you ever heard of a word in English that has two opposite meanings? We call a single word that has two contradictory meaning (they're their own opposites) contronyms. As a result of this unique characteristic, they are quite rare. But, we have a full list of these words in English. Read below how you can use them in a sentence.

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List of 8 Universities in New Zealand for IELTS Score of 5.5 and Above

IDP IELTS — March 13th, 2021

Want to study in New Zealand, but not sure what IELTS score you need for admission? Here’s a full list of colleges and universities in New Zealand accepting IELTS for entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses. Check our full table that contains the list of college and universities in New Zealand accepting IELTS band score of 5.5 and above, including the following IELTS Overall Scores, Listening Scores, Reading Scores, Writing Scores and Speaking Scores.

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There vs Their vs They’re – Learn The Difference

Vincent — August 27th, 2020

What’s the difference between there vs their vs they’re? So, there is both an adverb and an exclamation. Their is a determiner. It can describe belonging to the people or things that were previously mentioned. They’re is a contraction and is used to shorten “they are”. Read more.

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Eg vs ie – Learn The Difference

Vincent — September 27th, 2020

Always wondered what the difference is between "eg" and "ie"? Let us explain. So, “e.g.” is an abbreviation for “exempli gratia”, a Latin phrase. “i.e.” is a also an abbreviation for the Latin phrase “id est”. Read more here.

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100 New English Words And Phrases in 2020

IELTS — August 10th, 2020

The English language keeps changing and new English words are added to the dictionary. Whether you are a native speaker or learning English as a second language, this list of 100 new English words and their meaning will help you expand your vocabulary. Check it out here.

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Examiner Approved Tips for the IELTS Speaking Test

IELTS — August 10th, 2020

Need to prepare for the IELTS Speaking test? We have listed 10 examiner approved tips to get a high score on your Speaking test. Use these tips while you prepare for your test to get a high band score on IELTS Speaking. Read more here.

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Your vs You’re: Learn the Difference

IELTS — May 11th, 2020

Your vs You’re: These two words cause a lot of confusion and it’s well worth to spend a few minutes to know the difference between the two. “Your” is a determiner. It can be described as belonging to or associated to someone that is being addressed. “You’re”, on the other hand, is a contraction and is used to shorten “you are”. See examples here.

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Grammar 101: Principle vs Principal – Learn The Difference

IELTS — March 31st, 2020

Grammar 101: Principle vs Principal – Learn The Difference Principle vs principal: These two words cause a lot of confusion and it’s well worth to spend a few minutes to know the difference between the two. “Principle” is a noun. It can be described as a rule or idea in relation to behaviour or how…

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IELTS test day and Covid-19

IELTS — March 26th, 2020

There is a lot happening in the world right now. We want to show you the additional precautions we have put in place to help protect your health and safety, so you can take your test and get on with pursuing your goals. Please know that IDP’s global community is #InThisTogether as we navigate the restrictions and frequent changes in place due to Covid-19.