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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.

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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: How to reach a band 7 or higher in Task Achievement

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

Do you struggle deciding what to present and how to present an IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 response? We'll take a closer look at IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, Read the tips on how to get a high score.

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IELTS Writing Task 2: 8 steps towards a band 8

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

IELTS Writing Task 2: 8 steps towards a band 8 To achieve a Band 8 in Writing Task 2, you will need to produce an essay that contains all the positive features contained in the band 8 writing assessment criteria. Let’s take a look at these in the table below. Task response sufficiently addresses all parts…

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IELTS Writing Task 2: 7 mistakes preventing you from a band 7

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

Need some help in preparing for IELTS? We’ve got your back! Read on to understand 7 common mistakes that might prevent you from reaching a band 7 in IELTS Writing Task 2.