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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…

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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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Commonly Used Abbreviations & Acronyms

IELTS — March 31st, 2020

The English language is forever evolving. With the wide use of technology in our modern society, there are always new words coming into play that may be hard for non-native English speakers to grasp. We’ll introduce you to the most commonly used abbreviations and acronyms used in daily life and on social media. The list…

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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.

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Grammar 101: Feminine And Masculine Words in English

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

Are there masculine or feminine words in English? In general, there’s no distinction between masculine and feminine in English nouns. But sometimes we show gender in different words when referring to people or animals. In this article we’ll explain gender in English language in more detail.

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Grammar 101: Too vs To – Learn the difference

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

Too vs to: 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. “Too” is an adverb. You can use it to replace words such as “excessively”, “additionally”, “as well” or “also”. “To”, on the other hand, is a versatile preposition.…

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IELTS on computer vs IELTS on paper

IELTS — July 20th, 2019

If you’ve done IELTS before, you might know the paper test. So, what about the computer test? IELTS on computer is exactly the same test as paper-based IELTS, but instead of writing your answers on paper, you will type them on a computer. Read the benefits of computer here.

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Grammar 101: Elude vs. allude

IELTS — February 6th, 2019

In the Grammar 101 series we look at commonly confused words. This time we cover elude vs allude. Elude is defined as 'to escape from or avoid a danger.' You can use elude when you want to avoid something. Allude can be defined as 'to suggest; or indirectly call attention to something.'