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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

IDP 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

IDP 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.'

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中文雅思备考手册正式发布

IDP IELTS — January 29th, 2019

如果您正在准备雅思考试,让我们为您提供助力。雅思备考手册将为您提供有关雅思考试的介绍,以及考试技巧和建议。

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IELTS for native English speakers

IDP IELTS — January 22nd, 2019

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How to write the date correctly?

IDP IELTS — January 14th, 2019

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Homophones, homographs & homonyms

IDP IELTS — December 3rd, 2018

Have you come across words that are spelled the same, but have different meanings? Or words that are spelled differently, but sound the same? We call these words homophones, homographs or homonyms. Let’s have a look at the difference. Read more here.