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Hear or listen (to)?

Posted: May 18, 2019 at 6:47 pm   /   Word Difference

‘Hearing’ is an event; it is something which happens to us as a natural process. ‘Listening’ is an action; it is something we do consciously. Suddenly I heard a noise. Someone was in the garden. Did you hear the thunder last night? [on the phone] The line is very bad. I can’t hear you. I listened very carefully to what she said and wrote it all […]

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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic: Work

Posted: May 18, 2019 at 9:01 am   /   Speaking Part 1

What is your job? I’m the founder and project manager for a volunteer organization called Corazon de Apus. We find local children living in poverty or with difficult family situations and bring them to a safe place after school where they can learn English with the volunteers from Western countries, get homework help, and simply […]

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22 MISTAKES STUDENTS MAKE IN IELTS WRITING TASK 2

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 6:59 pm   /   Writing Task 2

1. Do not use (…) (etc) when writing a list. Instead, lists of examples should follow the pattern; (A and B), (A, B, and C), or (A, B, C, and D). For example: one of the biggest problems in big cities is unemployment, crime and pollution. 2. No question mark in your essay: Do not […]

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Writing Task 1 – MAPS

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 6:14 pm   /   IELTS

MAPS are becoming a lot more common. The language that we use to describe graphs like bar charts, tables, line graphs, would not be used to describe maps. We should need to use new language to describe maps.  MAP LANGUAGE LANGUAGE OF DIRECTION: In the north : within an area . (California is in the west of the United States/ Phu My Hung is in the south […]

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EFFECTIVE SENTENCE STRUCTURES TO GET AN 8.0+

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm   /   IELTS

1. Position statement: The price of gas stood at $2.75 per gallon. In 2005, the sugar export accounted for about 10% of total exports. 2. Movement statements There was a decrease in the price of gas/ gas prices. There was an increase in the sugar export/ export of sugar/ exported sugar. Gas prices/ the price of gas decreased. The export of sugar/ the sugar export/ […]

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Describe an advertisement that you remember (May to Aug 2019)

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 5:23 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019)

What is it               –               When and where you saw it              –               What happens in it              • These days are the days of advertisements. We came across some interesting and some repetitive adverts. I see several advertisements daily but the one advertisement that has impressed me the most is about the customer awareness titled ‘jago Grahak […]

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IELTS Speaking Part1 Topic: Study

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 5:17 pm   /   Speaking Part 1

Describe your education I’m on a 5 year study plan, so I’ll finish in 2 years. Next year, I’ll begin my internship at a clinic for substance addicts. I really look forward to that hands on experience. After my Bachelor’s, I plan to go onto my Master’s, perhaps even my PhD. What is your area […]

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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic: Sunglasses

Posted: May 15, 2019 at 1:17 pm   /   Speaking Part 1

1. Do people in your country wear sunglasses? Absolutely. But since the UK has a rainy climate, they aren’t as needed as in other places. Still, people like to wear them as a fashion statement  or as an accessory to their outfit. 2. Do you like to wear sunglasses? Why yes of course, especially when I feel […]

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Describe some advice you received (from your friend or family member) which was useful to you

Posted: May 13, 2019 at 4:39 pm   /   CUE CARDS

You should say:         What the situation was                Who gave you the advice             What the advice was and explain how useful you think the advice was. The best piece of advice I ever got came from my Dad. It happened in […]

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Describe a success your friend has had that you are proud of

Posted: May 13, 2019 at 4:27 pm   /   CUE CARDS

Describe a success your friend has had that you are proud of You should say: what it was                when it happened                  why your friend chose this area of activity how easy or difficult it was to achieve            […]

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