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Bob’s Your Uncle – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 5, 2021 at 4:09 pm   /   Uncategorized

Bob’s Your Uncle – Idiom of the Day Meaning: This is an informal British expression which conveys how easy it is to achieve a certain task. Origin: No one knows for sure, but a common origin story is that the expression arose after the British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, (“Bob”) appointed his nephew Arthur Balfour […]

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Sonder – Word of the Day

Posted: January 5, 2021 at 6:12 am   /   Uncategorized

Sonder – Word of the Day Meaning:  The profound realisation that every random passer-by has a life as vivid and complex as your own.  Origin:  This word was coined by John Koenig in 2012 in his book, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The goal of this project was to describe emotions that didn’t have words assigned to […]

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Don’t spare the horses – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 4, 2021 at 2:37 pm   /   Business English, Spoken

Don’t spare the horses – Idiom of the Day Meaning: Urging someone to speed up on something that they are doing. Whenever you hear someone add don’t spare the horses to a directive, what you’ve heard is someone being told to hurry up with what they’re doing. It’s not a negative statement, but rather, one that expresses […]

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Fetid – Word of the day

Posted: January 4, 2021 at 2:32 pm   /   Business English, Grammar, Spoken, Vocabulary

Meaning: [adj]: smelling extremely unpleasant. malodorous, stinking, fetid, noisome, putrid, rank, fusty, musty mean bad-smelling. malodorous may range from the unpleasant to the strongly offensive. malodorous fertilizers stinking and fetid suggest the foul or disgusting. History: Dates back to the early 15th century. Has Latin origin. From Latin fetidus. Usage: Noun examples – Fetidity, Fetidness: 1. Due to the fetidness […]

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Garrulous – Word of the day

Posted: January 4, 2021 at 2:30 pm   /   Business English, Grammar, Spoken, Vocabulary

Meaning: [adj]: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters. History: Dates back to the 1600s. Has Latin origin. Greek origin and Irish origin are also suspected. From Latin garrulus, Greek Gerys and Irish Gairm. Usage: Adverb examples – Garrulously: 1. The TV host won many viewers by talking garrulously.2. She diverted the focus by garrulously explaining some […]

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Deaf as a doornail – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 4, 2021 at 2:22 pm   /   Spoken

Meaning: Used to mock someone that they are nearly deaf. Someone who is deaf as a doornail is someone who is, or is accused of being, almost completely if not completely deaf. It’s also related to other similar expressions such as deaf as a post, deaf as a doorpost, and deaf as a doorknob History: History dates back to the 13th century. In those […]

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IELTS Relationships Vocabulary – Useful Phrases for Common Topics in IELTS Speaking

Posted: November 19, 2020 at 6:19 pm   /   Uncategorized

Have you ever found it difficult to talk about relationships such as love, friendship, family? In today’s post, I would like to share with you some phrases and expressions, which could make it easier for you to deal with the Relationship topic both in a real life situation and in a test environment. At the […]

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IELTS Speaking – Time management

Posted: November 19, 2020 at 5:59 pm   /   Speaking Part 1, Speaking Part 2

Here’s the cue card of a sample IELTS speaking test below, with a model solution and questions an examiner might ask you. Speaking Part 2 Cue Card Describe your approach to time management you should say: Why you take time management seriously how you manage your time what problems you face Time management is essential. […]

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Speaking Part 1 Topic: Street Markets

Posted: October 21, 2020 at 3:07 pm   /   Speaking Part 2

Band 9 Sample for New IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic: Street Markets Are there many street markets in your country? Absolutely! Street food and markets are a huge part of my culture.  Many, no matter rich or poor, go to the streets in the morning to pick up the freshest produce from the street vendors. […]

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Linking Words for IELTS Speaking

Posted: October 13, 2020 at 10:41 am   /   Speaking Part 1, Speaking Part 2, Spoken

Linking Words for IELTS Speaking The linking words you use in your IELTS speaking section tell the examiner how well you know the given topic and also helps the examiner to assess you based on your fluency. For those who speak English often,  linking words come without any effort. But you have to ensure that […]

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Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in Cue Cards IELTS

Posted: September 19, 2020 at 9:11 am   /   CUE CARDS, IELTS

Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in Cue Cards IELTS You should say: where this house or apartment would be what it would look like when you would like to live there and explain why you would like to live in such a place BAND 9.0 SAMPLE ANSWER: I would love […]

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Describe a local event you have attended Cue Cards IELTS

Posted: September 19, 2020 at 9:06 am   /   CUE CARDS, IELTS

Describe a local event you have attended Cue Cards IELTS You should say: what this event was when and where it was what happened in the event and explain what you liked about this event. Sometime during 2001, when I was living in Kunming, some friends of mine in the Bei Chen area invited me to […]

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IELTS Map Vocabulary

Posted: September 16, 2020 at 1:55 pm   /   Vocabulary

n some cases, Task 1 of IELTS writing asks the test taker to describe a map.  This map vocabulary section helps you to understand the main phrases, language and the vocabularies that can be used while describing ielts maps in  writing task 1. The criteria you need to keep in mind while answering this question is task […]

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IELTS CUE CARD

Posted: March 30, 2020 at 9:26 am   /   Uncategorized
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IELTS Books

Posted: March 29, 2020 at 9:12 am   /   Uncategorized
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