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01-Describe a person you have seen (met) who is beautiful or handsome

Posted: February 14, 2019 at 4:04 pm   /   CUE CARDS

I have seen many beautiful and handsome people in my life. Here, I would like to talk about a person whom I find the most handsome. He is none other than my father. His name is ……………. He is in his early fifties. He is not tall, but looks very handsome. His hair has started […]

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A Red-Letter day

Posted: January 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm   /   Uncategorized
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Vocabulary 1

Posted: January 7, 2019 at 5:04 pm   /   Business English, IELTS, Spoken

VERTEX IELTS (Vocabulary) Succinct (adj): brief, terse said in a clear and short way; expressing what needs to be said without unnecessary words: Keep your letter succinct and to the point.   Hone (Verb): Sharp, Make perfect to make something perfect or completely suitable for its purpose Her debating skills were honed in the students‘ union   Innate (adj): Natural, Inborn An innate quality or ability is one that you were born with, not one you have learned: Cyril’s most impressive quality was his innate goodness. Her dance expresses the innate beauty of the human spirit.   Raconteur […]

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Describe something you made with your hand for your friend

Posted: January 7, 2019 at 4:59 pm   /   IELTS

1. WHAT IS IT? 2. WHEN DID YOU MAKE IT? 2. HOW DID YOUR FRIEND FEEL ABOUT IT? I am not very gifted in arts and crafts and so I normally don’t make things myself. I prefer to gift people cards and flowers. However, a few years back when I was in 9th, one of my closest […]

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The Difference Between Flair and Flare

Posted: November 27, 2018 at 4:52 pm   /   Uncategorized

Definitions The noun flair means a talent or a distinctive quality or style. As a noun, flare means a fire or a blazing light. As a verb, flare means to burn with an unsteady flame or shine with a sudden light. Violence, troubles, tempers, and nostrils can flare. Examples “His clothes were tailor-made, and he wore them with a casual flair.” (Maya Angelou, Gather […]

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Commonly Confused Words: Board and Bored

Posted: November 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm   /   Uncategorized

Definitions The noun board refers to a piece of sawed lumber, a flat piece of material (such as a chalkboard), or a table spread with a meal. Board can also mean a group of persons having managerial or advisory responsibilities (such as a board of directors). As a verb, board (up) means to cover with boards or to enter. Bored is the past tense of the verb bore, which […]

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Homophones (Commonly Confused Words): Council vs. Counsel

Posted: November 27, 2018 at 4:20 pm   /   Grammar

How to distinguish between these two homophones Council and counsel are homophones, and both words relate to the concept of advice and guidance. However, they do not have identical definitions. Here’s how to master the differences between these two words. How to Use Council Council is a noun that refers to a group of people who have been chosen to […]

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Make Your Sentences More Descriptive

Posted: November 1, 2018 at 4:34 pm   /   Grammar, IELTS

The purpose of writing is to communicate information. This is true for writing of all types, for fiction and nonfiction, for creatilve and technical, for business and legal. A work of fiction communicates information by telling a story, while an email to an employee communicates information in a much more direct way. In either case, […]

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Capability vs. Ability – What’s the Difference?

Posted: October 21, 2018 at 12:04 pm   /   Word Difference

When to Use Ability What does ability mean? Ability is a noun. It refers to possession of the means or skill to do something. Someone with superior athletic abilities is very good at sports or other physical games. A writer of great ability is considered to be an excellent writer. In both cases, ability is used to refer to the qualitative nature of […]

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Mistakes to Avoid in Your Writing

Posted: October 18, 2018 at 11:31 am   /   IELTS

There are literally hundreds of different rules for grammar, style, and usage, and no one can possibly keep track of them all.

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Enhance Your Writing

Posted: October 18, 2018 at 9:23 am   /   IELTS

Write More Confidently and Effectively We all want to make our writing as neat and professional as possible. The English language, however, doesn’t make this easy on us. English has hundreds of homophones that confuse writers both novice and professional alike. While these words plague even the most advanced writers, anyone can learn how to […]

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LEARN ENGLISH

Posted: October 18, 2018 at 9:00 am   /   IELTS

LEARN ENGLISH IN THESE POWERFUL WAYS Learn Naturally and Playfully Like a Child Never Study Grammar Rules Learn With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes Learn Spoken Grammar With Fun Stories Learn Actively By Answering Simple Questions Emotional Lessons That are Memorable HOW YOU LEARN FASTER AND AVOID EMBARRASSING MISTAKES: The incredible way you Learn Grammar […]

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Personal Goals

Posted: October 17, 2018 at 4:37 pm   /   Uncategorized

Every day take one minute to look at your goals. You should have your personal and professional goals written down somewhere accessible, either in a journal or online. You can even stick them to your computer on Post-it notes. The key is to check them daily for 60 seconds. When you look at your goals […]

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The Importance of Mindset

Posted: October 17, 2018 at 4:19 pm   /   Uncategorized

Does your mindset help or hinder you? Successful and happy people tend to have what Carol Dweck at Stanford calls a Growth Mindset. They are lifelong learners who learn their most valuable lessons from experience, self-awareness and experimentation. Some people are born with this mindset, but all of us can develop it with this simple […]

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Gratitude

Posted: October 17, 2018 at 3:59 pm   /   Uncategorized

Your goals will give you direction, but it’s essential to enjoy the journey too. Every day we urge you to take one minute to focus on being grateful. Write down three things you are grateful for. It could be to do with your family, your friends, your work or your hobbies. It can be something […]

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