Category Archives: IELTS

Look up an English word; learn it forever.

I have found a wonderful website that will help you remember vocabulary!  (I wish there were similar websites in French and Italian for me. Alas!)  I could write a lot of detail here but it would be quicker for you … Continue reading

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How to Learn Compelling Vocabulary in 30 Seconds

Would you like to learn compelling new vocabulary every day automatically? ♦ No planning   ♦   No decisions ♦ Have a look at the picture on the right. ♦How would you describe the man’s personality? ♦ How would you describe the background colour? … Continue reading

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120 Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes to Avoid

The 2018 Grammar Guide EnglishGrammar.org has produced an excellent Grammar Guide for English students. Also excellent is the fact that it is free! Grammar and Vocabulary points are listed alphabetically. Examples show incorrect and correct usage and short, clear explanations. … Continue reading

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English Inversion #1: Why? When? How?

One of the first things you learn when you start learning English is the word order in sentences. The subject comes before the verb:  SUBJECT                           VERB you                                        learn … Continue reading

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Learn English Speaking FREE with TalkEnglish.com

I have found a great website for all of you who are learning English and want to speak fluently! TalkEnglish.com  provides material for conversations in levels from Basic to Advanced in the following categories: ENGLISH LESSONS  Regular English Lessons: Learn what … Continue reading

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Continuing: 3 Facts you need to know about PARTICIPLES

First read: 3 Facts you need to know about PARTICIPLES: 1.  Participles can be Parts of Verbs. ∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼ 2.  Participles can be ADJECTIVES. Continuous Participles are often used as Adjectives: The giggling girls in the photo below look like sisters. Verb = look The World Cup is … Continue reading

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3 Facts you need to know about PARTICIPLES

There are two types of Participles in English: ♦ Past Participles   &   ♦ Continuous ( … ing) Participles   If you can remember the following Three Facts about Participles, your English will immediately improve.  1.  Participles can be Parts of … Continue reading

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How to understand 3rd Conditionals now and easily!

We use the Third Conditional to talk about a situation or condition in the past and its result. IF we could change the past, we could change the result. Of course, we can’t change the past, so the Third Conditional … Continue reading

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Advanced Reading – Improve your English & your Knowledge!

Do you think it is possible to become a successful English writer when English is your second language?                  Imagine being taught English at school but not hearing it spoken outside of  the classroom. … Continue reading

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Relative Clauses #11: Advanced non-defining Relative Clauses

First, read the earlier posts on Relative Clauses, especially #3 and #6. Advanced non-defining Relative Clauses are not as difficult as their name suggests. There are only two Relative Clause Pronouns used, whom & which, and the Relative Clause is usually … Continue reading

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