Category Archives: IELTS

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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Song with Dependent Clauses, Collocations +++

Hello Everyone! Well, I’m back from my French adventure but I will leave the details of my French language studies for a future post. For now, how about getting back to grammar in a song? … Good! I thought that’s … Continue reading

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Watch the News to Improve Listening and Vocabulary

Hello all you hard-working English students! I’m afraid I won’t be publishing any new posts for a couple of months as I’m off to France this week to study French. You see, I’m a language learner like you. I know what it’s … Continue reading

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3 mistakes that ruin your sentences

Native speakers are not perfect speakers. Their speech is often unclear and their grammar can be sloppy. However, there are mistakes which they don’t make, and if you make them, you will sound like an English student, not the fluent English speaker … Continue reading

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TOEIC Listening Tests and More

If you are studying for a TOEIC test, or if you just want to improve your English, http://www.english-test.net has hundreds of listening tests, as well as grammar tests.Click here to start a listening test now.

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25 Easy & Proven Ways to Prepare for your TOEIC Test

♦ HOW to be SUCCESSFUL in the TOEIC Test ♦ Error recognition is an important part of the TOEIC Test. Why don’t you start practising here and now? With regular practice of these 25 Error Recognition Tests, which will encourage you to look for typical mistakes, … Continue reading

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How will this modern day Romeo & Juliet survive?

Afghanistan’s Romeo And Juliet And How They Escaped An Honor Killing https://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2016-01-25/afghanistans-romeo-and-juliet This picture of Zakia and Ali on the run, first published in The New York Times, has become iconic, with many Afghan artists painting versions of it. DIEGO … Continue reading

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TOEIC Test – 600 Essential Words: Part 6 Adverbs

The answer to How? Why? Where? & When? is an ADVERB. Adverbs add information about verbs. Adverbs also add information about adjectives and adverbs. Some of the following adverbs are rarely used. I have marked * those that are more commonly … Continue reading

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A Song with Noun Clauses

I have found the perfect song to help you remember Noun Clauses. First, if you are not sure what a Noun Clause is, check my earlier posts Noun Clauses #1, #2, & #3.   Next, have a look at the following song … Continue reading

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