Category Archives: IELTS

How to Write an Opinion Essay

♦ Opinion & Fact: It is essential when writing an opinion essay to clearly separate opinion and fact.  When teaching essay writing and critical reading skills to students (adults),  I have often been dismayed to discover that they accept written … Continue reading

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Online English Lessons

Hello Everyone! I’ve received enquiries recently about online lessons. Evidently, many of you have decided to pursue online lessons while you are spending more time at home. Online interactive lessons suit many language learners and if this style of learning … Continue reading

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How to Give Your Vocabulary a Boost as You Prep for Your IELTS Exam

How to Give Your Vocabulary a Boost as You Prep for Your IELTS Exam – A Guest Post by  Ofer Tirosh  The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is a standardized test of the English language used to measure … Continue reading

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A Song with First Conditional, Imperatives, and Collocations

Dua Lipa sings a song, Don’t Start Now, in which she tells an ex boyfriend very clearly that their relationship is finished and she is not interested in seeing him again. Her life is so much better without him. Her … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence: #2

First, read How to Write a Sentence: #1 There are three types of sentences in English: SIMPLE, COMPOUND, & COMPLEX. All sentences must contain a subject, a verb with tense, and they must have meaning. You need to know which … Continue reading

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Song with Present Tenses for Opinions and Beliefs

We can use Present Simple Tense to talk about how we feel, what we believe in, and what we think about how we live in the 21st century. We use Present Continuous Tense to explain or describe what is happening … Continue reading

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English Words that are often Confused #3

First, read English Words that are often Confused #1 & #2. Today, I’m continuing with English Words that are often Confused: words starting with ‘D’. Take note of prepositions (about, to, on, etc.) which often collate with the confusing words. … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence: #1

 What is a sentence? There are three necessary parts to a sentence: SUBJECT (noun or pronoun) & VERB (finite) & the sentence must also have MEANING. SUBJECT: There are several ways to make a subject, but for now, let’s look at the following: … Continue reading

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English Words that are often Confused #2

First, read English Words that are often Confused #1 Today, I’m continuing with English Words that are often Confused: words starting with ‘C’. I couldn’t find any common confusing words starting with ‘B’, so let’s move on to ‘C’. Take note … Continue reading

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English Words that are often Confused #1

I have written two posts recently on Spelling Mistakes that Ruin your Writing. They are a small number of mistakes which are easily fixed as soon as you understand the grammar. Don’t worry! The grammar is basic and easily understood. … Continue reading

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