Why do we read?

01 May 2016
When you use the word "reading", you usually refer to "looking at written words and understanding what they mean"; however, this is not always what reading means. In fact, there are a number of ways to read, each with a different purpose.

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A 400-year-old question

22 Apr 2016
April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the creator of "To be, or not to be; that is the question:", William Shakespeare. It is a fitting moment to commemorate his distinguished works and in doing so, read and answer an IELTS reading question type: Finding Information in Paragraphs.

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Is General IELTS easier than Academic?

15 Apr 2016
You might be in two minds about whether to take the Academic version of IELTS or General Training, but is one really easier than the other?

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Ever Heard of IELTS UKVI?

01 Apr 2016
IELTS has 2 more modules for UK Visas and Immigration (IELTS UKVI). The tests are simpler and only assess your Listening and Speaking. The questions are focused on everyday life situations, and you must show you have the skills needed.

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The American Speech Music

25 Mar 2016
A couple of days ago, a young man called me and asked if I could teach him how to speak more efficient English even though he was already at an advanced level of English! He said after living in the US for years, he was not able to make himself understood because Americans could not understand his a...

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Did you know 2016 is a leap year?

04 Mar 2016
A few days ago was 29 February. Do you know what is special about it? It is a leap day which is a date added to the years that are divisible by 4, such as 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, and 2024. Alright! Leap years have an extra day (the 29th of February), but how can we learn the number of days in eac...

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Elevate to IELTS Band Score 8.0

26 Feb 2016
Having been selected the best 2014 app of the year by Apple, Elevate is a personalized brain training app which includes research-backed games to improve your English comprehension, ability to focus, self-confidence and much more.

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What is El niño?

19 Feb 2016
By definition, El Niñoa refers to change in the weather that happens every three to seven years, caused by a rise in the temperature of a large area of the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of South America. El Niño has severe effects on the weather in many parts of the world, and can cause drought...

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Sing a song for Valentine

12 Feb 2016
Valentine's Day (February 14) is the day when lovers show their love to each other. This can be done by giving flowers, chocolates, Valentine's cards or just a nice gift. Here's a Valentine song as a gift to you.

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Who is Santa?

25 Dec 2015
Christmas is globally celebrated on December 25th and is well-known for its Santa Claus. Do you know what he says when he comes? :) Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas!

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