Learn English via Instagram

23 Oct 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Instagram is not an English learning application (and you already knew that!), but if you look at it from a different perspective, it can turn into a convenient English learning tool, especially for IELTS candidates!

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English Jokes

16 Oct 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Enjoy learning English; that is what I always tell my students. You shouldn’t really take English lessons like medicine! One way to have fun with English is listening to English jokes and telling them to your friends.

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Can we make the globe a better place in 15 years

16 Oct 2015 soolmaz neishaboori
Is it possible to overcome international crisis such as hunger, poverty, and gender inequality or stop climate change in the next 15 years? According to the governments we can. They, agreed to a new series of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Michael Green, an expert in Social p...

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Who Speaks at IELTS Speaking test?

09 Oct 2015 Kasra Sharifan
IELTS Speaking session, which is sometimes referred to as IELTS Interview, is not a simple question and answer between two people. The examiners are instructed to behave differently throughout the speaking test i.e, sometimes, they join the discussion while in other times, you see they go completely...

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113 - Difference between sounds of th and s

08 Oct 2015 Nikki Akraminejad
Most languages do have the sound /s/ in them, so that is not difficult to pronounce. The difficult one is the English th which sounds /θ/. Do not get upset if you cannot say it. Your brain will need training in order to learn this sound.

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Self-correction or teacher-correction?

02 Oct 2015 Mehdi Safavi
How often do you go to your English class? Do you have access to your teacher all the time? Can you always expect him/her to correct your English mistakes? Like many other English learners, you may be too dependent on your teacher to correct you, which is not such a good thing. Bear in mind that the...

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Math and IELTS

24 Sep 2015 Kasra Sharifan
No need to worry! IELTS is not going to test your math knowledge, although sometimes, there are figures in your writing test and they must be reported, or in the listening test, you may have to write some simple math. Let's learn how to say and write them correctly.

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Refugee Crisis - a model essay

16 Sep 2015 Mehdi Safavi
This week, we have decided to write a discussion-led essay on the polices regarding the global refugee crisis. Remember! It is always a good idea to read extensively about current events.

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11 Sep 2015 Kasra Sharifan
Little do IELTS candidates know about intonation. Some may confuse it with pronunciation, stress patterns or even accent, but the truth is that intonation is not any of them. In fact, it is one of the integral parts of IELTS Speaking assessment i.e. if you ignore it, you will lose marks.

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These nouns are verbs too

03 Sep 2015 Mehdi Safavi
You make sandwiches; you buy sandwiches; you eat sandwiches, but have you ever been sandwiched on a crowded subway train? "Sandwich" is only one of the English words that function both as nouns and verbs. As a verb it means "to be in a very small space between two other things". For example, "I was ...

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