Confused? Eat pizza!

21 Aug 2015
comprise, constitute, compose and consist are among the words many IELTS candidates use in their responses to IELTS Academic task 1. Unfortunately, these words are often used incorrectly and not just by IELTS candidates alone, but even by native English speakers as well. This week, we are delivering...

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Be polite!

14 Aug 2015
It is not always easy to be polite when speaking in a foreign language. You may be caught by surprise in an unexpected situation, and because you don't know the right expression to use, you may sound rude! Let's learn some simple phrases that come in handy in English-speaking countries.

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What IELTS test center to select

07 Aug 2015
Choosing the best IELTS test center can become quite a challenge for some IELTS Candidates. The date, the place and even the correct module are important things when registering for the test. In this week's lesson, we focus on answering some of the questions about your IELTS test center.

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112 - Time Prepositions

07 Aug 2015 Nikki Akraminejad
Students usually confuse “at”, “on” and “in” in time expressions. Listen to this podcast on how to use prepositions of time correctly.

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Skim it or Scan it?

31 Jul 2015
Reading is normally regarded as a tough skill. Of course it would be difficult if you had to read every single word in a text to be able to collect the information you need and answer the questions; however, using the right tools - skimming and scanning - you can really enjoy reading.

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US or UK spelling - Which one is right in IELTS?

24 Jul 2015
We know spelling is definitely important in IELTS. Both British and American spelling variations are acceptable. The list below contains words from Oxford 3000 and Longman frequent words and different, yet correct spellings.

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Is Google Translate really that bad?

17 Jul 2015
Google Translate is the best translation app available for smartphones today, and you probably have it installed on your devices. As the name suggests, it is meant to be used for translation, NOT language learning! Let's see what you can do with this app/website:

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35 reasons why you should learn a foreign language

10 Jul 2015
Speaking at least one foreign language is a must today, and most individuals opt for the English language which is internationally spoken. You too may look at language learning as a necessity of life, work or study, but there are in fact 35 other proven benefits of language learning that you may not...

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The World is running out of water

03 Jul 2015
About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. But water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and in aquifers, and even in your body. However, new NA...

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A look at the first 21 days of a bee's life

03 Jul 2015
We’ve heard that bees are disappearing. But what is making bee colonies so vulnerable? Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his backyard to get an up close view. This project, for the May 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine, gives a lyrical glimpse into a bee hive.

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