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Seyed Mahyad

Speaking is one of the most challenging skills of the IELTS test but it gets easy once you know it

IELTS Speaking test consists of 3 parts and overly lasts between 11-14 minutes. In Part 1 the examiner asks some daily topic questions such as describing your occupation or talking about where you live. Here you need to answer each question with 2-4...
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Jennifer

Forget Vocabulary and Grammar - Learn Language Chunks

The English language is chunky!    That is to say,    words often combine with other words to make phrases  (or chunks).    For example in collocations, phrasal verbs and expressions. Collocations A collocati...
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Jennifer

Tips for Practising Listening skills for your Exam

Practice makes perfect I think the key to training your listening skills really is regular practice.  I'm not referring to just exam practice, which can get tedious, but using real authentic sources.  This can be  podcasts,&...
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Jennifer

Adjectives formed from the same root word

-ing  and -ed adjectives Remember an adjective ending in -ing describes a situation and an adjective ending in -ed describes a feeling. Here are some of the most common ones: boring - bored disappointing - disappointed surprising- surprised int...
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Jennifer

A look at nouns formed from phrasal verbs

Nouns can be made from many phrasal verbs. I have compiled a very short list of some common examples (with their phrasal verbs in brackets): OUT workout (work out) burnout  (burn out) UP catch-up (catch up) hold-up   (hold up) IN brea...
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Jennifer

Suggestions for learning phrasal verbs with abstract meanings

Many phrasal verbs have abstract meanings. I'm going to explain this using phrasal verbs formed from the verb 'look'. An example of a phrasal verb with a concrete meaning is 'look for' (buscar). Here are some examples of phrasal verbs with ab...
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Jennifer

Phrasal verbs: real contexts provide real meaning

When learning a new language it is important to use real contexts such as news articles and horoscopes to give it real meaning.   But it is also how you record new language which is important in how effectively you learn and retain it. H...
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Jennifer

Don't be put off by phrasal verbs and their abstract meanings

So why are English learners put off by phrasal verbs? Why do they try to get out of using them and why do they struggle to get the hang of them?  In my experience learners often try to get out of (avoid) using phrasal verbs as they are indeed p...
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John

¿Cómo mejorar mi fluidez y pronunciación en inglés?

La pregunta más frecuente que se hacen la mayoría de los alumnos que quieren aprender inglés es ¿Cómo mejorar mi fluidez? ¿Qué puedo hacer para mejorar mi pronunciación? muchas de estas respuestas las podrás encontrar en este artículo. Además cabe...
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Maria Pilar

My daily thoughts and curious tips for writing

English has plenty of commonly confused words and this is sometimes due to the way in which we usually pronounce these words or the way we usually spell them. Today we're going to talk about three words that are daily used and are commonly confused...
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Maria Pilar

My schoolbag and notes about my daily life at school

There's something we must never forget to do every night before going to sleep and that's keep in our schoolbag everything we'll need to use at school and prepare        the following day and go to sleep with a smile in our...
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Paula

How to prepare a job interview in a second language

A job interview in English? Already overwhelmed? The words `job interview´ are not particularly associated to having fun, but here are some tips to overcome the obstacles and to successfully carry it out in English!  Relax A a job interview, a...
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Tatiana

What is taught is what is learned, dear magicians?

Dear magicians, When you observe a magic trick, are you empowered enough to comprehend every single step that leads to impress the audience? Not to mention, when you look at a painting somewhere at the National Gallery, are you able to unveil the se...
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Mariia

Teaching children: Total Physical Response and elements of gamification

Children are different in their rhythm of studying and preferences. There are many approaches to teaching this age group, however, most of them mention such teaching technic as TFR (Total physical response) and elements of gamification. In this...
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