10 5, 2021

IELTS Writing: 7 useful sentence patterns for paraphrasing conclusion

10/5/2021|Categories: IELTS|

The conclusion is the easiest paragraph to write because in many ways you are just using ideas you have already mentioned in your introduction and main body paragraphs. However, this is the last thing the examiner will read, therefore, therefore it is crucial that you finish strongly. We are going to give you 7 sentence patterns which may help you to write the conclusion.

7 5, 2021

Useful “reason and result“ connective devises you need to know (part 2)

7/5/2021|Categories: IELTS|

Here comes the second episode of this series! Have you noted down some reason and result clauses we mentioned? These sentence patterns are super useful in your IELTS writing and speaking!

5 5, 2021

Useful “reason and result“ connective devises you need to know (part 1)

5/5/2021|Categories: IELTS|

Do you know that “because” is one of the most commonly used words in the IELTS test? No matter in writing or speaking tests, many candidates use “because⋯so⋯” in their answers repeatedly. Some may use synonyms like since, as, due to, etc. Actually, “reason and result” clauses are very useful for replacing those conjunctions. Here is a list of those clauses we summarized for you!

30 4, 2021

The difference among could have, would have and should have

30/4/2021|Categories: DSE|

Today we will take a look at the modal verbs “could have”, “would have” and “should have”. These past modal verbs are useful for expressing your present feelings about a past decision (or another action).

28 4, 2021

How to use a semicolon correctly in your writing

28/4/2021|Categories: DSE|

I believed that most of you guys have seen semicolon, but you may not be very clear with the rules of using it. They’re somewhere in between the commas and periods: stronger than a comma but not quite as divisive as a period. However, they are not interchangeable. Here are the rules for using semicolons correctly.

26 4, 2021

Preposition errors: Common mistakes with prepositions (Part 3)

26/4/2021|Categories: IELTS|

Here comes the last section of the series of preposition mistakes. Remember to revise them before the test and remind yourself to be aware of these tricky points!

23 4, 2021

Preposition errors: Common mistakes with prepositions (Part 2)

23/4/2021|Categories: IELTS|

In the last post, we talked about some common mistakes with prepositions. Have you made any of them? Today we will continue to look at more of these mistakes with prepositions!

9 4, 2021

Preposition errors: Common mistakes with prepositions (Part 1)

9/4/2021|Categories: IELTS|

From time to time people might make a mistake with the preposition they have chosen to use. Whilst English speakers will still understand what you are trying to say, being able to use the correct ones will make your English sound a lot more fluent and natural. In this section, we are going to be looking at some common mistakes you need to avoid in your IELTS writing and speaking tests.

7 4, 2021

Even though, even if…How to use “even” in writing?

7/4/2021|Categories: DSE|

We found that a lot of students struggle with using “even” in a sentence no matter both their writing and speaking tests. Today, we have summarized the most common ways to use “even” in a sentence, including “even though”, “even if” and more.

10 3, 2021

English grammar: 5 common contrast words and how to use them

10/3/2021|Categories: DSE|

Contrast words are commonly used in academic writings, especially argumentative essays. It seems that they are pretty similar in meaning, like but, although and, however. Actually, they are different in use. We are going to go through the correct use of those words.

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