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10 1, 2022

IELTS Speaking: What idioms should we use in ‘compare and contrast’ questions? We can use phrases as well as ‘same as’ and ‘different from’!

10/1/2022|Categories: IELTS|

In part1 and part3 of IELTS Speaking, they may ask you to compare or contrast between two people/places/opinions, for example, what is the difference between living in the city and live in the countryside? When it comes to these questions, you should use phrases such as same as/ similar to/ different from/ as...as. Yet, how can we enrich our answers?

5 1, 2022

IELTS Speaking: Would you like to reach 7 or above? Useful words for common topics! (Work-related)

5/1/2022|Categories: IELTS|

Most of you may wonder how we should prepare for the IELTS speaking exam. Are you thinking there is no way to get ready well in advance for the exam so you should just sit around and do nothing? Indeed, there are a few common topics in IELTS speaking, for example, we will talk about ‘Work’ today. Keep practicing how to use these phrasal verbs fluently and professionally during the speaking exam!

3 1, 2022

IELTS Speaking: Do you want to reach 7 or above? Here are a few useful words for discussing common topics! (Family-related)

3/1/2022|Categories: IELTS|

Finally, this is the last article of common IELTS Speaking topics, and we will talk about 'family’! This topic may appear in part 2 or part 3 of the speaking exam. In part 2, the examiner may ask you about your own family, for instance you may need to describe a family member that you admire the most. Besides, in part 3, you may be asked to talk about some general issues related to family, for example whether the husband and the wife should have different roles in a family. Let’s learn about some useful words related to family together!

28 12, 2021

DSE Paper 1: Different emotions in English, understand the author’s different expressions effortlessly! (Words related to surprised)

28/12/2021|Categories: DSE|

We have talked about synonyms of ‘angry’ before, do you remember those five words? This time we would like to share the synonyms of ‘surprised’ with you. We hope this article can help DSE students to have a better understanding of the author's tone and attitude!

23 12, 2021

DSE Paper 2: Are you describing a place that is ‘people mountain people sea’? Here are more words that mean ‘crowded’!

23/12/2021|Categories: DSE|

We are fairly sure that you have heard of the Konglish phrase, ‘people mountain people sea,’ and you all know that it cannot be used in DSE English writing. Consequently, you may use the word ‘crowded’ to describe a place that is full of people, but are there any more synonyms? Learn these 7 words that other students may not know and get a head start on your writing!

22 12, 2021

Should we use ‘some’ or ‘any’ in these following situations?

22/12/2021|Categories: DSE|

‘Some’ and ‘Any’ are the two most used words when we are writing. However, do you know how to distinguish the two words? Today, we are going to talk about some general situations and the three exceptions to utilize these words!

6 12, 2021

IELTS Speaking: Would you like to reach 7 or above? Learn these useful words for common topics idioms! (Environment-related)

6/12/2021|Categories: IELTS|

In July, we have shared with you three common IELTS topics idioms, including the likes of study, work, and hobbies. Knowing that you might want to learn words about other topics, therefore, we are going to share another three topics with you this month! We will talk about ‘environment’ today. Hope you can use these words if you are asked something about the environment!

1 12, 2021

IELTS Speaking: Do you find yourself using ‘very’ all the time? Let’s learn more words to replace it!

1/12/2021|Categories: IELTS|

During the IELTS Speaking exam, for example, when the examiner asks you to recommend a book, you cannot get high marks by answering the question with ‘very’ all the time. For example, ‘I believe it is very important to our personal development. It is very meaningful and very easy to read.’ Your examiner will probably frown. Let's avoid using ‘very’ in emphasizing something every time, learn these words instead to surprise him/her!

26 11, 2021

DSE synonyms! What can we use apart from ‘quickly’ and ‘slowly’?

26/11/2021|Categories: DSE|

When we are describing the speed or time, we can use words like ‘quickly’ and ‘slowly’. However, the passages in the reading exam might not use these two words, instead they will use difficult words to make it harder for students to read. Therefore, in order to understand those passages, we should also learn their synonyms!

24 11, 2021

DSE Paper 1,2: Can you use ‘by’ to express agreement? Here are 8 ways to use this preposition.

24/11/2021|Categories: DSE|

Speaking of the preposition ‘by’, can you think of the ways in which it can be used? It can be used to talk about transportation, for example ‘I go to school by bus’. Alternatively, it can also be used in passive sentences, such as ‘The question was answered by the teacher’. Apart from these two usages, can you think of any other ways to use the word, ‘by’?

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