28 7, 2021
We hope you are doing well in preparing your DSE English! Sometimes, we will see a topic related to ‘health’ in all paper 1-4, and we may talk about ‘a harm to health’. We have prepared some similar words to ‘harm’ for you to have more precise writing!
26 7, 2021
DSE Paper 1, 2: Difference between ‘Try to do’ and ‘Try doing’? Review 4 common verbs followed by a to-infinitive or -ing form!
Many of you should remember some verbs followed by a to-infinitive or the –ing form, for example, ‘enjoy doing’ and ‘hope to’. Today, we would like to explain the differences between using the to-infinitive and the –ing form for 4 words, ‘try’, ‘mean’, ‘remember’, and ‘stop’. You may have learned in the past, but could you remember? Let’s revise with us!
9 7, 2021
The third IELTS topic we are going to introduce is about ‘studies’. Especially for current students, the examiner may be likely to ask you questions about your studies or campus life. Let’s learn a few words today!
7 7, 2021
Last time, we taught about useful phrases related to ‘work’. And today let us introduce hobbies-related words! When the examiner asks you about your hobbies, or what you usually do in your leisure time, but you can only answer ‘I like/ I enjoy...’? Today, we are going to tell you 6 words to enrich your vocabulary related to ‘hobbies’, which helps you elaborate on your answers!
5 7, 2021
Most of you may wonder how we should prepare for the IELTS speaking exam. Are you the one who thinks that there is no way to get ready well in advance of the exam so that you just wait for its coming? 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 for fluent and professional speaking during the exam!
10 6, 2021
This is the last post of our vocabulary series. How many word roots and prefixes have you learned? In today’s section, we are going to talk about the suffixes, which might be the least challenging one, for example “-er/or”. This list of suffixes can definitely help you expand your vocabulary bank.
8 6, 2021
In our last post, we summarized a list of common roots in English words. Today, we are going to talk about prefixes! Have you ever noticed that some of the words we know share the same prefix? For example, “disadvantage” and “dishonorable” share the same prefix “dis-“ - both of them are related to a negative connotation.
4 6, 2021
Have you ever experienced getting stuck on a vocabulary word during an IELTS reading test? When you do not know the meaning of that word, it may prevent you from understanding the meaning of the whole sentence. In fact, English major students have a useful tip for guessing the meaning of a word-----from the roots, prefixes and suffixes.
31 5, 2021
In the second episode of our phrasal verb series, we are going to give you 6 very useful synonyms related to “making a decision” that you can use in paraphrasing your writing.
28 5, 2021
In today’s post, we are continue sharing more expressions which can replace “I think”. Hope you may find them come in handy in both DSE paper 2 and 4.