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28 9, 2020

What is the difference among “consistent”, “constant” and “persistent”?

28/9/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

We have received some feedback from students saying that they are struggling with distinguishing the words which have similar meanings. In this series, we are going to look at these words and provide you with detailed explanations of how to use them in your writing. Today, we are going to talk about consistent, constant and persistent.

25 9, 2020

What is the difference between “solve” and “resolve the problem”?

25/9/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

In DSE paper 2 and 4, the questions often require candidates to discuss on an issue and give out your opinion and feasible solutions. “Solve” and “resolve “are the most highly-used verbs when it comes to dealing with problems or issues. Here is the explanation of how to these two words. "Solve" and "resolve" both mean "to deal with" in the Chinese dictionary, but they differ slightly in English contexts.

23 9, 2020

Writing tips: How to translation the Chinese proverbs into English?

23/9/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

Have you ever struggled to translate the Chinese proverbs into English in your writing? There may not be the exact equivalent of some Chinese proverbs in the English, but you can try to convey their meanings using simple English sentences.

7 9, 2020

IELTS tips: Useful ideas and opinions for Writing Part 2 (Nature)

7/9/2020|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

IELTS writing only has one hour, which suggests that candidates are expected to use at least 40 minutes for task 2. You don’t have much time to spend on brainstorming the points for your argument. This article is for students who want to go into the writing exam feeling confident that they have excellent ideas, opinions and vocabulary for as many topics as possible.

4 9, 2020

IELTS writing tips: How to paraphrase the question?

4/9/2020|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

It is said that IELTS writing expects candidates to restate the question in the opening paragraph. However, some people find it difficult to paraphrase the sentence. Here are some tips for paraphrasing.

2 9, 2020

IELTS writing: practical words for describing trends (adjectives)

2/9/2020|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

Previously we went through a list of useful verbs for describing trends of diagrams. In this section, we are moving on to a selection of common adjectives used for trend language.

4 8, 2020

IELTS writing: practical words for describing trends (verbs)

4/8/2020|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

A rich variety of vocabularies is one of the most important keys to get a 7 or higher grammar score in your IELTS writing. These useful verbs for describing the trends of charts can level up your part 1 writing! Learn them now!

4 8, 2020

Useful tips for getting 7.5 in IELTS Speaking Part 3 (II)

4/8/2020|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

In our last post, we summarized 3 tips for IELTS speaking part 3. This time, we are going to talk about how to polish your answer and achieve a 7.5 band score!

4 8, 2020

Useful tips for getting 7.5 in IELTS Speaking Part 3 (I)

4/8/2020|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

It is said that getting a 7.5 in IELTS speaking is tough. Specially for Part 3, your performance depends on whether the question suits your preference. Actually, the key to a better score does not lay on the question, but the way you answer the question.

30 7, 2020

DSE English : How to give opinion on advantages and disadvantages (2)

30/7/2020|Categories: DSE, Exam|

Do you find it hard to start writing/talking about the advantages and disadvantages of English paper 2 and 4? All you need is the consolidation of English phrases for that, and then you can substitute the stated topics and arguing points into the line. In HKSDE English paper, the frequently used vocabularies are disadvantage and problem when saying something is causing bad consequences, so you need to rephrase them. This passage concludes the things that you need! Just check it out now!

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