21 2, 2023

Do not use “firstly, secondly” in essays again! What are the other connectives we can use to start a new paragraph?

21/2/2023|Categories: DSE, Exam|

It is always common to see “firstly, secondly, lastly” in reports or essays. These connective words no doubt make the passage easier to read and look more organized. Nevertheless, they are too repetitive and dull to read. Wall Street English is going to teach you more effective ways of saying “firstly, secondly”. Let us learn the words together!

17 2, 2023

10 Must-learn vocabulary to express the meaning of “important”

17/2/2023|Categories: DSE, Exam|

The word “important” has been used frequently by students in DSE paper 2 writing exams. However, if one word appears again and again in a passage, it would make the passage dull and boring. Let Wall Street English teach you 10 different expressions of “important”.

27 1, 2023

IELTS must-know: differences between British and American English (1)

27/1/2023|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

Do you find it confusing whether to use British or American English in the IELTS exams? As a matter of fact, the examiners of the speaking test are from different countries, even the recordings in the listening exam could be of different accents. As a result, learning the differences between British and American English is of paramount importance. Let Wall Street English walk you through the major differences between them in terms of their spellings.

19 1, 2023

How to do IELTS Writing Task 1 Introduction apart from saying “the graph shows…”?

19/1/2023|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

When it comes to IELTS Writing Task 1 where we need to describe the trends of the graphs, most of the candidates only use “the graph shows” for introduction. Having been used millions of times, this kind of sentence certainly will not earn you high marks. So, how can we do better? Let Wall Street English give you some examples.

16 1, 2023

Common grammatical mistakes found in DSE

16/1/2023|Categories: DSE, Exam|

Grammar mistakes may affect your marks in DSE. It is important to make sure that your writings are error-free. Today, Wall Street English compiled 5 common grammar errors made by DSE students. Let’s see if you made any of these mistakes!

9 1, 2023

What is polysemy? Words that have more than one meaning

9/1/2023|Categories: DSE|

In the DSE, we always come across some words that have more than one meaning. Sometimes, we need to guess the hidden meaning of the words. Today, Wall Street English prepared 5 polysemy words you must know. These words have different meanings when they are in countable form and uncountable form.

30 12, 2022

10 idioms to replace “difficulties”

30/12/2022|Categories: DSE, Exam|

“Difficulties” is a common word used by DSE students. Are there other expressions to replace “difficulties”? Wall Street English will teach you 10 idioms that you can say when you are in trouble.

23 12, 2022

IELTS Writing Task 1: How to describe the trends in the graphs?

23/12/2022|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

In the IELTS Writing Task 1, you will be tested on the ability to interpret and describe the information presented in a graph, diagram, chart or table. You are most often required to describe the trends in a graph. However, most of the students struggle and waste their valuable time at this part as they do not know where to start from. Here, Wall Street English will provide 5 skills to direct your way towards describing the trends in the graphs.

15 11, 2022

A guide to writing a letter to the editor (with examples)

15/11/2022|Categories: DSE, Exam|

How to write a 5** letter to the editor? A letter to the editor is a common genre appearing in paper 2 Writing and paper 3 Integrated skills. This time, Wall Street English will clear out your confusion by providing the sample format and 5**examples for each part.

9 11, 2022

How can you elaborate on the main points of your essays?

9/11/2022|Categories: Exam, IELTS|

IELTS Writing task 2 is formal essay writing. After learning the sentence patterns, great vocabulary and essay structure, we still don’t know how to elaborate on our sub points in each paragraph, which is the main component that makes up our whole essay. Therefore, it is essential for us to learn the ways to enrich our contents, instead of explaining our viewpoints hollowly. Here, Wall Street English will provide a useful structure that you can use for each of your paragraph, together we could write a compelling and amazing essay.

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