28 7, 2021

DSE English: 4 useful words to replace ‘harm’. Write precisely!

28/7/2021|Categories: DSE|

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!

26/7/2021|Categories: DSE|

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!

31 5, 2021

Collocations about “make a decision”

31/5/2021|Categories: DSE|

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

Stop using “I think”: 7 common ways to state your opinion (part 2)

28/5/2021|Categories: DSE|

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.

26 5, 2021

Stop using “I think”: 7 common ways to state your opinion (part 1)

26/5/2021|Categories: DSE|

When candidates are asked to give out their opinions on the question, a lot of them can only start with “I think…”. There are a wide range of ways to state your idea or assumption. We summarized a list of alternative ways to say “I think”, which are very useful in both DSE and IELTS writing and speaking tests.

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.

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.

8 3, 2021

“Whether” versus “if”: What’s the difference?

8/3/2021|Categories: DSE|

IF and whether are commonly used to join two sentences together and should be commonly used in both writing and speaking tests. Do you know the difference between them? If and whether are often interchangeable, but not always. Let’s look at under what condition we use “whether” and “if”.

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