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.
10 5, 2021
The conclusion is the easiest paragraph to write because in many ways you are just using ideas you have already mentioned in your introduction and main body paragraphs. However, this is the last thing the examiner will read, therefore, therefore it is crucial that you finish strongly. We are going to give you 7 sentence patterns which may help you to write the conclusion.
7 5, 2021
Here comes the second episode of this series! Have you noted down some reason and result clauses we mentioned? These sentence patterns are super useful in your IELTS writing and speaking!
5 5, 2021
Do you know that “because” is one of the most commonly used words in the IELTS test? No matter in writing or speaking tests, many candidates use “because⋯so⋯” in their answers repeatedly. Some may use synonyms like since, as, due to, etc. Actually, “reason and result” clauses are very useful for replacing those conjunctions. Here is a list of those clauses we summarized for you!
26 4, 2021
Here comes the last section of the series of preposition mistakes. Remember to revise them before the test and remind yourself to be aware of these tricky points!
23 4, 2021
In the last post, we talked about some common mistakes with prepositions. Have you made any of them? Today we will continue to look at more of these mistakes with prepositions!
9 4, 2021
From time to time people might make a mistake with the preposition they have chosen to use. Whilst English speakers will still understand what you are trying to say, being able to use the correct ones will make your English sound a lot more fluent and natural. In this section, we are going to be looking at some common mistakes you need to avoid in your IELTS writing and speaking tests.
10 2, 2021
In ‘compare and contrast’ type of essay, IELTS examiners want you to discuss the points of comparing and contrasting the two things i.e. similarities and differences between the two different arguments. Therefore, it is important that you can use a wide range of sentence patterns to compare and contrast. We hope you find the following list of sentence patterns useful in your writing!