29 1, 2021

When, while or as? The difference among linking words

29/1/2021|Categories: DSE|

It is hard to deny that we use a lot of linking words in English tests, such as “because of” and “as well as”. Besides knowing their synonyms, a lot of students do not know how to use them in sentences. We are going to introduce you the difference among “when”, “while” and “as”.

27 1, 2021

For example vs. such as: confusing words related to giving examples

27/1/2021|Categories: DSE|

In DSE writing, sometimes we need to give out examples to support our argument. Good writers explain their ideas well. One way they explain their ideas is to include examples which make the writer's thoughts much more concrete, practical, and comprehensible to the reader. However, do you know the difference between “for example” and “such as”? Here comes a detailed explanation of how to give out examples in your English writing.

25 1, 2021

Pull over? look over? 7 common phrasal verbs with “over”

25/1/2021|Categories: DSE|

Over and over again…There is a lot of phrasal verbs with “over”. Do you know the meanings of each of them? We summarized a list for you which lists out the meanings of those phrasal verbs.

8 1, 2021

Useful sentence patterns: Cause & solutions and Advantages & disadvantages

8/1/2021|Categories: IELTS|

The most popular type of writing questions in IELTS are cause & solutions and advantages & disadvantages. It requires candidate to be precise and concise when presenting their arguments. We are going to give you guys a list of useful sentence patterns for writing argumentative essays.

6 1, 2021

8 common synonyms for improving your IELTS score (adjectives part 2)

6/1/2021|Categories: IELTS|

This time we are going to continue introducing the synonyms of adjectives which can boost up your test score.

4 1, 2021

8 common synonyms for improving your IELTS score (adjectives part 1)

4/1/2021|Categories: IELTS|

A great way to improve your IELTS score is by using synonyms for common words. In the marking criteria of writing and speaking test, a 7 score requires students to “use a sufficient range of vocabulary to allow some flexibility”. We summarized a list of common words that can help a great deal in getting you a good IELTS score.

31 12, 2020

7 alternative ways to say “so that” you need to know

31/12/2020|Categories: DSE|

Do you have the issue of constantly using the same sentence pattern in your English writing or speaking tests? For example, the “so that” structure is one of the most overused patterns among English learners. Today, we are going to give you some simple substitutes for “so that”.

30 12, 2020

DSE English: 5 common types of words related to “opinions” (part 2)

30/12/2020|Categories: DSE|

Here comes the second episode of words related to opinions. We are going to cover more words which can be used to describe your attitude towards others’ points of view.

28 12, 2020

DSE English: 5 common types of words related to “opinions” (part 1)

28/12/2020|Categories: DSE|

It is very likely that you might encounter the questions in DSE that require you to summarize an author’s opinion or express your own point of view. Is your vocabulary bank sufficient in assisting you to convey your ideas? Here is a list of 5 common types of opinion words for you.

11 12, 2020

The trickiest part of IELTS Listening: Spell Out, or Abbreviate?

11/12/2020|Categories: IELTS|

Spelling is very important in the IELTS exam but in Listening and section 1 in particular, they may ask you to write down a name, an address, a telephone number and all kinds of information. The tricky part where you might lose marks is how to write those answers, for example, you are not sure whether you should spell or abbreviate the words. This time, we are going to tell you the correct formats.

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