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But, While, Whereas = Not the Same

The words but, while, and whereas can be confusing for students. They seem...

Make Your Writing More Academic By Losing Personal Pronouns

A very common feature in IELTS essays is the personal pronoun (I, we, you,...

Talking about Buildings

  The topic of buildings is one that sometimes comes up in the IELTS...

Nominalisation for IELTS Writing

You may have noticed that in academic English, we use nouns more than verbs....

How to Structure a Paragraph

In order to write well in English, one must be able to first master the...

Have you ever wondered why we yawn?

Level: intermediate and above Time of completion:  10+...

8 Traits of Successful People

Level: Pre intermediate and above Time for completion: 20...

How Sports Benefits Your Body

Level: intermediate and above Approximate time of completion: 15-20...

Urbanization and the Future of Cities

This short video from TED Ed looks at the history of our cities. It asks...

8 Secrets of Success, by Richard St. John

Richard St. John spent 10 years interviewing 500 successful people for a...

Describe an Animal

Hello! I’m proud to give you my first YouTube video for TED-IELTS. It...

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