This app makes it fun to pick up litter
Oct30

This app makes it fun to pick up litter

Today’s TED talk is by Jeff Kirschner and is called “This app makes it fun to pick up litter.” In his six minute talk to the people of New York, he describes a journey he went on in creating an app to help keep the planet clean. Watch Vocabulary crowdsource – verb – obtaining information or input into a task or project by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically...

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A 10-Point Checklist for IELTS Writing Success
Oct29

A 10-Point Checklist for IELTS Writing Success

For the IELTS Writing Task 2 you need to write 250 words in a recommended time of just 40 minutes. It is perfectly natural to make some mistakes, but how can you limit the number of mistakes you actually make? Well, practice is important, but what should you take into consideration? In this lesson, I am giving you a free checklist to use for your IELTS writing task 2 essays. Obviously, you can’t take this list into the exam, but you...

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How to Prepare for the IELTS Reading Test
Oct28

How to Prepare for the IELTS Reading Test

Although most students seem to be more worried about the writing and speaking tests, many ask me how to prepare for the IELTS reading test. This exam is much more difficult than it seems, and being prepared is absolutely essential. This guide should help you get ready for your own IELTS reading exam. Know the Exam Format The first thing you should do is get to know the test format. Even if you are really confident in your reading...

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A Simple Guide to Noun Clauses
Oct26

A Simple Guide to Noun Clauses

This short lesson outlines what a noun clause is and how you can use them to boost your IELTS score. Learning this part of grammar shouldn’t be difficult, but many textbooks make is sound so complicated. Read this short article and look at the PPT slideshow to master noun clauses today. What is a Noun Clause? Put simply, a noun clause is just a clause that acts as a noun in a sentence. Simple! But… what’s a clause? A...

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A Complete Guide to the Future Tenses (for IELTS)
Oct21

A Complete Guide to the Future Tenses (for IELTS)

Introduction Finally, we come to the future tenses. Talking about the future tends to be more complicated than the past or present, at least in regards knowing when to use it, but thankfully it’s also less important for IELTS. This is because some future tenses have really limited uses and appear infrequently in our language. Look at the table below and consider how often in the IELTS exam you would ever need to say, “I won’t have...

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