Essential IELTS Grammar: Sentence Types
Nov25

Essential IELTS Grammar: Sentence Types

There are four types of sentence in English: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. In this chapter, we will learn how to form each of them. First, however, we must look at clauses. There are essentially two kinds of clause: independent and dependent. Independent Clauses An independent clause must have three elements: A subject A verb A complete thought It is relatively easy to understand those first two, but how do you know...

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your IELTS Writing
Jun04

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your IELTS Writing

My students always ask me how to improve their IELTS writing scores. It’s not an easy question to answer, but fortunately there are many ways it can be done. Below, I’ll show you some areas to focus on in order to boost your writing skills. Know the Sentence Types It’s really important that you know the difference between a simple sentence and a complex sentence. You don’t need to know the terminology, but it...

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3 Mistakes You Should Avoid to Boost Your Writing Skills
Nov06

3 Mistakes You Should Avoid to Boost Your Writing Skills

We all know that writing is difficult. Even native speakers make mistakes. However, there are three common sentence errors that are easy to avoid. In this article I will show you how to recognize them and fix them. Sentence Fragment This is a big mistake, and yet it is quite common among English learners. It means that you are using a dependent (or subordinate) clause as a simple sentence. In fact, only independent clauses can...

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