• You have seen an advertisement from a couple, who live in Australia, for someone to teach their two children your language for a year.
    IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1: You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have seen an advertisement from a couple, who live in Australia, for someone to teach their two children your language for a year. Write a letter to the couple. In your letter explain why you think you… Continue reading You have seen an advertisement from a couple, who live in Australia, for someone to teach their two children your language for a year.
  • Sentence Constructions
    Poor sleep has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other potentially life-threatening illnesses. For the strategies outlined in this audio series to work, I mean really work in the long term, you will need to do something different. Think about the damage that this idea and other misconceptions can inflict( cause (something unpleasant or painful)… Continue reading Sentence Constructions
  • IELTS Essay Vocabulary
    Topic Words/Collacations Statement1 Statement2 Statement3 Statement 4 Work employees’ productivity,staff’s work-life balance,pay increments, perks, financial rewards such as bonuses or incentives,on-the-job training,career progression, job prospects,performance, reviews, appraisals,The company restructures, downsizes, or outsources its workforce. Employers are constantly seeking ways to enhance their employees’ productivity. If workers are fitter and less stressed, their working time will be more efficient, leading to higher output and… Continue reading IELTS Essay Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
    Main repetitive words to be worked on: can, life, also, make, money, needs, happy, people, living References https://www.browserling.com/tools/word-frequency http://www.just-the-word.com/ https://ozdic.com/ http://dev.ozdic.com/ https://lingohelp.me/ Word Synonyms Collocations Collocations money wealth, cash, funds, capital, sums, dough, finance large sums of money, enormous wealth,  fabulously wealthy people public, person, human, citizens, folks, society, community, humanity health fitness, well-being, wellness,… Continue reading Synonyms
  • Task-One Sentence Example
    Strategy It is important when answering the question that you pay equal attention to each of the bullet points. If you answer one of the bullet points in a sentence or less – this will restrict your score.   The best approach is usually to devote one paragraph to each bullet point. Here is the template… Continue reading Task-One Sentence Example
  • Essay Sentences Examples
    General Some people prefer ( not to attend a live sporting or music event in person ), instead ( watching at home on a TV or computer ) Paraphrase Thesis Question type Thesis Statement Advantages and disadvantages Although there are good reasons to do so, those advantages are largely outweighed by the disadvantages. Topic Sentences… Continue reading Essay Sentences Examples
  • Grammar General
    1. To be The verb be is used as an auxiliary verb and it can also be used as a main verb. See Types of main verb.The verb be is irregular. It has eight different forms: be, am, is, are, was, were, being, been. The present simple and past simple tenses make more changes than those of other verbs. 2. Modal Verb A type of verb that is… Continue reading Grammar General
  • Prepositions
    In – areas, regions, cities, groups, liquids Use for something that has borders and edges. ‘In’ is three-dimensional. So when you use it, you need to think about the position of something in relation to what surrounds it. areas, region, cities groups of people – ( except important high level groups where people are selected,… Continue reading Prepositions
  • Effects And Solutions Of Sleep Deprivation.
    Nowadays many people complain that they have difficulties getting enough sleep.What problems can lack of sleep cause?What can be done about lack of sleep? In recent years, lack of sleep has been a concern for humanity. With that thought in mind, a large number of people share their challenges of sleep deprivation. This essay argues… Continue reading Effects And Solutions Of Sleep Deprivation.
  • Punctuations
    Use of Commas Do not use command after ‘Although’, Use of Apostrophie Do not use a comma after “This is because”, “As a result” etc. Use of Capitalization
  • Conjuctions
    The definite article – ‘The’ The indefinite article – ‘A’, ‘An’
  • Paraphrasing
  • Tasks For Writing
    Tasks Make Subject Specific Vocabulary Tables Learn Collacations. Things to keep in mind Use Paraphrasing in introduction Don’t use generalized statements. Use proper Punctuation Use subject specific vocabulary to avoid vague statements. Use Present Simple tense in most cases. Use Subordinating conjuction with Relative pronounce ( who, they ) In order to, So as to… Continue reading Tasks For Writing
  • Generalization
    “Avoiding Generalization” –so avoid following statements as they are not always true: Words to be used to avoid overgeneralizing
  • Common Mistakes
    1. ‘Affect’ vs ‘Effect’ Affect is a verb – “to affect” – meaning to influence or have an impact on something. Effect is the noun – “an effect (a positive or a negative effect) is the result of being affected by something 2.’Which’ vs ‘That’ Which is used when we want to give non-essential extra information(… Continue reading Common Mistakes
  • Corrections and Feedback
    Incorrect Correct Music and theatre are a symbol of human culture and tradition. Music and theatre symbolize human culture and tradition. overtime over time over decades for decades investing on public welfare investing in public welfare
  • Tenses
    Past Simple used for statements with finished time, something in the past like , last week, yesterday Present Perfect used for statement with unfinished time, something that has not ended yet like this week, today It has a helping verb ( have/has ) that is usually contracted because it’s not the main verb e.g. I’ve.… Continue reading Tenses
  • Increasing Popularity Of Crime Novels and TV Crime Dramas
    Q. In many countries today, crime novels and TV Crime dramas are becoming more and more popular.Why do you think these books and TV shows are popular?What is your opinion of crime fiction and TV dramas? Cohesive DevicesConjunctionReference Pronouns Evils like crime and serial killings have prevailed in our society for decades. With that thought… Continue reading Increasing Popularity Of Crime Novels and TV Crime Dramas
  • What do People like to eat for party
    Hamburgers Cheese burgers Hot dogs Soda Ice-cream Apple pie
  • Friends With Difference of Opinion
    Some people think it’s better to choose friends who always have the same opionions as them. Other people believe its good to have friends who sometimes disagree with them. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. Having a good friend is the most precious gift anyone can have. With that thought in mind, many people… Continue reading Friends With Difference of Opinion
  • Online shopping or Stores
    Question: The growth of online shopping will one day lead to all shops in towns and cities closing. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons. With the advent of technology, the use of online shopping continues to proliferate.With that in mind, people often debate whether shops in towns and cities would become obsolete in the… Continue reading Online shopping or Stores
  • Time Table
    Description 15 16 Listen to Audio Book – Make notes Read passages Write using Grammarly Speak on topics Revise Vocabulary Write to summarize an article / Hello world lorem ipsum
  • Weak verbs and Strong Verbs
    Weak Verbs Am Are Be Been Being Can Could Did Do Does Had Has Have Is May Might Must Shall Should Was Were Will Would 1. State-of-being verbs These are passive as opposed to powerful: Is Am Are Was Were Be Being Been Have Has Had Do The Strong Verbs List Absorb Advance Advise Alter… Continue reading Weak verbs and Strong Verbs
  • Replacing Functional Words
    good bad rich affluent, wealthy poor less well-off, underprivileged important essential, crucial little tad( to some extend ) told apprised me of ( this ) exceed surpass For example To llustrate For Instance In my opinion From my perspective From my point of view In conclusion Overall All things considered In summary very (scared) terrified… Continue reading Replacing Functional Words
  • Academic Writing
    Question Types
  • Essay Conclusions
    A conclusion paraphrases the content of the essay, and we can include our opinion at the end. Example In conclusion, education at all levels should be free to all citizens. This is because, it helps develop employment opportunities, especially for the underprivileged. It also reduces crime by instilling greater moral values at a young age.… Continue reading Essay Conclusions
  • Essay Body Paragraph Topic Sentences
    Common Phrases that can be used: BP1 An important benefit of … is that.. This is because, it helps grow develop ( employment opportunities ), especially for the ( underprivileged ) …. holds some benefits. Under no circumstances should… ….. carries more weight than…. because it… to a higher degree. One reason to choose ….,… Continue reading Essay Body Paragraph Topic Sentences
  • Essay Introductions
    General Statements There is no doubt that… / It is clear that… Nowdays… / These days…. In recent years… / Over the last few years…. It is important to consider ( how/whether/why )… Some people prefer ( not to attend a live sporting or music event in person), instead ( watching at home on a… Continue reading Essay Introductions
  • Essay Thesis Statement
    Examples: Many cultures around the world are becoming more similar. What do you think are the reasons for it? Do you think it is a positive or a negative development? Many cultures around the world are becoming more similar. What do you think are the reasons for it? Do you think it is a positive… Continue reading Essay Thesis Statement
  • Essay Writing Structure
    Paraphrase the question( Use at least 70% ) Know the controlling idea. Ask for the topic: What – are IELTS exams? Why – do we have these exams? How – can we do this? Ask for the Controlling idea – These exams are just for business What – To make money Why – because these… Continue reading Essay Writing Structure
  • Suggestion For Shopping – CELPIP Speaking
    Your friend’s cousin is visiting from abroad, and she loves shopping. Advise your friend on where to take his cousin shopping and which shops are the most interesting. Hey Mat, I heard that your cousin is coming from abroad and she would like to go shopping. Since she is very fond of shopping, I would… Continue reading Suggestion For Shopping – CELPIP Speaking
  • Gutenberg ShortCut Keys
    Enter = Add a new block / = Change the block type after adding a new paragraph Command + Shift + d = Duplicate the selected block(s) Control + Option + z = Remove the selected block(s) Command + Option + t = Insert a new block before the selected block(s) Command + Option +… Continue reading Gutenberg ShortCut Keys