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Common Phrases: Do’s and Don’ts
November 8, 2021 by Ashlee Fisher
In English, we have a variety of common phrases for every situation. From multiple ways of saying hello, goodbye, and how are you, learning the most natural way can be difficult. The English language has [...]
Odd Spellings
September 15, 2021 by Ashlee Fisher
Spelling can be one of the most difficult skills to master when learning English. Since correct spelling counts on the IELTS test, it can put added stress on the candidate. Some words follow certain patterns [...]
Same But Different
July 5, 2021 by Ashlee Fisher
English can be a difficult language to learn, especially when there are words that are spelled the same, but pronounced differently, words that are spelled differently, yet pronounced that same way, and even words that [...]
Fun vs. Funny: Common ESL Mistakes
May 19, 2021 by Ashlee Fisher
When learning any new language, mistakes happen often. When learning English, some mistakes are more common than others. Here are some examples of common mistakes and how to fix them. Fun vs. Funny At times, [...]
Studying During Lockdown
March 29, 2021 by Ashlee Fisher
Everything is stressful during this pandemic and studying is no exception. Preparing for IELTS can be challenging on the best of days, so having the right tools can make all the difference. Stick to a [...]
Storytelling: Keep It Interesting
January 25, 2021 by Ashlee Fisher
I went to Canada. I studied English. I saw Niagara Falls. It was beautiful. I love Canada. When telling a story, you want to keep things interesting. This helps to keep listeners engaged and excited [...]
Five Factors for Success
April 9, 2020 by Ashlee Fisher
Being successful in life is different for everyone. To be successful in anything you do, you need to follow some key strategies. Taking the IELTS test is no different. Here are five factors to think [...]
IELTS: Talking Numbers
March 23, 2020 by Ashlee Fisher
Numbers occur in different forms throughout all sections of the IELTS test. There are different strategies to use when dealing with numbers. Here is a breakdown of each section and the variety of numbers that [...]
Silent Letters
March 16, 2020 by Ashlee Fisher
Silent letters can be tricky when it comes to learning English. Here is some useful information when coming across these sneaky letters. Silent E The silent ‘e’ can be found in many words in the [...]
Common Grammar Mistakes
February 3, 2020 by Ashlee Fisher
When writing in English, there are many different grammar rules to follow. Mistakes can occur, and some mistakes happen more frequently than others. Here are some common grammar mistakes to be aware of before writing [...]

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