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Five Factors for Success
April 9, 2020 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
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 Hunter Ashlee Hunter
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 Hunter Ashlee Hunter
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 Hunter Ashlee Hunter
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 [...]
ABCs of IELTS
January 15, 2020 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Accent On the speaking test, your accent doesn't have to limit you from getting a high band score, as long as you're clear and easy to understand. Band Score The IELTS test is graded using [...]
Idioms: How Common Are They?
November 20, 2019 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
As native English speakers, we use idioms in our speech throughout the day. Although there are common idioms that are taught in English classes and books, some are outdated. Here are some common and not [...]
Common Phrases for Different Situations
October 9, 2019 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
There are many ways to say the same thing. As English speakers, we play with language to make it more interesting and descriptive. Here are some examples of everyday phrases and some more natural ways [...]
Academic IELTS Writing: Words, Phrases, and Structures to Avoid
September 3, 2019 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Writing can be one of the most challenging sections on the IELTS test, and many candidates struggle to achieve their desired score. Writing certain words, phrases, and grammar structures may be what is holding you [...]
What Successful IELTS Candidates Want You to Know
April 8, 2019 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Numerous people write the IELTS test each and every month. Some believe achieving a high score on the test is very difficult, while others say there are key points to follow to get the score [...]
Realistic Grammar Goals
April 1, 2019 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Perfect grammar is the goal. However, this can be a frustrating and tedious goal to try to achieve. Many IELTS candidates and ESL learners extensively study different grammar rules, yet struggle to master them and [...]

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