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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 Although there are common idioms that are taught in English classes and books, some are outdated.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 [...]
IELTS Tutors: Finding the Right Fit
January 28, 2019 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
There are a variety of ways to prepare for the IELTS test. Some candidates prefer taking IELTS classes, while others prefer to study on their own. Another popular choice is finding an IELTS tutor. When [...]
Binge Watching for IELTS
December 27, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
With almost every movie and television program at our fingertips, many people today love to binge watch a variety of series. This can be beneficial when taking the IELTS test in different ways. Strengthen Listening [...]
Computer-Delivered IELTS: The Look
November 15, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
There are many questions that surface with the new system of IELTS test taking. The best way to understand computer-delivered IELTS is to actually see what it's all about. Structure The structure for both the [...]
Myth vs. Truth: Computer-Delivered Test Edition
October 17, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
With the new computer-delivered test for IELTS comes many misconceptions. Here are some common myths about the new system and the factual information that goes along with it. Myth: The computer-delivered test is different from [...]
Flip Your Role: Become the Teacher
August 22, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
To do well on the IELTS, you need to understand the exam as well as the information that could be within the different sections. One of the best ways to know if you understand something [...]

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