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Writing - Advantage vs Disadvantage Essays for IELTS
October 30, 2019 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
You bought your lottery ticket yesterday, and you smile as you open the writing section of the IELTS exam and find the prompt:   Many people today spend money buying lottery tickets with the hopes of [...]
A New Computer-Delivered IELTS Venue for Conestoga College in Markham!
October 21, 2019 by IELTS IELTS
Computer-delivered IELTS is now available at 2 Simonston Blvd in Markham. Operated by Conestoga College, the new computer-delivered IELTS venue will begin testing on October 31, 2019.  Book early to get your preferred dates! Click [...]
IELTS Writing Tips: The Importance of Paragraphing
October 16, 2019 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
An important part of your IELTS writing mark includes idea organization, easy-to-understand language, and standard writing conventions. Your writing needs to be clearly written and follow a certain style. More specifically, you need well-written paragraphs [...]
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 [...]
Grammar for IELTS: A Look at Relative Clauses
September 26, 2019 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
Even though there’s no actual grammar test section in IELTS, your use of English grammar plays a key role in getting a high IELTS score. Grammar is one of the four categories that you [...]
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 [...]
Tips for Practicing English This Summer for Your IELTS Exam
August 29, 2019 by IELTS IELTS
Are you preparing to take your IELTS exam this autumn for entry into Canada for university or a job opportunity? If so, you'll want to make sure you spend plenty of time this summer practicing [...]
Grammar Lesson 101: Definite, Indefinite, and No Articles
July 22, 2019 by IELTS IELTS
One of the more challenging aspects for English language learners is the use of articles. Articles are a tricky part of learning the English language because they are used to modify some nouns, but not [...]
Grammar Lessons 101: Silent Letters
July 15, 2019 by IELTS IELTS
There was a time when there was no commonly accepted spelling or pronunciation standard for written or spoken English. Local dialects, education, and regional difference all influenced how we spelled and pronounced words. Spelling wasn’[...]
Grammar Lesson 101: Prepositions and What You Should Know
July 8, 2019 by IELTS IELTS
Prepositions are tricky bits of English grammar that even some native speakers have difficulty mastering. Part of the problem is that there are no hard-and-fast rules about what preposition to use and when to use [...]

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