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    Migrants in Australia to be given free English classes

    This is a press release from Alan Tudge MP, who is the acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Today I introduced legislation that will allow more migrants to access more free English language classes, so they can achieve a higher standard of...
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    Three IELTS myths and realities

    1. Myth You need an American or British accent to get a high score. Reality: A specific accent is not required. The important thing is to speak clearly with the proper stresses and intonation. 2: Myth Taking the test repeatedly will result in a higher score. Reality: Unless you keep...
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    Excited or exciting

    Can you guess the answer, is it A or B?
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    English the preferred language for medicine students in India

    English has emerged as the language of choice for nearly four out of five Indian students who wished to pursue an undergraduate degree in medicine, edging out regional languages. Data gleaned from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) showed that while 79.1% of...
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    writing ielts task 2: community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmes

    These are just my corrections. I am a native speaker, but my grammar is far from perfect. I hope it provides you some benefit. It is suggested that social service should be included in the curriculum of high schoolers. I strongly disagree with this idea as I believe this would put young people...
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    Missing bank card writing practice question

    Please have a go at writing your answer here. I will do some corrections if necessary and provide feedback. I will also provide my own answer. You have received a from your bank asking you to acknowledging receipt of a new bank card. However, the card was missing from the envelope. Write a...
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    Time related collocations

    Spend time - I spend most of my time working. Waste time - Many people think playing computer games is a waste of time. Make time for - Parents need to make time for their children. Save time - Computers are used to save time from basic repetitive tasks. Take your time - We are not in a...
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    Covid related vocabulary

    Since the outbreak of Covid-19 there has been a large number of vocabulary that has become used everyday in the media that we may have rarely used previously. Which words are you familiar with? Do you know what these words are referring to? Have you heard of any other words related to...
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    The charts give information about world forest in six different regions.

    The pie charts illustrate figures for world forests in six different areas. Overall, South America is the region consuming timber most while Africa is the opposite. However, the proportion that forest makes up in Africa is the highest, and Asia is the region that contributes has the least...
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    Overstaying your visa in New Zealand

    She came from India as an international student at the age of 19 eight years ago with dreams of becoming a Kiwi and starting a new life here. overstay - to stay in a country longer than your visa allows. acquaintance - a person that you have met but do not know well...
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    The charts give information about world forest in six different regions.

    Thanks for posting. Do you need help with something? Is there something I can do to explain the text better? I would love to help with IELTS related questions.
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    Sunday Idiom

    Can you guess is it A or B?
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    Idioms related to color

    There are many different idioms that relate to color (or colour in UK English). Let's look at a few. in the red - this means that you owe people or banks more money than you have or earn. That company has been in the red for years before they finally went bankrupt. red tape - Red tape refers...
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    English test to be required to for partner visas in Australia

    The Australian government has announced plans for an English language test as part of the requirements for the "partner" visa. The test is scheduled to start in 2021. Here is an article from SBS news: Prospective migrants to Australia applying through the partner visa program will have to...
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    Female cruise ship captain fights sexist comment with grammar

    What’s the best way to deal with ignorance? Get angry? Ignore it? Try and educate someone? Well, here’s a lesson in elegantly dispatching trolls, courtesy of Captain Kate McCue. McCue is a cruise ship captain with big social media followings on Instagram and TikTok. She’s the first American...
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    Online teaching company profiles and reviews

    There is no doubt that there is a boom in online teaching at the moment, particularly in China, with many Chinese companies opening up offering teaching work for English teachers. Conditions vary from company to company, so we are trying to put together a list of companies and their various...
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    Most or most of

    The correct answer is A. Most is used to refer to an unspecific number of things in a group. Most of is used to refer to a specific number of things in a group. Most of the students in class, can speak a little bit of English.
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    Most or most of

    Can you guess the answer? A or B?
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    Bored or boring

    The correct answer is B, "I am bored". While answer A is grammatically correct, if you say "I am boring" you are saying "I am a boring person". You may very well be a boring person, but I am sure most people don't want to admit that they are a boring person. "I am bored" or "I feel bored" are...
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    Bored or boring

    A or B? What do you think?