How To Score Band 7+ On IELTS Reading

Need to brush up on your IELTS Reading skills? In this guide, we will show you how to pass this section of IELTS with a band 7+. We’ve included all you need to know about the exam, marking and task types, along with our top tips on exam technique and time management. Check out the bonus IELTS Reading resources at the end to improve your skills at home. Let’s get started! Continue reading

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Linking Words And Phrases In English (List With Examples)

In this study guide, you will learn how to use linking words in English. You will discover the meaning of common linking words and learn how to use them in a sentence. Examples are provided to show you the sentence position and use of common linking words in English. Check out the exercises at the end to test your understanding! Continue reading

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50 Examples Of Popular English Similes (We Still Use Now)

Most lists of similes online and in textbooks contain outdated expressions. In response, we’ve compiled this list of 50 popular similes to show you examples that are still commonly used in modern English today. For each simile, we have given its meaning and an example. Check out the quiz at the end to test your knowledge! Continue reading

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Conference Calls In English: Vocabulary, Tips & Examples

Now that more professionals are WFH (Working From Home) than ever before, logging on to conference calls is the most popular way to conduct work meetings. Whether you use Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams, the English we use for conference calls is generally the same. Let’s take a look at some useful expressions you can use to impress your colleagues on a call! Continue reading

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How To Score Band 7+ On IELTS Listening

In this study guide, we will share with you our best tricks and tips to score band 7+ on IELTS Listening. You will learn about the test format, task types, time management, successful strategies and tips to achieve a high score. Check out the bonus IELTS Listening resources at the end for further practice! Continue reading

56 Common English Proverbs (We Still Use Today)

A proverb is a short, well-known saying that contains advice. Native speakers often use proverbs to express a bigger idea in a shorter sentence or phrase. English proverbs can teach you a lot about British mentality, culture and history. These colourful expressions are useful if you are improving your English beyond Intermediate level. In this guide, we’ll teach your 56 of the most popular proverbs still used today! Continue reading

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How To Speak English On The Phone (A Step-By-Step Guide)

Do you ever struggle when making a phone call in English? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Many people feel nervous about taking and making phone calls in English. Even advanced English speakers can have trouble when speaking English on the phone. Let’s take a look at some great phrases to improve your confidence and telephone manner! Continue reading

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45 Business Idioms to Enhance Your Professional English

Want to improve your vocabulary for work? In this study guide, our experienced UK accountant and English teacher Kevin Simmons will walk you through the most useful business idioms. We’ve included a list of 45 idioms with clear definitions and examples to help you feel confident with your business English. Let’s go! Continue reading

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Prefixes And Suffixes Of English: List, Meanings, Examples

Prefixes are added at the beginning of words to change their meaning: dis-trust, im-mature, counter-productive. Suffixes are added at the end of words to change their form: wonder-ful, improve-ment, adapt-able. Understanding how to use prefixes and suffixes will help you expand your vocabulary! Continue reading

70 Useful Adjectives To Describe Personality (Positive & Negative)

Personality adjectives describe the positive and negative aspects of someone’s personality. Words like generous, enthusiastic, meticulous and outgoing are positive adjectives. Words like indecisive, tactless, fussy and grumpy are negative adjectives. Continue reading

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Top 10 UK Universities For International Students (Compared)

Choosing the right university is one of the most important decisions you will make in life. With so many quality degree courses out there, it is harder than ever to select the best university. This is especially the case for international students, who are applying from overseas. We have created this guide to help you find the right uni for you! Continue reading

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30 Useful Phrases To Boost Your IELTS Speaking Score

In this study guide, you will learn the meaning of 30 collocations and find out how to use them in a sentence. You will see examples of how to use these phrases to talk about familiar topics on the IELTS speaking exam. Check out the exercises at the end to test your understanding! You can also download this guide as a free pdf to use offline. Continue reading

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How to Score Band 7+ on IELTS General Writing Task 1

In this guide, we will demonstrate how to score higher bands on your IELTS General Writing exam. We will give you key vocabulary, paragraphing tips, sample answers and much more to help you achieve a 7+. Don’t forget to download your free pdf copy of this exam guide to use offline. Let’s get started! Continue reading

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66 Awesome IELTS Speaking Idioms (By Topic)

The IELTS Speaking test gives you the chance to talk about your daily life and academic-related situations. You’ll display the vocabulary you’ve acquired over your years of studying English. Adding the occasional idiom to your answers can improve your chances of a good score. Continue reading

15 Winning Strategies For TOEFL Speaking Success

Want to get a high score on your TOEFL Speaking exam? You’re in the right place! In this study guide, we’ll share with you the best tips and strategies to improve your test score fast. We have also given examples to help you understand these tips in the context of the exam. Let’s dive in! Continue reading

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30 Phrasal Verbs For IELTS Speaking (With Examples & Exercises)

Want a higher score on your IELTS Speaking test? Using phrasal verbs could help you get band 7+. Native English speakers often use phrasal verbs in conversation, and so should you! Continue reading

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Types Of Adjectives In English (All You Need To Know)

Adjectives are describing words that give more information about nouns. They can tell us about the size, colour, shape or number of something, as well as our opinion of it. Continue reading

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100 False Friends In English And Spanish (With Examples)

“False friends” are words that look the same in two languages but have different meanings. English and Spanish have many words in common (e.g. from Latin). Some of these words have changed their meanings over time to create false cognates. Continue reading

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