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Idioms A-Z: Explained

IDP IELTS — January 24th, 2018

When it comes to idioms, you’ll probably understand every word, but you might have trouble interpreting the meaning. Let’s examine the meanings and historical information of 10 popular idioms to expand your grasp of the English language.

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Grammar 101: Complement vs. Compliment

IDP IELTS — December 22nd, 2017

Grammar 101: Complement vs. Compliment by IELTS Australasia — December 22nd, 2017 Complement vs. Compliment: two words cause a lot of confusion and it’s well worth to spend a few minutes to know the difference between the two. A ‘complement’ is something that completes something else in some way. But, ‘compliment’ is a courteous remark…

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Grammar 101: Understanding verb tenses

IDP IELTS — December 14th, 2017

In the Grammar 101 series we usually look at commonly confused words. This time we look at something else: English verb tenses. Read here what the difference is between past, present, and future tense.

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IELTS for native English speakers – some tips to get a top score

IDP IELTS — January 21st, 2019

Even if you speak English fluently, it’s important to spend a bit of time preparing for your IELTS test so you don’t face any unpleasant surprises on the day of your test. We’ll share some IELTS tips and the marking criteria with you.

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Improving your vocabulary and spelling

IDP IELTS — July 23rd, 2016

Read our 3 easy tips to improve your vocabulary and spelling. In Writing and Speaking, vocabulary is 25% of your score, so getting this right is important.

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Grammar 101: Then vs.Than

IDP IELTS — November 22nd, 2017