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Top events in Sydney you can’t miss

IDP IELTS — September 6th, 2017

Top events in Sydney you can’t miss by IELTS Australasia — September 6th, 2017 There’s so much to love about Sydney. So a little bit of planning will ensure you enjoy the best of what this beautiful city has to offer. To help kick-start your plans, here’s our hand-picked guide to the top events in…

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Idioms A-Z: Explained

IDP IELTS — July 20th, 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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Words and phrases commonly misused

IDP IELTS — July 19th, 2018

Words and phrases commonly misused by IELTS Australasia — July 19th, 2018 What are commonly misused words and phrases in English? From “stay vs. live” to “good vs. well”. We’ll explain the difference and how to avoid mistakes. Culture and habits that we pick up from the people around us, shape the way we communicate…

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Grammar 101: Its vs. It’s

IDP IELTS — July 17th, 2018

In the Grammar 101 series we look at commonly confused words. This time we cover its vs it's. Its is the possessive of the pronoun “it” You can it's when you are contracting (shortening) the words it + is. Read more here.

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Idioms A-Z: Explained

IDP IELTS — May 16th, 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: Elicit vs. Illicit

IDP IELTS — April 14th, 2018

In the Grammar 101 series we look at commonly confused words. This time we cover elicit vs illicit. Elicit often mean ‘to get something’. Illicit, on the other hand, describes something illegal. Read more here.

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Grammar 101: Defuse vs. diffuse

IDP IELTS — April 6th, 2018

In the Grammar 101 series we look at commonly confused words. This time we cover defuse vs diffuse. You would defuse a bomb to prevent it from exploding You can use diffuse as a verb when you mean to spread something in many directions. Read the article here.

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Idioms A-Z: Explained

IDP IELTS — March 26th, 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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Understanding the Aussie slang

IDP IELTS — March 13th, 2021

We've asked a few new Aussies to share their favourite Australian slang with us. Anything from "bogan" to "thongs" and "Woop Woop" will be explained in this funny article. Read-up on your Aussie slang here.