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Feminine And Masculine Words in English

IELTS — February 24th, 2020

Are there masculine or feminine words in English? In general, there’s no distinction between masculine and feminine in English nouns. But sometimes we show gender in different words when referring to people or animals. In this article we’ll explain gender in English language in more detail.

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Skilled Independent Visa: Subclass 189

IELTS — February 11th, 2020

Know more about IELTS and Australia's popular Skilled Independent Visa: Subclass 189. We'll tell you how this visa works and what the English language requirements are. Read more here.

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Too vs To – Learn the difference

IELTS — February 10th, 2020

Too vs to: These two words cause a lot of confusion and it’s well worth to spend a few minutes to know the difference between the two. “Too” is an adverb. You can use it to replace words such as “excessively”, “additionally”, “as well” or “also”. “To”, on the other hand, is a versatile preposition.…

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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: How to reach a band 7 or higher

IELTS — January 21st, 2020

Do you struggle deciding what to present and how to present an IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 response? We'll take a closer look at IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, Read the tips on how to get a high score.

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Student Visa: Subclass 500

IELTS — January 10th, 2020

Student Visa: Subclass 500 Since the early 2000’s, the number of international students enrolled in Australian universities has been steadily increasing, proving Australia to be a popular destination and a great place to study. If you’re interested in moving to Australia to begin or further your studies, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about…

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IELTS reappointed as a language test trusted by the UK government for visas

IELTS — December 17th, 2019

IELTS reappointed as a language test trusted by the UK government for visas This week, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced IELTS, the world’s most trusted language test, will continue to be accepted for UK visas that require applicants to demonstrate their English. Following a tender process, IELTS was reappointed as an official test provider…

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IELTS Writing Task 2: 8 steps towards a band 8

IELTS — January 9th, 2020

IELTS Writing Task 2: 8 steps towards a band 8 To achieve a Band 8 in Writing Task 2, you will need to produce an essay that contains all the positive features contained in the band 8 writing assessment criteria. Let’s take a look at these in the table below. Task response sufficiently addresses all parts…

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IELTS Writing Task 2: 7 mistakes preventing you from a band 7

IELTS — December 9th, 2019

Need some help in preparing for IELTS? We’ve got your back! Read on to understand 7 common mistakes that might prevent you from reaching a band 7 in IELTS Writing Task 2.

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Apple Card’s artificial intelligence algorithm “sexist” says customer

IELTS — November 20th, 2019

Apple Card’s artificial intelligence algorithm has been accused of being “sexist” in an allegation made by a customer, who says his wife received a lower credit limit than him, despite having a higher credit score. Read more.

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Australian Government Increases the Amount of Regional Migration Visas

IELTS — November 20th, 2019

The latest news on Australian migration changes. Get to know the recent government changes to Australia’s regional migration plan and how it may affect you. Read more here.