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Grammar 101: Elicit vs. Illicit

IELTS Australasia — 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

IELTS Australasia — 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

IELTS Australasia — 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

IELTS Australasia — March 14th, 2018

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

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The most common punctuation marks in English

IELTS Australasia — March 8th, 2018

The most common punctuation marks in English: full stops, questions marks, commas, colons and semicolons, exclamation marks and quotation marks. Why are they so important? We'll explain how to avoid mistakes and use them correctly.

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Grammar 101: Loose vs. Lose

IELTS Australasia — February 21st, 2018

This time, our Grammar 101 looks at the commonly confused words loose vs lose. Loose is defined as 'not in place.' Lose can be used to explain that you no longer have something in your possession, but it's slightly trickier than that. Read our explanation.

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Interesting facts about Lunar New Year

IELTS Australasia — February 16th, 2018

Still, she's got a lot of spirit. I don't know, what do you think? I want to come with you to Alderaan. There's nothing for.

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Grammar 101: Devise vs. Device

IELTS Australasia — September 7th, 2017

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Grammar 101: Advice vs. Advise

IELTS Australasia — August 7th, 2017

What's the difference between advice vs advise? Advise (with an S) is a verb that means to recommend, or to give information to someone. Advice (with a C) is a noun: an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action. Read how you can use them in a sentence.

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Grammar 101: Affect vs. Effect

IELTS Australasia — July 27th, 2017

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