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Grammar 101: Loose vs. Lose

IELTS — 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 — 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 — September 7th, 2017

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Grammar 101: Advice vs. Advise

IELTS — 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 — July 27th, 2017

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Idioms A-Z: Explained

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

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

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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5 reasons to love Christmas in Australia

IELTS — December 21st, 2017

Christmas movies, books and stories from our childhood have defined much of what we think of as a traditional Christmas… But what’s Christmas like in Australia? Our 5 reasons to love Christmas Down Under.

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

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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