Wednesday, May 23, 2018

English 101: Learning About Correlative Conjunctions


Looking for ways to refine your writing skills? As an IELTS test taker, doing so is essential as it will help enhance your IELTS review preparation and even help you ace the writing sub-test. One practical writing tip that you can use is learning how to use correlative conjunctions.

What are correlative conjunctions?

Correlative conjunctions are pairs of conjunctions used to combine two clauses, phrases or words that have equal importance to establish the relationship between the elements of a sentence. Here is a list of common correlative conjunctions with examples:

Thursday, April 5, 2018

How Critical Listening Boosts Your IELTS Preparation


Did you know that critical listening can help enhance your IELTS preparation? Critical listening occurs when a listener wants to understand what the speaker is relaying with the intention of evaluating the information and how it is conveyed. It involves a deep concentration and critical thinking. For IELTS exam takers, critical listening is an essential tool in developing your learning abilities to improve your communication skills and ace the examination.

Moreover, it is also imperative, when listening critically, to have an open-mind and not be biased by stereotypes or preconceived ideas. Doing so you become a better listener and with a broader knowledge and perception of the IELTS examination.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

English 101: Using Subordinating Conjunctions


In essay writing, structuring sentences is quite challenging as it involves the proper use of words to make your sentences sound natural. For IELTS test takers who find it hard to organize their thoughts into sentences, enrolling in an IELTS UKVI review center might help you with instructors guiding you on how to write an essay effectively.

During your IELTS training, you will encounter various review strategies and writing tips that you can apply on the day of your examination. One practical tip that can help enhance your writing skills is learning how to use subordinating conjunctions.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Beyond IELTS: 5 Things You Need to Know About Life in the US


Here’s the thing: completing an intensive IELTS review center course and acing the IELTS exam don’t necessarily mean that you’re prepared for your life in the US. They just mean that you’re proficient enough to communicate well with native English-speakers.

To prepare for your big move to the US, you need to have an accurate and realistic idea of what you can expect from living in the land of opportunity. Take note: “accurate” and “realistic.” American films, while informative and entertaining, are not always the best sources for getting to know the American lifestyle.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

3 Subtle But Effective Ways to Change the Topic


The ability to change the topic of a conversation subtly and naturally can give you an edge in the IELTS speaking exam. Here’s why:

      ·         You can’t ask the IELTS examiner to change the topic. This means you must be prepared to answer questions about various subjects. So, in addition to honing your speaking skills, you also have to expand your knowledge about common topics during your IELTS training period.