Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Critical Reading Strategies to Help You Ace the IELTS Reading Exam

Critical reading is the careful examination of the claims and supporting details presented in an article. In critically reading a text, consider asking these questions: How did the author develop the argument? How were the supporting details or pieces of evidence presented and used? Were they sufficient or lacking? What were the author’s biases?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Are Mobile Phones Good or Bad for English Language Learning?

What is the most important thing that you cannot leave behind? Probably, you are one of the people who will say that mobile phones are their most valuable companion. Without them, life is dull.

According to the Time Mobility Poll, 84% of people worldwide cannot function effectively without their phones. This survey is conducted in eight countries (U.S., UK, China, India, South Korea, South Africa, Indonesia and Brazil), with nearly 5,000 participants from all age groups and income levels. Meanwhile, a study by SecurEnvoy reveals that almost 66% of people are affected by nomophobia or the “fear of being without their phones.”