Grammar

  • IELTS Energy 1042: IELTS Hyphen Rules are Man-Made

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    Grammar Essentials: What is the passive voice?

    Have you heard the words ‘active’ and ‘passive’ used to talk about verbs in English? Do you know what they mean? These are not tenses, they are voices. Put simply, the active voice shows what something does while the passive voice shows what happens to something. Today we will look…

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    Grammar for IELTS: How to write complex sentences

    First of all, look at the sentence below. How many ways did I find to make it complex? The most important thing is that you practise making your own sentences, not only in Task 1, but also in Task 2, which will result in your score being higher than you expected, as long as you use the examples accurately, ensuring that each one is 100%…

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  • Be or Not to Be

    Many languages use the verb ‘have’ to express age. In English we use the auxiliary verb ‘be’. ✘ I have 32✔ I am 32. We don’t say: ‘I am 32 years’.We say: ‘I’m 32’ or ‘I am 32 years old’. ✘ I have cold.✔ I am cold.I am cold =…

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  • Punctuation for IELTS

    Ah, the punctuation. Of all the grammar in IELTS writing, this one is perhaps the most abused and misused. With a lot of rules, many will easily get confused. We shall be dealing with the best IELTS Punctuation rules for writing today. It is very common for Nepalese students that they focus just a little on…

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  • Formal vs Informal Writing Style: Which One to Use?

    Since IELTS papers are checked and marked by university people, you are supposed to make your style purely academic. To achieve this we will choose formal style and formal vocabulary. To do this, you will need to focus on using: nominalisationpassive voiceacademic vocabulary. Nominalisation In academic writing, nouns are often used to replace…

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  • These Sentence Structures Impress Examiners for Band 7+ Score

    According to IELTS examiner, Barbara Adama, a friend of mine working for British Council, “One of the most common weaknesses which I find in essays of many candidates is that most of the sentences are too short or too basic”. In your essay, examiner will be looking for sentence variation when they grade you for…

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  • Use Qualifiers for Better Score

    You should know the effective language to talk about the probability of something or the timescales in which things happen. It is easy to include some of the qualifiers in your ideas, to show that you have thought about the probability and/or timescales of the events. Some of the straight forward ways are;- ultimately (= eventually, finally)…

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  • Using Qualifiers for Better Score

    You should know the effective language to talk about the probability of something or the timescales in which things happen. It is easy to include some of the qualifiers in your ideas, to show that you have thought about the probability and/or timescales of the events. Some of the straight forward ways are;- ultimately (= eventually, finally)…

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  • Emphatic Sentence Structures

    This is another smart and fast way to give an impression over the control of your grammar. I’ve seen just a few students using this technique in their answer. Sometime to emphasize and sometime, perhaps to contradict what someone else has said or for dramatic effect, we use emphatic sentence…

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