CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: INTUITION

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: INTUITION This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 1 VOCABULARY: INTUITION WORD FAMILY: noun MEANING: the ability to understand something through feeling or instinct not factual knowledge EXAMPLE: Our intuition can often tell us that something is dangerous about a situation even when there are no facts. STRESS: in-tu-I-tion Quick test! … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: FUTILE

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: FUTILE This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: FUTILE WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: incapable of producing any useful result; ineffective; pointless EXAMPLE: Despite several discussions, efforts to reach an agreement were futile. STRESS: FU-tile Quick test! Are these sentences logically correct? Despite several days of searching, efforts to find … Read more

Predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test

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Predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test As the listening begins, you hear a voice on the recording telling you what section you are about to complete, as well as the question numbers. Then you are given a short amount of time to read the questions (more about timing here). During this preparation time, … Read more

GRAMMAR: Comparative adjectives

GRAMMAR: Comparative adjectives We use comparative adjectives when we are comparing two different things. This lesson covers six rules to help you use the correct comparative adjectives. Examples of comparative adjectives: Dogs are smaller than horses. Learning grammar is more difficult than vocabulary. I have to get up earlier than my classmates because I live … Read more

GRAMMAR: Adverbs of frequency

GRAMMAR: Adverbs of frequency Adverbs of frequency tell us how often something happens. They often talk about routines, so are very often used with the present simple. There are two types of adverbs of frequency – those that talk about an indefinite time and those that talk about a definite time. Here are some simple … Read more

Grammar for IELTS writing good sentences

Grammar for IELTS writing good sentences When writing in your IELTS test it is essential that you use a range of sentence structures, from simple to complex sentence forms. In order to write good sentences for IELTS means you will need how to form each type of sentence. Start by looking at these examples: SIMPLE … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PROLIFIC

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: PROLIFIC This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: PROLIFIC WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: present/produced in large numbers or quantities; plentiful EXAMPLE: He’s such a prolific author – he has written over 50 books, and  is still getting books published. STRESS: PRO-lif-ic Quick test! Is the grammar in these sentences … Read more

Unexpected questions in the IELTS speaking test

Unexpected questions in the IELTS speaking test Unexpected questions in the IELTS speaking test can cause real problems! Imagine…The interviewer has just asked you about a subject you have never thought about and you have no real ideas. What can you say? If this situation occurs during your speaking test, the most important first step … Read more

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