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First Page IELTS #3

A third ‘first page’, again from Harry Potter! This time I’ve highlighted the suitablility of items for IELTS Speaking and/or IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2. (more…)

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Academic Collocation Flashcards

Reloading the page gives you a randomised collection of common academic collocations. Can you guess the missing collocates? (more…)

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First page IELTS #1

Please note this post, along with future installments, has moved to a dedicated page:
First Page IELTS

This is the first in what will hopefully be a series of posts focusing on the first pages of novels. (more…)

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Random academic collocations

Can anyone guess why I chose this particular image for the post’s profile pic? Answers in the comments below..! (more…)

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Awareness of ‘towards’

This approach represents their awareness towards the environment.

I think this another example of the clash of the collocation civilisations!

Indonesian flag Indonesians are probably thinking ‘kesadaran terhadap..’, and translating terhadap as towards. I’m afraid that’s not English collocation. Here’s what you need: (more…)

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The this, the that

‘The’ is a word largely missing from some languages. Listen to the song and sing along (lyrics below..)!

Indonesian flag Especially important for Indonesian students of English!

Another song performed by AAS scholarship awardees: Andi, Velo, Rapta, Roy, Ade, Novi, Septia, Susan, Vita! (more…)

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Lack of ‘lack’

A new song focusing on the word ‘lack’, which can often be mistaken with ‘lack of’. The rule for deciding which to use is in the chorus of the song, so listen carefully and choose the correct item – ‘lack’, or ‘lack of’! (Scroll down for lyrics and gapfill!)

Song performed by an amazing group of AAS scholarship awardees: Andi, Velo, Rapta, Roy, Ade, Novi, Septia, Susan, Vita! (more…)

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Only ‘consist of’ contains ‘of’!

The report contains of 22 integrated recommendations under four themes.

This is partly understandable. Our writer has seen consists + of, and has assumed that contain also requires the preposition of. It does not! (more…)

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Seeing clearly in IELTS Task 1

It is clearly seen that unemployment fell gradually throughout the period.

This is like a supermarket putting a sign next to some peanuts saying “This product contains peanuts.” (more…)

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Chaining the stages of a process

Cement production comprises 5 stages, started from mixing materials and ended with packaging.

This writer has attempted to combine three sentences in one: (more…)