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An IELTS teacher's exam guide

An IELTS teacher's exam guide

Lexipedia - Where words have meaning IELTS Exam Preparation - IELTS Home BBC World Service | Learning English | Exam Skills IELTS for FREE.com The IELTS Network • The one and only forum dedicated entirely to the international IELTS community Wystan Hugh Auden - Funeral Blues This poem can be found under at least four titles. There is some confusion and much discussion on Usenet about the original title of this poem. The following information is mainly taken from newsgroup postings. The title "Funeral Blues" was used in a publication 3 years after Auden's death, presumably with the knowledge and permission of Auden's literary executors, amongst whom was Edward Mendelson, unchallenged in his role as Auden's chief editor, biographer and critic. Professor Mendelson himself used that title for the poem when editing "Collected Poems" (1976). 'Auden reprinted the poem under various titles, as was his habit. 'What is the poem in FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL? 'In the late summer of that year... Below are scans of pages from the first edition of "Another Time". [click on the pics to see the full size image]

IELTS Liz – IELTS Videos, IELTS Tips & IELTS Lessons for Free IELTS-Blog - IELTS exam preparation for free Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | PaperRater IELTSbuddy - Free exam preparation to improve your test score Teaching Conditionals for ESL Conditionals can be a confusing aspect of the English language to grasp for both ESL and native speaking students. However, like many other aspects of second language acquisition, the concept can be considerably more difficult for ESL students. Different languages approach conditionals in different manners, so ESL lessons that address conditionals will be interpreted differently by students depending on their native language. Defining Conditionals Conditionals are sentence structures that explain a particular situation or circumstance and its consequences. There are four main conditionals that are commonly used in the English language: first conditional, second conditional, third conditional and zero conditional. First Conditional: Daily Considerations The first conditional deals with issues that have a real possibility of occurring. The first conditional uses the if/then structure and the words will, shall, can or may to convey the future action being considered.

Good Luck IELTS - Advice, Tips, and Guides to the IELTS Exam THE FCE BLOG by Claudia Ceraso Collocation:Meaning and List of Collocations A collocation is a combination of words that are commonly used together; the simplest way of describing collocations is to say that they ‘just sound right’ to native English speakers. Other combinations that may mean the same thing would seem ‘ unnatural’. Collocations include noun phrases like ‘ stiff wind’ and‘weapons of mass destruction’, phrasal verbs such as‘to get together’ and other stock phrases such as‘the rich and famous’ It is important to learn collocations, because they are important for the naturalisation of one’s speech. Besides, they broaden one’s scope for expression. Here is a list of collocations to help you get started: Collocations starting with the verb ‘do’ Do me a favour Do the cooking Do the housework Do the shopping Do the washing up Do your best Do your hair Collocations with the verb ‘have’ Have a good time Have a bath Have a drink Have a haircut Have a holiday Have a problem Have a relationship Have lunch Have sympathy Collocations with the verb ‘break’ Take a break

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