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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 at the structure of the passive, why we use it and when you might need it in IELTS.  

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Emma Cosgrave

25 May, 2020

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Speaking
IELTS Speaking Game: Don't Say It!

When you're speaking in English, do you sometimes find that halfway through a sentence you can't remember the word you want? Or do you find yourself talking about something and realise that you don't actually know the word you need in English? Don't worry – it's not just you – it's a very common problem.

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Liz Marqueiro

17 April, 2020

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Writing
How to reach band score 7 in IELTS General Training Writing Task 2

Whether you're new to IELTS General Training or have taken the test before, it's really important to understand the types of questions you're asked and how you’ll be assessed before jumping in and taking a test. So, if you need a band score 7 in IELTS General Training Writing, here are two steps you need to take before you do anything else: Become familiar with the different types of IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 Learn how the exam

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Pete Jones

27 April, 2020

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3 tips to boost fluency in IELTS

In the IELTS Speaking test, you will be marked on your fluency. In this video, IELTS author Lucy Passmore shares 3 tips on how to improve your fluency for the test.

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How to use cohesive devices in IELTS Speaking

In the IELTS Speaking test you will be marked on your coherence and the use of cohesive devices. But what does this mean? In this video IELTS author, Lucy Passmore, explains what they are and how to use them to improve your test day performance. Knowing how you are assessed will help with your preparation and on test day.

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How to improve your coherence in IELTS Speaking

In the IELTS Speaking test you will be marked on coherence. But what does this mean? In this video, IELTS author Lucy Passmore explains what this means, and how to get a good mark for coherence in the test. Knowing how you are assessed will help with your preparation and on test day.

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