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The IELTS Listening section

The IELTS Listening section

In this fourth part of our IELTS series, we tell you what to expect from the IELTS Listening section, and give tips and strategies that can help you get your best possible score.

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Guest post: Choosing the right words - #MeToo (part 1)

Guest post: Choosing the right words - #MeToo (part 1)

What we say matters. Language can both empower and disempower people. Choosing the appropriate words is therefore essential, especially when addressing issues as sensitive as those raised by the #MeToo movement. Here are 10 phrases we can use to talk about positive ways of responding to workplace misconduct, and a brief summary of the #MeToo movement. (Level: Upper Intermediate).

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A roadmap of future tenses

A roadmap of future tenses

There is more to future tenses than “will” and “going to”. This is a comprehensive overview of the tenses and structures you can use when talking about the future, with explanations and examples. This post is suitable for advanced level English learners and trainee English teachers.

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Effective strategies for IELTS Reading

Effective strategies for IELTS Reading

With three reading texts and 40 questions to do in just 60 minutes, it's not surprising that many candidates worry about the IELTS Reading section. Here's an overview of the section and question types. along with strategies to help you complete the Reading section with confidence and get your best possible score.

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The challenges of Legal English

The challenges of Legal English

Learners of Legal English face particular challenges when working internationally. Due to differences between different countries' legal systems, Legal English vocabulary can be associated with unfamiliar legal concepts. Here are some of the terms that our Legal English course participants find challenging. (level: pre-advanced - proficiency; 7-9) Due to differences between different countries' legal systems, Legal English vocabulary can be associated with unfamiliar legal concepts. Here are some of the terms that our Legal English course participants find challenging. (level: pre-advanced - proficiency; 7-9)

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