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45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

<b>45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'</b><br>This looksvery useful <b>invaluable</b><i><br>Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.</i> ~Mark Twain<i><br>'Very' is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen.</i> ~Florence King<i><br>So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is</i> …

25 Most Useful Phrasal Verbs

<b>Phrasal verbs</b> are not students favourite topic, are they? There are so many in the English language and each one has many different meanings.<p>This is …

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Rachel<p>Matt<p><b>Matt:</b> Hey, Rachel, so do you read the newspaper these days?<p><b>Rachel:</b> Actually, no. I used to get a newspaper delivered and I didn't read it …

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I just found a great blog by a student who prepared for IELTS.<p>In this post, the student lists some very useful language for part 1 of the IELTS …

The Idiom Connection

- to judge or decide something without having all the facts<p>The manager jumped to conclusions and accused the employee of stealing from the</b> …

Jury Duty

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Sign up now for our IELTS Lite and SAVE €10 on the complete 3-month modular course.<p>The course includes 3 practice speaking tests on Skype and 6 …

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Scientists announce a Molecular biology breakthrough; they ha…

<b>Scientists announce a Molecular biology breakthrough; they have found the "entryway key" of proteins into the cell membrane. This could have important implications in the research and development of new anti-bacterial drugs</b><p>"The nature of the machinery responsible for the entry of proteins into cell membranes has been unraveled by scientists, who hope the breakthrough could ultimately be exploited for the design of new anti-bacterial drugs. Groups of researchers from the University of Bristol …

Idioms about success

This is a list of idioms about success with definitions and examples<p>alive and kicking<p>(also be alive and well) to continue to be well, healthy or …

Motivation

IELTS test information

IELTS Speaking Test<p>The <b>IELTS speaking test</b> consists of a 3-part face-to-face interview with one examiner and takes between 11 and 14 minutes. The test …

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Master Business English with<p>Learn English to advance in your career<p>Mastering English is essential for anyone who wants to progress in their career. …

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Grammar: By and Until

Many of my clients often confuse these two words “by” and “until” especially in their written English.<p>Take a look at these two sentences:<p>You have …

iPass IELTS online English courses

IELTS Lite<p>€80 / 10-week access<p><b>IELTS Lite</b> is the ideal online test preparation course for candidates who .....<p>are taking the IELTS test for the first …

Language Learning

When studying for IELTS alone, a great way to <b>keep motivated</b> and <b>feel more confident</b> about taking the test is to join an online IELTS community.<p>The …

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We like to be helpful so here are some great texts about urban life with VERY useful vocabulary for our competition.<p>There are also quizzes to test …

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Master Business English with<p>Learn English to advance in your career<p>Mastering English is essential for anyone who wants to progress in their career. …