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Grammar | Articles

Grammar | Articles

​Our last key grammar lesson looked at referencing. Now we are going to study the use of articles. This is one of the trickiest pieces of English grammar to use accurately but it cannot be avoided because it’s such an important part of the language. If you...
Important IELTS Skills | Referencing

Important IELTS Skills | Referencing

We use pronouns (he, this, these etc) to avoid repetition in speaking and writing. This is called referencing, and it is a very important skill. Referencing in the IELTS test will help you in several ways. Correct use of referencing in your writing will increase your...
Infinitives of Purpose

Infinitives of Purpose

Image by Freepik In this class we will study infinitives of purpose. ​The ‘to infinitive’ is formed with to + base verb. For example: to swim We went to the beach to swim in the ocean. You can use a ‘to infinitive’ to express the purpose of an action (why you do...
Singular or Plural Nouns

Singular or Plural Nouns

Our previous lesson looked at the passive voice. Now we will study some essential grammar that many students make mistakes with. ​It is important that verbs and subjects agree and if you want to get a band 7 you need to apply this rule to your speaking and...
Verb Substitution

Verb Substitution

Our last key grammar lesson was Singular and Plural Nouns. Now we will look at Verb Substitution. ​You can use substitution to make your writing more cohesive. This will improve your band score for Coherence and Cohesion. ​ Read the two sentences below....
Passive and Active Processes

Passive and Active Processes

Last in our grammar series we looked at Infinitives of purpose. Today we are learning how to use active and passive language to help us describe processes that we often see in task 1 of the IELTS academic writing test. We also have a guide to writing about...
Gerund or Infinitive?

Gerund or Infinitive?

Our previous grammar lesson looked at Verb Substitution. Now we will study gerund and infinitive verb forms. ​A gerund is an ing verb that acts as a noun. ​For example: I like swimming. A ‘to infinitive’ is to + the base form of the verb....
Gerund or Infinitive? 2

Gerund or Infinitive? 2

This is our second lesson on the topic of gerunds and infinitives. The first lesson dealt with using gerunds or infinitives after certain verbs whereas today we’re looking at using gerunds or infinitives after nouns and adjectives as well as verbs. ​ When...
Gerund or Infinitive? 3

Gerund or Infinitive? 3

This is our third post on the topic of gerunds (verb+ing) and infinitives (to + verb 1).  Post 1 dealt with verbs which can be followed by gerunds or infinitives. Post 2 dealt with verbs, nouns, adjectives and prepositions which can be followed by gerunds or...
Gerund or Infinitive? 4

Gerund or Infinitive? 4

​This is our fourth post on the topic of ing-forms and infinitives. Correct use of ing-verb forms and infinitives (to + verb) is essential for those seeking to get a high band score. We have 3 other quizzes (that include short grammar lessons) to help you with...