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  • Sample Issue Topics

    This page contains the Issue topics for the Analytical Writing section of the GRE® revised General Test. When you take the test, you will be presented with one Argument topic from this pool. Each Issue topic consists of an issue… Read More ›

  • Sample Argument Topics

    This page contains the Argument topics for the Analytical Writing section of the GRE® revised General Test. When you take the test, you will be presented with one Argument topic from this pool. Each Argument topic consists of a passage… Read More ›

  • How is OET Scored

    1. Overall Communicative Effectiveness This criterion assesses how well a candidate is able to maintain meaningful interaction during the role-play. Assessors will use this criterion to evaluate the overall quality of the candidate’s performance. A strong proficiency candidate will: Show… Read More ›

  • True – False – Not Given

    IELTS Reading test has a lot of tasks to be done after comprehending the given reading passage. One of such tasks include True/False/Not Given task. Most often test taker for IELTS have found this task to be difficult yet they… Read More ›

  • Sample Repeat Sentences

    Please come to the next seminar properly prepared. You’ll find the economics section on the second floor of the library. Next time, we’ll discuss the influence of the media on public policy. There is plenty of cheap accommodation off-campus. The… Read More ›

  • Useful Phrases for making & Accepting offers

    Making an offer: Would you like me to…? Can I help you with…? If you’d like, I can… Saying “Do you need help?” could be too direct and might suggest that the person cannot handle the task. Accepting an offer:… Read More ›

  • Useful Phrases to Disagree

    That’s not necessarily true. I’m not so sure I agree. I don’t know that I agree. That’s not always true. By partially disagreeing or using indirect, tentative language, we can soften our message and ensure we don’t offend our listener.

  • Useful Phrases to Redirect

    Maybe we could get back to… Maybe we could talk about… Why don’t we move on to…? Using one of these expressions makes for a smooth transition between topics.

  • How to get 8777 in IELTS

    The new trend in IELTS: Often, most of the candidates applying for migration abroad are advised to score 8777 in IELTS for VISA processing. Some are surely able to get this score in their very first attempt. However, we are… Read More ›

  • Useful Phrases to invite

    I was wondering if you’d like to… Would you like to…? If you’re free on (day/date),…/If you aren’t doing anything on (day/date)…  

  • Useful Phrases to Interrupt

    Gaining the floor: Sorry to interrupt, but… Could I add something? It’s often helpful to say the person’s name before “Could I add something?” This helps get the person’s attention and makes him/her stop talking. After interrupting someone: I’m sorry, you… Read More ›

  • Useful Phrases to make suggestions

      What about if… Maybe we could… I thought it might be a good idea to… It seems to me that we should… One thing we might want to consider is… I think… I feel like… Simply saying “we should”… Read More ›

  • Sample Role Play 1

    Role-player Card No.1 Setting: Hospital Ward Carer: You are a parent of a 14 year old boy. Your son had a convulsive seizure (epileptic fit) earlier in the day at play ground and was brought to the hospital by school… Read More ›

  • Sample Role Play 2

    Role-player Card No.2 Setting: Home Visit Patient: You are a 89 year old client, who has lived alone fairly independently for many years in a unit on your son’s property. Your son’s family are going overseas for two weeks and… Read More ›

  • PTE Personal Introduction

    About this section: In this section, you are given a prompt and are asked to introduce yourself orally. You speak about yourself for upto 30 seconds. This is not assessed but is sent to institutions along with your score report…. Read More ›

  • Useful Phrases to Apologise

    I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to… I’m sorry, I didn’t know… I apologise.  That was my fault.

  • Useful Phrases to give advise

    You may/might want to consider… It might be a good idea to… Have you thought about…? Saying “you should” could be too direct, especially if we’re talking to a supervisor, a client, or someone we don’t know very well.

  • Useful Phrases to say ‘no’

    Declining an invitation: That sounds great, but… I’m sorry, but I really can’t. I have to… I really appreciate the invite, but… In English, we don’t typically decline invitations without giving a reason (either real or made up). Simply saying… Read More ›

  • Intonation

    Using the right intonation makes the listener very comfortable in understanding the speaker. A rising intonation and a falling intonation are used for different purposes. To use appropriate intonation, at first one has to cut chunks and break a sentence… Read More ›

  • TOEFL Listening

    The listening section tests your ability to understand spoken English that are used for communication and academic speech in educational institutions. During the test, you will listen to conversations, lectures and discussions following which you have to answer questions about… Read More ›