Listen to some of these English songs on a regular basis to improve your overall listening skills in English. Read More
Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud. Tips: Break the text into chunks and pause slightly between each one as you read. Use the punctuation to help you decide where to pause and where each… Read More
Simple requests: Could/can you…? Would you mind…? For routine requests (asking someone to do his/her job) we can be fairly direct. Big requests/favours: I was hoping you could… I was wondering if you could… Would it be okay if…? Do you think you might be able to…? For big requests and favours, we need to… Read More
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 statement or statements followed by specific task instructions that tell you how to respond to… Read More
These are sample sentences similar to that used in the task ‘Repeat Sentence’ in PTE test. Read More
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: Sure, that would be great. Yes, thank you. A simple “thanks” or “thank you” is… Read More
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.
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.
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)…
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 were saying. I’m sorry, go ahead.
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” is often too direct. We can soften the message by using indirect, tentative language and… Read More
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to… I’m sorry, I didn’t know… I apologise. That was my fault.
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.
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 “no” or “no thanks” would be too direct and might be perceived as rude. Informing someone… Read More
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 in to two or more half. The following are the list of areas when you… Read More
There are certain verbs, nouns, adjectives and participles that take the particular prepositions after them. It displays fitness in language. Your grammatical accuracy and range is often tested in International English Exams. Practise using these phrases in sentences, especially while writing and speaking, with suitable examples. Read More
These are some of the sample paragraphs with which you can practise summarising written Text for PTE exams and for general purposes. Read More
Here you learn how to put an end to the conversation. Read More
Responding rapidly to these questions can be challenging and practicing these questions can be rewarding. You may need the help of a trainer or a person who can speak and understand English fairly well to help you do this task. Read More
Try and make questions for the sentences given here. It is not that easy. Try it for yourself. Don’t forget to get it corrected by an English faculty. Read More
For some questions we have written sample answers. Click the question and you will be redirected to the appropriate sample answers’ page. When Computers first appeared on the scene, it was thought they would make us more productive in providing good and services, smarter and possibly happier. Skeptics claim that the opposite is true as… Read More
I’m very sorry, but… Unfortunately,… I’m afraid that… We typically use these statements to alert our listener that bad news is coming.
These are some of the phrases you should consider including while writing or speaking (describing) a Graph. Read More
After writing an essay, before submitting it for correction you should consider including some of these phrases in the essay wherever necessary. This habit will finally result it you being able to write essays with appropriate phrases. Read More
It looks like… It seems… Didn’t we agree on…?/Didn’t we decide…? I thought we had agreed to/on… I seem to remember that we… By asking questions and using tentative language, we can soften our message. We normally don’t want to say “this is wrong” or “you are wrong.”