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IELTS Speaking: 8 basic grammar mistakes of Hong Kong candidates

IELTS口試:中文考生常犯的八個文法基本錯誤(中文字幕) Published 29th April, 2018 [fvplayer src=”https://ieltsbucket-seoul.s3.amazonaws.com/free/2018-4-10_8_basic_grammar_mistakes/8_basic_grammar_mistakes-240p.mp4″ splash=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GRANTthumb8grammermistakes.jpg” subtitles_zh=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/8_basic_grammar_mistakes_subtitles.zh_TW.vtt” subtitles_en=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/8_basic_grammar_mistakes_subtitles.en_US.vtt” qsel=”true”] Video starts first time in ‘mobile’ quality to save data usage. Switch to SD or HD for faster WiFi connections. Clearing browser cache restores default settings.

A little-known grammar error that stops almost all Chinese from scoring 7

複合句的文法錯誤令你取不到7分 Published 22nd January, 2018 [fvplayer src=”https://ieltsbucket-seoul.s3.amazonaws.com/free/2018-01-16_complex_sentences/complex_sentences-240p.mp4″ splash=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GRANTcomplex_65pc.jpg” subtitles_en=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/complex-sentences_en_US.vtt” qsel=”true”] Video starts first time in ‘mobile’ quality to save data usage. Switch to SD or HD for faster WiFi connections. Clearing browser cache restores default settings.

A funny grammar error that stops many Chinese from scoring 6

這個可笑的文法錯誤令你取不到雅思6分 Published 13th January, 2018 [fvplayer src=”https://ieltsbucket-seoul.s3.amazonaws.com/free/2018-01-11_personal_pronouns/personal_pronouns-240p.mp4″ splash=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GRANTthumbpersonal-pronouns_65pc-1.jpg” subtitles_en=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/personal_pronouns.en_US.vtt” qsel=”true”] Video starts first time in ‘mobile’ quality to save data usage. Switch to SD or HD for faster WiFi connections. Clearing browser cache restores default settings.

Learn one simple rule to cover three grammar structures

By upper intermediate level, students have normally learnt the following three grammar structures involving past participle verbs (eaten, given, seen, known, taken, …): “present perfect” – e.g. I have seen that movie already. “past perfect” – e.g. Before I moved to Japan, I had studied Japanese for 2 years. “3rd conditional” – e.g. If you had told me it …

Can you find these grammatical errors? It’s important that you can!

The following answers were given by one of my intermediate-level students today during a practice IELTS speaking test. Can you correct the errors in both answers? Question: What is the weather like in your country? Answer: In my country, during the winter is quite cold, and during the summer is quite hot. Question: Would you prefer to live …

常見發音錯誤 Common pronunciation errors: consonant clusters

A group of two or more consonant sounds before or after a vowel sound is called a consonant cluster. For example: /b/ + /l/ in ‘black’ /d/ + /r/ and /ŋ/ + /k/ in ‘drink’ Many HK Chinese candidates mispronounce them (often dropping the second sound of the cluster) because Cantonese does not have them. So, ‘black’ …

Avoid adding your own ideas in Writing Task 1

When marking task 1 papers, I occasionally read attempts at giving reasons for any trends in the data, often in a ‘conclusion’ paragraph, such as why there was an overall increase in the number of people travelling overseas. Remember, as I mentioned in a much earlier post, conclusions are not necessary in Task 1. If you …