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常見誤解
 Common mistake – On the other hand

On the other hand

另一方面 (Cantonese: ling6 jat1 fong1 min6; Mandarin: Lìng yī fāngmiàn) directly translates to “On the other hand”. But be careful when saying “On the other hand” in English because the meaning is very different! In Chinese, 另一方面 means “Additionally” or “Not only that, (but) …”. You use it to add another point to support your earlier comment(s) or …

How to start your letter (Task 1 general training)?

In IELTS (GT), when writing to someone you don’t know (such as when writing to a company), the question tells you to start your letter with: Dear Sir or Madam, Otherwise, when writing to a specific imaginary person (such as your neighbour, your boss, your colleague etc), the question tells you to start with: Dear …

Task 1 General Training or Academic – which is harder?

Click here to jump to the conclusion below for the answer. General Training Writing Task 1 (letter writing) can either be the easiest or the most difficult writing task for IELTS candidates depending on the question given and depending on the candidate’s background. Here’s why… General Training Task 1 requires an unpredictable message structure, content and …

寫作貼士 Should I avoid phrasal verbs in academic writing?

I previously wrote that for IELTS essays, one-word verbs are preferred over their phrasal verb equivalents because phrasal verbs normally sound informal. As with many things about language, there is no hard rule for this. In fact, it often depends phrasal verb. The ones to avoid would be those marked as INF in dictionaries (INF …

IELTS Writing – 5 Punctuation Rules for Band 7

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Why learn phrasal verbs? When do I use them?

(English version below) 每個短語動詞,通常都有一個等效的單字動詞。 例如,“take in” = “receive”(into the mind),如: “He’s teaching so fast, I can’t take everything in!” 外國孩子從他們初學說話時,就開始使用短語動詞,並且經常在他們學習等效的單字動詞之前。 相比之下,英語學習者,在學習等效的短語動詞之前,經常學習單字動詞。 因此,如果一個英語(中級或更低級別)的學習者與母語為英語的孩子說話,很可能不能相互理解,即使他們都可能正確地說英語。 短語動詞聽起來,通常不像它們對應的單詞動詞。 在學術寫作中(例如在雅思寫作試卷task 2)或其他類型的正式寫作中通常首選單詞動詞。 短語動詞通常用和朋友和家人的非正式溝通(書面或口頭)(包括雅思通用模式task 1中寫給朋友的信件)。 English version For every phrasal verb, there is normally an equivalent one-word verb. For example, “take in” = “receive” (into the mind) as in: “He’s teaching so fast, …