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Adjective Clause and its usability in IELTS & PTE

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ADJECTIVE CLAUSE OR RELATIVE CLAUSE I have seen in many students' essays that they often use 'that' and 'which' without knowing their proper use. Do you know that there are some rules for using such words in writing which you should know before you start preparing for IELTS and PTE tests? In this article, I will discuss important things to take care while writing such sentences.   Fist of all, let us understand what is an adjective clause. An adjective clause is a type of dependent clause that gives some additional or important information about the noun in a sentence. An adjective clause generally presents its own idea or information in a sentence in addition to the main or central idea of the sentence. Thus, a sentence with an adjective clause presents two ideas to the reader or listener, and it helps to form a complex sentence. An adjective clause has its own subject and verb. What forms the adjective clause?  The following pronouns/adverbs

Learn how to write IELTS Task 1 - Academic

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How to Write IELTS Task 1 - Academic The IELTS writing task 1- Academic is often neglected by most of the test-takers. Most of the tutors and test-takers themselves focus more on writing task 2 only. They do not realise their low scores can be due to inadequate performance in this task as well.  In this article, I am trying to cover key points that should be included while writing task 1- Academic. In this task, test-takers are supposed to write on an image that could be anything like a map, graph, pie chart and so on.  Let us first list out the most common types of images.  1. Diagrams 2. Maps 3. Graphs- Line, Bar, Mixed 4. Pie Charts 5. Process 6. Tables 7. Images Word limit---- 150 words minimum Recommended word limit----- 180-200 words The main features which you should include are the following: 1. Introduce the main points of the image. 2. Explain the main features. 3. Show trends (Very important). 4. Conclude (clos

Some useful tips for IELTS Reading-Fill in the blanks

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IELTS- Reading Fill in the Blanks - Some Tips  IELTS - Reading is one of the most daunting tasks for IELTS test-takers. There are not many tricks involved in Reading as compared to other tasks. In this article, I am trying to present a few tips and tricks to tackle this difficult task.  The good thing about IELTS reading fill in the blanks is that they generally come in a sequence from the question passage. And more importantly, the words from the passage as it fits in the question fill in the blanks. That is we just need to focus on the right keywords. However, it is still somewhat tricky.  Here are some tips for you to get clarity of certain aspects of grammar and try to solve them based on your knowledge of grammar. These tips are equally applicable in IELTS writing.  Some general tips to use nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives and their preferred placement in a sentence.  1. After having helping/auxiliary verbs like is/am/are/was/were in the sentence

ADVERB CLAUSE - A MUST KNOW - IELTS & PTE WRITING

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ADVERB CLAUSE - A MUST KNOW FOR IELTS & PTE WRITING One of the basic things to know before you set yourself on IELTS or PTE writing journey is Adverb clause and Adjective clause. In this article, I am going to discuss the adverb clause which is also known as the subordinate clause. This clause helps to form complex sentences which are the basic necessity of IELTS and PTE writing.  A subordinate clause is a clause that has one independent and one dependent clause. If we talk about the literal meaning of the word 'subordinate', it means assistant or junior. So, a subordinate clause or adverb clause means a sentence that is having at least one dependent clause. Here, why I made reference to the literal meaning of 'subordinate' is to ensure that you can remember this for a long time and can differentiate it from the adjective clause.  If you want to refresh your understanding of an independent and dependent clause, please check my article on the types

Use this accurately in writing- NOT ONLY+BUT ALSO

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NOT ONLY + BUT ALSO Many test-takers often fail to use a proper sentence variety in their writing and often end-up getting band 6.5. The 'not only + but also' correlative conjunction is a nice add-up to the sentence variety if one can use it properly. This conjunction should present two pieces of information in a parallel manner. To know more on parallel structure , please check my other article. The first information should come after not only and second should come after but also. Generally, in a sentence 'not+only' occur together, whereas 'but+also' may or may not occur together based on the sentence formation. Let us discuss a few examples. Example 1. This progression will not only reduce the unemployed population but also contribute to the nation’s progress. Here, after not only the verb is 'reduce' and after but also the verb is 'contribute'. Example 2. Crime shows on TV not only make people

Free IELTS Essay Assessment

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Free IELTS Essay Assessment We do one essay assessment absolutely free. Mail your essay in word format to us at get8plus@gmail.com Normally we reply within 24 hours, but it may take longer depending upon the number of essays received. Please support us by subscribing and following our blog. Good Luck!

IELTS Exam Sample Sheets

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IELTS Exam Sample Sheets Here are the sample IELTS Writing sheets which you will get in your exam. To download simply press right click and save to your PC. Writing Task Sample Sheet: Instructions: Try to fill the name and candidate number in Capitals. Use Pencil to fill the details and write answers.

PTE strategies- Repeat Sentence - Write from Dictation

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Strategies for Repeat Sentence and Write from Dictation These two tasks are among the most important tasks of PTE to score in writing, listening and speaking. They are so important that I ask people to practice them in hundreds daily. As such there are no shortcuts to get full marks in these tasks. However, I am sharing a few tips based on my experience in the PTE exam. I never felt troubled in these questions and changed my strategies in the course of the PTE exam preparation to score high. Here, I would like to say that for the PTE Listening section the most important thing is to practice notes taking from the audios. If you are able to note a substantial number of words, it becomes very easy to score high in all listening tasks. So, for both of these tasks, try to practice note-taking as much as possible.  The First Strategy The first strategy is quite simple. In this simply listen to the audio with full concentration and repeat afterwards.  Here, try

Parallel Structure - A common mistake in IELTS writing

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Parallel Structure - Essay Writing We often need to write a list of things or activities in a single sentence. Have you often thought that there is a rule to that? Yes, and that is called parallelism. Now, first of all, taking a look at the below sentence. Rohit likes hiking, swimming, and to ride a motorboat.  Do you feel something uncomfortable with the above sentence?  Well, the above sentence is wrong as hiking and swimming are nouns whereas to ride a motorboat is a phrase. So, a parallel structure is formed when all the parts of the list within a sentence follow the same grammatical form i.e. noun with a noun, adjective with an adjective, phrase with a phrase, tense with a tense and so on.  Thus, the corrected sentence shall be as follow: Rohit likes hiking, swimming, and riding a motorboat.  Few more examples: He mastered the art of painting slowly and steadily over a period of five years.  Slowly and steadily are the adverbs here.

All PTE Describe Images with one template

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Describe Image - PTE In PTE, one of the most daunting tasks which test-takers face is how to tackle the describe image section. Luckily, there are ways out to handle this, and one of the easiest of them is to use templates. I have already shared templates for different sections including this one. In this article, I will be discussing different types of images with their possible solutions.  The most common describe images are the following: 1. Bar Chart 2. Line Chart 3. Tables 4. Maps 5. Pie Chart 6. Flowchart/Process 7. Pictures Let's discuss a sample of each of them one by one. 1. Bar Chart Solution based on the template I have shared earlier. The bar chart shows/compares the gross domestic product from IT and service industry of the UK as a percentage of GDP. To begin with, we can say that there are five years in comparison which are 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000. According to the graph, we can say that the highest value

Comma Splice, Run-on Sentences - Common errors

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Common Sentence Errors  Comma Splice and Run-on Sentences I have already covered types of sentences in my other article. If you have not gone through that, I request you to go through that before you read this. There are basically two types of error in sentence formation because of wrong placement of a comma. These are called a comma splice and a run-on sentence. Let us discuss them one by one. Comma Splice When two or more independent clauses are joined together with a comma, a comma splice is formed.   For example: I love ice-cream, I eat it a lot.  I went to the market, I purchased a mobile.  Run-on Sentence When two or more independent clauses are joined together without a comma, a run-on sentence is formed.  For example: I love ice-cream I eat it a lot.  I went to the market I purchased a mobile.  In the above examples, you must have noticed these sentences seem alright but in actual they are not. It is quite a tendency to write suc

Types of Sentences -A must know before you start writing

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Types of Sentences  Learning types of sentences is quite important because it helps to attain grammatical range and accuracy in our writing tasks, and at the same time, it helps us to avoid comma mistakes we generally make in writing.  Before we discuss the types of sentences, let us discuss the basic thing about any sentence.  This basic thing is called a clause. A clause is a group of words that has a subject, a verb and oftentimes an object also but not necessarily. A clause is called an independent clause if it expresses or conveys a complete thought or idea to the reader or listener. An independent clause can stand alone on its own.  A clause is called a dependent clause if it does not convey a full meaningful thought even after having a subject and a verb. A dependent Clause needs the help of some independent clause to convey its full meaning.  Examples of an independent clause: I love ice-cream. He does yoga every day. She is taking guitar

Must know - Conjunctions - IELTS & PTE Writing

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CONJUNCTIONS  In English Grammar, conjunctions are used to join two relatable ideas. These ideas can be a group of words, phrases or clauses.  Basically, there are three types of conjunctions. Coordinating  Correlative  Subordinating Let us discuss them one by one.  Coordinating Conjunctions These types of conjunctions are used to join two words, phrases, or independent clauses. Note, the sentence should follow a parallel structure.  To know about parallel structure click here. There are only seven coordinating conjunctions and those are  for, and, nor, but, or, yet  and  so . Note: A comma is placed before these conjunctions when there is an independent clause before and after conjunction. For example: On weekends, I love to play cricket, or I like to play football.  ➠ the comma is placed before 'or' On weekends, I play cricket or football.   ➠ no comma is placed as there is no independent clause before and after 'or'. More