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All about Comma Placement in the IELTS and PTE Context

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Well, there are many available resources on the internet to learn about the use of a comma in a sentence.  However, none explains the use of a comma in the IELTS or PTE context . This article focuses on those uses of a comma which are generally not that commonly discussed. This article will help you to avoid common errors in writing.  Please note that I am not covering all types of uses of the comma here as we, generally, do not require to use them in the context of IELTS or PTE.  1. Rules to use a comma in an adjective clause.  An adjective clause usually gives some important or extra information about the noun it follows. It helps to form a complex sentence. A complex sentence is a sentence which basically has two pieces of information in which one piece of information depends upon the other information.  There are certain rules to follow in this clause to ensure that the sentence formation is correct.  Rule no 1.  If the adjective clause gives some essential information or if it is

Time management in the PTE Exam to get 79+

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In this article, I am going to discuss a very important aspect which is often neglected by many test-takers, and they end up scoring less than 79 in the PTE exam. This aspect is time management in both the Listening and Reading sections which could hamper the scores in listening, reading and writing, too.  I have observed many candidates missing out on questions in listening and reading section and end up getting there desired scores. The first time test-takers, please note here that you may get slightly less time in the actual test as compared to mock test. So, you need to hurry-up in both sections. Let us start with the reading section. In the reading section, we generally get the following questions: 1. Reading and writing - Fill in the blanks 2. Fill in the blanks 3. Reorder Paragraphs 4. Multiple choice multiple answer 5. Multiple choice single answer Normally the total questions in the reading section may vary in the range of 15-20 and the average time allotted varies between 32-

HOW TO PREPARE FOR DUOLINGO ENGLISH TEST

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE DUOLINGO ENGLISH TEST In this article, I am trying to cover the important things you should know about the Duolingo English Test along with the different types of questions. Along with this, I will also try to cover the Duolingo test preparation methods. First of all, let us discuss the important aspects of this test.  HIGHLIGHTS OF DUOLINGO ENGLISH TESTS  The main highlight of the Duolingo test is that it can be taken from home, and it lasts for a very short duration of 60 minutes.  There are no separate sections for reading, writing, listening and speaking. The questions are presented in random order.  Most of the questions are based on writing and speaking. Very few questions are there specifically for reading and listening.  The test lasts for a short duration of around 60 minutes in which 45 minutes goes to the actual test and 15 minutes goes for the unscored interview section.  Results are declared within 48 hours from the day of the test.  This test has an