Common mistakes in IELTS – Un-English expressions (Part 2)

196. Ask a question, not make a question Don’t say: Naomi made me several questions. ✓ Say: Naomi asked me several questions. 197. Take…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 6)

176. Using the reason is because instead of the reason is that Don’t say: The reason is because I believe it. ✓ Say: The reason…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 5)

171. Using one and a half, instead of half past one, etc. Don’t say: Lessons begin at eight and a half. ✓ Say: Lessons…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 4)

161. Mixing up one form of the verb with another Don’t say: It’s better to enjoy yourself when you’re young rather than wasting time…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 3)

151. Using one other instead of another Don’t say: Please give me one other book. √ Say: Please give me another book. Another is formed…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Miscellaneous examples (Part 2)

141. Misuse of – self forms Don’t say: Michael and myself are here. √ Say: Michael and I are here. Use the male personal pronouns…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Use of the wrong tense (Part 3)

121. Using the present continuous for a habitual action, instead of the simple present Don’t say: Every morning I’m going for a walk. ✓ Say:…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Use of the wrong tense (Part 2)

Common mistakes in IELTS – Use of the wrong tense (Part 2) 111. Using the past simple tense after to + the infinitive Don’t…

Common mistakes in IELTS – Using the wrong preposition (Part 2)

Common mistakes in IELTS – Using the wrong preposition (Part 2) 41. Insist on, not to Don’t say: He always insisted to his opinion….

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Oxford IELTS Preparation & Practice: Listening & Speaking (Ebook & Audio)

Introduction There are two main sections to this book: the Listening and the Speaking. The units and the activities have been numbered separately in…