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IELTS in 2021 (Workbook and websites to follow)

In this workbook, you will find IELTS practice tasks on Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening. Thanks to Milena Kazemir, who passed IELTS with the highest score in Reading 9.0!  В этой рабочей тетради вы найдете практические задания IELTS по письму, чтению, говорению и аудированию. Спасибо Милене Каземир, которая сдала IELTS с самым высоким баллом по чтению 9.0!  Also, Elina Kiprova is comparing TOEFL vs. IELTS and providing real examples of what you may have in the ...

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7 alternatives for the Russian sites and apps you probably haven’t heard of

The Internet is undoubtedly an invaluable gift we could ever get thanks to the human beings revolution. It made our life much easier and yet made us puzzled: the enormous array of information we have to deal with leads us to a complete misunderstanding of our needs. That is the reason why we should separate the wheat from the chaff and use only reliable digital sources. Without further ado, let’s ...

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How to Improve your Sleep

Treat getting enough sleep as if it is as important as taking medicine. With all the demands on our time every day, you might put a good night’s rest at the bottom of your priority list. But Dr. Drerup says we need to schedule adequate time for sleep: “It’s very easy to stay up late and burn the candle at both ends,” she says. However, when you do that, you quickly ...

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The archive of EnglishMag (English Magazine) is now available in one place! Trial versions are presented. EnglishMag (English Magazine) is the first interactive educational magazine for English learners. Improve your English by reading interesting articles. Reading and listening to articles, songs, and interviews in English has become easy and convenient. P.S. From now on, English Mag provides articles with parallel translation (EN–RU) in the text, so that learning English will be as easy ...

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Student exchange program in Tartu, Estonia

If anyone asks me what I am most proud of in my life, I will tell that I have done the exchange program in Tartu, Estonia. Without a doubt, five months in a foreign country was the most life-transforming experience in all my 21 years. Not only was it* a chance to study in an international community, but I was also able to get immersed into Estonian culture, travel around Europe and meet ...

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Tips for preparing learners for Russian State Exam and free promo codes for Macmillan platform

As all of you probably know Russian State exam  is a rigorous and thorough test which covers all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. It tests learners abilities to use these skills.  One strategy might be to identify the type of skills you face the most problems with and try to devote the best of your time to master them. Macmillan education https://macmillan.ru/tests/  provides  you with free  access to online ...

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The latest from the world of words…

The latest from the world of words... This week take a philological trip into the world of pies, discover the new words added to the OED, and test your knowledge of commonly confusable words. What's in a name? Everything you need to know about pie We take our food very seriously, enjoy this slice of our blog! From emperors to gods: how the months got their names Pogonophobia to 420: new words added to the OED Can you tell these ...

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What is the best way to apologise in English?

If you have been to England, I’m sure you have experienced English politeness. In England, people apologise a lot.  Have you ever stepped on someone’s foot and the other person says sorry before you?! I suppose they feel sorry that their foot was in your way! There are many different ways to say sorry in English depending on the situation, who you are apologising to and how you are feeling. 1. "Sorry" This ...

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How can I get to…?

Jana: Excuse me. Do you know how to get to the Campus Center? Lucía: Yes, I do. Go straight on this path. At the big brick building, take a left. Walk on that path for about a minute. The Campus Center is on the right. It’s a big white building. Jana: Great! Thank you so much. Do you also know where the Burton Conference Hall is? It’s located somewhere inside the Campus Center. Lucía: I’m not exactly sure. But my roommate and I are heading ...

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English Punctuation Rules: commas

The Oxford English Dictionary defines punctuation as “The marks, such as full stop, comma, and brackets, used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning”.Оксфордский английский словарь определяет пунктуацию как «Знаки, такие как точка, запятая, и кавычки, используемые в письме для  разделения предложений и их элементов и для разъяснения смысла».This is all well and good, but actually, using commas accurately is one of the key elements to avoid ...

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