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Saturday, November 13, 2010

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Hi Simon,

Thank you for the useful advice.
Can we use the same for some "proverbs"

Hi Cuong

I probably wouldn't try to use or translate proverbs - they are usually very different in different languages, and the translation might not work.

hi simon,if i use some proverbs over speaking part of ielts , are there benefits ?for example,two is a company three is a crowd.cheers

Hi Ahmed,

Personally I don't recommend it. In my experience, when students try to use proverbs, expressions or 'sayings' it sounds forced and unnatural. I can't think of a situation where "two's company..." would be relevant in the speaking test.

Thank you, Simon. :D

No problem.

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