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Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Hi,Simon,

I'm going to take my first IELTS exam in August.Do you think it is nessesary and useful for me to learn New Headway textbooks to improve my general English level?

P.S.I can only get the third edition of New headway .

@Janet

Hi ,
If you have a look at his previous comments, he said that he couldn't find the perfect book too,therefore he started this blog. As long as you practice you can improve your english with almost any book.I hope this helps. Cheers and happy studies :)

Hello Simon sir and all,
I sit for IELTS exam yesterday(26th april) from London.My writing task2 was' young people are more interested to celebreties glamoure and wealth.It effects theim in
future.do you agree or disagree?
My speaking topic was describe a strange person that help you?where did you meet him?how he helped you?
community service is it importent?what type of commutnity service is availabe now in your community?
thanks a lot Simon sir,your book helped me a lot.Though I am thinking to book exam again in May.Sir is their any online course available in your institute?It's difficult for me to go menchester and attend your course.Take care.

like: out of obligation

hi simon: thanks your useful suggestion and great webside. i have a question how to use might and may. A doctor, for example, might encounter a situation that he or she hasn't been trained for, but will still be expected to make a decision that could save someone's life. it is a real situation. why cannot use may?

Vesta

May and might are the same in English and you can certainly use may in the example you gave.

hi sjm: thanks for your answer. what if i want to say something it dose not exsit, than i cannot use may insteat of may. is it right?

@vesta

They can normally be used interchangeably like sjm says, although "might" may suggest a smaller chance of something happening.

You may want to check
this link
for further explanation and example

Dear Simon,

I had an exam on 26th of April.

Our task 2 topic was:
"Nowadays there are many celebrities who are famous for their glamour and wealth than activities. This is a bad example to young people"

The question was an agree/disagree one.

I strongly agreed with it.

However, I compared general wealthy young people with ordinary ones.

Will my essay be considered out of topic?

Hi Simon,

Great Blog, you don't write much about the writing task 1 General, will really appreciate more lessons on that.

Kind Regards,
Nadia

Dear Simon,

I had an exam on 26th of April.

Our task 2 topic was:
"Nowadays there are many celebrities who are famous for their glamour and wealth than achievements. This is a bad example to young people"

The question was an agree/disagree one.

I strongly agreed with it.

However, I compared general wealthy young people with ordinary ones.

Will my essay be considered out of topic?

In Chinese, there is a similar expression like "out of interest". Acutually, can be tranlated word by word. However, I never know that it also works in English until you pointed it out.
Thanks, Simon

Hi Maya:
I wrote exam on April 5th and got same topic in speaking.
Can you contact me at razaqwaria@hotmail.com.
I just want to discuss further.
Thanks in advance.
Razaq

Few more examples ...... out of respect, out of love, out of curiosity.

Can I write in second paragraph for Opinion essay to support my opinion at the beginning
" Still not convinced? Here is another reason,..." similar to " Also,..."
Or it would be silly??

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