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Friday, March 03, 2017

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Hi Simon,

Firstoff, thank you for your lessons. Is there any way to overcome stress during speaking? I normally get stress and forget the ideas and good vocabulary and I can not express myself properly at the level that I am.

Thank you, Teacher Simon!

Thanks a lot Simon!

Here is a little question.I am always confused about the writing rules in Listening test.The most confusing one is about the capital letters and the lower-case letters.Someone suggests me to write all the answers in capital letters.Is this ok?

Waiting for your answer!

Hi Ashally

i think its not matter about lower case or upper case in listening answers, just write your all answers clearly because in any confusion while checking answers they mark answer wrong.
Instructions are written on answer sheet,I know one of them, in case of of bad handwriting examiner mark wrong your answer so write answers clean.

From my perspective, write all answers in capital words because your answers will show more clear and easily for checking.

Thank you, Simon. Extremely helpful!!!

I am studying for the exam, once I got only a 6.0 on my last writing (April 2016), despite the average was 7.0.

Thank you!!!

Dear Simon could you please explain for me what is the difference between but and but not.
Eg. I saw everybody but not Jack.
I saw everybody but Jack.

1. Salmon’s life starts in river where the mature fish mated and spawned. After hatching, alevins will emerge from their eggs.
2. The fry grow in freshwater of their natal stream until they can take care themselves.
3. Before fry swim downstream towards the ocean, they stay at estuaries where freshwater and saltwater mixed to allow their bodies to adjust to the new conditions.
4. Salmon may spend many years in the ocean. After migrating to the feeding grounds, they grow and sexually mature in the long journey.
5. Adult salmon travel homeward to the natal stream for mating and spawning.
6. After they make all-out effort to back upstream, females build nests and males fight with other males for spawning rights with a female. The winner will court the female and upon spawning. Eventually, both the males and females die, supplying the river habitat with nutrients and the seeds of the next generation that will someday return to continue the cycle.

Hi Amandeep!

I think your advice is really helpful!I totally agree the clearness of the answers is the most important!:)

Any one answer this question for me, pls.
In ielts speaking part 3, If the question too hard that I can't answer, Can I say:" to be honest, I don't really know the answer of that topic."
and if yes, will the next question related to my hobby that I can answer?

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