Graduation Speech (Princeton University; History Majors)

DISCLAIMER: This only a sample motivational speech. The character/speaker is only an imagined personality.  Graduation Speech Bachelor of Arts in History Batch 2019 About the Speaker Lauren Phoenix (34 years old) is an educator and entrepreneur who graduated Cum laude in Bachelor of Arts in History at Princeton University in 2008. A few months ago, she …

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Cambridge 13 (Academic IELTS) : Test 1: Writing Task 1

It has been a very long time since my last post and I feel like I have to go back to the beginning for my writing practice. I had a hard time doing this. I forgot the process. I was even asking myself which verb tense I should be using for this essay. Help! I …

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Cambridge 13: Test 3 (SPEAKING)

It has been a long time since I posted here. I was busy doing other stuff that I did not have enough time to do some practices. However, now I can concentrate on practicing again. Anyway, here's the third installation of the 13th Cambridge IELTS textbook. Maybe some of you already have a copy of …

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Avoid this same mistake!

I have become so obsessed with trying to improve my writing skill by reading as much as I can. I’ve been reading all sorts of things from grammar books to self-help books, news articles and blog posts, but I never really tried “applying” whatever techniques I have learned (or observed) from all those reading. Lately, …

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Try not to be stuck

Being in the ESL world, I have probably discussed everything under the sun. In my experience, questions can seem too easy but quite difficult to provide plausible and comprehensible answers to. At times, one person can be knowledgeable in one topic whilst the other has completely no idea about it. When preparing for the IELTS …

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Cambridge 13: Test 1 (Speaking Part 1 sample answers)

Sample responses: Question 1: I mostly do a  lot of TV-watching at home since we just purchased a new television a couple a weeks ago, and I also prefer doing this activity with my family members on the weekends. Question 2: I'm a huge fan of classic TV shows like "Friends" and "House M.D." If I'm …

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Cambridge 13: Test 1 (SPEAKING)

Here's the latest version of the Cambridge IELTS Test book series (Cambridge 13). I'll be posting the sample responses (script) for the questions above any time soon. Meanwhile, try answering these questions on your own. It'll be helpful if you also record your answers in the process. That way, you can assess yourself on what …

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