ISLPR Language Services Blog

Semi-colon

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on April 29, 2019 at 6:06 AM

Semi-Colon

Semi-colons (;) have two common functions.  First, a semi-colon is like a weak full-stop and separates two closely related sentences, e.g. It is raining heavily; we can’t go out.  

Second, a semi-colon is used in a list instead of a comma where one or more of the items contains a comma, e.g.


When you go to the shop, please buy me the following things: a loaf of bread, margarine, Vegemite and a bottle of milk.

>> When you go to the shop, please buy me the following things: a loaf of bread; margarine; Vegemite, not Ozemite; and a bottle of milk.

Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, Speaking Skills, Macro skills, preparation, tips, tools, Reading skills, Workbook, practise, onlineclass, englishclass

At ILS, language testing is personal.

Language is an interactive and social skill. Therefore, we believe English should be taught and tested similarly.

ISLPR Language Services (ILS) developed the ISLPR® Test because we saw the need for a test that examined your real-life language. The ISLPR® Test is an interactive and personalised test. As the ISLPR test is personalised for each candidate, there are no tricks to pass the test. 

Why we're different:

  • We test your speaking, listening and reading skills in a one-to-one interview.
  • The content of your test is customised to match your area of expertise.
  • The ISLPR is the shortest English test, therefore minimising the chance of fatigue.
  • We offer individual English tutorials with accredited tutors.
  • We offer a feedback service so you can find out why you got that rating in your test.

 

Tell me more about the ISLPR Test

 

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts