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Tutorials in Auckland

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on May 16, 2019 at 6:38 PM

In response to requests from candidates, we are proposing to offer some small group tutorials in Auckland on Thursday, 13 June, the day before the next round of tests.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, English test, preparation, tips, tools, Writing Test, practise, New Zealand, PPTC, Overseas testing, englishclass, Interstate Testing

Adjectives - part 2

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on May 7, 2019 at 6:15 AM

Comparatives

Use _er, _est if the adjective has one or two syllables, e.g. happy, happier, happiest; high, higher, highest.

 Positive degree: high 

Comparative degree: higher

Superlative degree; highest

 Use more or most if the adjective has more than two syllables, e.g. beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.

There are also some words that have special comparative forms, e.g. good, better, best; bad, worse, worst.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, Macro skills, preparation, tips, tools, practise, onlineclass, adjectives

Adjectives - part 1

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on May 3, 2019 at 6:06 AM

Adjectives in English do not become plural if they are followed by plural nouns.  The only exception is demonstrative adjectives.  Occasionally, a plural noun will be made into an adjective but this is not because of agreement with the noun but because of what the noun refers to, e.g. The Twin Tours disaster led to the deaths of many people.

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

Colon

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on May 2, 2019 at 6:25 AM

A colon points forward to what follows.  It is commonly used before a list. It is also appropriately used to introduce a quotation.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, Macro skills, preparation, tips, tools, Activities, practise, onlineclass, englishclass

Semi-colon

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

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.

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

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

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