At ISLPR Language Services, writing is the biggest problem we come across with candidates learning English as a second language. During a test we won't often tell candidates what format they should write in as we believe this is subjective and, in real life, the format differs from one piece of writing to another even on the same topic. However, the following 4 questions should help you work out how to write.
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What Lockdown or Quarantine does to your English:
Help? Yes, but only if you do the right thing!
For people who use English as a second language, the lockdown period can badly affect your English proficiency if you don’t take steps to maintain it.
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Prepositions used with time expressions often cause problems. Here are some commonly used prepositions and situations in which they are used.
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Ever wondered how and where to use a comma? Then this blog post is for you!If an adverb, adverbial phrase or adverbial clause comes before the verb it refers to, put a comma after it (or if it is in the middle of a sentence, before and after it). If an adverb, adverbial phrase or adverbial clause comes after the verb it refers to, there generally is no comma.
Dr David Ingram, (the co-creator of the ISLPR test and the original IELTS testing system) recently hosted an online lecture to help ESL learners improve their reading and writing skills.