Language and Grammar

Twenty Academic Expressions – Vocabulary Resource

Here are 20 expressions that you will need to understand and use to get a high score in any English exam!...

Language and Grammar

Top 10 Commonly Used Idioms – June 2019

This is going to be an article that we are going to come back to once every two months are so. In this series, we will be looking at idioms that have appeared in newspapers and articles. This means tw...

Quiz

Using Idioms – Quiz

The only problem with my sister is that she is always splitting hairs....

Language and Grammar

Their | There | They’re

We at First Academy have the fortune of learning on the job. As teachers of English, we are naturally among the first to encounter the most common mistakes people make and encounter them on a regular ...

Language and Grammar

Clauses

If you want to read better, you will absolutely need to understand how a sentence works. This will allow us to break a sentence down into easily understandable pieces. Each of these bite-sized pieces ...

Quiz

Eight (8) High Scoring Sentence Structures

This quiz offers you the sentence structures that can give you a great score in English exams. Go take a look at the 8 high scoring sentence structures....

Language and Grammar

Clauses 2

Continuing from Part 1 of the article on clauses: Let us now look at complex sentences. A complex sentence is one that has a Main (or independent) clause (an independent clause is something that can f...

IELTS

IELTS Writing Task 2 Evaluation

Are you new to IELTS? Try the basic IELTS writing quiz....

Quiz

Vocabulary Resource for IELTS | PTE

All of us want to be (not always openly) Sashi Tharoor. He is has become the god of all memes language. This post is dedicated to all those who want to dazzle the examiner using big words....

Quiz

Spelling is hard – IELTS and PTE

Spelling mistakes are penalised in every language test. And English makes it particularly difficult for us to know spelling. Here is the true litmus test....

Quiz

Life is Hard – So is Reading Comprehension

We get it. Life is hard. but then, the same could be said of reading comprhension. It does not matter which reading comprehension you are talking about. It could be PTE, IELTS, GRE, or even the French...

Reading

Paraphrase – Understanding – ????

The test is in 4 Parts. Answer the questions as you listen. Fill in the answers in the blanks below!Audio : https://firstacademy.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Paraphrase-Listening.mp3?_=1The full PD...

Quiz

Understanding Reading Texts

Reading in the IELTS, GRE, PTE, OET, TOEFL tests is not about reading aloud but being able to understand the texts. Sometimes understanding texts can be difficult due to unfamiliar words or challengin...

Language and Grammar

Understanding Stuff Better – Interpreting Language

There are several seemingly simple words and expressions that test takers regularly encounter. Seemingly because these words have different meanings in different contexts. Understanding what these mea...

OET

OET Writing – 6 Tips to Get an A

Grade A writing secrets for the OET....

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