2018 September

Sentence Variety – 1

 Sep 30 2018    |   Category: GRE , IELTS , PTE
In this series, we are going to explore one of themes that has been less explored than other aspects of language – sentence variety. No matter which exam you are taking, understanding sentence variety becomes very important. If you are taking IELTS or PTE for that matter, sentence variety becomes vital in writing. They are both tests of language and hence expect you to be able to use different sentence structure while writing. On the other hand, tests like the GRE look at your ability to under


 Sep 17 2018   
Unlike many other reading comprehension tests such as PTE and TOEFL, IELTS tests students with a variety of question types. One of them is Match the Headings. This question type expects candidates to read the paragraph and identify the central idea. Sometimes the main idea of the paragraph is explicitly given in the first or the last sentences. But, it is often left to the student to understand.  The other options provided are deliberately made confusing. Matching vocabulary is not the

Band Speaking Sample – Cue Card

 Sep 12 2018    |   Category: IELTS
* DRUMROLL * The IELTS Speaking Section 2 begings and everyone is hyper-worried. Do we speak non-stop? Do we use sequipedalian words? Or do we simple speak whatever comes to our mind? Here is a sample question and an answer that will score very highly.  The Cue Card The Response A really important decision I’ve made recently is to study abroad, which is the reason I’m here talking to you now. No-one from my family has ever had the chance to study abroad before. My parents were act

Word Usage Quiz – Advanced

 Sep 08 2018    |   Category: GRE , SSC CGL , Quiz
Want to take up the challenge that GRE offers? Want to see if you can make the cut, and get an admission into one of the top universities? You are in all probability already looking at learning a million words and then some. And, if you are among the unlucky few, you have joined a GRE coaching that does not focus on things you need, then you would also be blissfully falling asleep in the session while wondering why you did not just buy a dictionary and stay the hell home. At First Academy, we un

Reading Write!

 Sep 02 2018    |   Category: GRE , IELTS , PTE , Quiz
Do you want to Read for your IELTS and GRE right? Sometimes, small differences in a sentence can make huge differences. Understanding this is a vital aspect of any language. If you are here, and are reading this, you are in all probability looking to take an exam that tests your proficiency in English (IELTS, GRE, etc), or are looking for material to train students for such tests.  The changes in sentence structure often change the part of speech a word belongs to. Let us look at a garden p