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This Post Has 45 Comments

  1. 1- Can you improve your speaking in English without any language partner?

  2. 2- How do you enrich your English vocabulary?

  3. 3. which one of these two forms are correct? ” persuade s.b quit s.th” or ” persuade sb to quit sth”

    1. Persuade sb to do sth or persuade sb into doing sth

      1. thank you, so my question is right in all- in-one-class page.

  4. 4. Do we have something like “traffic accident”? Has anyone ever heard of it?

    1. We do have ‘traffic accident’. Yet, it puts more emphasis on ‘accident’ rather than ‘traffic’.

      1. What is the different between accident and traffic accident?

        1. Traffic accidents are accidents caused by traffic or in the traffic.

          1. So i meant exactly this in my all in one class.

  5. “What kind of means …” Vs. “What kinds of means …”
    Where I can use them appropriately?

    1. ‘Means’ is a method, instrument or process through which something takes place. With that meaning, ‘means’ gets a singular verb. If you want to refer to different methods, instruments or procedures, you should say ‘what kinds of means’. Otherwise, if you selectively focus on one type of method, instrument or process, you should say ‘what kind of means’.

      1. How about this one:
        What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
        I think this implies to various genre of books, but why the examiner used “kind” as a singular style?

        1. No, it means: Which genre of books (novels, scientific books, poems, etc.) do you prefer to read?

  6. What is the difference between auxiliary and ancillary?

    1. They are almost the same, with this slight difference that ancillary often connotes subservience or subordination. That is, an ancillary worker is less important in position. Yet, both of them (auxiliary & ancillary) connote cooperation and support.

  7. Which one is more correct and formal than those of ?
    …, in doing so, …/ …, in so doing, …/ …, in doing so …/ …, and doing so …

    1. ‘In so doing’ is the most common of all, which means ‘thereby’.

  8. Is it grammatically right? Parents had their children culturalised …

    1. Yes, it is grammatically correct, but it means that the parents did not cultivate any culture in their children by themselves. Instead, they used other educational sources for their children.

  9. What is the best equivalent for ” extremely fit” ?
    Very fit or quite fit

    1. Quite fit is better; however, perfectly fit is the best collocation.

      1. In one of IELTS exam extremely fit was equalised with very fit. I did not recognise why?

  10. 2. What proportion of your personal achievements belong to your parents, close friends and atmospheres if you consider yourself as a successful person?

    1. Belongs to
      atmospheres –> surrounding atmosphere
      if you consider yourself a successful person (no as)

  11. What is the difference between compensate and recompense, which are used in a sentence, that I saw in an IELTS reading passage?

    1. They are synonymous. However, ‘compensate’ has a more general scope in meaning. ‘Recompense’ means compensate but just in a financial manner, that is, to pay sb some money for the losses you have made.

  12. What are the precise differences between “play a part” and “play the part”?

    1. Play a part in sth: to be involved in sth
      play the part: to act in a film, play or even opera, e.g., playing the part of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet

  13. What is the difference between source and resource?

    1. Source: It has a more general scope in meaning.
      Resources: usually referring to money, people (human resources or HR), all the tangible materials or substances including land, fossil fuels, etc.
      In terms of education an information, they are almost interchangeable.
      Resource tends to be more concrete and tangible in comparison to source.
      Source refers to the origin of sth, e.g., the origin of a river where it stems from.

  14. I need more time for practicing speaking ability. I want to know which one is more beneficial: practicing speaking by listening and repeating or reading a brief text and summarizing it and telling it by myself? Would you please tell me some other ways for this purpose?

    1. I’m glad you chose this comment form to pose your question. 🙂
      When it comes to improving your speaking ability, you should bear in mind that depending on your own personality and interests, your idea approach might alter. However, generally speaking, in order to improve your speaking, you should definitely have a partner to practice English with regularly. We have some English novelists who cannot speak English fluently because they have merely worked on their reading and writing skills.
      To become more academic speakers, I believe, the first thing to do is to improve your academic vocabulary. Then, to make your newly learned words, you should use them in context with the help of your partner. In so doing, writing some sentences might help you to reinforce your mastery. Talking to yourself about your recent mastery might also help.
      Reading and repeating a text, as you asked, are more helpful for elementary students, and not really practical for a student like you with that high level of proficiency.
      Also to improve your pronunciation, I guess consulting your dictionary and learning how to decode transcriptions in your dictionary are the most reliable solutions.
      As listening and speaking are the oral skills, and so, interrelated, you should first listen a lot to be able to speak well, yet again this is for elementary students, and not for you.
      In short, I suggest you find a language partner and stay in touch with them REGULARLY.

      1. Thanks a lot for your intimate and instant reply. Sorry for bothering you, but can you ( or your website) help me find a parter, because I couldn’t find some one in my friends who can practice regularly.

        1. You’re so welcome.
          Just please let me know if you have read this page:
          There is a form on our Members page, you can use it to narrow down your search to come up with your ideal partner.
          If you have tried it and not received any result, I know some people that might make great English partners for you.
          Looking forward to your response…

          1. I’ve tried it but not completely. I try it again and report the result. Thanks again

            1. Certainly. Anytime, you can count on our help. 🙂 ツ

  15. Please answer this question.
    The difference among all ,the whole and entire:
    Can we say: we should thank God for His entire blessings. Or we should just use all in such situations.
    Can we say the whole talents? Or the whole attitudes?

    1. Dear Fatemeh,
      Thanks for your interest in posing your English questions.
      If possible, please from now on, pose your English questions in our forums so that the questions and answers could be traced by search engines, such as Google.
      To reach our forum on question and answer in English, on the main menu, go to Forums — question-and-answer in English, and create a new topic and pose your question.
      I try to get back to you within 24 hours.
      Thank you.

      1. Ok. I will put my questions on that part by using the format. Thanks a lot.

        1. You’re welcome. And I should thank you, too, for your interest in posing your English questions on LELB Society.

    2. And about your question:
      Whole and entire are almost synonymous, although entire is more formal in terms of ‘register’.
      You can use whole and entire almost interchangeably.
      All is not an adjective. It is either a determiner or an adverb.
      About your example:
      We should thank God for all of His blessings. or … for His entire/whole blessings, or for His blessings in their entirety.
      About whole talents or attitudes, it does not make sense to me as talent and attitude are generally used with an uncountable interpretation. So it’s better to say all talents/attitudes. The other reason is that when you use whole and entire as adjectives, you consider some limitations to the scope of something, yet we have almost no limit to the variety of talents and attitudes.

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