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November 29, 2012


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Hi Mr.Simon,

Thank you for your job

I wanted to ask you about a book i bought recently.
IELTS for academic purposes: 6 Academic practical tests.
i want to ask about the level of complexity of the book. i mean are the reading and listening tests in the book similar in hardness to those in the real exam?

thank you for your time.

Hi, Mr.Simon,

Thanks for your explaining.

I have checked the results from Google, but I found the number of search results were not discriminative significantly (695,000 v.s. 537,000), and it seems that the rule, when we put the noun before, we don't need "the", you mentioned before is still very common.

Hoping for your replying, and thank you for your time.

Hi Saeed,

I'm afraid I haven't used that book. I only use tho official Cambridge IELTS books.


Hi James,

Yes, I suppose my point is that the 'rules' are often not the same as the reality. Google and other search engines offer us a great opportunity to check how languages are really used.

Hi Simon

When i google "temperatures are the highest" instead of "temperatures were the highest", the result showed is much excess the result of "temperatures are highest". Can you please help me by explaining this difference?

Thanks much.

Hi Mr Simon
I would send you my own writing to you?can you correct it ?
Thak you.

Dear Simon
I would like to ask you about this formula
Should we say:
A and B showed an increase of 10% over the period . Or
A and B showed increases of 10% over the period.
Please help me, I'm struggling to talk about this

max number of articles that can be used in the word limit of 80 words

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