Common Mistakes at IELTS Advanced: And How to Avoid Them

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This invaluable little book highlights the real mistakes that students make in the exam - and shows how to avoid them. Based on analysis of thousands of exam scripts, each unit targets a key problem area. Clear explanations and exercises help students to use the language accurately. Regular tests offer students a further opportunity to check and consolidate what they have learnt. • Highlights common mistakes that learners really make. • Based on analysis of thousands of exam scripts. • Short, snappy explanations ...
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Overview

This invaluable little book highlights the real mistakes that students make in the exam - and shows how to avoid them. Based on analysis of thousands of exam scripts, each unit targets a key problem area. Clear explanations and exercises help students to use the language accurately. Regular tests offer students a further opportunity to check and consolidate what they have learnt. • Highlights common mistakes that learners really make. • Based on analysis of thousands of exam scripts. • Short, snappy explanations focus on key problem areas. • Includes exam-style exercises.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521692472
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Common Mistakes Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.23 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Moore has been involved in ELT for over 12 years, working first as a teacher in Greece and the Czech Republic before returning to the UK to complete an MA at the University of Birmingham. In recent years, she has worked as a lexicographer on a number of learner's dictionaries and has been involved in research, editing and writing on a range of ELT projects, especially in the areas of vocabulary and learner errors. Julie currently works as a freelancer from her home in Bristol.
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Table of Contents


Articles: the before general concepts     5
Articles: a/an before noun phrases     6
When do I use capital letters?     7
Test 1     8
When do I use when, if and whether?     10
Punctuation: commas with discourse markers     11
Punctuation: using apostrophes     12
Test 2     13
Common spelling mistakes     15
Spelling: one word or two?     16
Adjective forms     17
Test 3     18
Using prepositions: with nouns     20
Using prepositions: after verbs     21
Using prepositions: describing trends and changes     22
Test 4     23
Describing statistics: using prepositions     25
Describing statistics: nouns     26
Describing statistics: verbs     27
Test 5     28
Number and amount     30
Making comparisons     31
Expressing contrast     32
Test 6     33
Countable and uncountable nouns     35
Singular and plural verb forms     36
It, they and them     37
Test 7     38
Verbs: being and having     40
Commonly confused verbs join/attend, give/provide     41
Verb collocations     42
Test 8     43
Commonly confused nouns: habits, customs and practices     45
Commonly confused nouns: effect, influence and impact     46
Commonly confused nouns: time words     47
Test 9     48
Using nouns: appearance and communication     50
Using nouns and adjectives: male or men?     51
Using nouns and adjectives: Britain, British or Briton?     52
Test 10     53
Answer key     55
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