Thiền sư Thích Nhất Hạnh kể chuyện tình yêu và tình dục

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Trong tình yêu lớn và cao quý, bất cứ lời nói và cử chỉ nào cũng phải biểu lộ sự tương kính. Người con trai phải tôn trọng người con gái mình yêu, cả thân thể lẫn tâm hồn.

Người con gái biết giữ gìn, cũng là biết làm người yêu thêm tương kính, nuôi dưỡng hạnh phúc lâu dài về sau.

Thiền sư Thích Nhất Hạnh đã kể một câu chuyện tình yêu: Có một chàng trai ở vùng California – Mỹ, rất đẹp trai, học giỏi, tốt nghiệp một trường đại học nổi tiếng, có nhiều bạn gái xinh đẹp. Chàng trai sống với mẹ, người mẹ biết trong các cô gái ngưỡng mộ con mình, có một cô gái không xinh nhất, cô không trắng, không cao lắm nhưng được chàng trai đặc biệt chú ý. Ngạc nhiên, người mẹ hỏi con trai: Vì sao con lại…

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How to Write a Good Supporting Paragraph

Great advice

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Supporting Paragraphs IELTS

Most IELTS task 2 essays follow the same basic four paragraph structure:

  1. Introduction
  2. Supporting Paragraph 1
  3. Supporting Paragraph 2
  4. Conclusion

These paragraphs take up most of your essay and are therefore where most marks are won and lost. Write two good supporting paragraphs and you are most of the way to getting a good final mark.

This post will:

  • look at what the examiners want
  • look at good and bad examples
  • show you how to write topic sentences
  • show you how to develop your topic sentence with explanations and examples.

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What’s The Difference Between Band 5 and 8 in IELTS Writing Task 2? Band Scores Explained

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One of the keys to success in the IELTS writing test is understanding how the test is marked and using this knowledge to increase your band score. You can then give the examiners exactly what they want and focus on doing the things that get high scores.

This post will look at what each of the four criteria mean and the practical differences between typical band 5 answers and band 8 answers. I have also put each band score for each category in a helpful table for you, so it’s easy to compare and understand.

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Helping IELTS Students Practice Phonetics at Home for Free

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IELTS Pronunciation

IELTS pronunciation apps

If you look at the IELTS speaking marking criteria, you will notice that pronunciation makes up 25% of the total marks. In other words, it is difficult get a high band score in your speaking test without good pronunciation.

Many students believe that good pronunciation is the same as having a ‘native English accent’. This is one of the most common misconceptions and students should not worry about having a British or American accent.

According to the marking criteria, it is more important to be:

  • easy to understand and
  • use a wide range of pronunciation features.

Pronunciation features include:

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25 Free Online Language Learning Tools

25 Free Online Language Learning Tools

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These days there are lots of online resources to help you learn English at home for free. Although the best resource is always a good teacher, you might only see your teacher a few hours a week. That leaves a lot of time for you to practice at home. Check out some of the tools below and let me know if there are any others I should add to the list.

IELTS pronunciation apps


Quizlet– This app allows you to make flashcards and quizzes. Perfect for reviewing vocabulary. There are also flashcards and quizzes made by other people on the IELTS test.

Anki- Another great site for vocabulary. It is a spaced repetition flashcard program, that will make remembering vocabulary easy.

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Writing Task 1 Line Graph Sample Answer (US Consumption of Energy)


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Below is a task 1 question on line graphs. It uses the following structure.

Paragraph 1

Paraphrase question

Paragraph 2

Overview of 2 main features. You will notice that I have included no numbers and used very general language.

Paragraph 3

Details of first main feature. Here I have gone in to more detail about the first general point I mentioned in the previous paragraph.

Paragraph 4

Details of second main feature.

You will notice that I have wrote a lot more about the first feature. I did this because I think the most used fuels and more significant. You will also noticed that I shortened ‘Quadrillion units’ to ‘q’. This is acceptable if you tell the examiner this by putting it in brackets like I have done.


Don’t look at the answer yet and try to do the question without any help and then compare with my answer.

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Writing 101 :Day Two: A Room with a View

When I was young, I was the big fan of Doremon. I was excited about some magic game in this film and I usually imagined that I could have ability to go through the time and travel around the world in one day with these things. In this time, when someone asked me at this time, I would like to answered that I wanted to come back a Dinosaur period and discovered some amazing things in this period. But right-now if someone ask me this  question, it is difficult for me to answer this question

I am interested in this quote ” Today is the best day, not future, not the past” I always self- think that we have to live in today, don’t live your day with a mind in future and the past. Then, today is the best time of our living and should be that. I never regret about some mistake and some wrong things I have done. I think that if we could came this time, We still would do the same thing we had been done. Therefore, I always put me into other people environmental context when I judge something they done because we don’t know how difficult they have gone through

I also don’t know where the best place i need to come, I think the best answer is this place I am living. My interesting place I would like to live might be a place I could show my capacities and do something I really love. I have to try to come this place but I think my current place is best place I want to live

I know when you read my writing you can think that I am lame person. But I think it is always true. You can live in the time and the place  you deserve with them. When you try with your best to change the place you live, you will live in better place