Commonly Confused Words

Given that the English vocabulary has more than 1 million words, it is common for English language users to be confused with words that have similar meanings, sounds or spellings. To prevent such confusion, here is a compilation of the commonly confused words. This list is by no means exhaustive and it will be expanded regularly.…

Controversial Cambridge Questions

Cambridge questions can be controversial and to do well for such questions, it is crucial to understand the intricacies underlying each question and provide intelligent, original answers to them. Is it more important to focus on poverty abroad or poverty at home? Most people agree that poverty is a serious issue that warrants grave attention.…

Ambiguous Cambridge questions 

It is interesting to note that Cambridge questions can be ambiguous and to do well for such questions, it is crucial to spot these ambiguities and provide intelligent, original answers to them. Can history stop the next war? 'Can' is an ambiguous word choice. It could mean: does history have the ability to stop the…

Some of the most important lessons in life are learnt outside of the school curriculum. Write about a few of these lessons you have learnt and explain how they are beneficial to your life.

Material suitability: Age 13 and above This article shares about how to write an impactful and thoughtful reflective essay regarding lessons learnt in the school curriculum and outside of the school curriculum. The essay is periodically interjected with Teacher’s Comments (TC) to allow a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the content. Teacher’s notes Why is…

Proposal Writing: Recommend a Bangkok trip during the December Holidays

Material suitability: Age 12 and above This article shares some useful suggestions on how to write an informative and insightful proposal to recommend an overseas trip during the school holidays. It is intentionally written in point form to ensure that all the task requirements are addressed and learning is made easier with full guidance. Task requirements: Recommend a Bangkok…

Model Essay Tips: An Adventure

Material suitability: Age 10 and above This article shares some useful suggestions on how to write an interesting essay packed with vivid descriptions about An Adventure. Story Planning  Weather Freezing, Snowing, Chilly, Wintry Raining, Inclement, Drizzling, Downpour, Shower, Stormy, Deluge Sunny, Scorching, Sweltering, Stifling, Suffocating, Searing Humid, Steamy, Sultry, Stuffy, Muggy, Clammy Foggy, Misty, Hazy, Smoky Characters Physical Attributes…

Different ways to say ‘Walk’

Stop using walk all the time! This article shares 46 synonyms of walk specially categorised to impress your teachers & readers! Words to describe walking quickly walking quickly in a specified direction march Words to describe walking slowly trail walking slowly with heavy steps (suggesting difficulty/effort) trudge plod slog stamp toil walking slowly at a relaxed pace amble stroll…