Twenty-two Goblins translated from the Sanskrit by Arthur W. Ryder [1917]

Twenty-two Goblins by Arthur W. Ryder [1917] Title Page Introduction First Goblin: The Prince's Elopement. Whose fault was the resulting death of his parents-in-law? Second Goblin: The Three Lovers who brought the Dead Girl to Life. Whose wife should she be? Third Goblin: The Parrot and the Thrush. Which are worse, men or women? Fourth …

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Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs [1912]

Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs [1912] Title Page Preface The Lion and the Crane How the Raja's Son won the Princess Labam The Lambikin Punchkin The Broken Pot The Magic Fiddle The Cruel Crane Outwitted Loving Laili The Tiger, The Brahman, and the Jackal The Soothsayers Son Harisarman The Charmed Ring The Talkative Tortoise …

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Counting of words in the IELTS

1. All words are counted. Even small words like articles (a, an, the) and prepositions (on, in, at, etc.) are counted. 2. Hyphenated words are counted as one word. For example, word-of-mouth, self-esteem, runner-up, up-to-date, etc. 3. Compound nouns written as one word are counted as one word. For example, toothpaste, bedroom, haircut, boyfriend, policeman, …

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Exercise: Adjectives

Fill in the blanks using the correct adjectives: 1. She has ______ pencils. much many 2. All are horrible, you just have to find the ______ of the worst. good better best 3. I have _____ problems than you. fewer less 4. This is the ______ moment of his career. proud prouder proudest 5. You …

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Adjectives

The word "adjective" comes from Latin "nōmen adjectīvum (literally, additional noun)". Adjectives modify a noun or a noun phrase. It adds more information given by the noun. For example, in the sentence, "That's an idea", the word "idea" is a noun. An adjective can be included to add more information about the noun (idea) by …

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IELTS Speaking Band 9 Tips

Speaking is evaluated against four criteria, namely, fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy, and pronunciation. Fluency and Coherence 1. Speak only in English 2. Don't pause lengthily 3. No repetition of words or ideas 4. No self-correction 5. No hesitation (content-related; lexical-related; grammar-related; language-related) 6. No break-down in coherence (do not go …

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Exercise: Simple Sentences

A simple sentence follows the SVO (Subject-Verb-Object) order. It may have SV only. It has just one independent clause. It has just one subject and one predicate. It starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop (for a declarative sentence or an imperative sentence). It may also end with an exclamation mark …

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