Nanking

Nanking A.K.A. (also known as) Nanjing (Chinese: 南京, pinyin: Nánjīng, Wade-Giles: Nan-ching) is the capital of Jiangsu province in China and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having been the capital of China on several occasions. Its present name means “Southern Capital” and was widely romanized as Nankin and Nanking until the […]

Firecracker

A Firecracker (also known as a Cracker, Noise Maker, Banger or Bunger) is a small explosive device primarily designed to produce a large amount of noise, especially in the form of a loud bang; any visual effect is incidental to this goal. They have fuses, and are wrapped in a heavy paper casing to contain […]

Idioms

Idioms are words, phrases, or expressions that are either grammatically unusual, as in, “Long time, no see!”, or their meaning cannot be taken literally, as in, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” This expression does not mean that cats and dogs are falling from the sky, but it is a metaphorical expression (word picture) that means […]

Lease Sample

BASIC RENTAL AGREEMENT OR RESIDENTIAL LEASE This Rental Agreement or Residential Lease shall evidence the complete terms and conditions under which the parties whose signatures appear below have agreed. Landlord/Lessor/Agent, _____________________________, shall be referred to as “OWNER” and Tenant(s)/Lessee, _____________________________, shall be referred to as “RESIDENT.” As consideration for this agreement, OWNER agrees to rent/lease […]

Pool

Pool, also more formally known as pocket billiards (mostly in North America) or pool billiards (mostly in Europe and Australia), is the family of cue sports and games played on a pool table having six receptacles called pockets along the rails, into which balls are deposited as the main goal of play. Popular versions include […]

Four Great Inventions

The Four Great Inventions are the inventions that are celebrated in Chinese culture for their historical significance and serve as symbols of China’s advanced science and technology. The Four Great Inventions are: Compass Gunpowder Paper Making Printing

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. The floating holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday […]

Verb

A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), or a state of being (be, exist, stand). In the usual description of English, the basic form, with or without the particle to, is the infinitive. In many languages, verbs […]

Score Processing, Reporting And Interpretation

All IELTS marking takes place at the test center by trained markers and examiners. Markers are trained to understand the IELTS marking policy and are required to demonstrate that they are marking to standard before they are allowed to mark Listening and Reading papers. Markers are re-tested every two years to ensure that their marking […]

History Of IELTS

IELTS test takers and the organizations which rely on IELTS test results benefit from IELTS continuing investment in quality assurance, research and development to ensure that the test remains robust and relevant. International teams of writers contribute to IELTS test materials and we invest in on-going research to ensure that IELTS remains fair and unbiased […]