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Grammar Skill: Articles Usage

    Indefinite Article (a/an)

  • Use a/an when the noun referred to is one of many (any)
    "I do miss a good hamburger," he said.
  • Use a/an with singular, countable nouns the first time they are mentioned.
    A team of doctors washed the crew with a special lotion.
    The lotion had a distinct smell.
  • Use a/an to mean per or every with distances, times, etc.
    When Dennis Tito, a 60-year-old Californian, blasted off yesterday he was burning money at the rate of $30,000 a mile.

    Definite Article (the)

  • Use the with nouns which are unique
    A team of doctors washed the crew with a special lotion.
  • Use the with singular, countable nouns, after they are first mentioned.
    A Team of doctors washed the crew with a special lotion.
    The lotion had a distinct smell.
  • Use the with superlative.
    It was a giant leap for the tourist industry and the most expensive holiday in history
  • Use the with particular sequencing adjectives: the first, the second, the last, the next.
    Yuri Gagarin became the first man is space.

Remember that grammar skill is assessed in IELTS Writing Test and Speaking Test. Therefore, you should know your grammar well. Good Luck from IELTSJakarta.com and be SpecTacular!
Source: MacMillan’s IELTS Foundation Student’s Book

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How To Revise Effectively

Revising means to reread work done previously to improve one’s knowledge of a subject, typically to prepare for an examination. It is important, to revise your IELTS skills for a better IELTS Test result.
Here are some suggestions to address revising problems that might occur during your IELTS Preparation:
I try to memorize any good essays I’ve written word for word. It is very unlikely that the exact same question will come up, and you will simply end up not answering the question properly. Instead, learn useful phrases and vocabulary connected to key topics such as the environment, health, jobs, and so on.