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How to turn down an invitation

Have you ever been invited to a party that you didn't want to go to? Find out how to turn down unwanted invitations in the future.

Quick Grammar: Question forms

To form yes/no questions where there is an auxiliary verb or a modal verb, we invert the word order of a positive sentence.


How many points can you get in 3 minutes? Longer words score more points!

Business Magazine - Market research techniques

Do you know the techniques you can use for doing market research? What differences are involved in doing qualitative research as opposed to collecting quantitative data?

Research Reports: Vocabulary

In Research Reports and other formal pieces of academic writing, verbs are often ‘nominalised’ (converted into nouns).

IELTS Interview skills

Even if you are asked what seems like a yes–no question, you are expected to say more.


Your Comments

27 May, 2017 - 06:05
Hello girlbah, One way you could do it is by using other words or phrases instead of 'may'. For example, 'be able to' for ability, 'it is possible' for possibility, 'it is likely' for probability...
27 May, 2017 - 06:05
Hello tigonhongtrang, Yes, you're right -- thanks for pointing this out. The numbers in the audio were true approximately a decade ago and the the ones in the text reflect the reality in 2017, but...
27 May, 2017 - 05:05
Thank you for your audio! It's really interesting, but I think that there are some errors in the transcript: - As few as 1,800 remain in the wild, living in small isolated groups <-- The number...