Getting Gender Right for IELTS
May31

Getting Gender Right for IELTS

  Fortunately, gender is not as difficult in English as in other languages. Unlike French, for example, we don’t really assign feminine or masculine values to most things. However, there are some tricky instances when you do need to know how to use gendered terms in English for the IELTS. Objects and Animals Sometimes, but not often, we will apply a gender to an inanimate object. For example, people often refer to their cars as...

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Unethical Adverts: A Model IELTS Essay
May30

Unethical Adverts: A Model IELTS Essay

Question Some of the methods used in advertising are unethical and unacceptable in today’s society. To what extent do you agree with this view? Model Answer If a company wants to increase awareness about its products, it must engage in some form of advertising. For this reason, adverts are everywhere that we look, including TV, the internet, posters, and billboards. Some adverts are very innovative and informative, but others...

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IELTS Speaking Questions About the Environment
May27

IELTS Speaking Questions About the Environment

It’s impossible to predict what questions you will be asked in the IELTS Speaking Exam; however, you can reliably guess what topics will appear. There are only a certain number of topics that show up commonly – like education, society, sports, family, etc – and so  you need to prepare your answers by topic rather than specific question. Today, I’m going to give you some example questions about the environment,...

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Phrasal Verbs for Talking About Childhood
May25

Phrasal Verbs for Talking About Childhood

In the IELTS Speaking Exam, there are many chances for you to talk about your childhood. In the Speaking Part 2, you may even be asked about someone else’s childhood. It is important to be able to use tenses correctly, but it’s also important to know some useful phrasal verbs for talking about childhood. Useful Phrasal Verbs for Childhood bring up Who brought you up? I was brought up by my grandparents. grow up Where did...

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How to Save the Oceans
May23

How to Save the Oceans

I love the sea. I love everything about it. Even at its most terrifying, I still love it. For these reasons, I also really enjoyed listening to National Geographic photojournalist, Brian Skerry, talking about his attempts to share the ocean with the rest of the world. Try to peel your eyes away from his beautiful photography to practice some listening skills that will help boost your IELTS score. Vocabulary Firstly, look at this PPT...

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