2x Task 1 Model Essays
Jun14

2x Task 1 Model Essays

Question 1 The first chart below shows how energy is used in an average Australian household. The second chart shows the greenhouse gas emissions which result from this energy use. These two pie charts show information about household energy use in Australia and the resulting greenhouse emissions. While heating is the greatest use of energy, it is not the greatest producer of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are produced by water...

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Building and Structure Vocabulary for IELTS
Jun12

Building and Structure Vocabulary for IELTS

In the IELTS exam, sometimes you need to describe buildings or structures. This can appear in any section of the exam, and having the right vocabulary can get you a great band score. From describing a building you know in the speaking part two, to labelling parts of a diagram in the reading or listening exams, this vocabulary is invaluable for your IELTS studies. Buildings and Structures Vocabulary for IELTS from David...

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2 Model IELTS Essays
Jun11

2 Model IELTS Essays

Task 1 Describe this graph: The line graph shows the price of food and oil around the world over eleven years, from 2000 to 2011. There is a high degree of correlation between the price of food and the price of oil, which largely rise or fall together over the period. In 2000, the food price index stood at about 90, steadily rising over the next seven years, except for a slight fall around 2002. Between 2007 and 2008, the price...

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IELTS Speaking Topic: Happiness
Jun09

IELTS Speaking Topic: Happiness

Lately I’ve been working with my students on an IELTS topic, and I thought I’d share with you some of the questions that came up. The topic was “happiness” and I’ve collected some of the questions into a sample IELTS speaking test. Part One What do you like to do when you are happy? What kinds of things make you happy? When do you feel the happiest? What kinds of things people in your country feel happy...

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Adjective Order for Better Descriptions
Jun08

Adjective Order for Better Descriptions

In order to succeed in the IELTS exam, you wanted to show off your vocabulary. This means being specific and conveying your exact meaning. However, accuracy if very important. You need to be able to use the new vocabulary correctly, or it counts as an error. By now you probably know that a great way to make your English sound more specific and advanced is to couple adjectives and nouns: Simple Example Look at the following adjective +...

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