[Listening] Summary Completion Practice
Dec18

[Listening] Summary Completion Practice

Watch the following video and fill in the blanks in this summary. Make sure to listen carefully and take your best guess for each answer. Don’t leave any blank spaces. Answers below. Fill the gaps in the summary below with one word only. I don’t think we have a great ___1___ idea of happiness. Many people imagine that happiness comes from something ___2___; if you get a new car, a better job, a bigger house, you’ll be happy....

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Describing a Map of Garlsdon [IELTS Writing Task 1]
Dec04

Describing a Map of Garlsdon [IELTS Writing Task 1]

Describing a map can be a difficult task, even for a native speaker. What should you include, and what shouldn’t you include? Then there’s the question of language for describing maps… It can be so tough to do. Below, I’m going to offer a sample essay describing a map of Garlsdon that once appeared in the IELTS writing exam. You can see another sample map description here. The Map The map below is of the town...

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Talking About Movies for IELTS
Nov28

Talking About Movies for IELTS

Movies can be a great way to learn English… but do you know how to talk about them? In the IELTS speaking exam, it is quite a common topic. Some of the questions may be very basic, but that doesn’t mean your answers must also be basic. In today’s lesson, I’m going to introduce some vocabulary to help you speak more fluently, as well as to give more developed answers. Video First, check out my new YouTube video...

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Reading Practice: Save the Shark
Nov19

Reading Practice: Save the Shark

In today’s lesson, we shall look at an article from New Scientist. This article is shorter than a typical IELTS essay, but thematically and linguistically it is the same. This falls under the IELTS topic of environment. I have put together some questions to help you with your IELTS reading skills, and the answers are located further down the page. The questions are not all exactly IELTS reading question types but they are...

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Easy Steps in Writing a Term Paper
Nov17

Easy Steps in Writing a Term Paper

Description: Need a piece of advice on writing a term paper? In this useful article, you will find an easy guide on how to write a term paper in six simple steps. Term Paper Writing Tips Writing a term paper is a common academic assignment for students of colleges and universities. When writing college term papers, students are required to demonstrate a high level of the understanding of the topic material (theories, statistics,...

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Common IELTS Topics: Technology
Nov13

Common IELTS Topics: Technology

Technology is one of the most common IELTS topics because it can come up in any part of the exam. Furthermore, technology is a part of our daily lives and thus an absolutely necessary topic in which to be fluent. So let’s look at how it may come up in the IELTS exam and what technology vocabulary we need to learn. Technology in IELTS Speaking There are lots of possible questions you may be asked about technology in the IELTS...

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