Skimming and Scanning Practice – UFOs
Apr02

Skimming and Scanning Practice – UFOs

Introduction For the first reading lesson, we’re going to tackle a fairly easy passage. It is shorter and simpler than most IELTS reading passages, but it is nonetheless good practice. The questions work as useful models for those in the actual IELTS exam, and allow you to practice your skimming and scanning techniques on a passage that is easier to understand than a typical IELTS article. Skimming and scanning will be the focus of...

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ET is (Probably) Out There – Get Ready, by Seth Shostak
Mar22

ET is (Probably) Out There – Get Ready, by Seth Shostak

Introduction Today’s TED talk is called “ET is (Probably) Out There – Get Ready,” by Seth Shostak. It is a rather long TED talk, at almost 20 minutes, so we’ll take a different approach. In previous lessons I have recommended watching the talk two or three times, but in this case, unless you have a lot of free time, it may not be practical. You may also be asking, “Hey! Aliens aren’t an IELTS topic!” That’s true, but Mr. Shostak’s...

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