IELTS Reading Practice: Plastics
Apr18

IELTS Reading Practice: Plastics

Readers of this blog will know that I really care about the environment, and as such it’s one of my favourite IELTS topics. Yesterday, I came across this news report in the Guardian. It tells us about a fantastic new scientific development that could be great for our future. I was very excited and wanted to share it with my readers for some valuable IELTS reading practice. Synonyms and Antonyms for IELTS Reading You probably...

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A Difficult Flow Chart – Sample Answer
Apr05

A Difficult Flow Chart – Sample Answer

Process diagrams for IELTS writing task 1 can be difficult. Sometimes you look at the diagram and become overwhelmed by information. There can be so many parts that it is hard to see how they all fit together. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to make it easier to understand and write about process diagrams. Today we’re going to look at one that is related to the IELTS topic of environment. This is a really common...

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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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This app makes it fun to pick up litter
Oct30

This app makes it fun to pick up litter

Today’s TED talk is by Jeff Kirschner and is called “This app makes it fun to pick up litter.” In his six minute talk to the people of New York, he describes a journey he went on in creating an app to help keep the planet clean. Watch Vocabulary crowdsource – verb –¬†obtaining information or input into a task or project by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically...

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David Gallo: Underwater Astonishments
Jul16

David Gallo: Underwater Astonishments

David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square’s worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean. This short talk celebrates the pioneering work of ocean explorers like Edith Widder and Roger Hanlon. Listening Watch the TED talk, listen carefully and answer the questions below:  ...

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