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Talking About Climate Change
Dec16

Talking About Climate Change

Climate change is a huge problem – perhaps the greatest problem in the world at the moment. It is what we can an existential threat, meaning that it’s something that could possibly destroy the whole world. If it got bad enough, everyone could die.  Today we are going to watch an interesting video by Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist. In the video, she talks about how we can reach out to climate change deniers and...

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The Countryside [IELTS Topics]
Dec06

The Countryside [IELTS Topics]

In the IELTS exam, you sometimes find topics relating to towns and cities, and sometimes it can be about the countryside. You probably know more vocabulary relating to towns and cities: skyscraper, supermarket, subway, etc. However, out in the countryside, maybe there is less that you know. So let’s look at how the topic could arise in the IELTS exam, and what you need to say in order to give a good answer. Speaking Exam Ok, so...

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Describe a Modern Building [IELTS Speaking Part 2]
Dec01

Describe a Modern Building [IELTS Speaking Part 2]

I have talked before on this website about how to describe buildings. Here I gave some general information and example questions and here is some useful vocabulary. Today, however, we are going to get more specific. I will show you how to describe a building for IELTS speaking part 2. We’ll look at how to analyze the cue card, make suitable notes, and then give a perfect answer. The Cue Card – Describe a Building There are...

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Should You Take IELTS on a Computer or Paper?
Nov23

Should You Take IELTS on a Computer or Paper?

Since 2016, students have been able to choose between the computer-delivered and paper-based IELTS exams. Looking at the various IELTS Facebook groups, I often see people asking which one is better, computer or paper? The answer is that neither is really better, but there are some differences, and so maybe one would suit you better. In today’s IELTS article, I’m going to explore the various advantages and disadvantages of...

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Is IELTS Fair?
Nov17

Is IELTS Fair?

It is quite common to hear people saying on various Facebook groups that IELTS is unfair. But is it really? Most of the time, these people get a lower band score than expected, and they complain that it is unfair to make themselves feel better. However, maybe there is something to their argument. Maybe IELTS really isn’t very fair. Maybe it is slightly biased in some way. Let’s look in more depth. Writing I see it every...

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