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IELTS Speaking Topic: Childhood
May23

IELTS Speaking Topic: Childhood

Childhood is one of those somewhat common IELTS topics, and may appear in any of the three parts of the speaking exam. You can expect to be asked about your childhood memories, including ideas like friendship and hobbies, as well as more difficult questions about childhood in general. IELTS Vocabulary for Childhood There is not a lot of vocabulary that is essential for the IELTS speaking topic of childhood. Most of it is actually...

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Phrasal Verbs for Talking About Childhood
May25

Phrasal Verbs for Talking About Childhood

In the IELTS Speaking Exam, there are many chances for you to talk about your childhood. In the Speaking Part 2, you may even be asked about someone else’s childhood. It is important to be able to use tenses correctly, but it’s also important to know some useful phrasal verbs for talking about childhood. Useful Phrasal Verbs for Childhood bring up Who brought you up? I was brought up by my grandparents. grow up Where did...

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Using “used to” and “would” to Talk About the Past
Apr06

Using “used to” and “would” to Talk About the Past

It is so important in the IELTS exam to be able to talk about the past clearly and precisely. Unfortunately, English can be rather difficult to master when it comes to tenses. But don’t worry! Practice makes perfect! We can use the phrases “used to” and “would” to talk about things that we did in the past. Often, they are interchangeable. For example: When I was young, I would walk to school every day....

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The Best Kindergarten You’ve Ever Seen, by Takaharu Tezuka
Apr12

The Best Kindergarten You’ve Ever Seen, by Takaharu Tezuka

Introduction In this lesson we’re going to look at a fascinating TED talk by a Japanese architect called Takaharu Tezuka, entitled, “The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen.” The speaker’s English may be difficult for some people to understand because it is quite broken and heavily accented, but he uses fairly simple vocabulary and sentence structures. Besides, English is an international language and you...

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