Architecture That’s Built to Heal
May09

Architecture That’s Built to Heal

Today’s TED talk is located at the junction between architecture and society. It is a question of race and building. Could the design of a building help heal racial wounds that go back centuries? Michael Murphy thinks so. In his 2016 lecture, he tells a fascinating story of how working on a house helped save his father’s life, and how that led Michael to a career in architecture that has made a profound difference on lives...

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Grouping Data in the IELTS Writing Task 1
Jun30

Grouping Data in the IELTS Writing Task 1

What do you do when you have to describe a line graph or bar chart in the IELTS Writing Task 1 and you find it’s too difficult to describe? Well, you need to spend some time examining the data and figuring out how you can divide it into manageable chunks. Once you can do this, you can structure your essay. Remember, the IELTS Writing Task 1 is all about describing the main features and making comparisons. You don’t need to...

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Task 2 Sample Answer
Jun28

Task 2 Sample Answer

Question Government funding should only be provided for the best students as scholarships. Other funding of universities should come from student fees and private organizations. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Answer Around the world, there are various ways that universities receive their funding. Some people believe that they should be partly funded through the government by means of scholarships for particularly gifted...

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2x Task 1 Model Essays
Jun14

2x Task 1 Model Essays

Question 1 The first chart below shows how energy is used in an average Australian household. The second chart shows the greenhouse gas emissions which result from this energy use. These two pie charts show information about household energy use in Australia and the resulting greenhouse emissions. While heating is the greatest use of energy, it is not the greatest producer of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are produced by water...

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A Global Language: Band 9 Sample Essay
Apr30

A Global Language: Band 9 Sample Essay

Here’s a recent IELTS Writing Task 2 question and a sample Band 9 answer: Question Scientists say that in the future humanity will speak the same language. Do you think this is a positive or negative social development? Sample Answer One of the consequences of globalization is that even though there are more humans on the earth, the number of languages spoken is decreasing. As nomadic people and small tribes are assimilated...

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