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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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How To Speak So That People Will Listen
Nov12

How To Speak So That People Will Listen

Speaking. It’s a topic that terrifies IELTS learners. There’s so much to consider, and you have so little time to prepare. But speaking is something we do every day in our own language. We learn it from childhood. Some people are naturally good at it… and others not so much. In this TED Talk by Julian Treasure, we learn how to speak in a way that makes people want to listen to us. It contains some good advice for...

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What to do when you don’t understand a question
Nov08

What to do when you don’t understand a question

The IELTS speaking exam can be difficult. One of the biggest problems is not understanding the examiner. So what do you do when you encounter a difficult question? In today’s lesson, I’ll show you how to deal with this problem without losing marks. This is the video lesson: What should you do when you don’t understand a question in IELTS speaking? First of all, try not to panic when the examiner asks you a question...

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