The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise
Jul05

The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise

In today’s TED video we hear a neuroscientist (that’s a doctor who specializes in the brain) talk about exercise. Why? Because she has discovered that exercise is the best things for the human brain! It has so many benefits that are long-lasting and can make our life better. You already knew that exercise could make your body healthier, but now you’re about to learn that it can give you a better brain, too! Watch the...

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Joe Landolina: This gel can make you stop bleeding instantly
Aug13

Joe Landolina: This gel can make you stop bleeding instantly

Forget stitches — there’s a better way to close wounds. In this talk, TED Fellow Joe Landolina talks about his invention — a medical gel that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding without the need to apply pressure. Listening Watch the TED talk, listen carefully and answer the questions below:   Comprehension Questions   What does he want you to imagine?   How many years has he been working on...

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IELTS Speaking Questions: Health
Jun02

IELTS Speaking Questions: Health

Health is an important topic in life and also in the IELTS Speaking Exam. Being able to talk about health can help you in many ways, including getting a higher band score. Try practicing your speaking skills with some of the sample IELTS questions below: Part 1 Do you have any unhealthy habits? In what ways do you try to stay healthy? Is it easy to keep fit where you live? What do you think is more important, eating healthily or doing...

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Developing a Topic Sentence
Apr08

Developing a Topic Sentence

It is so important to be able to develop a topic sentence in the IELTS Writing Exam. If you can’t support your main idea with explanation or examples, you simply aren’t fulfilling the requirements for coherence and cohesion. This is a difficult skill to master, but there are ways to practice it. Practice Look at the following topic sentences. Try to write two supporting sentences for each one. In many countries, schools...

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IELTS Reading Practice: Food Article
Apr04

IELTS Reading Practice: Food Article

I recently read a fascinating article in The Economist, which made me think of the IELTS Reading Exam. The style of the article was reminiscent of IELTS Reading Exam texts, and so I thought I’d put together a few questions for my readers to practice. Below, I have listed five questions to test some of your IELTS Reading Exam skills. The first question requires you to read very quickly and tell the overall idea of the article, aka “the...

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