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TENSES: The past continuous - EXERCISES

TENSES: The past continuous – EXERCISES

Before trying these exercises, you should first read the past continuous information page here. Instruction: Choose the correct tense form from either simple past or past continuous. Conversation 1 Peter: ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 2 Band score: approximately 6.0 Task: Task 2 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors ...
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CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: INTUITION

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: INTUITION

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: INTUITION This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 1 VOCABULARY: INTUITION WORD FAMILY: noun MEANING: the ability to understand something through feeling or instinct not factual ...
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CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: FUTILE

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: FUTILE

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: FUTILE This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: FUTILE WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: incapable of producing any useful result; ineffective; pointless EXAMPLE: Despite several ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 026

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 026

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 26 What will I learn from this page? Some useful vocabulary and phrases you can use in your IELTS Task 2 You should spend ...
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Predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test

Predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test As the listening begins, you hear a voice on the recording telling you what section you are about to complete, as well ...
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GRAMMAR: Comparative adjectives

GRAMMAR: Comparative adjectives

GRAMMAR: Comparative adjectives We use comparative adjectives when we are comparing two different things. This lesson covers six rules to help you use the correct comparative adjectives. Examples of comparative ...
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GRAMMAR: Adverbs of frequency

GRAMMAR: Adverbs of frequency

GRAMMAR: Adverbs of frequency Adverbs of frequency tell us how often something happens. They often talk about routines, so are very often used with the present simple. There are two ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 035

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 035

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 35 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: SPEAK or TALK

COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: SPEAK or TALK

COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: SPEAK or TALK Speak and talk are 'say' words. However, there are some differences in when and how we use speak or talk. Read the tips below ...
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IELTS short answer questions

IELTS short answer questions in the listening test

IELTS short answer questions in the listening test In the listening test, one of the common types of questions are short answer questions, where you have to write one, two ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 041

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 041

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 41 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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Grammar for IELTS writing good sentences

Grammar for IELTS writing good sentences

Grammar for IELTS writing good sentences When writing in your IELTS test it is essential that you use a range of sentence structures, from simple to complex sentence forms. In ...
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About IELTS writing

It is very important to note that there are significant differences between the Academic Module and the General Training IELTS writing test. Parts of the test There are two parts ...
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CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PROLIFIC

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PROLIFIC

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: PROLIFIC This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: PROLIFIC WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: present/produced in large numbers or quantities; plentiful EXAMPLE: He's such a ...
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Unexpected questions in the IELTS speaking test

Unexpected questions in the IELTS speaking test

Unexpected questions in the IELTS speaking test Unexpected questions in the IELTS speaking test can cause real problems! Imagine...The interviewer has just asked you about a subject you have never ...
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IELTS speaking practice test

IELTS speaking practice test 2

IELTS speaking practice test 2 This section of the site is for you to try a complete IELTS speaking test. The timing of each section is automatic and follows the ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 014

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 014

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 14 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Traditional methods of food preparation are becoming less popular ...
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CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PRUDENT

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PRUDENT

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: PRUDENT This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 1 VOCABULARY: PRUDENT WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: acting with care and thought for the future; wise; well ...
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CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: INTRINSIC

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: INTRINSIC

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: INTRINSIC This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: INTRINSIC WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: belonging naturally, built-in, a typical feature EXAMPLE: A dog’s loyalty ...
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Speed reading 200 words per minute

Speed reading 200 words per minute

Speed reading 200 words per minute Speed reading 200 words per minute - the questions are below the narration. Make sure to watch the video first! Video narration: Hi! In ...
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RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about city people

RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about city people

RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about city people Talking about city people is just one of our 'related vocabulary' pages (vocabulary that shares a common connection). Essential vocabulary split into common topics ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 2 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table ...
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CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: EXPLICIT

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: EXPLICIT

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: EXPLICIT This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 1 VOCABULARY: EXPLICIT WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: clear, detailed, unmistakable, obvious EXAMPLE: Films that include explicit violence ...
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CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: IMPLEMENT

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: IMPLEMENT

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: IMPLEMENT This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: IMPLEMENT WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: put a decision, plan or agreement into effect EXAMPLE: The ...
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CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PREDOMINANT

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PREDOMINANT

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: PREDOMINANT This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: PREDOMINANT WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: strongest or main; having the most control or power. EXAMPLE: ...
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Supporting and opposing the topic in Task 2

Supporting and opposing the topic in Task 2

Supporting and opposing the topic in Task 2 With many IELTS Task 2 writing topics, you are asked to give your opinion on a subject. A common mistake that IELTS ...
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IELTS speaking practice test 3

IELTS speaking practice test 3

IELTS speaking practice test 3 This section of the site is for you to try a complete IELTS speaking test. The timing of each section is automatic and follows the ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 032

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 032

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 32 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: ALLEVIATE

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: ALLEVIATE

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: ALLEVIATE This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 2 VOCABULARY: ALLEVIATE WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to make pain, suffering or a problem less severe EXAMPLE: ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 031

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 031

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 31 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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Ending a Task 1 letter

Ending a Task 1 letter

Ending a Task 1 letter Ending a Task 1 letter correctly is extremely important - it is the last part of your writing that the examiner sees (different examiner grade ...
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CEFR Level B2 list 4 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 4 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 4 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B2 vocabulary list 4. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: ANTICIPATE

CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: ANTICIPATE

CEFR Level B1 Vocabulary: ANTICIPATE This word is from CEFR Level B1 list 4 VOCABULARY: ANTICIPATE WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to feel, realise or expect something in the future before ...
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CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: AMEND

CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: AMEND

CEFR Level B1 Vocabulary: AMEND This word is from CEFR Level B1 list 4 VOCABULARY: AMEND WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to change or alter. EXAMPLE: He amended his earlier statement ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 4 These 100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 4 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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CEFR Level B1 vocabulary: ACCUMULATE

CEFR Level B1 vocabulary: ACCUMULATE

CEFR Level B1 Vocabulary: ACCUMULATE This word is from CEFR Level B1 list 4 VOCABULARY: ACCUMULATE WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: To gather, pile, collect. EXAMPLE: Over his long career, he ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 4 These 100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 4 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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CEFR Level C2 list 4 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C2 list 4 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C2 list 4 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level C2 vocabulary list 4. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level C2 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C2 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C2 list 3 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level C2 vocabulary list 3. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B1 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B1 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B1 list 1 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B1 vocabulary list 1. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B1 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B1 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B1 list 2 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B1 vocabulary list 2. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B1 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B1 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B1 list 3 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B1 vocabulary list 3. All of the words ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 30

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 030

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 30 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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CEFR Level C1 list 1 spelling exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 1 spelling exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 1 spelling exercises Listen to the words and spell that you hear. Transform Phase Fluctuate Accumulate Amend Equivalent Anticipate Lack Abandon Barbaric ...
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100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 4 These 100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 4 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 3 These 100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 3 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 4 These 100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 4 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 3 These 100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 3 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 2 These 100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 2 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 1 These 100 words for CEFR Level C2 list 1 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 2 These 100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 2 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 1 These 100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 1 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 3 These 100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 3 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 2 These 100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 2 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 1 These 100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 1 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 3 These 100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 2 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 2 These 100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 2 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 1 These 100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 1 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level A2 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level A2 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level A2 list 2 These 100 words for CEFR Level A2 list 2 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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Practice heading questions in IELTS

Practice heading questions in IELTS

Practice heading questions in IELTS We recommend you read this page about headings style questions before beginning this practice. A brief history of the Olympics Most people have heard of ...
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100 words for CEFR Level A2 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level A2 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level A2 list 1 These 100 words for CEFR Level A2 list 1 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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Completing IELTS Task 2 in time

Completing IELTS Task 2 in time

Completing IELTS Task 2 in time Completing IELTS Task 2 in time is essential if you are aiming for a good score. For that, you need to practise, but you ...
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CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: HIGHLIGHT

CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: HIGHLIGHT

CEFR Level B2 Vocabulary: HIGHLIGHT This word is from CEFR Level B2 list 3 VOCABULARY: highlight WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: draw attention to, emphasise. EXAMPLE: The increase in the number ...
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CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: SUSPEND

CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: SUSPEND

CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: SUSPEND CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: SUSPEND is from CEFR Level B2 list 2 IELTS Vocabulary: SUSPEND WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: exclude for a period of time, ...
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CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: SCHEDULE

CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: SCHEDULE

IELTS Vocabulary: SCHEDULE This word is from the IELTS Band 7.0 vocabulary list. IELTS Vocabulary: SCHEDULE WORD FAMILY: noun and verb MEANING: plan, timetable, programme. EXAMPLE (verb): I scheduled the ...
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CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: ABANDON

CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: ABANDON

CEFR Level B2 Vocabulary: ABANDON This word is from CEFR Level B2 list 2 VOCABULARY: ABANDON WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to withdraw support from, to stop trying to continue something ...
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The 10 question types used in the TOEFL reading test

The 10 question types used in the TOEFL reading test

The 10 question types used in the TOEFL reading test In total, there are 10 different types of question used in the TOEFL test. The good news is that 7 ...
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Labelling a diagram in the listening test

Labelling a diagram in the listening test

Labelling a diagram One of the question types that you may face in the IELTS listening test is when you are required to label a diagram, map or plan. Typically ...
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Preparing the Task 2 answer Seven tips

Preparing the Task 2 answer Seven tips

Here are the 7 steps you should take to plan your answer for IELTS writing Task 2. To illustrate the steps, we will be using this question: Advances in technology ...
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CEFR Level B2 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 3 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B2 vocabulary list 3. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level C2 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C2 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C2 list 2 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level C2 vocabulary list 2. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level C2 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C2 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C2 list 1 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level C2 vocabulary list 1. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level C1 list 4 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 4 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 4 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level C1 vocabulary list 1. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level C1 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 3 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level C1 vocabulary list 3. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level C1 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 2 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level C1 vocabulary list 2. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level C1 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level C1 list 1 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level C1 vocabulary list 1. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level A2 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level A2 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level A2 list 2 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level A2 vocabulary list 2. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level A2 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level A2 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level A2 list 1 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level A2 vocabulary list 1. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B2 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 1 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B2 vocabulary list 1. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B2 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 2 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B2 vocabulary list 2. All of the words ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 029

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 029

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 29 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 28

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 028

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 28 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 27

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 027

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 27 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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FUNCTIONS: Types of learning

FUNCTIONS: Types of learning

Types of learning In many traditional, conservative learning environments, the most common way to study is to gather groups of students in a room with a teacher or lecturer speaking ...
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SITUATIONS: Talking about Christmas and new year

SITUATIONS: Talking about Christmas and new year

SITUATIONS: Talking about Christmas and new year A short post today to help with conversations you may have over the Christmas and new year period. Look out for the words ...
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The OET test

The OET test

OET test - Occupational English Test Frequently asked questions about the OET test. Are there different types of OET test? What skills are tested? What's the structure of the test ...
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English idioms EXERCISES

English idioms EXERCISES

English idioms EXERCISES Have you read the information page on English idioms? Click here to read it before you try the English idioms exercises. Complete the English idioms exercises below ...
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English idioms

English idioms

English idioms English idioms are used in speech or when writing informally. Many English speakers use idioms - certain phrases or expressions that may be difficult to understand. English idioms ...
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SKILLS: Internet English

SKILLS: Internet English

Internet English NOTE: This lesson contains language that some may find offensive. Read on at your own discretion. Facebook, Twitter, emails - a lot of English conversations happen online these ...
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Essay writing - writing an introduction

Essay writing – writing an introduction

Essay writing - writing an introduction There are three main sections to think about when essay writing - writing an introduction, the body and the conclusion. In this lesson, 'essay ...
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Idioms about driving

Idioms about driving

Idioms about driving Idioms are often commonplace in everyday, spoken English. The more idioms you know, the better it is for your general communication - just don’t over-use them in ...
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FUNCTIONS: English for job interviews

FUNCTIONS: English for job interviews

FUNCTIONS: English for job interviews It is very important to create a good impression during a job interview, but this can be especially hard when you have to speak in ...
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GRAMMAR: Adjective collocations

GRAMMAR: Adjective collocations

GRAMMAR: Adjective collocations English collocations are two words together that equal one meaning- they almost always combine NOUNS or ADJECTIVES together. Some popular collocations have the feeling/meaning of ‘absolutely’ for ...
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GRAMMAR: Using 'Would' in the past

GRAMMAR: Using 'Would' in the past

'used to' and 'would' can both be used to talk about past actions. ‘Would’ can be used to speak about past actions as an alternative to the simple past or ...
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GRAMMAR: Used to - EXERCISES

GRAMMAR: Used to – EXERCISES

GRAMMAR: Used to - EXERCISES Before attempting these exercises, we recommend reading the lesson on 'Used to' found here. Practice Fill the blanks with the correct form. 1. I be ...
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Using used to in English

Using used to in English

Using used to in English There two common meanings of used to 1. Use(d) +infinitive is used to talk about repeated actions/states in the past. I used to smoke (i.e ...
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COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: 'Too' and 'Enough'

COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: 'Too' and 'Enough'

COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: 'Too' and 'Enough' Too and enough are used to talk about the quantity or size of something. Look at the sentences below. What is the difference in ...
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SKILLS: Describing negative emotions

SKILLS: Describing negative emotions

SKILLS: Describing negative emotions Describing negative emotions (talking about how you or other people feel) is a useful skill in English. However, there is a lot of different vocabulary that ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 26

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 026

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 26 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts show the distribution of money spent on music in three different ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 23

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 023

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 23 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. An old friend is coming to town and has invited you to ...
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SPEAKING: 6 tips for speaking more fluently in IELTS

SPEAKING: 6 tips for speaking more fluently in IELTS

6 tips for speaking more fluently in IELTS For many people preparing for the IELTS test, it can be difficult to improve your fluency unless you have an opportunity to ...
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COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: YOUR or YOU'RE

COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: YOUR or YOU'RE

This is one of the most common errors you will see on the internet, even when written by native English speakers. To begin, test yourself by deciding whether these sentences ...
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SKILLS: Understanding reference words in English

SKILLS: Understanding reference words in English

Understanding reference words in English What's wrong with this sentence? Some people believe that a university education should be available to everyone as a university education will help with employment ...
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Say or tell

COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: SAY or TELL

Say and tell are similar in that they both mean to talk or give information to someone verbally. However, there are differences in sentence construction and exact meaning. Can you ...
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at-the-movies

SKILLS: Talking about the movies in English

In this lesson you will learn how to talk about going to the movies. NOTE: 'movies' is American English - in British English, they are called 'films'. Asking about the ...
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Connected speech

SPEAKING: Connected speech

When you first hear an unfamiliar language, you don’t really hear individual words but rather a flow of sound - connected speech. As you learn and become more familiar with ...
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SKILLS: Complaining in English

SKILLS: Complaining in English

SKILLS: Complaining in English When you have a problem and you need to complain, there are ways of expressing yourself politely as you look for a solution. Being too direct ...
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SKILLS: Talking about hobbies and interests

SKILLS: Talking about hobbies and interests

Talking about hobbies and interests Talking about hobbies and interests in English is a very common topic. What do you do in your free time? Leisure activities are the things ...
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SPEAKING: How to practice your spoken English

SPEAKING: How to practice your spoken English

How to practice your spoken English 4 ways you can practice speaking English Getting enough English speaking practice can be one of the biggest problems for learners of English who ...
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GRAMMAR: Using 'can' and 'could'

GRAMMAR: Using 'can' and 'could'

Deciding when to use can or could sometimes causes problems for English language students, especially as these words have a number of different uses. Can or could can be used ...
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FUNCTIONS: At the bank

FUNCTIONS: At the bank

In this lesson, we are looking at what to say when you are going to the bank. Here is some useful vocabulary that you can use when you are at ...
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SPEAKING: Talking about past events and telling stories

SPEAKING: Talking about past events and telling stories

Talking about past events and telling stories Part of improving your English is the ability to talk about past experiences and story telling. So what's special about past experiences and ...
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PHRASAL VERBS: 'Up' and 'Down'

PHRASAL VERBS: 'Up' and 'Down'

PHRASAL VERBS: 'Up' and 'Down' There are hundreds, if not thousands of phrasal verbs (verb+preposition) in English that include the prepositions ‘up’ and ‘down’. Try the following two-part exercise to ...
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PHRASAL VERBS: 'Take' - EXERCISES

PHRASAL VERBS: 'Take' – EXERCISES

PHRASAL VERBS: 'Take' - EXERCISES Have you read the information page on phrasal verbs with 'take'? Click here to read it before you try the phrasal verbs with 'take' exercises ...
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phrasal verbs with 'take'

PHRASAL VERBS: 'Take'

Phrasal verbs are made when we use a main verb with another word (or words) to change the meaning of the main verb. There are lots of different phrasal verbs ...
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PHRASAL VERBS: 'Get'

PHRASAL VERBS: 'Get'

PHRASAL VERBS with Get Phrasal verbs are made when we use a main verb with another word (or words) to change the meaning of the main verb. There are lots ...
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PHRASAL VERBS: 'Get' - EXERCISES

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 15

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 015

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 15 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts illustrate how recycling is carried out in Eutopia, and the pie ...
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subjunctive

GRAMMAR: The subjunctive

The subjunctive is a grammar form that has no plural form or past form. It is generally used when something is considered important or desirable. It is part of a ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 14

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 014

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 14 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph shows the hours spent in different study methods during a two ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 014

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 014

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 14 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You are applying for membership at a local sports club. Write to ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 013

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 013

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 13 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have just enrolled in a 12 week English class, but have ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 16

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 016

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 16 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Studying business or science related subjects at university level ...
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dependent prepositions exercises

GRAMMAR: Dependent prepositions – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on dependent prepositions? Click here to read it before you try the dependent prepositions exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the ...
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dependent prepositions

GRAMMAR: Dependent prepositions

Certain verbs, adjectives and nouns naturally take certain prepositions when placed in a sentence - these are called dependent prepositions. For example, you can object to (something), participate in (something), ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 015

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 015

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 15 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Traffic problems are increasing in most cities. What can ...
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reported speech

GRAMMAR: Reported speech

Reported speech, also called indirect speech, is what happens when we are telling someone about what another person said. Here is an example of direct and reported speech: Direct speech: ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 13

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 013

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 13 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The process shows diamonds moving from the mine to the retailer. Summarise the ...
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reported speech exercises

GRAMMAR: Reported speech – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on reported speech? Click here to read it before you try the reported speech exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 12

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 012

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 12 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You recently went to a restaurant but think you could have left ...
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Paraphrasing in IELTS

Paraphrasing in IELTS

Being able to paraphrase (express the same meaning using different words) is a very useful skill for the IELTS writing test, but it can also help you identify answers in ...
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GRAMMAR: Gerunds and infinitives - EXERCISES

GRAMMAR: Gerunds and infinitives – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on gerunds and infinitives? Click here to read it before you try the gerunds and infinitives exercises. Remember to register to get email updates ...
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gerunds and infinitives

GRAMMAR: Gerunds and infinitives

Gerunds and infinitives and when to use each form can be confusing. When there are two main verbs in a sentence, the second verb must be either a gerund (+ing) ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 013

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 013

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 13 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Medical procedures for cosmetic purposes should not be allowed ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 12

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 012

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 12 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts show information about the number of kilometres travelled in an average ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 011

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 011

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 11 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Your local museum has asked for feedback on your recent visit. Write ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 10

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 010

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have seen an advertisement for a part time job welcoming visitors to your town. Write to the recruiters. In your ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 1

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 1

IELTS writing sample answer Band score: approximately 7.0 Task: Task 2 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 12

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 012

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 12 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of having older ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 2 Band score: approximately 8.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 1 Band score: approximately 8.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Letter 1

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Letter 1

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Letter 1 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The ielts writing sample answer below has been rated ...
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Commonly misspelled words in English

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Commonly misspelled words in English English spelling can be very difficult, even for native speakers. Many English words cannot be spelt phonetically (phonetically means the way they sound). For example, ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 8 Letter 1

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 8 Letter 1

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 8 Letter 1 Band score: approximately 8.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The ielts writing sample answer below has been rated ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 6 Letter 1

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 6 Letter 1

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 6 Letter 1 Band score: approximately 6.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 3 Band score: approximately 6.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 2 Band score: approximately 6.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public ...
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causative verbs exercises

GRAMMAR: Causative verbs – EXERCISES

Causative verbs exercises Have you read the information page on causative verbs? Click here to read it before you try the causative verbs exercises. Remember to register to get email ...
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Causative verbs

GRAMMAR: Causative verbs

Causative verbs, as the name suggests, are used when we want to talk about somebody causing something to take place but not actually performing the action. In sentences including causative ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 1

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 1

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 1 Band score: approximately 5.0 Task: Task 2 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 5 Letter 2

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 5 Letter 2

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 5 Letter 2 Band score: approximately 5.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 3

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 5 Letter 1

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 5 Letter 1 Band score: approximately 5.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 1 Band score: approximately 6.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 3 Band score: approximately 5.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 2 Band score: approximately 5.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public ...
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IELTS Task 1 describing trends

IELTS Task 1 describing trends

IELTS Task 1 describing trends In IELTS Task 1, a trend is the general direction or movement that can be seen in the graph. It is essential to use a ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 1 Band score: approximately 5.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public ...
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Grammar for IELTS Articles exercises

GRAMMAR: Using articles correctly in English (a, an, the and Ø) — EXERCISES

Have you read the information pages on articles? Click here to read it before you try the articles exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the articles exercises ...
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Superlative adjectives

GRAMMAR: Superlative adjectives

We use superlative adjectives when we are comparing one adjective against more than one other adjective. Examples of superlative adjectives: Of all animals, the cheetah is the fastest. Some people ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 9

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 009

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 9 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have received a letter from your local video shop claiming that ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 11

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 011

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 11 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Teenagers are spending an increasing amount of time on ...
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IELTS grammar: conditional sentences exercises

GRAMMAR: Conditional sentences – EXERCISES

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 9

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 009

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 9 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The line graph shows the average temperature during the hottest part of the ...
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IELTS band scores converter

IELTS band scores converter

Your IELTS result is given as a result from 0 to 9.0, increasing by 0.5 bands at a time (e.g. 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5). The result is calculated depending on ...
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IELTS writing model answer

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 008

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 8 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You recently ordered an item that was advertised as having a discount ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 10

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 010

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 10 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In some countries, people who are unemployed receive a ...
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RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about city infrastructure

RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about city infrastructure

See also: IELTS vocabulary for city people and IELTS vocabulary for a city environment Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing ...
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In Task II, your concluding sentence should summarise your argument as presented in the essay, but ideally should also end with either a speculation or a recommendation. A speculation is ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 009

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Compared to previous generations, an increasing number of people ...
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prepositions of place exercises

GRAMMAR: Prepositions of place Level A1 – EXERCISES

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Grammar for IELTS Prepositions of time exercises

GRAMMAR: Prepositions of time Level A1 – EXERCISES

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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 008

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 008

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 8 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Driving a car is a valuable skill and should ...
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Using idioms in IELTS exercises

Using idioms in English exercises

Have you read the information page on English idioms? Click here to read it before you try the English idioms exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the ...
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Punctuation exercises for IELTS

WRITING: Understanding punctuation in English – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on punctuation? Click here to read it before you try the punctuation exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the punctuation exercises ...
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Grammar for IELTS Countable nouns exercises

GRAMMAR: Countable and uncountable nouns Level A2 – EXERCISES

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Grammar for IELTS Parts of speech exercises

GRAMMAR: Parts of speech – EXERCISES

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Grammar for IELTS Past perfect exercises

GRAMMAR: The past perfect – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on the past perfect simple and continuous tenses? Click here to read it before you try the past perfect simple and continuous exercises. Remember ...
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future simple exercises

TENSES: The future simple – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on the future simple tense (will / be going to)? Click here to read it before you try the future simple exercises. Remember to ...
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present continuous exercises

TENSES: The present continuous – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on the present continuous? Click here to read it before you try the present continuous exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete ...
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present simple exercises

TENSES: The present simple – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on the present simple? Click here to read it before you try the present simple exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete ...
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Analysing IELTS Task 2 writing questions

Analysing IELTS Task 2 writing questions

Before you can being preparing your answer to a Task 2 topic, you need to be sure you have fully understood what you are being asked to write about. For ...
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The four types of IELTS Task 2 essay

The four types of IELTS Task 2 essay

There are four IELTS Task 2 types in the writing test (Academic Module and General Training), and it is important to understand exactly which of the four types you are ...
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IELTS reading all question types

IELTS reading all question types There are 8 common question types in IELTS reading. On this page, you will see an example of each type based on the reading text ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 7

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 007

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 7 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows the percentage of people with mobile phones who use various ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 7

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 007

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 7 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. A friend has invited you to a party but you will not ...
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IELTS listening multiple choice questions

IELTS listening multiple choice questions

IELTS listening multiple choice questions In both the reading and the listening test, one question type you may be required to answer is multiple choice, where you have to choose ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 6

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 006

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 6 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows ways that schoolchildren get to school in three different countries ...
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Percentages in Task 1

Percentages in Task 1 (Academic)

When describing data in Task 1 (Academic Module), you will need to show the examiner that you can use a range of different expressions rather than just repeatedly copying percentages ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 6

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 006

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 6 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have just returned from holiday and were not satisfied with your ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 5

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 005

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 5 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have recently ordered an item from the internet, but are not ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 5

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 005

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 5 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The line graph shows the cost for watching films. The pie charts show ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 4

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 004

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 4 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The process shows how plants create food. Summarise the information by selecting and ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 003

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 3 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The line graph shows the number of first time visitors and returning visitors ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 002

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 2 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The bar chart shows the typical weekday for students in three different countries ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 001

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table gives information about the average hours spent on the Internet by European people of different age groups. Summarise the ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 4

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 004

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 4 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You would like to rent a car for a holiday. Write to ...
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IELTS writing model answer

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 003

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 3 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You are temporarily moving to a new city for your job. You ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 2

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 002

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 2 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have seen an advertisement looking for volunteers to teach English overseas ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 001

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You were supposed to go on an interview in a few weeks, ...
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IELTS speaking practice test

IELTS speaking practice test 1

This section of the site is for you to try a complete IELTS speaking test. The timing of each section is automatic and follows the standard IELTS pattern. Ideally, we ...
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IELTS Writing practice test (General Training Module) #1

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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 004

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 004

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 4 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 3

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 003

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 3 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 2

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 002

All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Smoking can cause serious ...
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WRITING: Understanding punctuation in English

One of the categories the examiner will be looking for when assessing your writing is your accuracy with punctuation, and the correct use of more accurate punctuation like semi colons ...
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Writing good body paragraphs for IELTS Task 2

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Writing good body paragraphs for IELTS Task 2 In Task II, your essay should be composed of three distinct sections: the introduction, the body and the conclusion. On this page, ...
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Minimum requirements for IELTS You do not have to have any specific level of English before you can take the IELTS test, although of course it is likely to be ...
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Tips for the IELTS writing test On this page are tips and hints for writing in the IELTS test. If you have a question or a tip that you think ...
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Tips for the IELTS speaking test

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Tips for the IELTS reading test

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IELTS speaking model answer Favourite way to relax

IELTS speaking model answer – Your favourite way to relax

IELTS speaking model answer - Your favourite way to relax Describe your favourite way to relax This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two topic cards ...
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IELTS speaking model answer – A teacher that inspired you

IELTS speaking model answer  - A teacher that inspired you Describe a teacher that inspired you This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two topic cards ...
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IELTS speaking model answer A subject you enjoyed

IELTS speaking model answer – A subject you enjoyed

IELTS speaking model answer - A subject you enjoyed Describe a subject you enjoyed at school This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two topic cards ...
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IELTS speaking model answer A place to visit

IELTS speaking model answer – A place you would love to visit

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IELTS speaking model answer Best holiday

IELTS speaking model answer – The best holiday you have had

IELTS speaking model answer - The best holiday you have had Describe the best holiday you have had This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two ...
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IELTS speaking model answer - best friend

IELTS speaking topic card model answer – An important friend

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Skimming and scanning in IELTS reading One of the most common problems with the IELTS reading test is the time limit. You have 60 minutes to find 40 answers over ...
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COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: IN CONTRAST and ON THE OTHER HAND

'In contrast' and 'On the other hand' Two linking phrases that are often confused are 'In contrast' and 'On the other hand'. Compare examples A and B. A. Tourism often ...
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General advice about preparing for IELTS

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So, yet and because are three basic examples of linking words - words which allow you to put together ideas either through contrast, comparison, example, cause, effect or sequence. Good ...
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With only 40 minutes to read the question, get ideas, plan your essay, write the essay and then proofread your work, you need to be quick getting ideas. Here are ...
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What is the IELTS test?

What is the IELTS test? IELTS is the acronym for the International English Language Testing System. It is a test of English language ability. It is increasing in popularity against ...
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IELTS Task 2 avoiding emotional language

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Speaking more formally in Part 3 of the IELTS test

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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 001

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 001

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About the IELTS listening test

About the IELTS listening test

About the IELTS listening test *Note that the listening test is the same for the General Training and Academic Module test Timing and requirements There are four sections in the ...
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Headings questions in IELTS

Headings questions in IELTS

Headings questions in IELTS reading One of the most common - and most difficult - types of question you are likely to face in the IELTS reading test are Headings ...
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stative_and_dynamic_verbs

GRAMMAR: Stative and dynamic verbs

Verbs can be divided into two types: stative and dynamic verbs. Stative verbs are also known as state verbs and dynamic verbs are also know as action verbs. Do you ...
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IELTS grammar: conditional sentences

GRAMMAR: Conditional sentences

Conditional sentences are 'if' sentences. There are five types of conditional sentences: zero conditional sentences first conditional sentences second conditional sentences third conditional sentences mixed conditional sentences *Mixed conditionals are ...
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so_and_such

COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS: SO and SUCH

'So' and 'such' are often used incorrectly in English. Both so and such are used to 'give emphasis' - this means to show that something is 'extreme' or 'more than' ...
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direct-and-indirect-questions

SPEAKING: Direct and indirect questions

When asking for information in English you can use direct and indirect questions. There are differences in sentence structure and levels of politeness and formality. In English, a basic question ...
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past_perfect_simple_and_continuous

TENSES: The past perfect

Past perfect simple and continuous are used to talk about an 'earlier' past when you are also talking about another (more recent) past situation. In general terms, while both past ...
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Advanced Countable and uncountable nouns

GRAMMAR: Advanced countable and uncountable nouns

Advanced Countable and uncountable nouns Sometimes nouns can act as both countable and uncountable nouns (often with a slight difference in meaning). This can make learning the rules even more ...
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make _uncountable_nouns_countable

GRAMMAR: Make uncountable nouns countable

Nouns can be split into two different groups - countable and uncountable. (see Countable and uncountable nouns for more information) Countable nouns, as the name suggests, can be counted. For ...
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prepositions-of-time

GRAMMAR: Prepositions of time (Level B1)

Prepositions of time (and all types of prepositions) can be one of the hardest parts of English to use correctly because the rules are often quite difficult, and like most ...
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prepositions_of_place_2

GRAMMAR: Prepositions of place(Level B1)

Prepositions of place (and all prepositions) can be one of the hardest parts of English to use correctly because the rules are often quite difficult, and like most rules for ...
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transitive_and_intransitive_verbs

GRAMMAR: Transitive and intransitive verbs

Transitive and intransitive verbs have different rules when you use them to make sentences. Read the two sentences that follow. They contain examples of transitive and intransitive verbs. Do you ...
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present_perfect_continuous

GRAMMAR: The present perfect continuous

Present perfect tenses are used to talk about situations that connect the past to now. Present perfect continuous is formed using: have / has + been + [verb] + ing ...
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future-simple-tense

TENSES: The future simple

The future simple tense is will and be going to The future simple tense has two forms in English - 'will' and '(be) going to'. When you use the future ...
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question_tags

SPEAKING: Using question tags

Question tags (also called tag questions) are common structures used in spoken English. An example of a question tag is: 'You like studying English, don't you?' The first part of ...
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modal_verbs

GRAMMAR: Modal auxiliary verbs

Modal verbs (also called modal auxiliary verbs, or modals) are used with the infinitive form of the main verb (minus -to) to add additional layers of meaning to a sentence ...
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5 tips to improve your IELTS reading

5 tips to improve your IELTS reading

5 tips to improve your IELTS reading What will I learn from this page? 5 useful tips to help you improve your IELTS reading score Are you taking practice test ...
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report1

IELTS Writing practice test (Academic Module) #1

IELTS Writing practice test (Academic Module) #1 This section of the site is for you to try writing a complete IELTS writing test. For the best practice, we strongly recommend ...
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past_simple

TENSES: The past simple

In English grammar, the past simple is used to talk about finished events or actions in the past. Here are some example sentences including regular past simple verbs: I worked ...
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the_present_simple

TENSES: The present simple

In English grammar, the present simple is used to talk about habits and routines. Here is an example of the present simple in a sentence: I work on weekdays. The ...
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Talking about hobbies

Talking about hobbies (speaking)

Talking about hobbies In the IELTS speaking test, the examiner could ask you to talk about your hobbies. Here's a bad example of a response to a question about hobbies: ...
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Talking about special days and celebrations

Talking about special days and celebrations

Talking about special days and celebrations It is common in the IELTS speaking test to be asked to talk about special days or celebrations, so here are some model answers ...
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IELTS vocabulary for the environment

RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about the environment

In this lesson, we are focusing on IELTS vocabulary for the environment - pollution, solutions to the problem etc. Take a look at the list below. How many words do ...
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IELTS listening improving your result

IELTS listening improving your result

IELTS listening improving your result So you've practiced, you've listened to the radio, taken practice tests, you've even taken the IELTS test - often a number of times - and ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 46

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 046

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 46 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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Parallel expressions in IELTS - examples

Parallel expressions in IELTS – examples

Before looking at this page, we recommend looking at the parallel expressions page first. In the IELTS test (especially in the reading), finding the correct answer often depends on understanding ...
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IELTS speaking model answer -  Enjoyed doing as a child

IELTS speaking model answer – Enjoyed doing as a child

IELTS speaking model answer - Enjoyed doing as a child Describe something you enjoyed doing as a child This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two ...
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Writing good topic sentences for IELTS

Writing good topic sentences for IELTS

To write in a clear and logical way, the first sentence of your paragraph should define what the rest of the paragraph will be discussing. For example: Tighter gun control ...
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TEXT COMPLETION QUESTIONS IN IELTS IELTS READING: Home office

TEXT COMPLETION QUESTIONS IN IELTS IELTS READING: Home office

TEXT COMPLETION QUESTIONS IN IELTS IELTS READING This is a text completion exercise. Before you begin, we recommend you take a look at the Text completion information page. The home ...
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IELTS listening multiple choice questions practice exercise 1

IELTS listening multiple choice questions practice exercise 1

IELTS listening multiple choice questions practice exercise 1 Before attempting this exercise, make sure you have read this page about multiple choice questions in IELTS listening. Listen to the recording ...
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Giving and justifying opinions for IELTS speaking

Giving and justifying opinions for IELTS speaking

Giving and justifying opinions for IELTS speaking The IELTS speaking test is like most conversations.  If you give an opinion, you should justify it, and if possible, offer a reason, ...
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Tips for IELTS listening

Tips for IELTS listening

Tips for IELTS listening On this page are tips for listening in the IELTS test. If you have a question or a tip that you think would benefit others, let ...
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An introduction to the IELTS listening test (Page 2)

An introduction to the IELTS listening test (Page 2)

An introduction to the IELTS listening test (page 2) Before starting this lesson, make sure you have completed page 1. This page begins with the video below, then some comprehension ...
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An introduction to the IELTS listening test

An introduction to the IELTS listening test

An introduction to the IELTS listening test Before you begin this lesson, you will need to know the meaning of the words below as they are part of the lesson ...
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task-1-graph

Preparing a plan for Task 1

Preparing a plan for Task 1 NOTE: This post is for the Academic Module writing test NOTE 2: Click here for a lesson preparing a plan for Task 2 As ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 3

Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics Page 3

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 3 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1 and page 2. In the final page in this lesson, we ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 2

Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics Page 2

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 2 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1. On the previous page, you answered some questions about Task 2 ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics

Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Before you begin this lesson, you will need to know the meaning of the words below as they are part of the lesson ...
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Task 1 the basics (General Training) Page 2

Task 1 the basics (General Training) Page 2

Task 1 the basics (General Training) Page 2 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1. On the previous page, we have looked at the aims of Task ...
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Task 1 the basics (General Training)

Task 1 the basics (General Training)

Task 1 the basics (General Training) Before you begin this lesson, you will need to know the meaning of the words below as they are part of the lesson. INSTRUCTIONS: ...
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Common errors in IELTS writing - 'government'

Common errors in IELTS writing – 'government'

Using the correct words in your IELTS test can make the difference between succeeding and having to resit the test, so make sure you've got the right word or phrase! ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 008

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 008

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 008 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graphs below show three exports from South East Asia and the four ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 010

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 010

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 32 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph shows typical levels in enthusiasm, confidence and ability of students attending ...
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6 common errors when writing an introduction to IELTS Task 2

6 common errors when writing an introduction to IELTS Task 2

6 common errors when writing an introduction to IELTS Task 2 When writing an introduction to your Task 2 essay, there are a number of points you need to include ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 045

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 045

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 45 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 044

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 044

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 44 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 011

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 011

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 31 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagram below shows the process of publishing a book. Write a report ...
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Tips for the day of your IELTS speaking test

Tips for the day of your IELTS speaking test

Tips for the day of your IELTS speaking test So the day has finally arrived - it's test day! Depending on the test centre you are taking your test in, ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 043

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 043

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 43 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 042

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 042

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 42 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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Writing an introduction to Task 1 (Academic)

Writing an introduction to Task 1 (Academic)

Writing an introduction to Task 1 (Academic) Getting the introduction right in Task 1 is very important, as it is the first thing the examiner will see of your writing ...
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mark-inglis

TEXT COMPLETION QUESTIONS: Mark Inglis (reading)

Text completion questions practice This is a text completion exercise. Before you begin, we recommend you take a look at the Text completion information page. Read the text below and ...
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Text completion IELTS reading

Text completion IELTS reading

Text completion IELTS reading Text completion questions in IELTS are one of the most common question types. You need to be able to complete either a sentence or a short ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 040

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 040

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 40 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 039

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 039

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 39 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 038

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 038

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 38 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 037

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 037

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 37 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 3

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Letter 3

IELTS General Task 1 sample answer Band 7 Letter 3 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The IELTS writing sample answer below has been rated purely ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 5.0 Task: Task 2 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors ...
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CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Airlines (reading)

CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Airlines (reading)

CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Airlines (reading) If you have not done so already, you should start by reviewing the video lessons on classifying here. Now practice with a full length example Read ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 5)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 5)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 5) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 | Go back to page 3 | Go back to page 4 ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 4)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 4)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 4) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 | Go back to page 3 On this page, we will be ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 3)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 3)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 3) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 Now practice with this matching style question (classifying style questions are on ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 2)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 2)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 2) Click here for page 1 In the previous page, we look at the similarities between matching and classifying question in the IELTS reading ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 030

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 030

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 30 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows the amount of coal used by different sectors in the ...
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classifying-questions

CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Quantum neurology (reading)

Read the text below and answer the CLASSIFYING questions that follow. After checking your answers, you should also look at the vocabulary section for this text at the bottom of ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading

Classifying questions in IELTS reading

Classifying questions in IELTS reading Classifying questions are similar to matching questions – the questions are in statement format, and you need to decide which of a limited number of ...
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The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question

The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question

Task II writing questions can often be divided into different parts. Commonly, these are: 1. a situation which is generally accepted as being true 2. an opinion, speculation or suggestion ...
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6 tips for making notes in Part 2 speaking

6 tips for making notes in Part 2 speaking

6 tips for making notes in Part 2 speaking Here's an example of a topic card used in Part Two of the IELTS speaking test: Describe your favourite leisure activity ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 36

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 036

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 36 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS - lesson 2

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS – lesson 2

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS - lesson 2 We have already posted a number of pages about improving your writing in the IELTS test (see Writing more academically, Avoiding ...
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Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS – lesson 1

We have already posted a number of pages about improving your writing in the IELTS test (see Writing more academically, Avoiding pronouns and Using the correct register). In these lessons, ...
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IELTS vocabulary for communication

RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about communication

In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe communication - how we communicate, the words we use, non-verbal communication and more. Take a look at the list ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 029

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 029

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 29 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows the production and consumption of natural gas in different ...
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ielts-task-1-graphs

IELTS Task 1 graphs

IELTS Task 1 graphs Before you can begin Task I, you have to look carefully at what is being represented. Remember that not every graph is talking about percentages! It ...
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IELTS Listening for personal information

IELTS Listening for personal information

IELTS Listening for personal information You should also take a look at the lesson 'Listening for details in IELTS' In the first section of the IELTS listening test, it is ...
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IELTS vocabulary for family

RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about family

In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe families - the relationships between people, the structure and type of family and more. Take a look at the ...
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Linking words for IELTS - exercise 2

Linking words for IELTS – exercise 2

We recommend reading the 'Linking words' page before attempting this exercise. Using linking words effectively and accurately is essential if you are looking for a good result in your IELTS ...
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Linking words for IELTS - exercise 1

Linking words for IELTS – exercise 1

We recommend reading the 'Linking words' page before attempting this exercise. Using linking words effectively and accurately is essential if you are looking for a good result in your IELTS ...
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Skimming and scanning in IELTS - exercise 1

Skimming and scanning in IELTS – exercise 1

Skimming and scanning in IELTS - exercise 1 Before trying this exercise, we recommend reviewing the information in the Skimming and scanning lesson. Skim the text and answer the questions ...
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Skimming and scanning in IELTS

Skimming and scanning in IELTS – exercise 2

Skimming and scanning in IELTS - exercise 2 Before trying this exercise, we recommend reviewing the information in the Skimming and scanning lesson. This page focuses specifically on scanning skills ...
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IELTS speaking model answer - Describe a piece of equipment

IELTS speaking model answer – Describe a piece of equipment

IELTS speaking topic card model answer - Describe a piece of equipment Describe a piece of equipment This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two topic cards ...
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IELTS speaking model answer

IELTS speaking model answer – How to cook a meal you like

IELTS speaking topic card model answer - How to cook a meal you like Describe how to cook a meal you like This section of the site is for model ...
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IELTS vocabulary for health

RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about health

In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe health - people that work in the health service, common illnesses, types of healthcare and more. Take a look ...
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RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about the law

RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about the law

In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe the law - crimes, criminals, the legal system and more. Take a look at the list below. How many ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 034

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 034

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 34 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 033

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 033

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 33 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 28

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 028

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 28 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows the attitudes to recycling of people in different age ...
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IELTS test day listening exercise

IELTS test day listening exercise

IELTS test day listening exercise For this listening exercise, we've used ALL the different question types you will find in the IELTS listening test. The listening is about a candidate's ...
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Comparison and contrast in Task 2

Comparison and contrast in IELTS Task 2 writing

To present your ideas and opinions clearly, it is important to know how to accurately use comparison and contrast in Task 2 of the IELTS writing test. Here are some ...
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Giving longer answers in IELTS speaking

Giving longer answers in IELTS speaking

Giving longer answers in IELTS speaking This post focuses on a formula you can use to help you keep speaking fluently during the IELTS speaking test, especially in Part 2 ...
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Reading for meaning in IELTS

Reading for meaning in IELTS

Reading for meaning in IELTS This practice exercises follows on from the information in this lesson about understanding meaning in IELTS reading. You should read that lesson before starting this ...
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True, False, Not Given in IELTS reading - exercise

True, False, Not Given in IELTS reading – exercise

True, False, Not Given in IELTS reading - exercise This post is another practice exercise for True, False, Not Given style questions. For the main lesson page on this question ...
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Prepositions in Task 1 graphs

Prepositions in Task 1 graphs

Prepositions in Task 1 graphs (Academic Module) In the majority of Task 1 questions for the Academic Module, you will need to describe data using the correct prepositions. However, prepositions ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 27

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 027

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 27 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows days taken off work due to stress related illnesses by ...
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Short answer questions in the IELTS reading test

Short answer questions in the IELTS reading test

Short answer questions in the IELTS reading test In the IELTS reading test, you may be required to answer short answer questions, where you have to write one, two or ...
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Listening for numbers in IELTS listening

Listening for numbers in IELTS listening

Listening for numbers in IELTS listening In the IELTS listening test, it is very common to have to listen for numbers to get a correct answer. In this exercise, you ...
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Talking about your hometown in IELTS speaking

Talking about your hometown in IELTS speaking

Talking about your hometown in IELTS speaking Once of the more common questions in Part One of the IELTS test is to talk about your hometown. A common student error ...
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Facts about the IELTS writing test

Facts about the IELTS writing test

Here's a collection of some of the most common questions we are asked about the IELTS writing test. If your have a question that isn't answered here, post it in ...
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Predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test - exercise

Predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test – exercise

Predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test - exercise In a previous post we looked at the importance of predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test. Practice your ...
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Reading graphs in IELTS Task 1

Reading graphs in IELTS Task 1

Reading graphs in IELTS Task 1 NOTE: This lesson is for the ACADEMIC module only. To get a good result in your Academic Task 1 IELTS writing test, it is ...
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Practice heading questions in IELTS 1

Practice heading questions in IELTS 1

Practice heading questions in IELTS 1 We recommend you read this page about headings style questions before beginning this practice. Read the following passage and select the best heading for ...
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Matching and classifying in IELTS listening

Matching and classifying in IELTS listening

Matching and classifying in IELTS listening Matching and classifying questions test your ability to understand a rephrased sentence and identify key points in the recording, as well as understand relationships ...
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IELTS speaking practice test 4

IELTS speaking practice test 4

IELTS speaking practice test 4 This section of the site is for you to try a complete IELTS speaking test. The timing of each section is automatic and follows the ...
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IELTS vocabulary for education

RELATED VOCABULARY: Talking about education

In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe education - schools, teachers, subjects and more. Take a look at the list below. How many words do you ...
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False or not given in IELTS reading

False or not given in IELTS reading

False or not given in IELTS reading Identifying the difference between 'False' and 'Not given' can sometimes be complicated, but a basic rule you can apply is this - are ...
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True False Not Given questions

True False Not Given questions

True False Not Given questions This type of question can be particularly difficult, especially when you need to decide whether the answer is NOT GIVEN or FALSE. Here's a very simple ...
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