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IELTS Vocabulary Topic: Microplastics
The Environment: How microplastics affect fish Here’s a summary of a key IELTS issue with key vocabulary in BOLD. When you do IELTS Practice tests, you will see that the same vocabulary comes up again and again in the Reading and Listening Tests. When you know something about the topic it is often easier to predict words […]
IELTS Vocabulary Topic: Plastic pollution
Reading newspaper articles is an excellent way to improve your vocabulary and reading skills. Here’s a summary of an IELTS-related news article with useful words for IELTS Reading Texts in BOLD. Read the summary, check you understand the meanings and then go back to the original text [Great Pacific garbage patch far bigger than imagined]. […]
How to read IELTS texts faster – it’s not what you think
Lots of teachers tell students to ‘skim and scan’ to improve their IELTS Reading score, but this isn’t the solution.
How to answer all parts of the question in Task 2
Recently there have been two very similar Task 2 questions: 1. Parents are encouraging their children to spend an increasing amount of time on tablets and screens because they think it will improve their technological skills. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages? and 2) Young people are spending an increasing amount of […]
How to write an informal letter to a friend for GT IELTS
Are you writing GT informal letters to a friend in the same way that you’d write to someone you never met before? It’s time for a change.