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IELTS word of the day Set 2 word 2

IELTS word of the day Set 2 word 2 WORD: schedule WORD FAMILY: noun and verb MEANING: plan, timetable, programme. EXAMPLE (verb): I scheduled the appointment for the 23rd. EXAMPLE (noun): He will be on ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 2 word 1

IELTS word of the day Set 2 word 1 WORD: highlight WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: draw attention to, emphasise. EXAMPLE: The increase in the number of homeless people highlights the need for better social welfare ...
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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 the following topic: Education is ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 test

IELTS word of the day Set 1 test This page will test your skills with all 10 words from Set 1 of the 'Word of the day' vocabulary. You can click the link below to ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 3 Section 3

Free IELTS General Training Reading test 3 Section 3 Go back to Section 1 | Go back to Section 2 This free IELTS reading test (General Training) has the same question types, content style, length ...
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Free IELTS Academic Reading test 3 Section 3

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 3 Section 3 Go back to Section 1 | Go back to Section 2 This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and ...
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Free IELTS Academic Reading test 3 Section 2

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 3 Section 2 Go back to Section 1 | Go to Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty ...
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Free IELTS Academic Reading test 3 Section 1

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 3 Section 1 Go to Section 2 | Go to Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty as ...
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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 you will be given an ...
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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 ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 10

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 10 WORD: barbaric WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: cruel or uncivilised. EXAMPLE: Many people believe that the death penalty* is barbaric. STRESS: bar-BAR-ic *The death penalty is when ...
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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 the following topic: In many ...
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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 the following topic: We have ...
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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 the following topic: The mark ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 026

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 26 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: An increasing number of families have computers at home. What are the advantages and ...
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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 years in Northern Ireland. Summarise ...
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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 go to the cinema. Write ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 022

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 22 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You are visiting another town next month for a short break. Write a letter to the tourist ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 021

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 21 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have enrolled in an evening course but you have found that you are too busy to ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 020

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 20 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. New neighbours have recently moved in, but they are making a lot of noise at night while ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 025

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 25 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows working hours and income for four jobs. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 024

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 24 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The bar chart shows the typical weekday for students in three different countries. Summarise the information by selecting ...
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Do I need Academic or General Training IELTS?

Do I need Academic or General Training IELTS? As you probably know, there are two types of IELTS test - the Academic Module and the General Training Module IELTS test. One of the most common ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 023

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 23 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The line graph shows carbon emissions from different sources over a number of years. Summarise the information by ...
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Top 10 tips for learning IELTS vocabulary

Top 10 tips for learning IELTS vocabulary

Top 10 tips for learning IELTS vocabulary Tip 1: Don’t try to learn too many new words at once Making long lists of words is often not a very successful technique. Words and definitions can ...
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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 standard IELTS pattern. Ideally, we ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 9

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 9 WORD: abandon WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to withdraw support from, to stop trying to continue something. EXAMPLE (verb): The fishermen had to abandon their ship and ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 3 Section 2

Free IELTS General Training Reading test 3 Section 2 Go back to Section 1 | Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (General Training) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty as ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 025

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 25 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: Should arts-related ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 3 Section 1

Free IELTS General Training Reading test 3 Section 1 Section 1 Section 2 | Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (General Training) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty as a ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 8

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 8 WORD: lack WORD FAMILY: verb and noun MEANING: not have something that is considered desirable or needed EXAMPLE (verb): Many elderly people lack the ability to ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 019

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 19 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. A family member is coming to stay with you. He/she will be arriving by train in the morning, ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 022

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 22 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows how people travelled to work in 1996 and 2001 . Summarise the information by selecting ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 024

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 24 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: In some ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 7

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 7 WORD: anticipate WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to feel, realise or expect something in the future before it has happened EXAMPLE: He sold all his shares because ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 021

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 21 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows information on participation in various leisure activities in the U.K. Summarise the information by ...
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IELTS writing Task 1 table gap fill

IELTS writing Task 1 table gap fill Complete the Task 1 report below by using words from the drop down boxes. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows information ...
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Phrases to avoid in Task 2 IELTS writing

Phrases to use and phrases to avoid in Task 2 IELTS writing

Phrases to use and phrases to avoid in Task 2 IELTS writing There are a number of IELTS preparation institutions that will teach you set phrases to use in IELTS writing test. However, it is ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 6

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 6 WORD: equivalent WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING:  the same or equal to something else EXAMPLE: One US dollar is equivalent to about 65p in the UK. STRESS: ...
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Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 3

Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 3 Before starting this lesson, make sure you have completed Lesson 1 and Lesson 2. Learning synonyms is a good way to enrich your English vocabulary, ...
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Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 1

Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 1 Before you start this exercise, check that you know the meaning of the following words: naughty anxious greedy disappointed polite diligent cheerful depressed messy adventurous ...
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IELTS vocabulary for city people

IELTS vocabulary for city people See also: IELTS vocabulary for a city environment and IELTS vocabulary for a city infrastructure Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 5

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 5 WORD: amend WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to change or alter. EXAMPLE: He amended his earlier statement because he had missed some important details. STRESS: a-MEND Pronunciation ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 4

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 4 WORD: accumulate WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: To gather, pile, collect. EXAMPLE: Over his long career, he had accumulated a large number of awards. STRESS: ac-CUM-u-late Pronunciation ...
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IELTS vocabulary for a city environment

IELTS vocabulary for a city environment See also: IELTS vocabulary for city people and IELTS vocabulary for a city infrastructure Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 3

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 3 WORD: fluctuate WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: To rise and fall irregularly EXAMPLE: Exchange rates fluctuate every day, with the US dollar sometimes falling. Pronunciation (click the ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 023

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 23 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: Traffic congestion ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 2

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 2 WORD: phase WORD FAMILY: noun MEANING: A stage of development EXAMPLE: Many children go through a phase of disobeying their parents. Pronunciation (click the play button ...
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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 1

IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 1: WORD: transform WORD FAMILY: Verb MEANING: A large change in how something looks EXAMPLE: Industrial areas can be transformed into beautiful park areas Pronunciation (click the ...
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Reading practice exercise

Reading practice exercise Brush up on your reading skills with this short text and questions. Note: The text is NOT full the length of a normal IELTS reading test - this is a shortened version ...
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