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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 is to give short answers ...
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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 the comments section at the ...
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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 skills with these 10 questions ...
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Dealing with unknown vocabulary in IELTS – exercise

Dealing with unknown vocabulary in IELTS - exercise NOTE: We recommend you read the lesson Dealing with unknown vocabulary before trying this exercise. Now read the text below and guess what the missing word could ...
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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 essential that you clearly understand ...
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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 each paragraph. A. Lapped on ...
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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 between ideas. You can think ...
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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 standard IELTS pattern. Ideally, we ...
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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 know? We will soon be ...
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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 the 2 things both possible, or is only one possible? To illustrate ...
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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 example of this question type: ...
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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 candidates make in this situation is to focus purely on one side of ...
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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 standard IELTS pattern. Ideally, we ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 4 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 and difficulty as a standard IELTS test. To get ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 4 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 a standard IELTS test. To get started simply scroll ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 4 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 standard IELTS test. To get started simply scroll down ...
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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 the following topic: We never ...
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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 the following topic: International air ...
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Free IELTS listening test 4 Section 3

Jump back to Section 1  | Jump back to Section 2  |  Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in this free online IELTS listening test are ...
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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 of these questions types are in multiple choice format, which automatically gives you a good ...
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Level 10 (CEFR Level C2) Vocabulary – Group A – EXERCISES

OK, so you’ve looked at the 12 words in the Level 10 vocabulary group A, so now it’s time to test yourself! ADVOCATE, ALLEVIATE, PREDOMINANT,  IMPLEMENT, EXPLICIT, INTRINSIC, PRUDENT, PROLIFIC, INTUITION,  FUTILE, LURID, INTEGRITY,   ...
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Level 10 (CEFR Level C2) Vocabulary – group A

Take a look at the meaning and example sentence for the 12 words below, then take the practice exercises to see what you know! Word ADVOCATE Meaning to publicly support or recommend Word family Verb ...
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Free IELTS listening test 4 Section 2

Jump back to Section 1  | Jump to Section 3  |  Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in this free online IELTS listening test are EXACTLY ...
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Free IELTS listening test 4 Section 1

Jump to Section 2  | Jump to Section 3  |  Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in this free online IELTS listening test are EXACTLY what ...
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Ending a Task 1 letter

How you end a Task 1 letter depends on whether it was written in a formal, semi-formal or informal style. First, let's briefly review formal, semi-formal and formal Task 1 examples. Formal: writing a job ...
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WORDS BEGINNING WITH ‘S’

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 a very busy schedule during his business trip. STRESS: ...
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WORDS BEGINNING WITH ‘H’

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. STRESS: HIGH-light Pronunciation (click the play button below) Practice! ...
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SPELLING: Listen and spell – EXERCISE 1

Practice your spelling skills with these 10 words. Click ‘Play’ to hear the word, then type it in the box ...
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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 4 Section 1

This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty as a standard IELTS test. To get started, simply scroll down to read the texts and answer the ...
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Level 10 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 10 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. The de was found not guilty and was free to leave the ...
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Level 09 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 9 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. Although he ran very fast in the beginning, he couldn’t su the ...
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LEVEL 8 VOCABULARY EXERCISES

Level 08 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 8 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. Many poorer countries do not have su food and water for the ...
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ENGLISH PRACTICE ONLINE VOCABULARY

Level 07 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 7 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. Many roads have been closed due to the se weather. SEVERE 2 ...
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Level 06 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 6 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. If you want to learn English, the most ef method is to ...
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Level 02 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 2 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. John’s alarm clock rang at 7 am, but he was already aw ...
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Level 01 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 1 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. Chris really likes fresh strawberries – they have a lovely fl to ...
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Level 05 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 5 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. The police want to talk to him because he was a wi ...
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Level 04 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 4 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. Pollution from cars and industry is causing damage to the en ENVIRONMENT ...
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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 a standard IELTS test. To get started, simply ...
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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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Level 03 vocabulary list – EXERCISES

All of the words in the exercises below are taken from the Level 3 vocabulary list. See how many you can complete! 1. Nurses have to wear a un at work. UNIFORM 2. It was ...
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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 and automation have reduced the ...
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Word of the day

WORD: INCENTIVE MEANING: Something that motivates or encourages someone to do something; a payment or concession to encourage greater output or investment. STRESS: in-CEN-tive WORD FAMILY: Noun EXAMPLE: The government is currently offering incentives to ...
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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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