Using background knowledge in IELTS Listening

For candidates who have already done the IELTS test, many will realise that the Listening module demands more than just understanding speakers and answering set questions. It also very much draws on candidates’ background knowledge of certain subjects. For instance, an academic lecture related to medicine may require the candidate to use any information they […]

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Using dictionaries in IELTS self-study

Having a good dictionary is essential for students of English to help themselves in self-preparations. A reliable dictionary usually meant having a thick volume of entries printed by reputable publishing houses such as Oxford or Cambridge University Press. These days, however, printed materials are becoming obsolete with the emergence of more convenient handheld devices that can […]

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