How to describe trends in IELTS Writing Task 1

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you will probably have heard about the problems smartphone giants have been experiencing recently. Here is an example article that you could read about Samsung, which contains language that should help you with describing market trends in IELTS Writing Task 1. Can you locate these expressions in context […]

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Understanding and discussing medical advancements in the IELTS

Here’s another quick one about recent developments in the world of medical technology. Scientists have now found a way to help detect signs of dementia through an app called Sea Hero Quest. Before you download it to find out what it’s all about and how to play this game, let’s do a quick IELTS exercise […]

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Common IELTS Topic: GM Food Production

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, particularly up-to-date developments in the area of science, you will have heard about the recent breakthrough in GM Food. Have a look at the video from the link below and choose the correct letter that best describes the topic. Scientists have made changes to the way plants use photosynthesis […]

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Discussing children and technology in IELTS Speaking Part 3

The topic of technology might come up in certain test questions either in IELTS Writing Task 2 or IELTS Speaking Part 2 or 3. Here is an example of what you may be asked in an essay: Nowadays, the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways has […]

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Talking about phone addiction in the IELTS

The theme of addiction may come up in the IELTS through a listening or reading text, or as an essay or interview question. The topic may not necessarily be about common addiction problems like drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, but it could be about addiction to technology, such as television or the computer. How prepared are […]

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Improve your IELTS Writing with this FREE tool!

If you are not already using a Google Chrome browser, it may be well worth trying. It comes with a free grammar check extension called Grammarly which helps you analyse your spelling and grammar when communicating online. Chris Becker via Compfight This may be a great place for you to start monitoring your own sentence […]

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Discussing CCTV and Street Lighting in IELTS Writing and Speaking

A few weeks ago, I posted an article on discussing internet safety with the question: Some people believe that technological tools such as body scanners and CCTV have significantly enhanced our safety and security, while others feel that they have resulted in a loss of privacy. Do the benefits of these items outweigh their disadvantages? […]

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Common IELTS Topic – Space Technology

In a recent IELTS Listening lesson, my students and I discussed what they knew about the ISS (International Space Station). The subject was on space technology and candidates were using their background understanding of this to help direct their listening and predict the kind of words that may appear in the recording. Photo Credit: mocr […]

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Discussing Virtual Crime in IELTS Writing and Speaking

In today’s world, a person can’t be too careful with online safety and there are many people out there in the real world as well as on the internet who are just waiting for an opportunity to part you from your money. With the advancement of technology, comes a price. As in real life, you […]

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