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 environmental issues in IELTS Speaking Part 3

I had a truly interesting discussion today with my IELTS student on conflicting interests. We had been talking about environmental issues which was part of an IELTS Speaking Part 3 question: Can you think of other examples where economic and environmental interests conflict? He had come up with a range of good answers, and was […]

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Common IELTS Topic – Water Desalination

To all my IELTS students, here is another worksheet I have created for you to practise your listening skills, widen your vocabulary range and increase your general knowledge. This topic might arise in: Listening Part 4 where you might hear a lecture on this topic Academic Reading where relevant words might appear Writing Part 1 […]

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Talking about environmental crises in IELTS

I’ve been reading that Singapore is going through an environmental crisis right now. Apparently, the PSI (Pollutant Standards Index) level for air quality has now reached above 300, which is hazardous. The forest fires in Sumatra have been known to be the cause of this and there’s been talk about a Stop-work order by the […]

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Discussing earth and the environment in the IELTS

Today is World Earth Day and here are some lessons about this: ESL Holiday Earth Day Earth Day Worksheets (downloadable) Podcast: Earth Day | ESL Library Blog (Unfortunately the lesson is not free, you have to buy a subscription. You can still listen to the text, though!) Earth Day Esl Vocabulary – Earth Day […]

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