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 […]Read more "Understanding and discussing medical advancements in the IELTS"
Many candidates probably wish that there is a ‘magic’ pill somewhere that would enable them to solve all their exam problems. Apparently, here is one such pill. Easily obtainable online. Anything is possible on the internet these days. Try the activity below to check your understanding of the discussion: How many students were asked about […]Read more "Are you taking “smart” pills for the IELTS?"
A possible topic in the IELTS Speaking Part 3 may involve diet or health. The language in this video can be used to discuss addiction, the banning of substances, or even government control. The issue here is: Should tobacco be banned? If you know of countries (including yours) which have banned smoking in public places, […]Read more "Can you talk like this in IELTS Speaking Part 3?"
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? […]Read more "Discussing CCTV and Street Lighting in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
The obesity problem and advertising are two areas that quite regularly come up in the IELTS. You could possibly listen to a lecture on it in the IELTS Listening, read a scientific article about it in IELTS Reading, discuss it in IELTS Writing Task 2 or perhaps talk about this in IELTS Speaking Part 3. […]Read more "IELTS Topic – Junk food and Advertising"
Another day, another event outside my window. This time it was a traffic accident. As always, I was busy at my desk trying to get some work done when I heard a loud crash. This was what I saw when I looked out. Luckily, the man wasn’t seriously injured and he sort of hobbled away […]Read more "Road accidents"
I had so much difficulty falling asleep last night as I’d been suffering from toothache all day. I’d run out of painkillers and so went to the kitchen to sort out a home-made remedy with raw garlic, hot water and salt (a recipe from the late mother-in-law). Unfortunately, it didn’t work and I had to […]Read more "Toothache"
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 […]Read more "Talking about environmental crises in IELTS"
I haven’t been feeling well lately and it’s probably due to the change of weather. My throat feels sore and itchy, my voice is croaky and I feel weak all over. If I were still teaching in a noisy classroom right now, my voice would be gone! I hope this will be over soon and […]Read more "17 Brilliant Resources for Discussing Health in the IELTS"
This is not the first time I’ve seen someone working on the edge of a window without a safety 1) harness. The worst one must have been in the UAE where I’d seen a fitter 2) installing a window frame at a 14-floor vertical drop. I do not understand this 3) disregard for personal safety […]Read more "Discussing health and safety in the IELTS"