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Academic Reading Sample 205

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-15, which are based on Passage 1 below. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet In the past few years, the trend has been away from hybrid tea and floribunda roses towards shrub and species roses. While this change has, in part, been driven by recent fashions in garden design coupled with adroit marketing, there is no doubt that …

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Use Qualifiers for Better Score

You should know the effective language to talk about the probability of something or the timescales in which things happen. It is easy to include some of the qualifiers in your ideas, to show that you have thought about the probability and/or timescales of the events. Some of the straight forward ways are;- ultimately (= eventually, finally) rapidly soon potentially long term immediate   X may possibly happen   X will gradually/steadily happen   X will suddenly …

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Task 2 Sample 73: Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social and commercial perspectives.

“Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social and commercial perspectives”. What are the causes of these pressures and what measures should be taken to reducethese pressures? It is commonly said that today’s children are pressurized as were yesterday’s adults.That’s true in the sense that children are facing harder and harder academic, social andcommercial challenges. It is happening simply because of the ever increasing demandsof life, from the same …

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Speaking Part 2 Cue Card Topic a person recently met and liked with Sample Answer

Describe a person whom you recently met and liked. • when and where you met • what he/ she does • why you liked him/ her and •say whether you would like to spend more time with this person.  Last year I joined a multinational financial institution and as an funding banker, I typically meet new folks. Rahul is a younger IT skilled and a great individual whom I’ve just …

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Speaking Part 1 Topic Family

Tell me something about your family members?Well, I live in a nuclear family, just like many other people of my age. Myfather, a civil servant in the government, and my mother, a doctor in ahospital. We’re all busy with our own business, so it is not easy for us to geta family‐get together. Should young people live with the old?Just as the saying goes “the old are the treasure of …

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Topic Specific Vocabulary about Environment

IELTS Vocabulary for Environment Wipe Out: Eliminate Use up: Use until nothing is left Spread out: Cover a large area Scale down: Reduce the quality/quantity Dispose off: Get rid off Phase out: Stop gradually to die out: see to become extinct endangered species: categories of animals or plants that are in danger of becoming extinct exhaust fumes: the toxic gases given off by vehicles powered by petrol flash floods: floods that happen quickly fossil fuels: energy resources like gas and oil that …

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Collocations for Agree & Disagree

Collocation about Agree & Disagree When you agree with someone completely, you can say “I totally agree” or “I strongly agree.” Another way to describe 100% agreement is to say a person agrees wholeheartedly. On the other hand, you can say “I agree up to a point” if you agree with part of the person’s opinion, but disagree with another part. Another expression is “I agree in principle” if you agree with the idea, but not with the …

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Idioms with Age

Age out  at something:  to reach the age limit. He has aged out of the special students scholarship program. Dog’s age: A long period of time. I have not seen Ravi for a dog’s age. Feel your age: to realize that you are getting old I really felt my age at work. All my colleagues looked very young. Golden age: A period of outstanding time. Decade after the World War was the golden age for Nepal. Of advanced age: Later in life …

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Phrasal Verbs for IELTS with A

abide by| Accept, follow or obey a decision, agreement or rule| I have to ABIDE BY what my father says. account for| To explain| Can he account for his action? ache for| Want something or someone a lot| My partner’s been away for a fortnight- I am ACHING FOR her. act on| To do something because you have been given information or advice.| They have the right and power to act on their ideas. act out|To express your …

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Academic Task 1 Sample 73: Japanese tourists travelling abroad between 1985 and 1995

This is an answer written by a candidate who achieved a Band 5 score. Here is the examiner’s comment:- The writer does what is required of her in terms of task fulfilment, and the message can be followed, but the weaknesses in grammatical control and in spelling cause difficulty for the reader. Complex sentence structures are attempted, but the greatest levels of accuracy are found in basic, simple structures. You …

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