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Month: July 2018

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe A Family You Know

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe A Family You Know

Describe A Family You Know You should say:where this family liveswho the members of the family arehow you know themwhat each person in this family does in life (student/work/retired etc.) and explain why you like this family ANSWER: I would like to talk about a family that I am very close to, it’s my uncle’s family. His family has 2 daughters who are around the same age as me; therefore, I usually drop in to his house to chat with…

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a good friend

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a good friend

Describe a good friend You should say: When and how you met What kind of personality he/she has What makes you like him/her ANSWER: I would like to describe my best friend, Huong, whom I have known for roughly 10 years. I first met her at primary school when she was my classmate. At first, she was quite shy and did not want to talk with anyone, which made me feel that she was a bit proud. However, when we…

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe A TV Program that Made You Laugh

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe A TV Program that Made You Laugh

Describe A TV Program that Made You Laugh You should say: what program it is how often you watch it what it is about and explain why you laugh at this program (= explain what is funny in this program). ANSWER: A TV program that I found really funny was an American show called “How I met your mother” which was broadcast every Sunday last summer. It was a sitcom with 9 series, each of which included about 24 episodes….

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe An Older Person Who You Admire

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe An Older Person Who You Admire

Describe An Older Person Who You Admire You should say: –  Who this person is – How long you have known him/her –  What qualities he/she has ANSWER: I would like to describe one of my teachers who taught me at high school. She had a great influence on me and was a role model whom I look up to. Her name is Yen and she taught me Math for 3 years of high school. She was in her 50s,…

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a product you bought that you were happy with

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a product you bought that you were happy with

Describe a product you bought that you were happy with You should say: what you bought (when and) where you bought it why you bought it and explain why you were happy with it. It was last summer that I bought a new yogurt maker and I am very satisfied with it. This machine is quite small and fits conveniently into my kitchen. Interestingly, it looks like a cooker with six glasses inside. And the most important thing is that…

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a difficult decision that you made

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a difficult decision that you made

Describe a difficult decision that you made You should say: what decision it was what difficulties you faced how you made the decision and explain why it was a difficult decision. ANSWER: It was when I prepared the application form for the university entrance exam that I had to make an important but difficult decision. At that time, I was at a crossroads, where I had to decide which university to apply for. Actually, my interest was in economics, which…

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a recent event that made you happy

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a recent event that made you happy

Describe a recent event (or something you did) that made you happy. You should say: what you did where you were who you were with and explain why it made you happy ANSWER: – Today, I am going to share with you a recent event that made me happy. A month ago, my friend and I attended a hip-hop and contemporary dance performance sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center, Goethe Institute, and L’Espace Center called “Europe Meets Asia”. – The…

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a time when you looked at the sky

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a time when you looked at the sky

Describe a (recent) time when you looked at the sky (either day or night) You should say: what you were doing when you looked at the sky who you were with what you saw and explain how you felt when you looked at the sky. ANSWER: – Last week, my friends and I decided to go camping on the outskirts for the weekend. – Living in a big city doesn’t offer me much of a chance to enjoy the sky…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 3: Love stories

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 3: Love stories

Love stories   “Love stories” are often associated – at least in the popular imagination – with fairy tales, adolescent day dreams, Disney movies and other frivolous pastimes. For psychologists developing taxonomies  of affection and attachment, however, this is an area of rigorous academic pursuit. Beginning in the early 1970s with the groundbreaking contributions of John Alan Lee, researchers have developed classifications that they believe better characterise our romantic predispositions. This involves examining not a single, universal, emotional expression (“love”),…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 2: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 2: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FOOD FOR THOUGHT A    Why not eat insects? So asked British entomologist Vincent M. Holt in the title of his 1885 treatise on the benefits of what he named entomophagy – the consumption of insects (and similar creatures) as a food source. The prospect of eating dishes such as “wireworm sauce” and “slug soup” failed to garner favour amongst those in the stuffy, proper, Victorian social milieu of his time, however, and Holt’s visionary ideas were considered at best…

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