We like to think that we know about the benefits that future cities will bring us, but do we really?
Before you look at the text, discuss the following questions with a friend:
- What are the current advantages to living in a city, and how is this likely to change in the future?
- Are cities good for business, and how is this likely to change in the future?
In the previous post we completed the summary of a text about how we come to understand concrete and abstract concepts. In this post we do some Yes, No, Not Given practice as the writer goes on to describe three theories relating to this kind of mental processing. Continue reading
With a friend – picture in your mind a banana, and then picture ‘freedom’. Compare your mental pictures with your partner’s. Then complete this summary!
In IELTS we’re sometimes required to answer questions about buildings – a topic that most of us never usually think about! Match the names of Japanese architects to their innovative designs and pick up some building knowledge and vocabulary at the same time! Continue reading
I had to go to the dentist recently – just for a check-up. All was well, thankfully! In this post we find out about teeth and match headings to paragraphs!
In the last post we looked at different attitudes to work. Today’s challenge is to reconstruct famous quotations that reflect different attitudes towards work.
Don’t forget to read the instructions! Answer key below.
Why do we work? Do we work for money, for success, to define ourselves in the world, or for some other reason?
First of all discuss the following statements with a friend and see if you agree.
- If you don’t work then you are not truly human.
- Work keeps us away from more important activities.
- Work is a means to fulfill personal ambitions.
- Work conflicts with our human inclination to relax and have a good time.
Now read what the philospophers have to say and tell us in the comments which one(s) you agree (or disagree) with! Continue reading
Here in Bali we’re beginning to feel that our island has too many tourists, but it turns out many other countries also suffer from overtourism. Read all about it and match headings to paragraphs!
We all know about carnivores and herbivores. Now there are ‘Locavores’ – people who choose to eat locally produced food. Match the headings to the paragraphs!
Try this IELTS Reading practice activity and you might just learn something new about Orangutans!