To help you with your academic vocabulary Pak Guru has chosen an academic word from the dictionary. Continue reading
These days more women are entering technical professions but they are still far outnumbered by men. Computing scientist Talia Gershon believes this is partly due to unconscious biases. Watch the video and then reconstruct what Talia says. Continue reading
Simply reading and re-reading the things you need to remember for an exam may not be the best way to retain information. Match headings to more tried-and-tested methods of exam preparation! Continue reading
There have been a lot of earthquakes recently, including this one on Japan’s Hokkaido island. Current news stories – although often tragic – are full of interesting grammar as they include past and finished, recently finished, as well as ongoing events and situations. See if you can choose the correct tenses from the news coverage. Continue reading
It looks as though people are soon going to be living longer lives thanks to advances in medicine and healthier lifestyles. Discuss the questions with a friend and decide whether you agree or disagree. Then match the ideas with their owners. Continue reading
Scientists fear that Antarctica is melting. But did you know that Antarctica was once warm enough to support forests, and that Dinosaurs lived there? Read and find out all about it, and at the same time try some IELTS reading summary completion! Continue reading
Transport (or ‘transportation) is a common topic in IELTS. Here’s a quiz to test your comprehension of a text summarising research into the health and safety aspects of the more common forms of transport. Continue reading
For all you ‘visual learners’ out there, here’s a video version of a previous post in which we looked at the difference between the countable and uncountable forms of the word ‘paper’.
After watching the video you might want to have a go at the gapfill activity accompanying the last post dealing with ‘paper’!
A minimal pair is two words that sound the same excpet for one sound. Can you recognise which of two words is being spoken? Have a go! Continue reading
A little game to let you practice listening to and producing the sounds of English!