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The next topic is that of ‘that of’

Thanks to GuruEAP follower Devina who has requested an explanation of the use of that of. (more…)

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IELTS speaking ‘echo’

What kind of bag do I use to carry my personal belongings? The bag that I use to carry my personal belongings is a ruck sack.

Consider this dialogue: (more…)

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Songs censored by the BBC

For some reason I posted this as a page some time back, but here it is again as a post so that it shows up more easily in searches. Enjoy! (more…)

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Reconstructing public transport

Transportation, and the future of transportation, are common topics in the IELTS Speaking test. Reconstruct the text below to reveal an extract from an essay by Marcus Enoch in which he presents four visions for the future of public transport. (more…)

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What is my IELTS score?

If you’re wondering what your IELTS score might be, take a look at these descriptions of language performance prepared by IELTS! What do you think your band scores might be in IELTS Speaking and Writing? (more…)

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First Page IELTS #3

A third ‘first page’, again from Harry Potter! This time I’ve highlighted the suitablility of items for IELTS Speaking and/or IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2. (more…)

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Academic Collocation Flashcards

Reloading the page gives you a randomised collection of common academic collocations. Can you guess the missing collocates? (more…)

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First page IELTS #1

Please note this post, along with future installments, has moved to a dedicated page:
First Page IELTS

This is the first in what will hopefully be a series of posts focusing on the first pages of novels. (more…)

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Random academic collocations

Can anyone guess why I chose this particular image for the post’s profile pic? Answers in the comments below..! (more…)

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More academic idioms

Here are some more academic idioms for you to use in IELTS speaking!

Guess the meaning of the idioms (highlighted in bold type), then click the card to see the meaning on the reverse. (more…)