In IELTS speaking part 2 you are required to speak for between 1 and 2 minutes about a topic given by the examiner. Although it is difficult to predict the topic, the generic features of your spoken text are likely to follow one of two types. Here I demonstrate one of these types – recount.
First I’ll talk you through the predictable features of recount and then we’ll look at an example. (more…)
Indonesia should prevent its resources from the threat of bio-piracy.
Meaning can become distorted or even lost when you translate directly. In this case we have a direct translation of the Indonesian mencegah, which – in many situations – does indeed translate as prevent. (more…)