Academic English not only for Indonesians
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First page IELTS #1

I repeatedly advise students preparing for IELTS to read more fiction as a way to acquire and consolidate a wider range of vacabulary and grammar, but they often refuse to believe in the benefits of reading ‘for pleasure’.

If anybody in the class has a novel with them, I ask to see it and then highlight – from the front page – all of the language likely to get them band 7 or above.

And so I thought it would be useful to look at some ‘first pages’ on GuruEAP, beginning with one of the favourites among my own students – Harry Potter (In this case HP and the Philosopher’s Stone).

Navigate here and click the ‘stone’ button!