Answers to Plastic Straws Listening Practice

Below you will find the transcript and answers to the listening practice lesson about plastic straws and the environment. If you haven’t completed this lesson, please do so before reading the transcript and answers. Click here: Straws Listening Practice Transcript I usually offer the transcripts so you can listen and read at the same time. […]

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    by Ryan on August 13, 2020 at 9:27 am

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  • Analysing Difficult IELTS Essay Questions!
    by Shelly on April 13, 2021 at 10:15 am

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  • IELTS Listening Skills: Recognising Agreement and Attitude
    by Shelly on April 6, 2021 at 11:41 am

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    by Shelly on March 30, 2021 at 8:10 am

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  • Podcast IELTS: 5 ways to use podcasts to study for IELTS
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  • IELTS Reading Multiple Choice Questions
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  • Should Children Study or Play More?
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  • Um… Is Hesitation in IELTS a Bad Thing?
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    Ah… let’s see… what was this article going to be about? Oh yes, that’s right: hesitation. Er… Where should we begin? Hmm… I wonder. Um… Let’s start at the beginning… 😂 Today, let’s look at the topic of hesitation and IELTS. What I mean by “hesitation” is the gaps that we leave in between words The post Um… Is Hesitation in IELTS a Bad Thing? appeared first on TED IELTS.

IELTS Speaking test in Jordan – May 2017

When A took the IELTS Speaking test in Jordan she was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Jordan

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– Do you like living there?
– Why is that?
– Let’s talk about music.
– Do you like pop music?
– Why do you like it?
– What pop stars do you like?
– Have you seen any of them in person?

Cue Card

Talk about some happy news you received about a person you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– What was the news?
– Why did you feel happy?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about happy news in general.
– How do people celebrate happy news in your hometown or city?
– Do you share happy news with other people?
– Why do you think some people get jealous?
– What kind of events are celebrated in your country?
– Let’s talk about news on TV and radio.
– Some say the media should report more happy news than bad news.
– Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
– Why do you think so?

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IELTS Speaking test in India – May 2017

Our friend S took the IELTS Speaking test in India recently and was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– What do you do there?
– Do you need to work extra hours?
– How would you like to spend free time if you had it?

Cue Card

Tell me about a quiet place that you last visited. Please say

– What and where is it?
– When did you visit it?
– Who did you visit it with?

Discussion

– Did you like or dislike it? Why?
– Why do you think Golden Temple is a quiet place?
– What are other places people like to go to?
– Are there other places to visit except historical landmarks?
– Please give some examples.
– What are the main sources of noise in your city?
– How can infrastructure be linked?
– How can the government reduce noise pollution?

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Packing for an Overseas Classroom: Five Things You Should Make Room to Pack

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