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IELTS with Fiona - a better way to improve your IELTS score.

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A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, step-by-step online courses and support to get you a Band 7+ in the #ielts test. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/
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IELTS Reading: Stonehenge

This is my walkthrough of an Academic Passage 1 about Stonehenge. Keyword before you listen: ‘Winter solstice’ - the shortest day of the year (December 21st) Meaning: to stand still The solstice (combining the Latin words sol for “sun” and ‘sistere’ for “stand still”) is the point where the Sun appears to reach either its highest or lowest point in the sky for the year and thus ancient astronomers came to know the day as one where the sun appeared to stand still. Become a member to get the full tapescript, wordlist and video. ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/24/202335 minutes, 40 seconds
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IELTS Listening 🌋: academic words you need for Part 3

This listening about a research project contains several examples of ‘academic’ language (language related to studying at university) that you need to understand Listening Part 3. It's about a volcanic eruption, and is adapted from a Cambridge Past Paper (Book 18). Get the full lesson notes and video in the Bronze Membership on my website ieltsetc.com and the Listening Course in the Members Academy. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/26/202330 minutes, 54 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Elephant translocation 🐘

This Part 4 Listening is all about moving elephants. In the lesson you'll learn about: using word prompts to keep your place using intonation and sentence stress to identify answers using spelling patterns and plurals to get the right answers The full transcript is available in the Bronze Membership on my website. https://ieltsetc.com/2023/10/ielts-listening-part-4-keeping-up-with-the-speaker/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/22/202320 minutes, 16 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Forest Management 🌳

This is a relatively easy Passage 2 from a Cambridge Past Paper, with 3 sets of questions [Matching Information, Categorising and Gapfill]. https://ieltsetc.com/2023/10/ielts-reading-forest-management/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/3/202320 minutes, 28 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Victor Hugo

This Listening Part 4 about a writer called Victor Hugo is taken from the new Practice Book 18. In the podcast you'll learn why this particular test is more difficult than usual how reference words give you the answer (if you can remember what they refer to) techniques for predicting and retaining information common gapfill answers and how they're related to pronunciation Get the full video, tapescript and tips in the Members Academy Listening Course with Members bonus features for 12 months. ieltsetc.com/courses --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/22/202325 minutes, 34 seconds
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Get some coffee before you do this Reading test 🗽

This is a Passage 3 review about a book about The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers. Seriously, I don't expect anyone to listen to this for more than 5 minutes. If you've got the text in front of you, it might help, but not much. All I can do is give you strategy tips for this one because trying to explain the answers is painful. The only good thing about this text is that everything goes in COMPLETE ORDER and we know where everything is because it goes from 'Chapter 1' to 'Chapter 10'. Actually the Yes, No, Not Given questions are pretty ok too. But the last Gapfill Summary with Answers is a nightmare. Good luck with it. All the best Fiona from IELTS with Fiona --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/27/202323 minutes, 36 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Urban farming

Farming and agriculture is my Number 1 Vocabulary topic for IELTS, and I noticed that most of the readings in this new Cambridge Practice Test Book (18) are related either to the environment (Week 1 of my vocab course) or to cities/architecture/buildings (Week 2 in my Vocabulary course - the Man-Made Environment). So make sure you re-read this text for the useful vocabulary e.g. sustainable, organic, intensive farming. Members: the video version of this podcast with pdf download is now available for you to watch. Get my Members Academy Reading package (2 full courses plus all the new lessons over 12 months, plus Members Academy benefits - Private blog, live zoom meetings, private community, daily tips, Writing coaching lessons etc). As I add more materials and benefits, the price will only increase, so join sooner rather than later so you can get the most of the resources before your test. https://ieltsetc.com/courses --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/12/202322 minutes, 1 second
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IELTS Reading: Stadiums

This is a pretty straighforward Academic Part 2 about Stadiums. In this podcast we'll go through 3 question types (Matching Statements, Gapfill Summary and Choosing from a list. Get more in the Members Academy https://ieltsetc.com/courses. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/1/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The development of the London underground railway

I guarantee that you can do this in under 10 minutes if you follow my system. Find the Reading online and do it yourself before you listen. Learn more about my IELTS Reading techniques with TWO courses in the Members Academy. ieltsetc.com/courses --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
5/19/202324 minutes, 3 seconds
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IELTS Listening Part 2: Matthews Island Holidays

In this lesson, I examine the MACRO and MICRO skills you need to get all of the answers right in this Section 2 IELTS Listening about a holiday company. For example: Background knowledge (what you already know about holiday companies, tour itineraries, travelling/place names in the UK etc etc) Vocabulary (phrasal verbs, synonyms, numbers) Spelling (ea words, al/ol words) Grammar (comparisons, 'used to', perfect modals for guessing) Accents (Northern English 'u') Pronunciation features (meet you) Linking (However...) Signalling (What we do is...) Predicting Remembering The Members Academy teaches all of these skills in a variety of easy-to-follow short courses with quick video guides and plenty of practice. Join today https://ieltsetc.com/courses --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/20/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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📝 Which is the best (free) online IELTS writing checker?

There are many free online IELTS Writing checkers available, and they can be useful when you’re starting your IELTS preparation. Online writing checkers such as Grammarly can give you simple feedback on your grammar, vocabulary and linking words. There are more sophisticated versions available that claim they can assess your IELTS writing using the Band Criteria, and give you a grade and feedback in a matter of seconds. But how accurate and reliable are they? I tested a few and here are my results. The one I mention in the podcast is testpredikt.com. Check out my blog here: ⁠https://ieltsetc.com/2023/03/best-online-ielts-writing-checker/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/23/202323 minutes, 13 seconds
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How many IELTS Reading question types are there? (Tips on how to tackle different questions in the IELTS Reading test)

[Skip the 5-minute introduction if you want to just get to the question types!] Different websites have different ways of categorising IELTS Reading Question types. See my latest blog for all the details: https://ieltsetc.com/2023/03/how-many-ielts-reading-question-types/ In my online courses, I follow the official IELTS.org guidelines, and I have simplified the types so that you focus more on developing your reading skills. Developing good reading skills will enable you to answer all question types. The 3 basic categories are: Matching things (headings, statements, features, sentence endings, dates, people, choosing from a list) Filling in gaps (summaries, notes, tables, flowcharts, sentences, diagrams) Choosing from a list (Multiple Choice, True, False, Not Given and Yes, No, Not Given) In this blog, I examine the official 11 Question Types as outlined on IELTS.org and explain how other teachers and websites might label them. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/10/202321 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to prepare for IELTS in 10 days

The best thing about the IELTS Test is that you cannot fail it. The test simply takes a ‘snapshot’ of your current level of English. So if you’ve suddenly realised that you need to take the test in 10 days don’t panic too much. Consider it a ‘practice run’. 10 days is just enough time to familiarise yourself with the test requirements so you can give yourself the best chance of getting the best indicator of your overall ability. Here’s what I would do in the next 10 days. Read the blog here https://ieltsetc.com/2023/02/how-to-prepare-for-ielts-in-10-days/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/20/202334 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pronunciation for IELTS Listening - how to understand fast speech

There are 7 key features of fast speech and pronunciation that you need to develop a better understanding of in order to increase your Listening Score: Features of connected speech (dropping sounds, adding sounds, changing sounds, weak sounds and twin sounds). Word boundaries Homophones Sounds that are different or don’t exist in your language Accents and rhoticity (‘r’) Minimal pairs Consonant Clusters Read the full blog here. https://ieltsetc.com/2023/02/ielts-pronunciation-tips-listening-test/ Buy the workbook guide here: https://payhip.com/b/HzVmy --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/11/202326 minutes, 24 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Hotel Staff Turnover

In this Listening Section 2 we look at: - Multiple choice questions - distractors - matching from a list - the word 'staff' and how it's repeated 32 times - how to pronounce 'staff' - academic language you can use in Task 2 Improve your IELTS score with my intensive Listening Course: ieltsetc.com/courses --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/26/202327 minutes, 52 seconds
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IELTS New Year Resolutions 2023

What will you do differently in 2023? Here are my 7 resolutions to help you get the IELTS test over and done with once and for all. Get all the tips on my Daily Tips page https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en and get all my lessons on my website ieltsetc.com. Join the Members Academy to make faster progress. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/13/202329 minutes, 33 seconds
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IELTS Reading: To catch a king 🤴👑

In this episode, I'll take you through one of my Guided Readings - it's an Academic Passage 3 from Book 17 and, unusually, it's a book review. Follow my Advent Challenge on my website: https://ieltsetc.com/ielts-advent-adventure/ Join the Members Academy: https://ieltsetc.com/courses --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/16/202232 minutes, 54 seconds
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IELTS Mindset: 😵‍💫 How to deal with 'too much information' (feeling overwhelmed)

Question: "How do I cope with so much information when I'm preparing for the IELTS test?" Answer: "Just do as much as you need to do for the Band score that you want." In all aspects of life, there are different levels of expertise and knowledge. Deciding what you want to do with your IELTS score will help you manage your time and your learning. I've carefully programmed this into the Members Academy.  Aiming for Band 6? Just watch the videos.  Need to get Band 7? Watch the videos and do the practice. Want Band 8/9? Do the EXTRA practice that I include in every lesson. Enrol today https://members.ieltsetc.com/academy This podcast talks about managing your learning according to what level of expertise you need to acquire. I call it the traffic-light system.  GREEN: Band 6 - INTERESTED (do a single course) YELLOW: Band 7 - COMMITTED (join the Members Academy - do all the courses) RED: Band 8+ - OBSESSED ("To be the best, you have to be obsessed": do the Coaching Program) But remember this - what is the opposite of "too much information"?  The opposite is "not enough information".  Not enough info is worse than too much info when it comes to preparing for IELTS because it is not a subject - it's a language and a skill. Can fluent speakers have "too much English knowledge"? I don't think that's possible. Let me know if you've got any questions. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/13/202229 minutes, 47 seconds
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IELTS Listening: 🇮🇸 The impact of digital technology on the Icelandic language

Can you guess the answers to the gapfill before you listen? In this episode I talk you through a Passage 4 where I think about 60% of the answers are guessable! Thinking of becoming a Member of my Academy? Find out more on my website: ieltsetc.com/courses --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/4/202224 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Feathers as decoration in European History

A tricky GT Part 3 Reading with Matching Headings, Multiple Choice, and Matching Sentence Endings. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/25/202229 minutes, 17 seconds
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IELTS Mindset Part 3: How to ask SMARTER questions

I've spoken a lot about Mindset for IELTS in 2 earlier blogs: 1. How to train your mindset for IELTS https://ieltsetc.com/how-to-train-your-mindset-for-ielts/ 2. How to stop making excuses and start making progress https://ieltsetc.com/2020/11/improve-ielts-score/ In this (rather long) podcast I talk about asking SMARTER questions to get smarter answers. S = Specific (Why, What, Why, When, Where?) M = Measurable (How much? How many?) A = Achievable R = Realistic T = Time-bound E = Evaluate R = Revise --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/16/202237 minutes, 16 seconds
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IELTS Listening Part 3: Veterinary science students

In this podcast, you'll practice listening for the tricks in Multiple Choice Questions. This is yet another Listening based on the topic of farming, and it includes many of the keywords on my IELTS planner list Day 1 (Agriculture), for example: - breed - bred/reared - livestock - to increase production - domesticated animals - controlling and eradicating those diseases Add these to your wordlist and check out the other lessons related to agriculture on my website https://ieltsetc.com. Get the full version of this Listening Part 3 lesson in the Members Academy. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/26/202222 minutes, 13 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Reducing injuries on the farm

This Reading will also help your Task 2 Writing. Watch this quick video to see why: https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/week-2-september-challenge-reading-about-farming --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/9/202223 minutes, 17 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2: How to write a Band 9 essay [Introductions]

In today's September Challenge, we're reviewing Task 2 essays, starting with how to write a good Introduction. Check out the blog I refer to here (with a model essay): https://ieltsetc.com/2021/03/ielts-band-9-sample-essay-charity/ and learn more about Introductions here: https://ieltsetc.com/2020/05/ielts-writing-task-2-how-to-write-an-introduction/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/5/202220 minutes, 52 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 1: 🐟🍗Consumption of meat and fish.

Day 3 of the September IELTS Planner Challenge is all about describing changes in Writing Task 1. See the graph and video here. https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/september-challenge-day-3-writing-task-1 Or just go to my Daily Tips Day 3 on ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/4/202217 minutes, 41 seconds
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IELTS Listening Part 1: 🏄‍♀️ Learning to surf

Day 2 of the September 2022 Challenge. This is a Part 1 but full of TRICKS! Get the full video version in the Members Academy. Join the challenge on my website: www.ieltsetc.com (find it in the Daily Tips section) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/2/202217 minutes, 17 seconds
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IELTS Reading GT: 🥾The best hiking boots

This is Day 1 of my free IELTS September Challenge 2022. Follow the challenge every day on my website (What's new - daily tips): https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/september-challenge-day-1-reading-the-best-hiking-boots Get your FREE copy of the planner and work through it with me: https://payhip.com/b/7OZlV --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/1/202216 minutes, 24 seconds
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IELTS Listening: 🦋 Buckworth Conservation Group

This is a slightly unusual Listening Part 1 from the latest Cambridge Test Book 17. Get more in the Members Academy: https://members.ieltsetc.com/academy and on my website https://ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/26/202220 minutes, 39 seconds
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IELTS Reading GT ⚽️: History of women's football in Britain

This is a fascinating Section 3 General Training Reading text about the origins of women's football and why it disappeared for 50 years. Practice  Multiple Choice Questions, Matching Information and Gapfill Summary. Get the full video version with all of the other General Training Courses in the Members Academy: https://members.ieltsetc.com/academy --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/18/202224 minutes, 25 seconds
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IELTS Listening 🍁 Maple Syrup 🇨🇦

In this lesson we cover more words from The List (my 100 Most Common Listening Gap Fill Answers). Pay special attention to the second half, where the speaker describes how maple syrup is produced. This is really useful for Academic Writing Task 1. Get my guide to IELTS Reading Book 17 (Course) in the Members Academy with all the other workbooks, guides, planners and lists. Get individual printable PDF guides in my shop: https://payhip.com/ieltswithfiona Thank you for supporting my small business. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/27/202229 minutes, 5 seconds
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IELTS Reading: 🍅 Domesticating the tomato

This is an Academic Test Passage 2 Reading from Book 17 and the podcast covers 3 types of questions: matching information, matching people, and gapfill. In the podcast I discuss how you can understand more of the text if you learn my basic vocabulary lists - you can buy my 3 IELTS vocabulary workbooks and guides on my website shop: - A complete guide to IELTS Word Formation and Spelling - A complete guide to IELTS Vocabulary - A complete guide to the most common IELTS Listening gapfill answers. https://payhip.com/ieltswithfiona If you're trying to improve your Academic Reading Skills, I have 2 Reading courses on my website too: https://ieltsetc.com/courses. Thank you for supporting small, teacher-owned businesses. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/18/202233 minutes
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IELTS Listening: Labyrinths

Book 17 Test 1 Part 4 I chose this Listening just because it's from the most recent Cambridge Practice Test book, and I was pleased to see that all of the gapfill answers conformed to my theories about common IELTS gapfill answers e.g. uncountable nouns, irregular word forms, "made from ____" etc. I put all of my research together in a handy little booklet which you can get in my shop: https://payhip.com/b/vQlet I also mentioned the previous Listening Podcast I did a couple of weeks ago, which also refers to these patterns (The History of Cleaning): https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/ielts-listening-made-of-uncountable-noun Thank you for supporting small, teacher-run businesses. Best wishes Fiona --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/9/202227 minutes, 3 seconds
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IELTS Listening: 🧼 Early History of Keeping Clean

This is a Section 4 IELTS Listening Test Gapfill Summary based on a lecture about the history of keeping clean. Get more listening practice on my website or follow my 28-day Listening Course in the Members Academy. https://ieltsetc.com/courses --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/25/202223 minutes, 51 seconds
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⭐️IELTS with Fiona daily tips from February 2022⭐️

Here's my roundup of daily tips from February. Watch the video version on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/zZ0TLDv0qxc In the podcast we'll review:   - Idioms for IELTS Speaking ('food for thought' 'peckish' 'flagging')  - Formal language ('a high risk of failure')  - How to use inversion (Rarely I have? Or Rarely have I?)  - Tech tools to help you practise Speaking  - Collocations with sports (do, go, play or practise?)  - Can or Should? - Task 1 Graphs: "Temperature AVERAGED 25 degrees")  - Portmanteau terms: breakfast + lunch = ?  - 20 WRONG ways to say 'Although' - Pass a test? Take a test? Sit a test?   - What are 'Mustakes'? - Tuesday, Toosday or Chewsday?  - "It's not everyone's cup of tea"  - IELTS Vocabulary: Physical Health Read the new blog about vocabulary lists for IELTS here: https://ieltsetc.com/2022/05/ielts-vocabulary-lists/ Get all the daily tips here: https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
5/9/202229 minutes, 58 seconds
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⭐️ IELTS tips ⭐️ Jan 19th - 31st (also on YouTube)

Here's my round-up of the weekly tips that you can find on my website (ieltsetc.com).  This podcast is also on YouTube/fionawattam: https://youtu.be/TNcyL63yWbI https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en  In this episode we look at my daily tips from January 19th:  - when to use the contraction 's' instead of 'is' (Pronunciation)   - how to start a letter and why you shouldn't use 'maam' (GT Letter Writing)  - 'claptrap' advice: "elucidate" (Academic Task 1)  - when to use "Having said that" (Academic Task 2) - when to use 'triple' or 'treble' (Academic Task 1) - feedback or feedbacks? (Grammar)  - useful collocations with 'effect' (Vocabulary) - phrasal verb: "I suppose I'll have to make do with it" (Vocabulary)  - Spoonerisms (Collocations) #ielts #ieltstips #ieltspreparation --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/17/202221 minutes, 16 seconds
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IELTS Reading: 💃🏽 Could urban engineers learn from dance?

This is a particularly challenging Reading Passage 1, which follows the structure of a Passage 3 'discursive' argument rather than the usual Passage 1 'factual' description. The title gives us a warning of this academic style - it starts with a question, suggesting that there will be a theory developed, with the opinions of expert. It will pose a problem and try to find a solution. This is uncommon for a Passage 1. Also the question types are: Matching information (rare for Task 1) Gapfill (normal for Task 1) Cambridge Book 15 Test 2. https://ieltsetc.com/courses/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/6/202226 minutes, 46 seconds
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⭐️ IELTS tips ⭐️ podcast Jan 1st - Jan 17th 2022 with YouTube video

This podcast talks you through a fortnight of daily tips, with an accompanying YouTube video. https://youtu.be/byb9_Dg2UP8 Get the daily tips here on my website. https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en In this episode we cover: Pronunciation features - weak sounds e.g Fishnchips How to spot a terrible "Model answer" Free Flashcards for common IELTS topics (Quizlet - Marine Ecosystems) How to use the LABELS in IELTS Task 1 Academic Writing Synonyms for 'houses' in Task 1 A model Task 1 about the construction of houses Banned expressions e.g. "No worries" When to use the ampersand (&) Do you use 'a' or 'an' before abbreviations like "MA" or "FAQ"? Collocations: raise awareness Is it ok to use "and so forth"? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/19/202220 minutes, 17 seconds
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IELTS Reading:🧴Plastic is no longer fantastic

In this IELTS GT Part 3 Reading lesson we'll practise Matching Headings, Multiple Choice and Gapfill summary on the topic of plastic. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/3/202224 minutes, 18 seconds
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IELTS ⭐️Daily tips⭐️from Fiona Dec 9th - 24th 2021

In today's podcast you'll review my daily tips from my annual advent challenge which you can find on my website under "What's New" and https://ieltsetc.com/ielts-advent-adventure/ Day 9: "It's not worth + ing" Day 10: Pronunciation - Juncture e.g. Ice-cream/I scream, That stuff/That's tough Day 11: Factor vs reason vs cause Day 12: Linking devices - the present participle Day 13: Modals of deduction (must) Day 14: Not only but also Day 15: Mustn't vs Don't have to  Day 16: Academic Phrasal Verbs Day 17: The grammar of very polite questions Day 18: rise vs raise Day 19: suggest + ing Day 20: Tense review Day 21: damage vs damages Day 22: as well as Day 23: whereby Day 24: a free gift for you --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/3/202225 minutes, 4 seconds
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IELTS ⭐️Daily Tips⭐️from Fiona Nov 20 - Dec 8

In this episode I catch up with the daily tips that you can find on my website under "What's new". This episode covers: Pronunciation of phrasal nouns vs phrasal verbs (to give someone the go-ahead) The meaning of 'a shambles = shambolic' The real meaning of 'actually' The use of 'tripling' (reduce, reuse, recycle) Inversion (Never have I ever...) 'comfortable' gapfill in the Listening test "You do the math" (UK = maths) can vs be able to despite due to The closer you get, the slower I go (car sticker) Even if Few people vs a few people Good at/in Hyphens --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/26/202229 minutes, 38 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Marine ecosystems 🐡

This is a nice GT Part 3 Reading to get 2022 off to a great start. It practises Matching Headings, Multiple Choice AND gapfill, and it's absolutely jam-packed with useful IELTS vocabulary, so I made a Quizlet for you to review it. Go to my website "What's new" to get the Quiz Link. https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/new-podcast-marine-ecosystems --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/4/202229 minutes, 27 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Having a laugh

This is an academic Passage 3 about the importance of laughter. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/5/202128 minutes, 43 seconds
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⭐️IELTS tips⭐️ Nov 9th - 20th

In this episode I go through a week of tips about: "is pissed" vs "ears pierced", PEEL paragraphs, Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand accents ("bed" vs "bid"), Bruce Willis, The Sixth Sense and modals of deduction ("He must be a teacher"), Why Martin Luther King didn't say "I've got a dream", Are you feeling OVERWHELMED?, Cost vs value, When "I will" sounds like "ul", Hey! and other offensive words,  Third Conditional in the LISTENING test, When was the last time you had a barbie? Get all the daily posts on my website https://ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/27/202129 minutes, 59 seconds
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⭐️IELTS tips⭐️ Oct 27th - Nov 8th 2021

This is my weekly round-up of tips from the "What's New" tab on my free website: ieltsetc.com In this episode we look at Pronunciation mazes by Matt Hancock (the 'ou' and 'ow' sounds and spelling), What's the opposite of 'must'?, "It's not worth it", Listening tricks and synonyms "at least" and "a minimum of", Is it ok to use "etc" in formal writing?, Modal verb meanings e.g "That should be ok", fifTEEN versus FIFty (15/50) in the listening test, A GREENhouse vs a green HOUSE (word stress), How important is the introduction in IELTS Writing Task 2? If you have a question that you'd like me to answer in the Daily Tips, please get in touch. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/24/202121 minutes, 48 seconds
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🏆What's the best online IELTS course?🏆

That's a tough question. It's so hard for anyone to measure the quality and effectiveness of an IELTS course objectively unless they've taken all of the IELTS courses available! So here's a quick checklist of things to look for in a course. Go to the blog to download the checklist; I designed it to help you make an informed decision.  https://ieltsetc.com/2021/11/best-online-ielts-course/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/15/202139 minutes, 7 seconds
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⭐️IELTS tips⭐️ Oct 17th - 27th

Here's the latest round-up of all my IELTS Daily Tips blog that you can find on my website. In this blog we go through and revise: Have or get something done How to pronounce 'ative' How to pronounce 'able' Thinking critically Research vs researchers Economic vs economical deteriorate vs get worse instill vs install funnest vs the most fun Get all the tips on my website homepage ("What's New") https://ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/5/202128 minutes, 14 seconds
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⭐️IELTS tips⭐️: a weekly summary

I'm trying out a new way of sharing my tips and advice for IELTS. If you go to the 'What's new' tab on my website, you'll find a daily tip: https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en You can leave a comment there and ask questions if you need help or if you have any requests. In this podcast I cover the last 7 days of tips: Should I appeal my IELTS score? https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/daily-tip-should-i-appeal-my-ielts-score Third Conditional and 'be able to' https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/daily-tip-can-vs-be-able-to 'Just shy of' Academic Task 1 https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/daily-tip-just-shy-of An elderly person you admire https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/daily-tip-no-crying- Bring back the big cats https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/daily-tip-maymight-have-been Polite requests https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/daily-tip-asking-for-help-polite-requests Phrasal verbs with 'with' (accompany = go with) https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/daily-tip-accompany --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/17/202128 minutes, 53 seconds
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Things you need to know before you buy an online IELTS Course 🤑

Have you ever been ripped off, conned, scammed, tricked, duped or just misled when buying an online IELTS course? In this blog and podcast, I've outlined the 10 'red flags' that you need to know about before you decide which course provider to go with. Here are are some common tactics that you may not even notice, and they range from being simply 'misleading' to illegal. For more information and examples that I've collected over 5 years, head to my blog, where you might like to leave a comment. https://ieltsetc.com/2021/09/read-this-before-you-buy-an-online-ielts-course/ The 10 sales tactics that might trick you into panic-buying an online course. 1. "The course is full" (but suddenly a place became available - buy it quickly before it goes!) 2. "Only 2 spots left!" (in an email to thousands of people, 2 weeks before the course starts) 3. "Totaly value $1999 - buy today for $9.99" (Meaning: it is only worth $9.99) 4. "Normal price $99 - today only $79" (Permanent discount - illegal in some countries) 5. "The world's most successful course" (Says who?) 6. "Lifetime access" (so you can buy it and forget about it) 7. "Unlimited Speaking and Writing" (you mean 24/7? Just write and speak all day?) 8. Affiliate Marketing 9. Testimonials 10. Other red flags - bad spelling and grammar, plagiarism from other sites, stolen watermarked images, Click Funnels. If someone emails you to tell you that they could charge hundreds of dollars for their time, but they want to help you for free, there are red flags all over the place. Walk away. Find someone that you know, like and TRUST. Big tutoring companies can afford to lose you because there are plenty more people who will fall for false advertising. Maybe it's time to consider the smaller business who focus their time on developing quality courses rather than scamming their students. End of rant. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/20/202148 minutes, 31 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Henry Moore (TFNG Bootcamp Day 1) 🗿

The Members Academy Reading Bootcamp started today (you can still join - it's just $28 and includes 28 days of both live and recorded lessons). This week's focus is on True False Not Given questions, so here's a taster of today's lesson. This is an Academic Passage 1 about a sculptor called Henry Moore. I try to get my students to make educated guesses about TFNG questions by the way they're written, and this text is a perfect example of how you can follow a hunch to get the right answer pretty quickly and save time. For example NOT GIVEN: turn the statement into a question. If you can’t answer it, it’s NOT GIVEN. NO: there is usually an opposite word (antonym) e.g. similar – different; first – last YES: the answer is usually a synonym or paraphrase e.g complied = did what his father wanted him to do There is a balance in the number of True, False, Not Given (fewer NG). Don’t OVER-THINK the answer. e.g. Q7 doesn’t exactly say ‘more popular’ but it means the same thing. I also teach my students to quickly divide the text according to the questions, so that they don't waste any time looking in the wrong place. This text is another perfect example of that. The Bootcamp will run until the end of September, so if you're struggling to get your Reading Score up, come and join us. https://members.ieltsetc.com/register/ielts-reading-skills-course/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/6/202116 minutes, 47 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Attitudes to AI 🤖

This is an Academic Passage 3 Part 3 (Book 16), so it's tough. In this lesson we'll look at how the language that you learn for Task 2 will help you understand the Reading, and how Reading academic texts like this will help you improve your Writing. Some of the points I mention include: - Word formation https://ieltsetc.com/2020/06/word-formation/ - The 'marc' system for pie charts (Makes up, accounts for, represents, consists of) https://youtu.be/bsBKQPpVs5g - Willing to vs want https://ieltsetc.com/2021/02/willing/ - Hedging https://ieltsetc.com/2020/12/hedging-in-academic-writing/ - Biased, subjective (Task 2 problems) https://ieltsetc.com/2021/05/ielts-writing-feedback-40-words/ - How to talk about cause and effect https://ieltsetc.com/2018/07/free-public-transport/ - The Language of effect https://youtu.be/Eo8y8ygcgcI --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/22/202144 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to use idioms in IELTS

Are you using the right idiom in the right place with the right person and the right pronunciation? To use an idiom correctly there are so many factors that you have to take into account, for example who uses this idiom (age, gender, profession, location)? when do they use this idiom? (context) why do they choose to use this idiom (humour, anger, sarcasm, style)? how often do people use this idiom (once in a blue moon?) In my latest blog, I talk about 3 key factors to help you use idioms correctly: 1. Accuracy 2. Appropriacy 3. Pronunciation Find out more on my blog. https://ieltsetc.com/2021/08/how-to-use-idioms-in-ielts/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/13/202125 minutes, 44 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Stoicism 🏛️

This episode is a Part 4 Listening about an ancient philosophy called Stoicism (don't worry if you've never heard of it - the Listening will explain everything). It's a gapfill summary (one word only) and we also discuss: DESPITE (+ noun or + ing verb or + the fact that) US and UK spellings (do they matter in IELTS?) how my 2-minute Pronunciation feedback can fix a common problem related to your first language (in this case, Spanish). Review the grammar of 'despite' and 'in spite of' on my blog. https://ieltsetc.com/2020/12/despite/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/19/202122 minutes
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IELTS Reading: 🏥Back to the future of skyscraper design.

This passage 2 Academic IELTS Reading is a problem-solution structure. The problem: air-conditioning units generate 'spectacular and largely unnecessary energy use and carbon emissions'. The solution: use natural ventilation, as they did in 19th-century hospitals. This IELTS Reading is packed full of useful vocab like 'to squander energy' (= to waste) and 'it uses a FRACTION of the electricity/at a FRACTION of the energy cost' (=a small or tiny part, amount, or proportion of something). There were also some interesting uses of nouns as adjectives (wards in hospitals = hospital wards) - see my blog about this useful IELTS topic here: https://ieltsetc.com/2021/06/nouns-as-adjectives/ and adjectives as nouns ('the prosperous' = the people who are prosperous and 'the public'). Get all my reading tips and advice on my website: https://ieltsetc.com/ielts-reading/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/4/202126 minutes, 55 seconds
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IELTS Listening: The history of coffee ☕️

This is a Section 4 Listening. I chose this Listening in order to show you why hyphens are NOT important in Listening gap-fill summaries. There are 3 main types of words in gapfill summaries: 1) Words ending with a suffix like '-tion' or '-sion' 2) Commodities or materials like wool, gold, tea or sugar. 3) Irregular words like plurals ending in y/ies or irregular word forms like poor/poverty. Get the full article about hyphens on my blog: https://ieltsetc.com/2021/06/how-to-use-hyphens-in-ielts/ Learn more about Irregular Word Forms on my blog: https://ieltsetc.com/2020/06/word-formation/ Learn more about the types of Listening gapfill AND the Pronunciation errors that affect your listening in the Members Academy: www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/25/202127 minutes, 54 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The Effects of Noise 🙉

I had a special request for this Academic Passage 3 because it's difficult, but honestly, it's a very early test (Book 7) and is just badly-written. I think the reading itself is very useful as an example of academic writing, with lots you can learn from it, but the questions are simply not good - you can guess 3 of them without even needing to understand what they mean (a sure sign of a bad test), and there is too much similar language (very few synonyms required). If you struggled with this one - forget it and move on (but listen for practice 😊.) Learning points: Hedging - listen to an earlier podcast about hedging: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/episodes/IELTS-Writing-How-to-hedge-in-Task-2-eo21n7/a-a465qt4 and read the blog: https://ieltsetc.com/2020/12/hedging-in-academic-writing/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/7/202129 minutes, 5 seconds
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IELTS Writing Feedback: improving your Task 2 essays with 40 keywords

When you get IELTS Writing feedback from your teacher, you should be able to see why you are not achieving your desired score. But this feedback is only useful if you understand exactly what the teacher is talking about when they are pointing out areas you need to work on. Writing Feedback about LANGUAGE is usually easy to understand – most people know the language related to grammar (e.g. wrong tense, article missing, third person -s), spelling and punctuation. But Writing feedback related to CONTENT and academic STYLE is more difficult, especially if you are not familiar with the demands of academic writing. You need to have a good understanding of the terms that the teacher is using so that you can make the necessary changes. Here is a ‘glossary of terms’ that I use regularly in my IELTS Writing Feedback Sessions in the Members Academy. https://ieltsetc.com/2021/05/ielts-writing-feedback-40-words/ See also How to make your writing more formal for Task 2: https://ieltsetc.com/2020/11/ielts-formal-writing/ IELTS Task 2 Structures that strengthen your argument: https://ieltsetc.com/2018/06/structure-strengthens-argument/ How to use 'hedging' in IELTS Writing Task 2 https://ieltsetc.com/2020/12/hedging-in-academic-writing/ #ielts #ieltswriting #ieltsfiona --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
5/16/202129 minutes, 42 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Attitudes to language

This is an Academic Part 1 text. The text and subject matter is difficult but the questions (YNNG) are NOT.  In fact, in this episode I will show you how you can mostly guess the answers without reading or understanding very much of the text. Get more help with Yes, No, Not Given questions on my website. If you'd like to contribute to the upkeep of my website and podcast, you can buy me a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fionawattam Many thanks Fiona --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
5/3/202125 minutes, 9 seconds
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IELTS Reading: What is exploration?

Cambridge Book 15 Test 1 Passage 3 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/11/202131 minutes, 22 seconds
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IELTS Listening: 'Street Play Scheme' ⛹️‍♂️⛹🏻‍♀️🚗

This is a really useful Part 2 IELTS Listening (Book 15) about a community that closed their road to traffic so that the children could play safely outside. It practises Multiple Choice and Choosing from a list. Useful vocab: 'the idea caught on' = the idea became very popular in other places 'give it a go' = try it Useful grammar: Present Perfect vs Past Simple 'The scheme's been up and running for 3 years' = 'The Street Paly Scheme first took place 3 years ago'. 'Be able to' with conditionals 'We'd love to be able to close our road for longer'. Conditionals 'People can use their cars as long as they drive at under 20kph'. 'They're happy to see children outside - even if it does get quite noisy'. 'Kids are getting fresh air, even if they're not doing anything energetic'. Past Perfect As we'd predicted, air quality was better, but what I hadn't expected was how much quieter it would be. Academic Task 1 Vocabulary 'Sales in the shops went up considerably'. Writing Task 2: talking about benefits/outcomes develop confidence get fresh air get to know people in the street air quality was significantly better/less air pollution much quieter/less noise pollution they felt safer/improved safety #ielts #ieltslistening #ielttutor --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/29/202127 minutes, 14 seconds
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IELTS Reading TFNG: Alexander Henderson 📸📸📸

This is a nice and easy Academic Reading Part 1 (great for GT too). It goes in chronological order, so it's easy to find information from dates, names and places, and there are 2 sets of questions (TFNG and gapfill). If you're aiming for 7 and you can get 10/13 correct in less than 20 minutes, you're doing very well. Check your band score here: https://ieltsetc.com/ielts-band-score-calculator/ Get the conditionals review here: https://ieltsetc.com/2021/02/conditionals-review/ Learn about 'willing to' vs 'want to' here: https://ieltsetc.com/2021/02/willing/ Join the Conditional Bootcamp here: www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/ ☕Buy me a coffee to say thanks here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fionawattam --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/14/202122 minutes, 13 seconds
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IELTS Listening: 🦣🦣🦣Woolly mammoths on St Paul's Island

Today's Listening is a 6/10 for difficulty. It's a Part 3 Listening with multiple choice and matching from a list. Useful vocabulary and synonyms: surprising = amazing got cut off = became isolated exact = precise contact = get in touch with make detailed notes = write down all the ideas check timing = make sure we won't overrun add personal opinions = give your own viewpoint Join the Conditionals Bootcamp here. https://members.ieltsetc.com/conditionals/ Get the Signals and Signposts lesson here. https://ieltsetc.com/2019/09/ielts-listening-how-to-recognise-signals-and-signposts/ Buy me a coffee to say thanks here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fionawattam --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/1/202126 minutes, 35 seconds
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IELTS Reading/Writing: Driverless Cars 🚘

This is a really really useful passage to read because of how it can help your WRITING. The passage itself is not difficult, but it is jam-packed full of excellent examples of Formal Academic Writing so if you have this reading at home, go through it carefully. - 'PEEL' paragraphs - Hedging https://ieltsetc.com/2020/12/hedging-in-academic-writing/ - Linking words https://ieltsetc.com/2019/07/ielts-complex-sentences/ - Noun forms - Conditionals https://ieltsetc.com/2020/03/ielts-conditionals/ - Critical Thinking Want to say thanks? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fionawattam --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/11/202130 minutes
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IELTS Reading: Motivational Factors and the hospitality industry 👩‍🍳🧑‍🍳

This is an extremely difficult Academic Reading Passage 3. It took me 30 minutes to find the answers even with the answer sheet in front of me. What can we learn from a text like this? Background knowledge and vocabulary will aid understanding Strategies such as locating the researchers' names will speed up your responses Every little helps - 2 of my recent daily tasks from the Writing Challenge will help you break down the dense text 1) affect vs effect https://ieltsetc.com/2020/12/affect-vs-effect/ 2) factor vs reason  https://members.ieltsetc.com/factor-vs-reason/ Add these synonyms to your list: managers need to know = it is beneficial for hotel managers to understand to increase employee retention = to encourage staff to remain employees feel obligated to stay = staff feel they shouldn't move little is done = undeveloped practices employee development = improve their skills if cooperation is encouraged = if managers encourage employees to work together research has shown = evidence exists to support this hypothesis staff have a tendency to = employees have a predisposition to  to dislike their workplace = to view their work environment negatively they conducted a study = they carried out research to fit with company goals = to align with organisational goals Want to support my podcast? Please click on the link below: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fionawattam Many thanks Fiona --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/29/202028 minutes, 45 seconds
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IELTS Advent Challenge Tasks 🎄1 - 12

No time to do my Advent Challenge? This podcast (watch the video version on www.YouTube.com/fionawattam) talks you through the past 12 days, so you'll get up and running really quickly! It's never too late to start - just go to my website: https://ieltsetc.com/ielts-advent-adventure/ and open the windows which will take you through to all the links. Come and post your sentences on Facebook, where I will check them every day: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ieltsAtoZ If you'd like to say thanks and contribute to the costs of running the free challenge, you are very welcome to do so here on my 'Buy Me A Coffee' page: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fionawattam In return, I will send you a copy of my A-Z of IELTS Advent when it's ready in the New Year. Many thanks in advance - your donations help me pay for the cost of the website, graphics, advent page and podcast, so you'll be helping me to help others. Best wishes Fiona --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/12/202040 minutes, 34 seconds
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IELTS Listening Part 3: Children's Literature Course 📚

Is this Listening more difficult than usual? I got a special request from Elango in my Members Academy, and yes I think it is a tricky one! I had to read the tapescript very carefully to figure out the answer to Question 27, and it even required a bit of background knowledge (possibly true of Question 28 too!). Apart from that, this is a really good one to practise listening for: - Signals and Signposts: https://ieltsetc.com/2019/09/ielts-listening-how-to-recognise-signals-and-signposts/ - Synonyms (fascinating = interesting; amazed = surprised; type = genre) - Grammar (not many = few) - Language of hedging (comics can serve a really useful purpose = comics have the potential for being useful) - Pronunciation of key words (ballet) Catch up on the Free Writing Task 2 Challenge here: https://ieltsetc.com/2020/03/ielts-writing-workouts/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/25/202029 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Why fairy tales are really scary tales 🧚‍♀️👻

I had a special request from Isabella on Instagram today 👋🇧🇷. She asked me to look at a really difficult text (yes, this one's 9/10!). It's an Academic Passage 3 and it follows the Reading Type 2 structure (discursive) which goes like this - Title: asks a question (Why? The answer is not what everyone thinks). 1. Old theory: Everyone thinks fairy tales have endured because the STORIES give us WARNINGS about life e.g. Little Red Riding Hood. 2. New theory: Everyone is wrong. There's another reason. 3. Test to prove the old theory is wrong: Is the STORY important? 'NO'. Is the WARNING important? Answer: 'NO'. 4. Results of the test: The reason why fairy tales have endured is just that people enjoy scary stories. 5. Althernative theory (instantly proved wrong): The stories remain relevant because they're about women as victims. 6. Conclusion: Everyone likes scary stories because they build up our resistance to negative emotions, so the first theory is probably right. You can find similar 'discursive' structures here: What destroyed the civilisation of Easter Island? Is there anybody out there? The search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Autumn Leaves Canadian writer Jay Ingram investigates the mystery of why leaves turn red in the fall. My updated guide to Time Management in the Reading Test gives you 8 techniques to help you improve your Reading Speed for the #ielts test. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/24/202030 minutes
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IELTS Reading: 🚴‍♀️Bike-sharing schemes around the world

Do you have a bike-sharing scheme where you live? In London there are the so-called 'Boris bikes' (named after Boris Johnson, who launched them in 2010 after being inspired by the success of a similar scheme in Paris, which is mentioned in this reading). This is a Section 2 Academic Text with 3 types of questions: Matching Statements, Choosing from a List and Gapfill. So whenever there's a lot to do, the text is slightly easier. This is a chronological text (in order of time) and is suitable for General Training practice too. It has some fantastic language that you can use in your writing e.g. urban bike-sharing scheme an answer to the threats of air pollution and consumerism. The police were opposed to the initiatives The council rejected ('turned down') the plan. 'The bicycle belongs to the past' That mentality has totally changed. By 1999, people had become more environmentally conscious. The system, however, was prone to vandalism and theft. The Parisian bike-sharing programme now boasts more than 20000 bicycles. Amsterdam is regarded as one of the two most cycle-friendly captials in the world. Today everybody longs for cities that are not dominated by cars. Get all my 10-minute lessons on my website www.ieltsetc.com. Join the Members Academy www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/. See you next weekend, All the best Fiona --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/18/202030 minutes
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IELTS Listening: The hunt for sunken settlements and ancient shipwrecks 🚢⚓️⚱️

This is a difficult Section 4, but if you listen to my podcast regularly, you will be very familiar with this common IELTS topic! It's about marine archaeology, the use of technology to find ancient shipwrecks and building under the sea, and the lessons researchers can learn about how ancient civilisations lived. In this episode I refer to similar IELTS Reading/Listening texts, so you can see how important it is to learn the vocabulary that is relevant to so many IELTS texts. Find the Modals of Deduction Grammar here [e.g. Atlit-Yam MAY HAVE BEEN DESTROYED by a tsunami, climate change MAY HAVE CAUSED glaciers to melt. Find the Reading about the Lapita [Beyond the Blue Horizon] here. Get all my lessons in one place in the Members Academy. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/10/202030 minutes
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IELTS Reading GT Part 2: Border crossing and Dealing with absence in the workplace

Both texts are gapfill summaries. The first one gives you practice with summary Flow Charts (IELTS 28-Day Planner Day 12) and the second covers the common topic of how to deal with absence in the workplace (good practice if you never usually read this kind of document). Get more General Training Reading tips on my website. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook for daily practice. #ielts #ieltstest #ieltscourse --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/3/202020 minutes, 18 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Agricultural programme in Mozambique 👩🏽‍🌾🌾🐝🎣

Listen out for the 5 most common gapfill types in this Part 4 gapfill on the very common topics of Agriculture and Water (28-Day Planner Week 1). Practise these topics on my website: https://ieltsetc.com/?s=agriculture Watch my YouTube 5-minute Vocab review of Agriculture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha1KIJfkglA&t=56s And here's the Honeybee Listening I mentioned: https://ieltsetc.com/2018/08/ielts-listening-honeybees-australia/ Get the 28-Day Planner here - do NOT let it get lost in your computer. Print it off. Use it every day. https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/j2u2r0 Listen to another Part 4 about agriculture in Africa here: https://youtu.be/5tbkd0n5f4Y Get lots more help on my website: www.ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/22/202030 minutes
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IELTS Reading: Nutmeg - a valuable spice 🌰🥜

This is an Academic Reading Part 1 (so it's good for GT too). The structure is chronological (in order of time) which helps you locate the answers more easily. It's also very similar to a text on my website: The Story Of Silk, which you can find here: https://ieltsetc.com/2018/12/ielts-reading-story-silk/ and I refer to last week's podcast about The Eucalyptus Tree to show you how similar they are in terms of the gapfill answers. https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/episodes/IELTS-Listening-The-Eucalyptus-Tree-in-Australia-ehm3hd/a-a2s5his Check out my blog relating to the grammar in this reading here: https://ieltsetc.com/2020/09/how-to-use-the-former-the-latter/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/13/202029 minutes, 2 seconds
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Factors influencing your IELTS Score 🎰 - how my new IELTS Progress predictor works.

If you've taken my IELTS Progress Predictor Test, you may be wanting to know a bit more about how it works and what it means for your IELTS Preparation. This podcast talks you through how to make the most of your assets and build a mindset that will help you prove the test wrong! Get the quiz and full blog here https://ieltsetc.com/2020/07/how-long-will-it-take-to-increase-my-ielts-score/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/16/202028 minutes, 56 seconds
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IELTS Listening: The Eucalyptus Tree in Australia 🇦🇺

#ielts Listening Part 4 - gapfill summary. Find a similar topic here: https://ieltsetc.com/2018/08/ielts-listening-honeybees-australia/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/4/202029 minutes, 10 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Birth order and personality 🚼

IELTS Listening Part 3: How birth order affects your personality. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/27/202029 minutes, 40 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading: 🦖🦕Dinosaurs and the secrets they hold 🦖🦕

IELTS GT Reading Part 3 - gapfill summary, multiple choice and choosing from a list. Find a similar reading with the vocab you need to know about animals here: https://ieltsetc.com/2019/04/ielts-reading-history-of-the-tortoise/ Listening about a dinosaur museum and how to spot distractors: https://ieltsetc.com/2018/08/ielts-listening-dinosaur-museum/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/19/202029 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS Listening - Cities built by the sea 🌊🏙️

This is a Section 3 (dialogue between 2 students) with lots of vocab related to the environment: - urban planning - coastal cities - pollutants are discharged into rivers - to protect against flooding - global warming - sea levels are rising - they need to consider the whole ecosystem - environmentalists https://ieltsetc.com/2019/09/ielts-listening-how-to-recognise-signals-and-signposts/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/13/202052 minutes, 33 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Saving bugs to find new drugs 🐞💊

A long and difficult but FASCINATING text with SO MUCH useful vocabulary which I list at the end. - Matching Information with paragraphs - Choosing from a list - Gapfill summary It's a KEY TOPIC (see similar texts on my website - https://ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-reading-doctoring-sales/ and https://ieltsetc.com/2018/10/ielts-gt-reading-snake-oil/) and I also talk about how parts of the text help us with Writing. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/29/202030 minutes
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IELTS Reading: An unusual Academic Passage 1 - The concept of intelligence.

This passage has an academic, theoretical structure rather than a factual, chronological one.  Watch the video on YouTube to see how it looks: https://youtu.be/7JHQdVkENMU This video will show you how to use the structure to get answers even when the content doesn't make much sense! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/21/202022 minutes, 20 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading: Parts 1 and 2

Finding a roommate, the best fitness apps, How to Delegate and Choosing the right CV Format. Find the word formation booklet here: https://ieltsetc.com/2018/04/how-a-knowledge-of-word-forms-can-increase-your-score/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/15/202042 minutes, 43 seconds
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IELTS Listening: 🗺MAPS and MCQs

This video looks at Section 2 of the IELTS Listening Test, which often includes a MAP in the second half.  Watch the video on YouTube if you would like to practice with the real test. https://youtu.be/PwXSREaBQ-k The first part is Multiple Choice and this video shows you how to recognise distractors: 'rather than' and 'instead of' are CLUES which tell you that you should choose the correct answer RATHER THAN/INSTEAD OF the trick! I break the Listening up into more manageable parts, so this is a LEARNING video rather than a test, but you can pause the video to test yourself too.   I also point out the useful vocabulary that you can extract from the listening to help you with Writing Task 1 (Academic - describe changes to a building; General Training - tell your friend about your new home)  Here is an extra Listening to help you describe changes to maps:  https://youtu.be/RYwrFUphmrc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/7/202018 minutes, 29 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Why companies should welcome disorder

So sorry for the delay - I'm back now! Been working on the daily YouTube lives during Lockdown. Did you miss them? Just go to my YouTube channel (I'll add this podcast as a video if you prefer to read the text and try it for yourself). This is a difficult Academic Passage 3 with Matching Headings, Gapfill and TFNG. Get more Reading practice on my website. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
5/29/202034 minutes, 32 seconds
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IELTS Experts - 10 of your most common questions about IELTS answered

In this podcast (also on YouTube) I ask my boss Max to give us his insider tips about #IELTS (it's exactly the same as what I say but people actually listen to him!). Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/vCqJ3zLGbcs --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/18/202021 minutes, 51 seconds
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IELTS Reading Time Management Tips

Need to read faster in the test? In this video and podcast, I'll take you through a Reading test and show you what you can do at each stage to answer the questions more quickly. The text is called 'The Birdmen' and you can watch the video and try it yourself on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R7H38LB28P0 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/24/202030 minutes, 14 seconds
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IELTS Computer-Delivered General Training Reading Test Part 1

This podcast is taken from my YouTube Video (watch this to see the text). https://youtu.be/Fq000OEq_OU I take you through the first part of a Computer-Delivered #IELTS General Training Reading Test and look at the benefits of taking the test online (as well as the drawbacks!).  The first reading is horrendous - the second is much easier, so skip forward if you don't like the first one!  This is the practice test I used:  https://ielts.com.au/computer-delivered-ielts/computer-reading-practice-test/  Test 1 Part 1: Difficulty rating 8/10 😣  Test 1 Part 2: Difficulty rating 3/10 😄  And here's my FULL analysis of the Computer-Delivered test https://ieltsetc.com/2020/02/ielts-paper-computer/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/17/202022 minutes, 27 seconds
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IELTS Writing Error Correction - The Blue Book project 📘

Do you rely on a teacher to correct your writing mistakes for the IELTS Test? Is this the most effective way?    In this podcast I look at some research that's been done about the best way to learn from your mistakes - and the answers may surprise you!   Here is the YouTube video, where you can see all the texts that I mention: https://youtu.be/JPjqoJA-Fhk You can find out more about the award I won from EnglishUK and CambridgeESOL for my research on error correction here:  https://www.englishuk.com/en/about-us/news-press/english-uk-news?newsId=2202   Here are some of the tools you can use to correct your own writing:  https://www.grammarly.com/  https://prowritingaid.com/  https://www.grammarcheck.net/ I also talk about times when a teacher is essential for helping students meet the criteria of the IELTS test. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/11/202018 minutes, 53 seconds
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IELTS Listening: 🔆The history of weather forecasting 🔆

I made this as a YouTube video so you can watch it here if you'd like to see the text at the same time: https://youtu.be/3px5vTBQ5Mk It's a Part 4 gap-fill Listening and I would give it a difficulty rating of 9/10! What do you think? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/5/202019 minutes, 32 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Matching Headings - A visit to Oymyakon 🥶

GT IELTS Matching Headings and gapfill practice. Watch the podcast on YouTube so that you can see the text and my explanations (and try the test for yourself). https://youtu.be/R7H38LB28P0 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/26/202020 minutes, 4 seconds
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BONUS episode! My interview with Dr Heidi Brumbaugh, creator of the Vocab Victor app.

This week I interview the creator of the marvellous Vocab Victor app, Dr Heidi Brumbaugh. Dr Heidi realised that my 28-Days of IELTS Word List would be a perfect match for her app, so now you can practise the essential words that you need to learn for IELTS in a fun and motivating way. In the interview, we talked about: the problems students have when they try to learn intermediate vocabulary (and how Vocab Victor solves this problem) how vocabulary is more important than grammar when you're trying to increase your band score the best ways to learn vocabulary and retain new words the benefits of learning from carefully-chosen word lists the importance of reviewing words in different contexts (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking which are included in every day of my 28-Day IELTS Vocabulary Booster Course and Challenge). On top of that, this episode is GREAT listening practice! (Nice to have an American accent for a change!). Find out more about Vocab Victor and how it works with my IELTS word lists on Dr Heidi's page: https://vocabvictor.com/news/ Get the Vocab Victor app in the app store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vocabsystems.vocabvictor&hl=en_GB Get more information about my 28-Day Intensive Vocabulary Course here: https://members.ieltsetc.com/mayday/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/20/202030 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer-delivered IELTS: An interview with Jessica from the IELTS Energy Podcast

This week on the podcast I was very happy to invite Jessica Beck from All Ears English and the IELTS Energy Podcast to talk about the pros and cons of the Computer Delivered IELTS Test (amongst other things!). Jess actually took the test herself, and in the interview she tells us what she thinks is great about doing the test on a computer. Here's the link to my blog about the podcast: https://ieltsetc.com/2020/02/ielts-paper-computer/ Find Jess's fantastic IELTS Podcast here: https://www.allearsenglish.com/episodes/ielts And there are lots of IELTS tips on their IELTS Preparation page here: https://www.allearsenglish.com/ielts-preparation-page/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/16/202039 minutes, 21 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Kite-making kite 🪁 by the Maori people of New Zealand 🇳🇿

Part 4 IELTS Listening on the topic of Civilisation (again! See my YouTube video about this). Vocab Victor is the app where you can develop your IELTS vocab with my 28 days of Vocab wordlists. YouTube video about Civilisation: https://youtu.be/FzJCdaWMB7o NEW!Vocab Victor App with all my IELTS Vocabulary wordlists from the 28-Day Vocabulary Course and Challenge! www.vocabvictor.com Join the course: www.members.ieltsetc.com/mayday/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/10/202018 minutes, 36 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Natural Dyes 🧶🧵

Multiple Choice and Matching in a Part 3 (student and tutor). Watch my YouTube video about how to recognise signals in Part 3 Listening: https://youtu.be/x6TE-ZND6xA The Reading I mentioned is called Henry Perkins - the man who invented synthetic dyes, and I did a podcast about it with all the questions on Instagram. https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/episodes/IELTS-Reading-last-one--The-man-who-invented-purple-e17bnl/a-a2p95f --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/3/202020 minutes, 29 seconds
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IELTS Reading GT Section 1: How synonyms work in Part 1 - The best suitcases 💼🧳and The Oxford School of Drama 🎭

GT Reading is not always as easy as it looks in Part 1. Yes, the texts are shorter but you have to do 2 of them in 20 mins and you need a good level of Vocab to get the answers quickly and not fall for the tricks! Here we look at Matching Info and TFNG. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/27/202017 minutes, 26 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Meet the Organoleptics 🤥👺👃🏽🐽

GT Reading Part 3 - matching people, matching info and TFNG. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/20/202020 minutes, 53 seconds
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IELTS listening: Field Trip Proposal 🏜

Listening Part 3 (Book 8 Test 1). Looking at signals, multiple choice and gap fill. Get more help with Part 3 here https://ieltsetc.com/2019/09/ielts-listening-how-to-recognise-signals-and-signposts/ and watch my video about the Answer Sheet here https://youtu.be/iVM_uRkWpm4. Join my A-Z of IELTS challenge here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvkiACElwBjPMqV7c3kRiwxxY8AmTEc3a --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/10/202026 minutes, 35 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The return of artificial intelligence 🤖

Reading passage 3 Test Book 5. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/19/201930 minutes, 35 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The Lost City 🇵🇪

Here’s the full blog https://ieltsetc.com/2019/11/ielts-reading-the-lost-city/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/22/201914 minutes, 37 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Venus in transit 🔭🪐

This has been on my list of things to do for about a year! Such a tough text but so easy to guess at least half of the answers without a PhD in Astronomy! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/15/201922 minutes, 1 second
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IELTS Reading: Biological control of pests 🦗🐌🐛🦅

A truly awful text but totally worth it for the vocab and strategies. Learn how to answer these questions without understanding almost anything 😯! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/7/201926 minutes, 23 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The truth about the environment 🗺🧯

Passage 3 with lots of Vocab you can use in Writing Task 2. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/28/201929 minutes, 26 seconds
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IELTS listening: 🌊Marine renewable energy (Ocean Energy)

A fabulous Part 4 Listening with tons of Vocab and expressions useful for both Task 1 Writing ✍🏽 (processes) and Task 2 Writing ✍🏽. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/21/201926 minutes, 23 seconds
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IELTS Tips: What to do when you hit a plateau ⛰

Have you hit a plateau with IELTS? Are you stuck at the same band despite studying really hard? I’ve done some research and condensed it into this 40-minute episode so that you can push yourself to the next level. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/11/201937 minutes, 40 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading: Out of the ashes 🔥🔥🔥

Passage 3 about the restoration of an 18th century house which caught fire. Excellent for Vocab about Buildings (Day 8 in the Vocab Course). --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/4/201927 minutes, 41 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Endless Harvest 🐟🐟🐟

Academic Passage 2 about over-fishing, commercial fishing, sustainable fishing and environmental responsibility. T/F/NG. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/28/201928 minutes, 36 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Rural Transport Project 🚜 🐴

Ok this one is pretty tedious BUT! it covers 4 question of the WORST types (Matching Headings, YNNG, Sentence completion and Q40) so it’s well worth a listen. There are also some fab collocations at the end. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/12/201930 minutes, 56 seconds
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IELTS Listening: ⛔️ ⛔️Signposts Part 2

Last week I outlined the 10 signals and signposts that lead you to the answer in the Listening Test (see my blog for more details and a YouTube video). This week I’m showing you an almost identical example so that you can see exactly how these patterns work in other tests and you can apply the same principles to all your tests. https://ieltsetc.com/2019/09/ielts-listening-how-to-recognise-signals-and-signposts/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/6/201925 minutes, 45 seconds
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IELTS Listening: ⛔️ SIGNALS and SIGNPOSTS to lead you to the answer.⛔️

Listening Part 3 is a very carefully structured dialogue full of signals like ‘So!’ ‘’Well!’ ‘’Now!’, emphatic structures (‘What I decided to do was....’), negative tones (‘But I’m afraid I didn’t manage to...’) and advice structures (‘If I were you I’d...’ ‘I think you should...’ ‘You really do need to...’). --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/29/201923 minutes, 18 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Sustainable Architecture - 🐜 lessons from the ant 🐜

Reading about a building in Zimbabwe whose ‘air-conditioning system’ was based on termite mounds. Fascinating! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/22/201934 minutes, 36 seconds
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IELTS Grammar: a simple way of remembering the difference between ‘ing’ and infinitives 🙌🏽

If you struggle to work out when to use ‘ing’ the solution is here! Find the whole blog on my website and 10-minute tutorial on YouTube. https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/08/ing-versus-infinitives/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/15/201935 minutes, 40 seconds
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IELTS Vocab and Reading: The true cost of food 🚜🐑👩🏽‍🌾

I chose this one JUST because of the vocab! It’s fabulous to review the topic of intensive industrial agriculture and its impact on the environment. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/2/201933 minutes, 22 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Climate change and the Inuit ❄️🌞🌎

A problem-solution structure with matching headings and gap-fill. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/18/201931 minutes, 23 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Bring back the big cats 🐅🐈🐾

If you listen to just one podcast this week, make sure it's this one! A fascinating text bursting with IELTS vocabulary. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/4/201936 minutes, 36 seconds
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Can I prepare for IELTS in one month?

This episodes encourages you to dust off your 28-Day Planner and use it more effectively. Find all the tips and links on my blog https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/06/28-ways-ielts-planner/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/27/201931 minutes, 54 seconds
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IELTS Reading part 1: The history of cinema 🎬🎟

Academic passage 1 (good for GT too) all about how cinema developed. Good to learn about this topic (there's a listening about it here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-listening-history-moving-pictures/)! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/11/201929 minutes, 38 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Neolithic Ireland ☘️

This episode focuses on the grammar of Modals of Deduction in IELTS Listening. Find a full explanation with practice on my website. https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/05/ielts-grammar-modals-deduction/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
5/21/201924 minutes, 53 seconds
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28 ways to improve your IELTS Vocabulary.📕

Check out my website for all of the 28 tips with links https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/05/28-ways-improve-ielts-vocab/.  Get the full vocabulary course in the Members Academy www.ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
5/9/201934 minutes, 11 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The history of tortoises 🐢

A very difficult Passage 3 where a Degree in Zoology might help. Here is the text on the website https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/04/ielts-reading-history-of-the-tortoise/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/25/201924 minutes, 47 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Reducing the effects of climate change 🏔🛶🌞🌇

Academic Passage 3 Book 11 Test 1 - a really useful text for vocabulary. Also good practice for completing a table and matching researchers. 👩🏻‍🔬👨🏽‍🔬 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/17/201929 minutes, 24 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Glow-worms 🐛

A fantastic reading for vocab. Matching information and T/F/NG questions. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/15/201923 minutes, 32 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Hearing problems 👂🏾

Speed-reading strategies for texts with 3 or more sets of questions. Book 9 Test 2 Passage 1. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/11/201929 minutes, 7 seconds
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IELTS Reading: This Marvellous Invention 🗣

A VERY difficult Academic Reading Part 3 (sorry!). Book 11 Test 4. See also 'How did writing begin?' on my website. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
4/4/201928 minutes, 17 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Stepwells 🇮🇳

This is a REALLY interesting Passage 1 Academic (good for GT too). Great for vocab topics (Water and Buildings) and speed-reading practice (just find the dates and names - ignore the rest). Please check on my website soon for the full text. www.ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/28/201929 minutes, 11 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Business Cultures 🤝

Section 4 made up entirely of gap fill! Have a look at all the signals that can help you keep your place https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/03/ielts-listening-business-cultures/. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/21/201923 minutes, 48 seconds
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IELTS General Training Part 1: Passport Applications and Auckland International Airport Services 🛂🛄

A quick look at TFNG and a less common type of Matching Headings. Get the full text here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/03/ielts-gt-reading-passports-and-airports/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/14/201920 minutes, 25 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Nanotechnology 🤖

Find out how my mindmaps can help you get over 70% of these answers correct! This #ielts listening Part 4 (Book 10 Test 4) will help you with multiple choice and gap-fill. Find out how to sponsor me and get all the worksheets with a special bonus for the first 100 people to sign up at https://www.patreon.com/fionawattam Thank you for your continued support 🙏🏾 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
3/7/201925 minutes, 31 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Is there anybody out there? 👽 Matching Headings

How to match headings quickly using only first lines. See the video on YouTube and get the full text on my website 👽 https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/02/ielts-reading-match-headings-first-lines/ 👽 https://youtu.be/OWorhQ_nw1A #ielts --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/28/201924 minutes, 57 seconds
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IELTS Reading: how to use comparisons in TFNG

To celebrate #motherlanguageday, this difficult Academic Passage 3 gives you some easy ways of filling gaps and recognising 'Not Given'. Find the full text here and please let me know what you think about the new style layout 😊 https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/02/ielts-reading-benefits-being-bilingual/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/21/201932 minutes, 21 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Study Skills Tutorial 👩🏾‍🎓👨🏾‍🎓📖📚

Test Book 9 Test 3 Section 3: Listen to a tutor giving advice to a student about her dissertation and practice listening for signals and Gap fill. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/7/201917 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to learn the vocab you need for IELTS 📕🦔🦇🦉

This episode helps you through the vocab you need to learn for the #ielts test. It is based on the hedgehog reading from 2 days ago but shows you how the same topics apply in all parts of the exam. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
2/2/201924 minutes, 18 seconds
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IELTS Reading and vocab: Hedgehogs 🦔

A difficult Part 3, which I made specially for #hedgehogday on February 2nd to raise awareness of the dramatic decline in the hedgehog population. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/31/201933 minutes, 47 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Thor Heyerdahl 🛶

Test Book 10 Test 2 Section 3. The life and theories of Thor Heyerdahl. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/24/201931 minutes, 18 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Museums of Fine Art 👩🏾‍🎨 Part 2

A difficult Passage 3 - Multiple Choice and Yes No Not Given. Also a rant about where NOT to get your #ielts practice materials. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/20/201928 minutes, 20 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Museums of fine art Part 1 👩🏾‍🎨

A complex and sophisticated Academic Reading Part 3, so I'm breaking this podcast up into more manageable parts. Please come back for the next bit 😊 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/17/201920 minutes, 30 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Doctoring Sales 🚑💊💉👩🏾‍⚕️👨🏼‍⚕️⛑

Book 6 Passage 1: Matching Headings and Yes/No/Not Given. Get the full text here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-reading-doctoring-sales/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/11/201922 minutes, 12 seconds
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IELTS Listening: The History of Moving Pictures 📽🎬🎞

Test Book 6 Test 2 Listening Section 4. Multiple Choice and Gap Fill. 😊 https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-listening-history-moving-pictures/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/5/201921 minutes, 58 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The Story of Silk 👘

Book 11 Academic Test 3 Section 1 - a chronological structure with gap fill and True False Not Given. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/30/201820 minutes, 24 seconds
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IELTS Listening: A social history of London 🌃

Listening Part 4. Book 6 Test 1. 🎄🎅🏽 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/24/201822 minutes, 12 seconds
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IELTS Listening: The Dolphin 🐬 Conservation Trust

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12/9/201819 minutes, 47 seconds
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Listening Section 2: An open-air swimming 🏊🏾‍♀️ pool

Multiple choice tricks and synonyms. Key vocab and frequent words. Skip the LAST 5 minutes if you want! 😬 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/5/201823 minutes, 13 seconds
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IELTS Listening: 3 types of distractors you need to know about

This Section 3 has examples of 3 different types of distractors that you need to listen for: ‘should have, could have, would have’ 🤔 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/28/201827 minutes, 45 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading Staff Benefits 🤑🤒🧖🏽‍♀️👩🏾‍🎓👴🏽

#ielts Cambridge Book 9 Test A Section 2 Part 2 JLP Retail: Staff Benefits plus useful vocab 😀 www.ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/21/201814 minutes, 36 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading: Dress Codes 👔👖🧢💍👑

#ielts Cambridge Tests Book 9 Test A Section 2. Get the full reading on my website www.ieltsetc.com 😀 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/21/201814 minutes, 48 seconds
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IELTS Listening: A public building - Taylor Concert Hall 🏛

Part 4 on the topic of architecture. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/18/201826 minutes, 4 seconds
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IELTS Reading: How did writing begin? 🏺🏺🏺

On a scale of 1 - 10 in terms of difficulty, this is a 10 sorry 😐!! So if you’re aiming for a 7/8 it’s worth a listen, but please don’t feel discouraged by it! Focus on the strategy rather than the answers in this example. The questions are perfectly divided according to the text structure (‘problem’/‘solutions’) (problem = no-one knows; solution = lots of theories). --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/14/201830 minutes, 45 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Crows and tools 🧰

Quick tips to help you with the Speaking Challenge followed by a Reading Passage 2 about the tool-making abilities of crows (and what we have in common with them). True/False/Not Given. Get the full reading here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2018/11/ielts-reading-two-wings-toolkit/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
11/7/201834 minutes, 17 seconds
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IELTS 🎃 Speaking Challenge

An explanation about the ‘pinky’ story, the importance of contractions and an introduction to the November 1 minute Speaking Challenge! #ielts1min 😄 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/31/201825 minutes, 39 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Snake oil 🐍🐍🐍

This is a long one and a tough one but really worth spending time on. Matching Headings and True False Not Given. Full test coming soon on www.ieltsetc.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/28/201832 minutes, 28 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Differences at work 👩🏽‍🏫👨🏽‍🏫

Find the full Reading here: https://www.ieltsetc.com/2018/10/ielts-reading-women-management/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/26/201824 minutes, 43 seconds
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IELTS Listening Part 2: A theatre 🎭

Learn how to avoid the traps of multiple choice. Get the floor plan on my website. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/18/201821 minutes, 50 seconds
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IELTS Listening: BABY COTS 👶🏻

Listening Section 2 about cots, with a little bit of pronunciation thrown in! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/14/201819 minutes, 7 seconds
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IELTS Listening: labelling a map 🗺

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10/10/201819 minutes, 35 seconds
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IELTS Labelling a diagram: worms! 🐛 🐛

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10/7/201819 minutes, 9 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Nature/Nurture Day 3 🤱🏻🤱🏻🤱🏻

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9/23/201826 minutes, 8 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Nature or nurture Day 2 🤱🏻🤱🏻

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9/20/201814 minutes, 33 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Nature or nurture? Day 1🤱🏻

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9/19/201816 minutes, 6 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading: Professional credentials 👩🏽‍🏫

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9/14/201810 minutes, 47 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading: Train information 🚂🚂

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9/13/201811 minutes, 34 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading - Young Person’s Railcard 🚂

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9/12/201813 minutes, 22 seconds
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IELTS Reading: T/F/NG The Mary Rose 🌹⚓️

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9/7/201816 minutes, 57 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Manham Port ⛴🚢⚓️

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9/4/201819 minutes
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IELTS Reading Day 3: Water 💦

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8/31/201817 minutes, 11 seconds
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IELTS Reading Day 2 Matching Headings Water 💦💦

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8/29/201813 minutes, 6 seconds
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IELTS Reading - Matching Headings Water 💦 Day 1

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8/28/201820 minutes, 34 seconds
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IELTS Matching Headings: 🗿Easter Island 🗿

https://ieltsetc.com/2018/08/ielts-reading-easter-island/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
8/22/201828 minutes, 19 seconds
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IELTS Listening: A dinosaur museum 🦖🦕

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8/19/201817 minutes, 27 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Tourism Day 2 ✈️✈️

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8/15/201813 minutes, 44 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Matching Headings - Tourism Day1 ✈️

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8/13/201818 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Gender in finance 💰

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8/8/201818 minutes, 44 seconds
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IELTS Listening: CO2 and soil 👨🏽‍🌾👩🏽‍🌾

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7/31/201821 minutes, 4 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The megafires of California Day 2 👩🏽‍🚒👨🏾‍🚒

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7/27/201814 minutes, 42 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The Megafires of California 👩🏽‍🚒

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7/26/201816 minutes, 9 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Asiatic lions Day 2 🦁🦁

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7/18/20189 minutes, 23 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Asiatic Lions 🦁 Day 1

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7/17/20189 minutes, 1 second
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IELTS Reading: Crop-growing skyscrapers Day 2 🌾🌾

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7/14/201820 minutes, 16 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Crop-growing skyscrapers Day 1 🌾🏢

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7/12/201817 minutes, 27 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Ethnography in Business Day 2 ✅

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7/10/201816 minutes, 41 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Ethnography in business Day 1 📊

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7/7/201818 minutes, 48 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Changes to a town (Barford) Day 2 🏡🏘

Latest episode of IELTS Made Easier looks at matching from a list. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/6/201810 minutes, 47 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Changes to a town (Barford) Day 1 🏡

This episode looks at tricks with multiple choice questions. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
7/5/201815 minutes, 1 second
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IELTS Reading: Johnson’s Dictionary Day 3 📕📘📗

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7/2/20186 minutes, 33 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Johnson’s Dictionary Day 2 📘📗

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6/30/20188 minutes, 14 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Johnson’s Dictionary Day 1

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6/29/201811 minutes, 16 seconds
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IELTS Reading Day 2: History of glass 🍹🍹

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6/26/20189 minutes, 58 seconds
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IELTS Reading; History of glass Day 1: 🍹

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6/25/201817 minutes, 34 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2 paragraph structures 🦏🦓🦒🐋

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6/22/201815 minutes, 23 seconds
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IELTS Reading Matching Information Kauri Gum Day 3 🐨🐨🐨

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6/20/201812 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS Reading Matching Statements: Kauri Gum Day 2 🐨🐨

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6/19/20186 minutes, 7 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Kauri Gum Matching Statements 🇳🇿

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6/18/201814 minutes, 24 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Serendipity Day 3 🌡⚗️

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6/15/201814 minutes, 19 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Serendipity Day 2 📸

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6/14/20188 minutes, 13 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Serendipity 👨🏽‍🔬👩‍🔬 Day 1

Get the full text here: https://ieltsetc.com/2018/06/ielts-reading-test-serendipity/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
6/13/201810 minutes, 45 seconds
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IELTS Reading. Serendipity: discoveries in science

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6/12/20187 minutes
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IELTS Writing ✍🏽Task 2: an ageing population 👴🏽👵🏽

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6/9/201813 minutes, 50 seconds
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IELTS Writing GT: TV 📺 company

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6/6/20187 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS GT Writing ✍🏽 Task 1: Museum Letter 🏛

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6/4/20188 minutes, 23 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Research about doctors Day 3 🎓⛑

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6/3/201813 minutes, 45 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Research about doctors Day 2 🚑🚨

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6/1/201812 minutes, 50 seconds
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IELTS Listening:Research about doctors 👨🏽‍⚕️👩🏽‍⚕️ Day 1

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5/31/201812 minutes, 44 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Australian honey bees Day 2 🐝🐝

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5/27/201817 minutes, 22 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Honey bees in Australia 🍯🐝🇦🇺

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5/24/201815 minutes, 13 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Beijing Olympic Stadium Day 2 🐧🐤

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5/23/201814 minutes, 31 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Beijing Olympic Stadium Part 1🥇

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5/22/201812 minutes, 41 seconds
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IELTS GT Writing Task 1: Noisy neighbours 🐕

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5/20/20187 minutes, 37 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2: Training for parents 🤷🏽‍♀️

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5/17/201810 minutes, 9 seconds
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IELTS Reading GT Final Day! Gap fill Calisthenics 🤼‍♀️

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5/16/201812 minutes, 20 seconds
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IELTS Writing ✍🏽 T2: bicycles 🚲 v cars🚗

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5/14/20187 minutes, 42 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading Day 7! Calisthenics 🧗🏽‍♀️

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5/13/201811 minutes, 17 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading Day 6: Calisthenics! 🏋🏽‍♂️

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5/12/201814 minutes, 38 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading Test Day 5: Dismissals 🙌🏽

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5/10/201810 minutes, 51 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading: Day 4 Work Dismissals 😯

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5/9/201811 minutes, 9 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading Day 3: Matching Headings 👩🏽‍💻👨🏻‍💻

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5/8/201812 minutes, 36 seconds
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IELTS General Training Reading Day 2: Business Courses

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5/6/201810 minutes, 13 seconds
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IELTS GT Reading Day 1 - Evacuation Procedures 🔥

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5/5/201820 minutes, 31 seconds
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IELTS: Pulling strings to build pyramids 3️⃣ Gapfill

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5/3/201810 minutes, 18 seconds
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IELTS T/F/NG: Pulling strings to build pyramids 🎏

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5/2/20189 minutes, 11 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Pulling strings to build pyramids 🏗

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5/1/201816 minutes, 37 seconds
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IELTS Writing: using PAST participles as linking words! 😯

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4/30/201811 minutes, 46 seconds
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IELTS T2: 🗽Discuss both views - a simple answer

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4/28/20187 minutes, 1 second
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IELTS Participle Clauses 🙌🏽 And a very special offer 😯

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4/27/201813 minutes, 44 seconds
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IELTS Writing: Being more complex! 🧠

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4/26/201816 minutes, 16 seconds
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IELTS Task 2: 🤖 Robots!

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4/25/20188 minutes, 33 seconds
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IELTS ✍🏽: predictions in Task 1 and 2 📈🔮

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4/24/201812 minutes, 38 seconds
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IELTS Writing: Pie charts and describing changes 📊

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4/23/201813 minutes, 21 seconds
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IELTS Writing: 🥧 Pie charts key vocab

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4/22/201814 minutes, 40 seconds
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IELTS Task 2: 🏰How lonely is a high-rise flat?

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4/21/201812 minutes, 47 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2: should houses 🏠 be built to last?

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4/20/20188 minutes, 47 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2: Migration to cities 🏬

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4/19/20188 minutes, 24 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2: The arts 🎭

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4/18/201815 minutes, 23 seconds
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IELTS Listening: São Paulo 🇧🇷

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4/17/201814 minutes, 33 seconds
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IELTS Listening: São Paulo 💃🏽

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4/16/201812 minutes, 23 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The History of Tortoises 🐢Part 3

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4/9/201823 minutes, 29 seconds
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IELTS Reading: History of the tortoise 🦕Part 2

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4/6/201811 minutes, 46 seconds
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IELTS Reading: History of the tortoise 🐢

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4/5/201813 minutes, 17 seconds
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IELTS Task 2 Writing: 🔗Coherence and Cohesion

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4/3/201816 minutes, 42 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Geography part 3 🌈🌤🌨

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4/1/201812 minutes, 9 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Geography 🗺 Part 2

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3/31/201811 minutes, 53 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Geography 🌍

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3/30/201812 minutes, 58 seconds
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IELTS Reading Why Risks Go Wrong 🎲🎰

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3/27/20187 minutes, 32 seconds
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IELTS Reading: why risks can go wrong Part 3 🃏

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3/26/201819 minutes, 7 seconds
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IELTS Reading: why risks can go wrong Part 2♣️♠️

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3/24/20189 minutes, 38 seconds
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IELTS Reading: why risks can go wrong!♦️♥️

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3/23/201811 minutes, 26 seconds
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IELTS Listening: 🐬🐋mass strandings of whales and dolphins

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3/22/201815 minutes, 55 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Mass stranding of 🐋 and dolphins 🐬

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3/21/201812 minutes, 17 seconds
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IELTS Reading: last one! The man who invented purple 💜👾

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3/20/20185 minutes, 42 seconds
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IELTS Reading 📖: William Henry Perkin

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3/19/201810 minutes, 2 seconds
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IELTS Reading: William Henry Perkin 💜

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3/18/20188 minutes, 28 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The Great Australian Fence Part 3

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3/14/20187 minutes, 38 seconds
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IELTS Reading: The Great Australian Fence

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3/13/201810 minutes, 49 seconds
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IELTS Reading The Great Australian Fence

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3/12/20189 minutes, 52 seconds
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IELTS Reading - The great Australian Fence

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3/11/20188 minutes, 16 seconds
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IELTS Reading:Australian Aboriginal Rock Paintings Q37-40

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3/8/201813 minutes, 21 seconds
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Listening: Aboriginal Art 31-36

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3/7/201816 minutes, 53 seconds
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IELTS Listening 🏡Underground House Q35-40

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3/6/201812 minutes, 2 seconds
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IELTS Listening: Underground House Q33 - 34

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3/5/20186 minutes, 34 seconds
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Listening Part 4: The Underground House 🏡

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3/4/20188 minutes, 36 seconds
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Reading T/F/NG - Quantifiers

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3/3/20189 minutes, 22 seconds
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Listening Sparrowhawks 3/3

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3/2/201810 minutes, 16 seconds
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Listening Part 4 Sparrowhawks 2

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3/1/201815 minutes, 24 seconds
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Listening Part 4 -sparrowhawks

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2/28/201813 minutes, 11 seconds
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Writing Introductions - 5 more examples

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2/27/20184 minutes, 23 seconds
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Making predictions 3

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2/26/20183 minutes, 19 seconds
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Task 1 S.O.S - making predictions

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2/24/20182 minutes, 53 seconds
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IELTS Writing T2: community service

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2/22/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2 Introductions - 5 ways

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2/21/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS General Training: Writing a request to your boss

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2/20/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS Reading - The little ice age 3

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2/19/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Matching names

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2/16/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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Phrasal verbs in GT Task 1?

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2/15/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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GT T1: Correct Informal letter

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2/13/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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GT Informal Letter Too Formal

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2/12/20184 minutes, 57 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2: a strong opinion

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2/11/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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Matching Statements 2 (maths)

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2/9/20184 minutes, 57 seconds
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Matching Headings: Maths! ➗✖️

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2/8/20184 minutes, 56 seconds
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IELTS Writing - Task 2: Workplace clothes

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2/6/20184 minutes, 58 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2: Introductions

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2/5/20189 minutes, 23 seconds
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Grammar: to + ing

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2/3/20189 minutes, 54 seconds
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IELTS Writing Task 2: language learning

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2/1/20184 minutes, 12 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Picking from a list

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1/31/20189 minutes, 57 seconds
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IELTS Reading: Gold dusters 🐝summary completion

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1/30/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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IELTS Reading: 🐝 Gold dusters - Matching Headings P2

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1/30/20189 minutes, 52 seconds
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Matching Headings Part 1

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1/29/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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Writing Task 2: school buses

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1/28/20182 minutes, 31 seconds
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Writing Task 2: homework

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1/26/20182 minutes, 19 seconds
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IELTS Task 2 GT: community

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1/25/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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GT Writing 1: Formal Letter

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1/24/20183 minutes, 51 seconds
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General Training: using slang

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1/23/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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GT Task 1: An Informal Letter

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1/22/20183 minutes, 50 seconds
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General Training: complaining

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1/21/20184 minutes, 57 seconds
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General Training: informal

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1/19/20189 minutes, 28 seconds
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Multiple choice: Q11, 12, 13

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1/18/20189 minutes, 57 seconds
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Reading: Multiple choice

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1/17/201814 minutes, 59 seconds
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Adding adverbs

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1/16/20184 minutes, 58 seconds
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Writing a clear overview

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1/15/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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Describing a Process: Linking

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1/14/20184 minutes, 59 seconds
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Describing a Process: P

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1/13/20189 minutes, 58 seconds
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Describing a Process: Leather

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1/12/20189 minutes, 44 seconds
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Reading: Chronobiology T/F/NG

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1/5/201813 minutes, 32 seconds
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IELTS: uncountable nouns

Uncountable nouns --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
1/4/20182 minutes, 3 seconds
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Reading: gapped texts

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1/3/20188 minutes, 1 second
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Task 2: prevention vs cure

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12/30/20172 minutes, 55 seconds
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Task 2: urban/rural economy

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12/27/20172 minutes, 38 seconds
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Task 2: Fossil fuel⛽️ options

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12/26/20173 minutes, 1 second
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Task 1: A seasonal process 🎄

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12/23/20171 minute, 55 seconds
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Past Perfect

Past Perfect for IELTS --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/20/201712 minutes, 8 seconds
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Online shopping

How online shopping affects the environment and jobs --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
12/18/20173 minutes, 56 seconds
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Describing town plans

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12/17/20173 minutes, 56 seconds
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Task 1: Making predictions

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12/13/20173 minutes, 46 seconds
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Task 1: Funding for R&D

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12/12/20172 minutes, 13 seconds
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Task 1: Hospital Bed Use

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12/11/20172 minutes, 19 seconds
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Task 1: Health club members

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12/11/20172 minutes, 9 seconds
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Task 1: Changes to a town

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12/7/20171 minute, 29 seconds
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Task 1 Food Consumption

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12/7/20171 minute, 55 seconds
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Neighbourhood ties

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12/5/20172 minutes, 17 seconds
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A journey that went wrong

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11/30/20171 minute, 59 seconds
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Pronunciation: 5 Quick Fixes

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11/29/201714 minutes, 56 seconds
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An email I received

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11/28/20171 minute, 58 seconds
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A work of art

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11/28/20171 minute, 59 seconds
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Something I saved for

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11/27/20171 minute, 59 seconds
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An instrument I’d like to play

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11/26/20171 minute, 59 seconds
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An event in history

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11/25/20171 minute, 57 seconds
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An advert I saw

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11/24/20171 minute, 59 seconds
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A party I went to

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11/23/20172 minutes, 2 seconds
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A celebrity I’d like to meet

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11/22/20172 minutes, 2 seconds
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An area that is changing

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11/20/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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Mobile phones pros and cons

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11/19/20172 minutes, 38 seconds
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Something I returned

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11/19/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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A time I was stressed

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11/18/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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A speech I heard

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11/17/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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Electricity from waves

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11/16/20171 minute, 41 seconds
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A country I’d like to visit

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11/16/20172 minutes, 4 seconds
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A museum I visited

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11/15/20172 minutes, 2 seconds
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A business I’d like to start

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11/14/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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A time I was late

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11/13/20172 minutes, 4 seconds
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Task 1: A natural process_ El Nino

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11/12/20171 minute, 53 seconds
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A website I find useful

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11/12/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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An old person I know

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11/11/20172 minutes, 1 second
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A river I visited

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11/10/20172 minutes, 2 seconds
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A TV show I enjoy

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11/9/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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A sporting event

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11/8/20172 minutes, 4 seconds
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Task 1 graph - UK sports club

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11/8/20171 minute, 50 seconds
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A present I gave

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11/7/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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A piece of technology I own

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11/6/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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A person I admire

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11/5/20172 minutes, 2 seconds
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A building you like

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11/4/20172 minutes, 3 seconds
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A good cook

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11/3/20172 minutes, 1 second
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A competition you won

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11/2/20172 minutes
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A book you enjoyed

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11/1/20172 minutes, 2 seconds
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How energy is produced from coal

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10/28/20171 minute, 55 seconds
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The Nitrogen cycle

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10/21/20171 minute, 47 seconds
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Pie charts and change

IELTS Task 1 pie charts --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/20/20171 minute, 39 seconds
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Privatisation pros and cons

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10/13/20173 minutes, 18 seconds
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Urban problems

IELTS Writing Task 2 Causes and Solutions. Urban sprawl. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
10/5/20172 minutes, 28 seconds
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What is the role of prisons?

IELTS Task 2 topics and ideas. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/30/20172 minutes, 19 seconds
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Should TV ads be controlled?

Task 2 in 2 minutes! The effects of TV adverts on children. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/24/20172 minutes, 26 seconds
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The economy

Vocab and ideas for IELTS topics --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/19/20172 minutes, 32 seconds
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Obesity - causes and solutions

Obesity - causes and solutions --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/14/20172 minutes, 32 seconds
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Academic qualifications

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9/5/20172 minutes, 25 seconds
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The surveillance society

IELTS issues made easy! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ieltsetc/message
9/4/20172 minutes, 11 seconds
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Space Exploration

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9/3/20171 minute, 30 seconds