Food – IELTS Listening Exercise

 

Hi everyone!

This week’s IELTS Listening Exercise is a chance to practice the correct description of measurements.

Rather than follow the usual IELTS format, for this exercise record your answers while you are listening.

Watch the video below and record each of the units of measurement and temperature.

As usual, registered IELTS Guy users will receive suggested answers by email over the weekend, and IELTS Guy subscribers will receive personalized feedback on their response.

Questions, feedback and comments are welcome.

Good Luck!

 

The IELTS Guy

Food – IELTS Writing Exercise

 

Hi everyone!

This week’s IELTS Writing Exercise is based on the IELTS Writing Task 2 format.

Write at least 250 words in response to the following:

Some people believe that it is wrong to eat meat, and that we should all stick to vegetarian diets.  Others argue that humans evolved as meat-eaters, and that eating meat is necessary for good health.  Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

As usual, registered IELTS Guy users will receive suggested answers by email over the weekend, and IELTS Guy subscribers will receive personalized feedback on their response.

Questions, feedback and comments are welcome.

Good Luck!

 

The IELTS Guy

 

Sports – IELTS Weekly Review

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Hi everyone.

Our theme for this week’s IELTS exercises was Sports.  For registered IELTS Guy users I will be forwarding my suggested answers to you by email over the weekend.  For subscribers, please don’t forget to submit your writing, reading, listening and speaking responses to me for personalized correction and feedback.

You may also have seen that I posted a suggested approach to structuring a Writing Task 2 essay during the week.  Many students appear to be relying on set essay structures, such as the Introduction-On the one hand-On the other hand- Conclusion format.  While I know that this is intended to make sure that you score points, it is only valuable if the format is appropriate to the question and you know how to structure sentences that begin with those words.

If your essay question ask you to explain your view or to argue one case only, using terms like “on the one hand” makes it sound like you are not sure of your own opinion.  This means your essay will have a lack of clarity and you will lose marks.

There is an English expression called “sitting on the fence”.  It means that a person doesn’t give an opinion – instead of choosing one side or the other they stay in the middle.  You cannot do that in an argumentative essay!

I will be setting a new theme for next week’s IELTS exercises on Monday.

As always, I welcome your comments.

Regards

Mike

Sports – IELTS Speaking Exercise

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Hi everyone!

This week’s IELTS Speaking Exercise is based on the IELTS Speaking Part 2 format.

I am going to make this a more difficult exercise by presenting only one sentence, and asking you respond to a “to what extent do you agree?’ question.

Speak for 1-2 minutes on the following topic:

The high salaries paid to professional sports men and women today are out of proportion to the value that their sports bring to society.  To what extent do you agree with this statement?

If you would like to follow the actual IELTS test format you should allow yourself one minute to prepare, and then speak for one to two minutes.

As usual, registered IELTS Guy users will receive suggested answers by email over the weekend, and IELTS Guy subscribers can submit their recorded response and receive personalized feedback.

Questions, feedback and comments are welcome.

Good Luck!

 

The IELTS Guy

 

 

 

 

Sports – IELTS Writing Exercise

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Hi everyone!

This week’s IELTS Writing Exercise is based on the IELTS Writing Task 1 format.

Write at least 150 words in response to the following:

The graph below shows the level of participation in high school sports in the United States for the 2013-2014 school year.  The blue bars represent males and the pink bars represent females.  Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. 

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As usual, registered IELTS Guy users will receive suggested answers by email over the weekend, and IELTS Guy subscribers will receive personalized feedback on their response.

Questions, feedback and comments are welcome.

Good Luck!

 

The IELTS Guy

 

Sports

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Hi everyone.

In honour of the Winter Olympics currently taking place in South Korea I thought we would make sports the theme for this week’s IELTS Exercises.  If you have been watching any of the Olympics you might have picked up some new vocabulary that will help!

As usual, I will post an exercise for each of the four IELTS skills;

Tuesday’s writing exercise will be based on the IELTS Writing Task 1 format. You will be shown a graph and asked to describe the information that it presents.

Wednesday’s reading exercise will be a passage on my favourite sport of Brazilian Ju Jitsu. You will be asked to match headings to each of the paragraphs in the passage.

Thursday’s listening exercise will be a lecture on a sports-related topic, where you will be asked to respond in the short-answer format

Friday’s speaking exercise will require you to speak for two minutes on a personal sports interest.

If you have registered with The IELTS Guy, you will receive suggested answers by email over the weekend.

If you have subscribed to The IELTS Guy, you will receive personalized feedback on your responses.

As always, feedback and comments are welcome.

Good Luck!

The IELTS Guy