Are you taking the IELTS Test?

Are you taking the IELTS Test?

Using IELTS official practice materials will enable you to :

  • familiarise yourself with the test format
  • experience the types of tasks you will be asked to undertake
  • test yourself under timed conditions
  • review your answers and compare them with model answers.

Click here for IELTS SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

Time allowed: 11–14 minutes

Parts 1–3

Part 1 – Introduction and interview What’s involved? In this part, the examiner introduces him/herself and checks your identity. Then the examiner asks you general questions on some familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies, or interests. Part 1 is 4–5 minutes long. What skills are tested? This part tests your ability to give opinions and information on everyday topics and common experiences or situations by answering a range of questions.

Part 2 – Long turn What’s involved? Part 2 is the individual long turn. The examiner gives you a task card that asks you to talk about a particular topic. The card tells you what points you should include in your talk and instructs you to explain one aspect of the topic. You have one minute to prepare your talk, and the examiner will give you a pencil and paper to make notes. By using the points on the task card and making notes during the preparation time, you should be able to think of appropriate things to say, and have time to structure your talk so that you keep talking for 2 minutes. The examiner will then ask you to begin talking and will stop you when the time is up. They may then ask you one or two questions on the same topic. Part 2 lasts 3–4 minutes, including the preparation time. What skills are tested? This part tests your ability to speak at length on a given topic, using appropriate language and organising your ideas logically. You will need to think about your own experiences to complete the long turn.

Part 3 – Discussion What’s involved? In Part 3, you and the examiner discuss issues related to the topic in Part 2 in a more general and abstract way and, where appropriate, in greater depth. Part 3 lasts 4–5 minutes. What skills are tested? This part tests your ability to explain your opinions and to analyse, discuss and speculate about issues

Top 10 words of 2021

Top 10 words of 2021

BBC Learning English

Keep your English vocabulary up to date with our countdown of the top 10 hottest words of 2021! We’ve chosen our favourite words of 2021 for you to learn and use. Watch the video and tell us if you agree with our choices!

#Vocabulary #2020 #BBCLearningEnglish

How to test yourself for Coronavirus

How to test yourself for Coronavirus

Vocabulary Chunks related to COVID 19 to learn from video :

  • many people with covid19 have mild or even no symptoms
  • can spread the virus
  • with regular self-testing
  • we can slow the spread
  • help protect the most vulnerable in our families
  • please read the instructions in your kit
  • take the test
  • you’re going to swab your throat and your nose
  • if you’ve had a nosebleed
  • swab the other nostril or wait 24 hours
  • if you have a nose piercing
  • use the items in the test kit once only you cannot re-use them
  • take a throat swab
  • use hand sanitizer
  • a sealed wrapper
  • an extraction tube holder
  • an extraction tube
  • ensure you clean the surface
  • wash or sanitize your hands
  • being careful not to spill any of the fluid
  • pour in all the fluid
  • it is important that the fabric end of the swab does not touch your teeth, tongue or gums
  • you now need to swab the inside of your nostril
  • insert the same swab inside of your nostril
  • open the lid and place the fabric tip off the swab
  • place two drops of fluid on the specimen
  • read your results
  • you must wait 30 minutes to find out your proper result
  • If after 30 minutes you still only have one line next to “C” your result is negative
  • if you have two lines then your result is positive
  • if your result is positive you and your household must self-isolate
  • following government guidelines
  • then your test is invalid
  • follow the instructions carefully
  • a covid19 infection
  • you should seek medical advice
  • report a positive result
  • monitor the spread of the virus
  • place all the used test kit contents in the waste bag provided
  • place in your household waste
A boy called Christmas

A boy called Christmas

An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible
Do you know where Vilnius is?

Do you know where Vilnius is?

Wherever Vilnius is, Christmas here is magical. So, pack your bags and experience Christmas like never before. Find Vilnius HERE
Vilnius: you may have heard of it but can you pinpoint where it really is? Make your way to Vilnius before it becomes a not-so-hidden gem.

Vocabulary Chunks

  • Western Europe
  • Which one?
  • The undiscoverd jewel of …
  • Landmarks
  • Admirable city
  • In the heart of ….
  • Well kept secret
  • Colourful market
  • A perfect destination
  • Traveller
  • For obvious reasons
  • The pride of….
  • The old town
  • What if I told you that….
  • The capital of….
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