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.


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

Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

 [apartment therapy]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Less to clean
  • Easier to maintain things
  • Functionality – Everything has a purpose
  • I have to have a bunch of things
  • Pots and pans
  • Re-do the kitchen
  • We live in the kitchen
  • Sliding doors
  • We have a little bit of privacy
  • The kitty litter box
  • My stuff stays closer to the floor and his stuff stays closer to the ceiling
  • You only surround yourself with things you love
  • There is no room for extra stuff you don’t need
For my students…..Congratulations !

For my students…..Congratulations !

What is Success . . .

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Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

Success …

Means doing a job I love which I feel contributes to society

Happiness in doing what you’re doing

It is really about changing people for the better

Balance your life and work

How my children progress through their lives

Getting a really good internship this summer

Getting my Masters when I was pregnant

 The secret to my success is …

Being able to reach out and connect

Great communication

Trusting my gut … trusting my instincts

Learning more about my field

Always keep evolving, try to renew yourself each day

Surround yourself with those open-minded people

You get to the point where you can accomplish anything

A Virtual School

A Virtual School

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Virtual School

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

A Virtual School

Schooling at home

Prepare the lessons

People who are experts in their fields

Two requirements we have to meet

A schedule they have to meet

Get on a chat room with your entire class

Talk about their lesson

Traditional brick and mortal school

Work together to achieve success

It’s kind of like email

Learning beyond the classroom

Meet them on field trips

See many different places

Museums, Science Centers, Historical sites

Get to meet people face to face

You get to enjoy activities that involve learning

What can we expose our children to, to make them well-rounded

Global economy

I’m involved in a lot outside of school

I take private voice lessons

You’re not relying solely on the school

I’m able work at my own pace

Get ahead if I want to

Interact with other students

Academic excellence

Homemade Potato Chips – A great snack for when you’re watching movies

Homemade Potato Chips – A great snack for when you’re watching movies

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Homemade Potato Chips

Vocabulary to learn after the video :

  • Everybodys all time favourite snacks
  • Homemade potato chips
  • They are so much nicer than the store bought ones
  • So let’s get started
  • Low starch potato
  • Grab your slicer and slice the potatoes into fairly thin strips
  • So the slicer makes your life a lot easier
  • Get out as much starch as possible
  • Put the potatoes into a collander and give them a good rinse
  • Add in a couple of tablespoons of salt
  • Leve them set for about 30 minutes
  • Set them on a paper towel
  • Pat them down
  • You want them as dry as possible
  • If it sizzles up you know the oil is ready
  • You can use a deep frier if you have one
  • Just until they turn a nice golden brown
  • Frying by far produces the best results for me
  • Season them up
  • You can use whatever your taste buds are caling out for
  • A great snack for when you are watching movies
Wide Crack Climbing

Wide Crack Climbing

||Watch the following video||

Wide Crack Climbing

||Vocabulary to learn after watching the video||

  • Extreme climber
  • Documentary film
  • An extreme and unconventional sport that demands power, stamina and immunity to pain
  • Crack climbing requires a lot of training
  • Bandages are crucial for avoiding hand injuries
  • Mastery of certain techniques is also extremely important
  • Developing new ones to make their climbs easier
  • People perceive it as being very difficult
  • When you do it a little bit and have the right techniques
  • Just as easy as doing normal climbing
  • They decided to go further afield
  • They set themselves the challenge of the century crack in Utah
  • Their exploit was documented in a film “Wide Boyz”
  • Don’t learn in the early days of climbing
  • The duo don’t always train in the open air
  • Purpose built climbing wall
  • This climb was so demanding in that sort of style
  • They have continued training in their basement for the worlds other challenges since
  • It took several attempts
  • A spectacular achievement
  • Push themselves to the limit
  • We train really hard
  • Break more records
Street Compliments

Street Compliments

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Street Compliments

||Vocabulary to learn after watching video ||

  • Can you hear me loud and clear?
  • You are always there to support me
  • You are there never the less
  • Have someone to rely on
  • I don’t always acknowledge how awesome you are
  • Great sense of humor, witty and sharp
  • You made it so easy to be a mom
  • Keep doing what you doing cause it’s gonna to take you places
  • Co-worker
  • You are someone that inspires me everyday
  • Positive attitude
  • Stay light-hearted
  • You start signing at a drop of a hat
  • Your awareness of other people
  • Putting everyone at ease
  • I admire that so much in you
  • It might be hard for you to believe
  • I take after you
  • I aspire to be more like you as an adult
  • The greatest gift I could have
  • I’m so blessed to have you in my life
| Finding Art in Unexpected Places |

| Finding Art in Unexpected Places |

||Watch the following video||

Finding Art in Unexpected Places

||Vocabulary to learn after watching the video||

  • Try to find beauty in our surroundings
  • I am going to find the most beautiful thing I could possibly find and frame it
  • Make it look beautiful
  • I think I’m going to find…..I have no clue
  • Find things in nature, in people, in flowers, butterflies….
  • I had no idea that this is what I would be doing today
  • I am just going to frame it
  • We miss the beauty in the simple things
  • It surrounds us, it is everywhere
  • I walk by every single day and never even take the time to stop and notice
  • Beauty is how you see it
  • I think that if we took some time
  • Beauty is everywhere around us
Playing a Titanic Tuba

Playing a Titanic Tuba

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Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

  • It’s a conversation starter
  • Something that you walk by and say wow
  • Look at that giant tuba
  • Something to really get people into the store
  • Financial district
  • I was speechless
  • It kind of Sounds like a jack hammer like a block away
  • If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck
  • It can only play the fundamental pitches
  • I’m checking to see if it is the world’s biggest tuba
  • I’ve emailed and been in contact with the Guinness Book of World Records
  • I haven’t heard back yet
  • It’s much much larger than your average tuba
  • They typically weigh 30 to 35 pounds
  • It weighs easily over 100 pounds
  • It takes a good set of ears to be able to  hear the notes cause they so low
  • It sounds like a helicopter
  • You have fewer notes you can play
  • Large instrument
  • In the right set of lungs it can sound gorgeous