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August 2017

More vocabulary building

The vocabulary that you need for IELTS will vary depending on the subject matter. Here are two websites that give you some good information.

This one has 20 adjectives to start with. They are quite good, but there is no practice so you need to practice on your own in order to remember them properly.
http://ieltsspeakingtips.com/IELTS_synonyms_20.pdf

This one has a variety of topics. It gives the word and definition, and there is a link to listen to her read the information with a clear British accent. There is practice using the words at the bottom.
http://ieltsliz.com/vocabulary/

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British Accents

I know that a lot of students have trouble with the British accent. In order to understand better, the best thing you can do is practice! Here is a Youtube channel that has some documentaries similar to listening part 2 or 4:

Anything from the BBC is pretty good. There is lots on Netflix as well if you have a subscription.

Paraphrasing

On the IELTS test, you must be able to paraphrase for your writing test (and a little bit for your speaking test). Additionally, understanding paraphrase is essential for listening and reading.

Here is some practice:

http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-writing-task-2-paraphrasing-practice/

http://ieltscanadatest.com/2017/03/task-1-2-paraphrasing/

http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2014/11/ielts-writing-task-2-paraphrasing-practice.html

http://www.businessenglishace.com/academic-ielts-extra-skill-paraphrasing/

 

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