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Australian Accents

Some IELTS candidates have trouble understanding the Australian accent. Here is a link to TEDx videos, some from Australians, that you can check out:

http://www.ted.com/search?cat=talks&per_page=12&q=Australia

And then there’s this little video of a Canadian and an Australian comparing their pronunciation:

 

Interesting TED Talk

Here is an interesting TED talk about the use of language and what it says about us.

Phrasal Verbs

Here is a link to some useful phrasal verbs.

https://blog.abaenglish.com/25-most-useful-phrasal-verbs/

Essay vocabulary

Here are two sites that may help you with essay writing, specifically focusing on vocabulary.

This page focuses on cohesive devices: https://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/words-phrases-good-essays.html

This site has a couple word lists you can download and suggestions on how to use them: http://www.dcielts.com/ielts-essays/vocabulary-a-list/

Writing Task 1 Examples

This website has a lot of examples of everything, really. It’s not all worthy of a band 9, but there is some good information. This example is quite strong, although the use of paragraphs is not completely logical.

http://www.ielts-exam.net/academic_writing_samples_task_1/972/

Writing Task 2 Linking Words

Here is a table with some nice linking words and phrases for your essay.

A big help when making an essay:

Writing Task 1 Vocabulary

Here is a table with some useful vocabulary for describing trends. (Avoid “go up” and “go down” by using more academic words)

IELT https://www.facebook.com/IELTSTestPreparationKarachi:

Adjectives

This page has a beautiful list of precise adjectives to use instead of using very and something basic. It is useful for speaking and writing.

http://9gag.com/gag/aGDKvyn

Linking words

This is a table of linking words to use in your writing. Some of them are also appropriate for speaking, but these are not indicated in the table, so do some research!

http://languagelearningbase.com/88981/linking-words-and-phrases

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