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Here's a table of key vocabulary from Cambridge IELTS 8 (test 1, passage 1).
Remember that there are always words in the passage that are similar to words in the questions. If you find the similar words, you've found the answers.
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Thank you very much Simon for your service.
You are highly appreciated.
from Sultanate of Oman
Monday, February 06, 2012 at 09:29
No problem Joseph.
Monday, February 06, 2012 at 13:47
Hi simon. Sometimes, I need synonym for "respectively" in task 1. Are there any alternatives? İf there are options, could you provide an example? Thanks in advance. You blog really helped me to use words like "twice,doubled" and etc. You are really a good teacher.
Monday, February 06, 2012 at 14:26
You don't need to worry about having a synonym for 'respectively' - I don't think there is a good one.
I'm glad you like the blog.
Monday, February 06, 2012 at 14:56
Thank you a lot. Sorry for bothering again. Yesterday I asked a question related to task one. I understood the grammar you taught, however, there is a sentence in Cambridge 1 which I can not interpret. Pls, help me. Here it is. "...spending more than twice as much on hamburgers than on fish and chips or pizza". İ couldn't comprehend usage of "tvvice" in this sentence. İt seems so complicated. Where I can learn about grammar regarded to these type of words. I don't want to worry you.
Monday, February 06, 2012 at 15:17
Hi simon, would you please clarify this for me:
If we talk about football team, we say, for example, cardiff city has a good football team( this means the team is singular. But what about goverment ?
If we write as: Goverment has a big role in tackling the global warming, they should implement a new stratigy to reduce emission in the country.
Why we said they referal to the goverment ,while cardiff city is singular?
L. Ahmad |
Monday, February 06, 2012 at 16:14
I've taken the exam on Saturday 4th and the essay was about the advantages and disadvantages of maternity leave! I've thought it would be useful to share this with you.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 at 00:17
i have confusion.
I have marked that you use "that" in place of "which". Can you explain following sentences in context of "that and which"
1. Government should censor false information and products "that" are harmful.
2. Unhealthy foods should not be marketed in a way "that" children attracts.
I can understand "that" of second line. but what about "that" of fist line.
can we replace with "which".
Thanks in advance.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 at 00:40
Would send answer of this Cue Card
If you were to start a business, what kind of business would it be? Please say
- How do you know about it?
- What would inspire you to do it?
- What is the advantage of this business?
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 at 08:36
Sir simon, thank you for doing this table I really appreciate it.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 at 13:52
"spending more than twice as much" just means "spending more than double".
Just keep reading and trying to understand/learn English, and your grammar will gradually improve.
Hi L. Ahmad,
Words like team and government can be used as singular or plural. It depends whether you are thinking about the group of people as one unit or a collection of individual people. 'Team' can be used with 'they' as well.
Thanks Marzi. I haven't seen that question before!
In your first sentence, you can use 'that' or 'which' and the meaning is the same.
I'll try to do that question soon.
No problem Gwapo.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 at 16:43
I'd like to ask about approaching the Reading part. I know that I need to look at question firstly, but should I analyse all 13-14 questions simultaneously or part by part? Also, should I skim one paragraph and go to questions or skim the whole passage?
Thank you beforehand.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 16:50
I am getting trouble in getting 7 in reading and writing could you please tell me how to correct more answers. I am unable to read reading during exam and find approximate 10 questions randomly ticked in the exam. Could you please tell me the best way to do that.
Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 00:33
Don't analyse all 13-14 questions. Just do the questions one by one. Start with the first question, and search from the beginning of the passage until you find the answer. Then continue with question 2.
Note: if the first question section asks you to match paragraphs with headings or information, miss that section and do it last.
To get a 7 in writing, the main thing is to improve the depth of the ideas you express in the main body paragraphs. Express your ideas in detail and you will get a higher score for vocabulary and task completion.
Here's my advice about reading:
Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 11:58
i am facing a difficulty in MCQ type questions in listening section, and true/ false/not given type questions in reading section. i often do a mistake in choosing false or not given
can you please give me your advice, i would be gratfeful to you
Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 19:16
Those questions are difficult for everyone. You need to do lots of practice to become better at them. Go through my reading and listening lessons, and you'll find all of my best advice and practice materials.
Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:29
The only problem that i meet in the reading paragraph is that i cant do tasks such as "which paragraph contains the following information" can you help me about this
thank you, Reshad
Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 19:44
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