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- complacency
- quality of life
- expectancy
- prior
- combined
- blink
- doubled


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- Grayer
- Complacency
- quality of life
- Expectancy
- Prior
- Combined
- Blink
- Double

-grayer
-Complacency
-quality of life
-expectancy
-Prior
-Combined
-Blink
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Wangchuk

- greyer
- complacency
- quality of life
- expectancy
- prior
- combined
- blink
- double

Hi! As a IELTS students I've found that I have a lot of difficulties in the listening 1, expecially to understand the series of number+letters.
So I've developed a little software that maybe can be useful for you guys (and is also an occasion to thanks simon).
This software create a random string of number + character (you can also change WHAT characters, so you can practice with the ones you have more difficult with, for instance for me are AEYUJG).

The strings are pasted in the "outcome.txt" file on the folder. You just copy and paste the set of lines into "google translate" and listen to it with the speaker of google translate. You can try to catch as many letter+number as you can and practice without the need of anyone!
Sorry for my mistake, my writing skill is really bad :\

ENJOY!

download here: http://www.2shared.com/file/DwWmzzhw/Listen_Software.html

Hi Simon,

I just came across something which confused me in one of the listening practices. If there is a word composed of 2 words (i.e Hong Kong), do we take it as a 1-word or 2-word answer - due to the word limitation?

Thanks in advance.

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

greyer / grayer (British / US spelling)
complacency
quality of life
expectancy
prior
combined
blink
doubled

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Hi Valerio,

Nice idea! I'll give it a try.

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Hi Gulper,

If the words are separated, they are counted as 2 words (e.g. Hong Kong), but if they are together they are counted as one (e.g. seafood).

This video is really cool, Simon. I have collected some recent ielts essay topics and you're right! A huge proportion are on older populace and this clip is of great help. Thanks.

I'm glad you like it Sharko.

Thanks Simon. All the best.

Hi Simon!

I've a doubt. I was working on a listening text and I heard the word door-to-door service. In the answer sheet, I wrote door to door, without the hyphen. Do you think it is a mistake to answer without the hyphen? I have checked in the Oxford dictionary and it is written in both ways.
the exercise was taken from the Listening test of test 1, nº 4, Cambridge IELTS 7.

Thanks a lot for your help,
Domenico!

Both ways are fine Domenico.

hello, Mr simon
I've tried to undrestand the meaning of "evolution combined" but i couldn't yet.
please help me
sharareh

Just to share with everyone, here is another article about the elderly: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine/building-bridges

Hi Sharareh,

It means "all millennia of human evolution added together".

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Thanks Martin!

thanks a lot Mr simon
more power to you

greater false GRAYER
COMPLACENCY
QUALITY OF LIFE
EXPECTANCY
PRIOR
COMBINED
BLINK
DOUBLED

THANKS A LOT SIMON :)
IF I DO THESE EXERCISES I AM NOT BORED :)I THINK ALL YOUR EXRCISES ARE VERY ENJOYABLE :)

AGAIN THANKS A LOT :)

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expetancy
prior
combined
blink
double

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expectancy
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blink
doubled

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