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Tuesday, July 17, 2012


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Hi Nouman,

I'm having trouble with all TED videos at the moment. I'll do my best to find out what the problem is.

Ok, it's working for me now.

Hi simon,
its very helpful for listening and writting task 2 ideas.i m waiting for yr email about satuarday,s lecture.

Thank ,s

Hi, Simon,

I sent you the money of the ebook, but I can not write a e-mail to you.There are some mistakes on gmail.

There is my e-mail:zilan112011@gmail.com
Please mail me, ok?

hi Simon

i've a question. what's the best solution to decrease mistakes in 'True, False, Not Given' questions? 50% of my mistakes are from that part in Reading section. i need min 7.0 band and i have a few days till exam.

i've read all your sections excluding Speaking here, all pages but i couldnt find a definite solution for that problem.

could you please tell me what's the best way to make less mistakes on T,F,NG part of Reading section?

thanks for all your help

hi simon
please clarify what does these phrases means

1. lift he burden of the words poor?- means to make the life of those people in poverty line better?

2.scarce labour drives wages


i m very thankful if anyone help me in writing part because i have problem in wordiness,writing style and punctuation within sentence plzzzzz if u help me god wil help u.

Hi Musharaf,

I think I sent the Saturday course stuff to your husband's email. I don't think I have your email address.


Hi Lynne,

I sent the ebook yesterday just after you left the above message. I hope you received it ok.


Hi Zeki,

I'm afraid there isn't a quick solution that I can give you. My advice is to practise those questions in the Cambridge IELTS books, and analyse the correct answers very carefully. Focus especially on your mistakes and try to understand why you made them.


Hi Zeladea,

1. Yes, that's right.

2. It means: when there aren't enough people for a particular type of work (scarce labour), wages for that work go up (in order to attract people).


Hi Hussain,

Keep practising and following the advice in the lessons here on the site. Many students have improved without any other type of help. On the other hand, if you don't mind paying, a private teacher might be a good investment.

HI Everyone,
Can I make a gap fill exercise after listening the video. All, interested arewelcomed to comment on it.

Fewer people fixed on----- of land. Take away land speculation, price of land drops, and that----to lift the heavy burden off the world's poor.Now, I am not talking about the-----drop in poplation.Look what happened in Europe after----, rising wedges, land reform and technological innovation---in the middle class. Fear for the future----some rash decisions.

Hi Simon,

The video is very helpful. I understand most of the words but I needed to listen to the whole sentence to understand it.

Hi Simon,
Can you provide script of this video? It will be more helpful to understand the whole talk.

Hi Ziaul,

You can find it here:


Just click on "show transcript" at the bottom right of the video.

Hello Simon!
Please help me! How can i save videos with subtitles on TED.com website to my computer?
Thanks for your help!

the answers for this recording are

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