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Yes.i will prepare some good ideas about Wheat bec it's the main source of bread and food for most Egyptians ;) Will come back soon with my part.

Another good idea is Egyptian Cotton as well. The shortcut link Crop is very useful

Describe an important plant in your country. Please say:

- What is this plant?
- How did you first learn about it?
- Why is it so important?

I can tell you about Periwinkle, commonly known as Sada Bahar in my country. It’s one of the most popular plants here. It is an evergreen subshrub or herbaceous plant growing to 1 m tall. The leaves are oval to oblong, 2–9 cm long and 1–3 cm broad, glossy green, hairless, with a pale midrib and a short petiole; they are arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are white to dark pink with a darker red centre. The fruit is a pair of follicles. In the wild, it is an endangered plant; the main cause of decline is habitat destruction by slash and burn agriculture. It is also however widely cultivated and is naturalised in subtropical and tropical areas of the world.
My first memory of this pink flower (which I later found out was called the periwinkle) was at my Grandmas place. Every morning she would water the sandy flower beds from which the periwinkles sprang up. I loved watching them nodding at the sun and dancing in the wind. Periwinkles grow perpetually all year through and are also available in shades of white and purple.
Periwinkle is very easy to grow. Just pluck a branch from another plant and stick it in well drained soil. Soon roots will grow and the pink flowers will multiply. I picked a four inch branch one year ago from someone's garden and today I have a flowerbed overflowing with periwinkle flowers.
I think this is one of the most popular ornamental plants we have, and it is used in medicine as well. Today, the leaves and roots of the periwinkle are used in the pharmaceutical industry and in ayurvedic medicines to treat different diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer.

Describe an important plant in your country. Please say:

- What is this plant?
- How did you first learn about it?
- Why is it so important?

I can tell you about Periwinkle, commonly known as Sada Bahar in my country. It’s one of the most popular plants here. It is an evergreen subshrub or herbaceous plant growing to 1 m tall. The leaves are oval to oblong, 2–9 cm long and 1–3 cm broad, glossy green, hairless, with a pale midrib and a short petiole; they are arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are white to dark pink with a darker red centre. The fruit is a pair of follicles. In the wild, it is an endangered plant; the main cause of decline is habitat destruction by slash and burn agriculture. It is also however widely cultivated and is naturalised in subtropical and tropical areas of the world.
My first memory of this pink flower (which I later found out was called the periwinkle) was at my Grandmas place. Every morning she would water the sandy flower beds from which the periwinkles sprang up. I loved watching them nodding at the sun and dancing in the wind. Periwinkles grow perpetually all year through and are also available in shades of white and purple.
Periwinkle is very easy to grow. Just pluck a branch from another plant and stick it in well drained soil. Soon roots will grow and the pink flowers will multiply. I picked a four inch branch one year ago from someone's garden and today I have a flowerbed overflowing with periwinkle flowers.
I think this is one of the most popular ornamental plants we have, and it is used in medicine as well. Today, the leaves and roots of the periwinkle are used in the pharmaceutical industry and in ayurvedic medicines to treat different diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer.

Hi Simon,

I took the exam on 22ndJun and I got 7 from all four sections (GT).

Since I work, I couldn't study so much.

Is this a good score? What would you suggest to increase my grade?
Thanks in advance

I would like to talk about the Egyptian cotton which my country is very famous or. This plant is cultivated on a large scale in most agricultural regions in Egypt and is harvested by individual farmers at a certain point of its growth stages. The fertile soil and the warm weather are accessible all the year around to help farmers to grow huge quantities of cotton for exporting purposes and clothing industry.

I feel proud of my Egyptian cotton because it became a symbol and reflection of the premier quality product as whenever I travel to any destination I find unique clothes and supplementary products which labeled “made of Egyptian cotton” .The government is paying attention to the agriculture in general and to the cotton planting in particular and it provides the farmers with continues financial aids and continues support.

Needless to say that the Egyptian cotton is a great source of income for my country as it is the finest quality cotton all over the world as a result it is being exported in high prices for most European counties and a lot of international trades are becoming more popular depending on the cotton’s fabrics. Clothing manufacturing is a fundamental industry which employs a huge number of people so that planting cotton is very important in Egypt.

I want to thank you for the helpful blog . My question is :
articles in listening is it important ?
if the speaker said " Simon will buy a car "
and the gap will be like that ( no more 3 words ):
Simon will buy ........... .
which is correct ( car ) OR ( a car ) ??

Hi Simon, how's the grammar part of the essay graded?Do they count the mistakes and deduct a certain amount? please explain
Thank you

Now I am going to describe a rice. Rice is one of the most important agricultural plant s in my area. It is one year plant which is grown from July to October in plantations. Rice needs plain fields and a lot of water which are ideal features of my region , Khorezm. Peasants grow rice mainly in two way either just from seeds or transplanting . The latter way is more common as this help farmers to save two various crops in a year.

I appreciate this plant greatly because this is one of the main nutritional products in my area. Every farmer tries to harvest rise . As the result of mass planting of rice, it has more affordable price in market which every resident can enjoy rice foods.

As you know, rice grows in water and its plantation must always be full water. There fore rice field should be near water provision such as close to channel or river. Apart from that, the farm should be plain otherwise it can not keep water evenly for a long time .

In October the crop is ready to be harvested. Farmers usually save it with combines or most families do it manually as they have rather small fields.

Hii Simon
Can I speak about neem plant
Give me some suggestions

Hi Simon,
I would like to talk about garlic, is it ok for this topic?

Hi Simon,
I know that you will not mark my speaking.However, I hope that you will give me some advance because of my effort.Thank so much!

"I want to talk about a coffee tree which is grown more in Dac Lac and Tay Nguyen provices in the South of Viet Nam.
Generally, its average height is from 8 to 15 meters.A coffee tre has small thick dark green leaves.it also has small oval fruits which are to produce coffee beans preferred by many parts in the World.
I like coffee tree because it has many benefits for human beings.First of all, coffee flour helps people get over tiredness and concentrate on their works.Seconly, by dint of drinking cafe, they also enhance their memories.Although, price of it is quite expensive; however, I think that " best is cheapest".So I often spend my money on buying cafe.I get used to drinking cafe in the early morning.It helps me have an effective day.
Coffee tree is an important tree in my country.My nation is the second coffee exporter in the world, only behind Brazil.that helps my country get more benefits to develope our economy.Besides, that also makes more jobs to more than 2 million people to increase standard of living.So , coffee tree plays an necessity part in my country"
Simon, I am quite confused between " coffee" and " cafe" that I use in my speaking.Can you explain to me?
Thank again!

Dung Tu

hey Simon
i gave three time exam of ielts
but i got 5.5 bands all time(each above 5)
What you think where i can improve ....

Hello simon .
I would like to talk about the the wheat .It is the one of the most popular crop cultivated in our region.In intial stage of this plant having green color .however at the time of harvesting it become 2 feet long .Most charming thing about crop is that it changes its color from green to yellow .In our region it is cultivated in november and harvested in april ,this month is famous in our region on the name of vesakhi.
Cultivation process of this crop is not a easy task it requires a great skill and physically strength .It is most attractive crop in our region . Wheat is the main part of our diet and also its to delicious .

I appreciate this plant greatly because this is one of the main nutritional products in my area. Every farmer tries to harvest wheat . As the result of mass planting of rice, it has more affordable price in market .
my father used to tell us all things whenever, we visit to our village in holidays .

I would like to talk about a plant called wheat. India is one of the conutry which grows wheat on large scale. Wheat is mostly produced in North India like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and is considered to be the staple food for them. Harvesting time of wheat is mid of April.

I like this crop for many reasons. Foremost is the health reason. Wheat helps in keeping a person fit and healthy. It helps in loosing weight. Moreover, it provides the good and healthy carbohydrates that are essential for human body. Desserts made up from wheat like halwa, wheat cake are very delicious. White floor is also produced by filtering the wheat floor. And in India, there are innumerable dishes that are prepared using white floor. To name some, there are gulab jamuns, pooris, kachauris; the list is endless.

Wheat is very important for our country. Firstly, it generates huge capital margins for India. Most of the North Indian farmers earn their living through this crop. Secondly, it is available at affordable price to everyone in our country. At nominal rates, one can get taste and health.

Hi Simon,
This is sukrutha.I Am writing my IELTS on 3rd August, 2013 in UK. I want 7 score in all the four bands which is very difficult for me, but at any cost i need it in my professional life.please help me simon. Your Ebook is really superb and the contribution of work your are doing in this site is amazing thank you so much simon.

I want clear my query in speaking introduction part-1.
If examiner asks the question like Describe yourself?

Can I answer in this way & can I use these type of idioms in any part of IELTS exam to show my vocabulary.

My answer will be like:

My name is sukrutha kaukuntla, completed by BSC nursing back in my home country and pursued MBA Healthcare management in coventry university.
From the get go I Am a simple gal who is desperate to learn new things and believes in hope for the best & be prepared for the best in a practical life.
Since from my childhood I Am always pre occupied in service of the people who are in need which became my passion in later stages of my life & professionally as well. I want to sit prettily in my life . I Am a kind of person who likes to go home put my feet up and have a ball with my family members because I will be out for the count and dead on my feet after working all the day from a job
To put in a nutshell I don’t count chicks before they hatch. I dont like to cool ones heel that’s why I plan my schedule perfectly instead of hitting home.

Please tell me whether my grammar is good or not? let me know any mistakes & suggestions from your side.thank you SIMON.

WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY SIMON.

This topic is a lit bit hard for me ,mostly because of poor vocabulary.
I think i must enlarge my vocabulary ,especial in the field of agriculture,farmland.

Mango plant is the one of the widest production in our country, this plant can grow up to 50-100 meters long and this is a really fast growing plant to make revenue.

Once they are grown which can take an year they start germination. However not 100 % germination become a fruit.

These plants very small till they year or two, it give a best room for the other crop too.

Leafs of the mango plants are predominantly used in garland that are used to adored for Hindu Marriages In INDIA

There are several kinds of mango plants which are banginapalli, nuzeveedu, chittour etc.,

Till the mangos turn to mango fruits they are predominantly used in pickles


Mango crops are one of the best revenue generated plants for the one who is forming them. Since the mangos are widely used in the pickles which is used by majority of the peoples in INDIA
If the home does not have a mango pickles in INDIA that must be a incomplete house.

Despite of all the fruits, mango fruit has its own importance in summer. Likely to be unknown person without knowing of mango fruit in INDIA.

I do not like this plants when it ruins by the storms, since it possess the crop farm.

Cotton plants are one of the large scale cultivated plants in INDIA for producing Catton, Mainly south region of INDIA has wide range of soil can only be used to cultivate cotton
Cotton plants are planted between june-july which is the raining season In INDIA, during the rainy season seeds are planted in soil for generating cotton plants.
These plants can grow from one to two meters long in height and the germination of cotton plants stats in mid of December which is a winter season

The harvest of cotton done in 3-4 times an year since the germination happens different times.
Formers of cotton cultivation are encouraged by the government with aids as subsidies interest free for making the revenue by exports of cotton, since the wide range of garment companies are dependent on cotton from INDIA
However, due to unnatural conditions of weather has a probability to ruin the cotton harvest. Pesticides and fertilizers are also given by subsidy by the governments

Not only the farmers, There are many other people who are dependent on cotton harvesting to survive with their daily life since the harvesting requires a man power to differ the

Since I am belong the farming family, I do like the cotton plants very much since that was the one resource for us to survive. But I would rather dislike when it ruined by the insects and pests.

I would like to mention about tea plant which is one of the major crops in my country.Tea is a popular beverage made from the leaves of evergreen shrub.Under natural conditions, a tea plant can grow to a small tree but it is configured into bush by sequential pruning and plucking.
Tea plants required a warm and humid climate, also well distributed rainfall and well drained sandy loam soil is necessary for tree plantation. Thats why northeastern hilly regions of Bangladesh have grown tea in large scale and Sylhet district is famous for it.
I like tea as it is an well known refreshing beverage which gives me a lot of energy and I really enjoy its cooling, slightly bitter astringent flavour. It is so favourite to me that I can't start my day without a cup of tea.Moreover some recent studies suggest that green tea is a healthy drink because it can reduce the risk of some diseases like cancer,heart disease and so on.
Tea is an important agro based,labour intensive and export oriented industry of Bangladesh.So it plays a vital role to enrich the national economy because it earns a large amount of foreign currency and also provides enormous job opportunities for local people.Not only that tea gardens are popular tourists destinations in our country.Tea plants cover the hill slopes like an uninterrupted green carpet which is really beautiful to see.

I would like to describe about Fat Choy which is a plant grown in the deserts in the northern part of China. You may link up Fat Choy with the famous Chinese Greetings "Kung Hei Fat Choy" when you heard about it at the first time. Yes, they are pronounce in the same way in Chinese. It is black in color and looks like vermicelli when it is soaked with water.

Fat Choy is used in some Chinese Recipes and the dishes are quite popular during Chinese New Year. People like to have some dishes which relates to rich and wealth at the beginning of a year. Thanks to its name pronouncing similar to Kung Hei Fat Choi, Fat Choi is always in great demand. Interesting enough, nutritionists examine Fat Choy and confirm that it has no nutrition value at all, although they are loved by the Chinese people.

I personally like the plant. But I don't like to have it in my dishes. Fat Choy is important to northern part of China, not because of its name relating to wealth, but its unique function in the wild to anchor the sand in desert. Over harvesting of Fay Choy has already brought a disaster consequence of worsening the desertification of northern part of China.

To make things worst, Fat Choy is a plant in the wild and planting it artificially is difficult. It could only be grown in the dessert with some other specific environmental factors. Fat Choy is now in extinction. I personally like this plant very much because of its strong characteristic, uniqueness and usefulness. And I would like to take any chance to advocate protection of Fay Choy within and outside China. It is already good to greet your friend with "Kung Hei Fat Choy" during Chinese New Year and you can leave Fay Choy in the dessert.

Happy Friday!
Here is my description to share with you all.

Cheers,
Martin

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Let me talk about the grapevine, which is an important plant grown in my country Argentina.

The grapevine is a type of climbing plant that grows grapes. There are several species of grapevines and Argentine people eat grapes as fruits or use them to make wine, raisins, jams, and so on.

In Argentina, we can find plenty of vineyards and wineries in valleys along the high altitudes of the Andes mountain range; I guess that's because of its suitable climate. I would say that 99% of the grapes are grown in that region of the country.

I like eating grapes very much since they are nutritious and refreshing, which comes perfect in a hot summer day. And for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries, my wife and I would open a bottle of wine to enjoy the moment and have a relaxing time.

Grapevines are extremely important in Argentina as they contribute a big part of the economy. Argentine wines are well-known and have a pretty good reputation. In fact, Argentina is considered one of the top wine makers in the world and it exports millions of bottles of wine per year, so that shows you how important grapevines are for the country.

Let me have a bite of the cherry:

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Well, 'cause I'm not a botanist, I'm worried that I can't answer this questions well. Anyway, Hmm...

Here in Taiwan, there is a humble plant called miscanthus. It's a weed, growing white, fluffy flowers, just like whitecaps when the wind blows.

It's very hardy, and can grow 24/7 and everywhere like river banks, slopes, and even soils with high levels of heavy metal and salt.

I don't hate it though, but I don't love it too, 'cause it doesn't grow flowers of all the colours of the rainbow like a tulip, nor juicy and sweet fruits like a peach.

But it has always been very useful though. In days gone by, local farmers made it into brooms, roofs and toys. Moreover, in recent years, scientists discovered that it's a very excellent biofuel. So the EU began to vigorously promote growing miscanthus on its own territory.

But it's a shame that we Taiwanese seem not paying much attention to our own resources. I guess that, if it wants to, the government can grow it not only on contaminated soils, but also on the pedestrian islands in the cities. We can also plant it on the roof in every household, to cut down on the heat absorbed by the roof and the use of air conditioning.

hi simon thanks a lot for giving information. It helps every students....

i speak only one and half minute for part2...but i want to achived 6 band in speaking is it posiible??

The plant I desire to talk about is "Hibiscus". It is a common tropical plant, grown in almost every house in my region. It has thick, dark green leaves and grows up to 7 or 8 meters. It requires lots of water and fertile soil to grow
during the first year. After second year, its root will grow long enough take water from deep down.
A common Hibiscus flower is orange - red in color, with pink stigma and yellow stamen. It is not aromatic, however it does have mild flavor.

I love Hibiscus for its medicinal properties.Dried Hibiscus flowers are ground into powder along with gooseberries and used in treatment for hair loss. Hibiscus flavored tea reduces blood pressure. Hibiscus syrup is administered in Traditional Indian Ayurvedhic medicine against diseases like diabetes and High blood pressure. It is also used in face packs to keep our face oil free and shining.

As Indian traditional medicines are identified and marketed through out the world, by Corporate healthcare companies. Now Hibiscus is recognized by them to have huge potential to be exported in the form of medicine and can bring more profit to farmers; foreign exchange to India.

Describe your favourite season in your country.
you should say:
when that season is from and to
what the weather is like
how it is different from other seasons in your country
And explain why it is your favourite season.

Thanks Huyen. I haven't seen that question before!

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