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Hi Simon,

I just completed my speaking test today, and though I think I did well generally, I missed to answer one detail in the cue card section that I was suggested to include. The question goes like this:

Explain a good law in your country, please say:
1) what is it about?
2) when and where did you know about it?
3)and explain why do you think it is a good law.

I was able to answer it quite well although I forgot to say question # 2 when and where did I know about the law? so would that affect my score greatly? in which criteria you think and to what extent? is it still possible for me to achieve band 7?

Here are my answers

-) perferably
-) alert
-) sell out
-) pop
-) quick
-) way
-) worth

Perfectly
alert
sell out
book
could
way
worth

Here are my answers:
1. preferably
2. Online
3. Set up
4. Pop
5. Quickly
6. Way
7. Worth

Dear Simon,
I need a book that could help me to increase my vocabulary.
Can you recommend me any book...

preferably
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sell up
pop
quick
way
worth

1. preferably
2. alert
3. sale out
4. proper
5. good
6. way
7. worth

preferably
alert
sell up
pop
quick
way
worth

The first thing any regular train user should do is to book their tickets in advance, __PERFECTLY___ exactly 12 weeks in advance. Those £300 tickets to Manchester, you can get them for just £25 return if you go online. You go to a website called thetrainline.com, you fill in their ticket __TO LEARN___ system, and you’ll get an email telling you when those tickets are available. Because they often __SET___ __UP___ very quickly, so when you get that email, act straight away.

But, and I know this sounds a bit sneaky, don’t actually buy them on thetrainline.com, because you’ll have to pay a £1.50 booking fee, and if you’re using your credit card another £1.50. Instead, ___POP__ over to the East Coast website - you’d think that’s only trains down the East coast from London up to Edinburgh - it’s not; they will sell tickets for any trains anywhere in the UK, and they don’t charge a booking fee, and they don’t charge for credit card. So that’s another two or three __QUICK___ saved.

If you haven’t been able to buy a ticket a long __WAY___ in advance, it is still worth remembering that up until 6 o’clock on the night before, you can still get Advance tickets. They won’t be as cheap as the Super-Advance ones, 12 weeks in advance, but it’s still ___WORTH__ trying to buy them the night before.

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could
way
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1. preferably
2. alert
3. set up
4. pop over
5. -
6. way
7. worth

Preferably
Alert
Sell out
Pop
Good
Way
Worth

Respected Simon,

Can we use : or ; in our IELTS writing ?
I mean do the effect our writing negatively or positively or they are just neutral's.

preferably
alert
sell out
pop
quotes
way
worth

Probably
alert
sell out
pop
ways
way
worth

1.Preferably
2.Alert
3.Set up
4.proper
5.
6.Way
7.Worth

1.Preferably
2.alert
3.sell out
4.pop
5.
6.Way
7.Worth

1.Preferably
2.alert
3-4.set up
5.Pop (?)
6. you could
7.Way
8.Worth

preferably
alert
sell out
pop
quick
??
worth

Preferably
Alert
Sell out
Pop
Quids
Way
Worth

Dear Simon,

Your web is really a great place for us to practice. Would you please post more for us? Thanks a lot and whish you good health!

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book
way
worth

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sell out
pop
quick
way
worth

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pop
credit
way
worth

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pop
trip
way
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pop out
good
way
worth

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sell out
pop
could
way
worth

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to alert
sell out
pop
quick
way
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PERFECTLY
ALLOT
SELL IT
POPS
QUOTES
WAY
WORTH

Preferably
Alert
Sell out
Pop
Quid
Way
Worth

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set out
pop
quick
way
worth

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sell out
pop
good
way
worth

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sell out
pop
you could
way
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1. perfectly
2. log.
3. sale off
4. pop.
5. could
6. way
7. worth

preferably
a lot
sell out
pop over
quick
well
worth

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2.alert
3.sell out
4.proper
5.quick
6.way
7.worth

preferebly
alert
sell out
pop
quick
way
worth

preferably,
learn.
set up
pop
could be
way
worth

preferrably
alert
sell out
pop
good
way
worth

what makes it hard is the speaker's accent...nosebleed...hahaha

preferably
alert
sell out
pop over
quid (pounds)
way
worth

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alert

sell out

pop

quid

way

worth


I was asked in the speaking test
DO YOU THINK ADVERTISING INFLUENCES WHAT PEOPLE BUY?

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. preferably
2. alert
3. sell out
4. pop
5. quid (a 'quid' is one British pound (£1) in informal British English)
6. way
7. worth

Please can someone help me with this question.
DO YOU THINK ADVERTISING INFLUENCES WHAT PEOPLE BUY?
Pls SIMON help me out....

Phrankie: i recommend you simon's ebook.. all the things you need to know are there..

Ok tanx

Pls who will be taking the ACADEMIC test on 10th july?

...and they don’t charge a booking fee, and they (don’t) charge for credit card...
I have listened above sentence serveral times and I know the man is say" they don't charge for credit card". However, I couldn't heard "don't".For me it sounds like: they charge for credit card.╮(╯▽╰)╭

Preferably
alert
sell off
pop over
quick
way
worth

1. preferably
2. alert
3. sell out
4. pop it
5. quid
6. way
7. worth

whts the meaning of (pop over) ?

It means "make a quick visit to" e.g. "I'll pop over to your office at lunch time".

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2.to alert
3.set up
4.pop
5.quid
6.way
7.worth

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2,alert
3.sell out
4.pop
5.quick
6.way
7.worth

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sell out
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way
worth

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way
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2 alert
3 sell out
4 pop
5 quick
6 way
7 worth

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2 alert
3 sell out
4 pop (over)
5 quick
6 way
7 worth

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sell out
pop
quid
way
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1. preferably
2. alert system
3. sell out
4. pop up
5. quid
6. way
7. worth

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