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1. True
2. True
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Dear Simon,

I believe you had a great holiday. Thank you so much for your great effort to all the ielts students. I would like to ask you about speaking test.

If we include the medical terms during the part 2 or part 3 speaking test, like hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, etc.(after saying the word, immediately the explanation is followed, for eg. after saying hypertension, which is a condition called high blood pressure), is there any punishment or penalty for our speaking score?

I am preparing for speaking part 2 and I found that I can answer better if I use my past experience. Therefore, I would like to know whether there is any punishment for saying medical terms in the speaking exam.

Thank you so much.

welcome back sir

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2. True
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1. yes
2. yes
3.false
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1: TRUE
2: TRUE
3: FALSE

1 T
2 T
3 F
4 N

THANKS A BILLION AND I HOPE YOU HAVE HAD AN EXTREMELY VACATION WHEREVER IT WAS!

Winnie

There is no penalty in the test for any vocabulary unless the word is mispronounced or it is the wrong word in that situation.

Of course you should use words that relate to your life and experience.

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not Given

1.Not given
2.True
3.False
4.True

I think:
1. F
2. NG
3. F
4. T

Hi simon,

How was your holiday?

I have some questions for you. I got really confused, as a native speaker I'm really curious about your answers.

Here are my questions:

1. What games are popular in your country?
2. Do you play any games
3. How do people learn to play games in your country?
4. Do you think it's important for people to play games?


In those questions I'm really confused. What kind of games? Like chess, backgammon or jenga? Is it possible to mention about outdoor activities like football, basketball ?

what is the correct answers???

1. NG
2. T
3. F
4. NG

Hi teacher,
Hope you enjoyed your holiday... Here's my answers:
1. True;
2. True;
3. False;
4. Not given...

1 - True
2 - True
3 - False
4 - Not given.

@Hanna I really appreciate and obliged for your kind explaination regarding my curiosity about an IELTS exam centre.I understand all centres have the same criteria for marking around the world and vary from teacher to teacher.I have been strugling to get my required band 7.5 and tried few times.Some friends suggested me to try different centre or country.But i m sure that hard working and selfbelief is the key to success.But wanna say one thing if any one interested on joint practice with the writting would be greatly appreciated via whatsapp or viber app.thanks Hanna once again.Rauf

1.True
2.True
3.False
4.Not given

Hello Simon,

My result is in.

Listening-6.5
Reading-7.5
Writing-6.5
Speaking-7.5.

Overall band.7.0

Thank you so much. I only used this website for a short period and I found it very useful.

Here are my answers.
1-TRUE
2-TRUE
3-NOT GIVEN
4-TRUE

1.NG
2.Y
3.N
4.Y

1.true
2.true
3.false
4.true

1.F
2.T
3.F
4.NG

1. TRUE
2. TRUE
3. FALSE
4. NOT GIVEN

1. F
2. T
3. F
4. NG

@Rauf: Good idea. You can join me in writing, perhaps you can correct my writing hehehhe:)

1. True
2. Not given
3. False
4. Not given

1/T
2/T
3/F
4/NG

Thank you so much Sjm. I do appreciate that.

My answers for the Simon post are...

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not Given

1. T
2. T
3. NG
4. NG

1. F
2. T
3. F
4. NG

1.F
2.T
3.F
4.NG

T
NG
F
F

My answers are
TRUE
TRUE
FALSE
NOT GIVEN

Thanks

1.F
2.T
3.NG
4.T

1-T
2-T
3-F
4-NG

1-T-A new study of older women(i am not sure because of the world only)
2-T The more hours women in the study spent sitting at work, driving, lying on the couch watching TV, or engaged in other leisurely pursuits, the greater their odds of dying early from all causes, including heart disease and cance
3- F Even women who exercised regularly risked shortening their lifespan if
4- F but even lesser amounts of inactive time can cause problems

1.F
2.T
3.F
4.NG

1. Not Given
2. True
3. False
4. Not Given

1.F
2.T
3.F
4.Not Given

1-T
2-T
3-F
4-NG


1 False
2 True
3 False
4 Not given

My answers:

1. Not given
2. False
3. False
4. Not given

Explanations:

1. Only is a 100% word. The passage does does not state the study was on older women exclusively.

2.The link is between sitting and death or serious health problems which ultimately result in death.

3. The passage mentions that even those who exercise regualrly are prone to the effect of sitting.

4. The passage makes no mention of sitting for less than 6 hours.

Hi teacher,
Please tell us correct answers...

1. NG
2. True
3. False
4. NG

True
False
False
Not Given

I wish you would show correct answers..

F,T,F,NG 😊😊

1.true
2.true
3.false
4.not given

1) TRUE
2) TRUE
3) FALSE
4) NOT GIVEN


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Hello Simon!
I hope you notice my comment.

I wonder if you could answer these questions.

I just took the Speaking test. When we're saying goodbye after the test, the examiner asked me : 'Why do you have an English accent?'

That's exactly what he said. I'm confused. Was he saying that my accent was weird or was he complementing on my accent because it sounded 'native'?

Also, I did OK in the first 2 parts but screwed up in part 3 since I didn't know what to say. I just beat about the bush without giving any idea. I tried to provide an example but he stopped me. I'm worried.
Would he reduce my score just because of part 3?

Please answer me.

1-NG
2-T
3-F
4-NG

1- True.
"A new study of older women in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that sitting for long stretches of time increases the odds of an untimely death."

2- True
" the greater their odds of dying early from all causes, including heart disease and cancer.

3- False
"Even women who exercised regularly risked shortening their lifespan if most of their daily hours were sedentary ones"


4- Not Given

"You want to avoid prolonged sitting and increase the amount of moderate or vigorous exercise you do each day, she adds." that's the only recommendation and nothing about Less than 6 hours.

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not Given

1.TRUE
2.NOT GIVEN
3.FALSE
4.TRUE

1. True
2.True
3.False
4.Not given

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not given

1.False
2.True
3.False
4.Not given

I think:

1.F
2.NG
3.F
4.T

1.False
2.True
3.False
4.Not given

1.False
2.True
3.False
4.Not given

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not given

1.NG
2.TRUE
3.False
4.True

True
True
False
Not Given

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not Given

Dear Simon.
Thank you so much for this lesson. I always hope you get a good health to work, to devote, to be happy. 8=)

My answer:
1. T "A new study of older women...."
2. T "The more hours women ...the greater their odds ..."
3. F "you will still have a higher risk of mortality"
4. T "for more than 6 to 8 hours "

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not given

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not given

1.false
2.true
3.true
4.not given

1.T
2.T
3.F
4.NOT GIVEN

1-NG
2-T
3-F
4-T

Hello sir..this site is very rewarding for ielts preparation.thank you

1.F
2.T
3.F
4.NG

True
True
False
Not given

1. T
2. T
3. F
4. NG

T
T
F
NG

true
not given
false
not given

true
true
false
not given

False
True
False
Not given

True
Not Given
False
Not given

1. False
2. True
3. False
4. Not Given

1. False
2. True
3. False
4. Not given

1) False - A new study OF older women
2) True -How much sitting can you safely do in a day?
3) False -Even women who exercised regularly risked shortening
4) Not Given -sitting for more than 6 to 8 hours a day, that’s not likely to be good for you

1.T
2.F
3.F
4.NG

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not Given

Yaaayyyy, I did well...Thanks, teacher...
PS: It was my first reading...

longevity
higher risk of mortality
shortening their lifespan
untimely death


long stretches of time
leisurely persuits
moderate or vigorous exercise
prolonged sitting
daily hours are sedantary one

Hello teacher!
Here is my answer:
1. NG
2. T
3. F
4. NG

Thank you so much.

Hi Simon,

Can you explain more detail for each the answers, please.I am still so confused, in particular, question 4: I thought the answer would be True, because “Once you’re sitting for more than 6 to 8 hours a day, that’s not likely to be good for you" seem to similar the meaning of " less than 6 hours a day will be acceptable".

Thank for your very helpful website ^^.

1.True
2.True
3.False
4.Not given

Thank you, Simon!;)

Hello.
1.T
2.N
3.F
4.T

hi simon, could you please advise me which spelling is correct in ielts. british english or american english

centre or center
traveling or travelling
theater or theatre

My answer for #4 is true."Once you're sitting for more than 6 to 8 hours a day, that's not likely to be good for you."
Isn't it implied that less than 6 is safe?

True
false
false
not given

1. NG
2. F
3. T
4. NG

1. Not given. The word " ONLY" creates a doubt, so i m afraid i would have gone for NG. :(((
2. True
3. False
4. Not given

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not given

True
True
False
Not given

1. True
(...new study of older women in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds ..)
2. True (But main focus is on ultimate outcome 'death'not health problems preceded.Is it?)
(..sitting for long stretches of time increases the odds of an untimely death..he greater their odds of dying early from all causes, including heart disease and cancer.)
3. False
(Even if you are doing the recommended amount of moderate to vigorous exercise, you will still have a higher risk of mortality if you’re spending too many hours sitting,)
4. Not given
(but even lesser amounts of inactive time can cause problems..Not specified)

Hi,
Could anybody please let me know how can we make sure which answers are correct?

Thanks & Regards

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. True

Please explain the answer for first question. I'm always confused with this type of questions.

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