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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Hi Simon,

What do you think of listening to the BBC podcast on the net of downloading them and keep listening to them? If your answer is yes, what kind of topics should I download in order to be useful for me and for my students as well.
I would be grateful f you could possibly give me a link of the page as well.

Thx an ocean!

cab
reserve
attitude
creativity
culture
intact
brother-in-law
restaurant
signed
cision
balance
liabrary
temple
waterfall
temperature
chocolate
shelter
embassy
common
bitterness

Hi Simon, my answer is
1) cap
2) reserve
3) attitude
4) creativity
5) culture
6)
7)
8)restaurant
9)side
10)vision
11)balance
12)library
13)temple
14)waterfall
15) temperature
16)chocolate
17)shelter
18)emphasis
19)commom
20)

Hi Simon

Sorry I'd like to ask an irrelevant question
I've been confused about twofold (or threefold) for a long time

I often see
1. Banana increased twofold
2. Banana showed a twofold increased

But is it ok if i want to express Banana is as twice as Apple?
3. Banana is twofold of Apple (?)

And is there any difference between two-fold or twofold in the real writing test?

Thank you very much


Leslie

cab
reserve
attitude
creativity
culture
intact
brother in law
restaurant
signed
vision
balance
library
temple
waterfall
temperature
chocolate
shelter
embassy
common
bittiness

Hi Simon,

Here's my answer

1. cab
2. reserve
3. attitude
4. creativity
5. culture
6. intact
7. brother-in-law
8. restaurant
9. signed
10. vision
11. balance
12. library
13. temple
14. waterfall
15. temperature
16. chocolate
17. shelter
18. embassy
19. common
20. bitterness

1.cab
2.reserve
3.attitude
4.creativity
5.culture
6.intact
7.brother-in-law
8.restaurant
9.signed
10.vision
11.balance
12.library
13.temple
14.waterfall
15.temperature
16.chocolate.
17.shelter
18.embassy
19.common
20.bitterness

1.cab
2.reserve
3.attitude
4.creativity
5culture
6.intact
7.brother-in-law
8.restaurant
9.signed
10.vision
11.balance
12.library
13.temple
14.waterfall
15.temperature
16.chocolate
17.shelter
18.embassy
19common
20.bitterness

Hi,
Below are my answers:

1-cab
2-reserve
3-attitude
4-creativity
5-culture
6-intact
7-brother-in-law
8-resturant
9-signed
10-vision
11-balance
12-library
13-temple
14-waterfall
15-temprature
16-chocolate
17-shelter
18-embassy
19-common
20-bitterness

Regards.

hi Simon, i also have my answer. They are:
1) cab
2) reserve
3) attitude
4) creativity
5) culture
6) intact
7)
8) restaurant
9) sign
10) vision
11) balance
12) library
13) temple
14) waterfall
15) temprature
16) chocolate
17) shelter
18) emphasis
19) common
20) bitterness

Dear Simon, my answers are:
1- cab
2- reserve
3- attitude
4- creativity
5- culture
6- intask
7- brother in law
8- restaurant
9-
10- vision
11- balance
12- library
13- temple
14- waterfall
15- temperature
16- chocolate
17-
18- embassy
19- common
20- bitterness

@Leslie

I have some examples may help you,
But right help is only Simon.

"This boy is twice as tall as that girl."
"This tree is half as tall as that one."
For your example,
you said
"Banana is as twice as Apple."

i think i could be "Banana is twice as increase as Apple." OR "Banana increases twice as Apple."

Note: I am not sure that this is 100% right.

you may contact me at" rohit20089211@gmail.com"

hi Simon,

I need the name of good grammar book.
I have downloaded "the Merriam-Dictionary".
It is really helpful. - thanks for that.
I have also grammar reference book named "An A - Z of English Grammar & Usage.
Link for this Book : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z-English-Grammar-Usage-2nd/dp/0582405742

if you suggest me better one, it will help me to improve my English.


Thank you very much.

1.cab
2.reserve
3.attitude
4.creativity
5.culture
6.intact
7.brother-in-law
8.restaurant
9.signed
10.vision
11.balanced
12.library
13.temple
14.waterfall
15.temperature
16.chocolate
17.shelter
18.embassy
19common
20.bitterness

cab
reserve
attitude
creativity
culture
intact
brother-in-law
restaurant
sign
vision
balance
library
temple
waterfall
temperature
chocolate
shelter
embassy
common
bitterness

Hi, Simon

Here is my answer
1. Cab
2. reserve
3. attitude
4. creativity
5. culture
6. intact
7. brother-in-law
8. restaurant
9. sight
10. vision
11.
12. library
13. temple
14.waterfall
15. temperature
16. chocolate
17. shelter
18. embassy
19. common
20. bitterless

Hi Simon,
is it OK if i forget to use “a/an - the” in more than two-three words questions?
Thanks,
Baritto.

@x-reader,
I think "English Grammar In Use" of Raymond Murphy is a good one. :)

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. cab
2. reserve
3. attitude
4. creativity
5. culture
6. intact
7. brother-in-law
8. restaurant
9. signed
10. vision
11. balance
12. library
13. temple
14. waterfall
15. temperature
16. chocolate
17. shelter
18. embassy
19. common
20. bitterness

Well done if you got them all right!

...

Hi Abbas,

I think that's a great idea. Podcasts are a good source of listening practice.

I don't have any particular links that I can give you, but I would choose anything that you students might find interesting, or anything that seems related to typical IELTS topics (education, society, work, environment etc.)

...

Hi Leslie,

I'm afraid you can't say "Banana is twofold of Apple". You would have to say "There are twice as many bananas as apples".

I'd write "twofold", but they would probably accept "two-fold".

Here's my lesson about "twofold":

http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2011/05/ielts-grammar-double-twice-as-twofold.html

...

Hi x-reader,

Have a look at the link I gave Leslie (above) about "twofold".

Most grammar books are similar, so if you find it easy to understand, use the one you have.

...

Hi Baritto,

It's usually ok to miss the article in the listening test. However, if the gap is part of a full sentence, the grammar needs to be correct, so you might need to include the article. Check whether the gap is part of a full sentence.

Hi Simon

Thank you very much for the lessons!

No problem!

Hi Simon,
I confuse figures when I'm hearing them. Is it any tip for this problem?

Thanks

Not really I'm afraid Mehdi. You just need to keep practising until your "ear" improves.

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hai simon, is it necessary to use vocabularies in writing session.

Hi Mary,

Yes, vocabulary is very important in all parts of the test.

Wonderfull

this website is perfect man!

you are good at your job!


Cab reserve attitude creativity culture intact brother-in-law restaurant signed vision balance library temple waterfall temperature chocolate shelter embassy common bitterness

I wrote ''tempel'' instead of ''temple'', other than that it was quite easy.

I guess the reason for that was I remembered the word from Swedish, my second foreign-language, so I misconfused.

Thanks, Simon!

Only students comprehension and analytical skills are important. Constant practice and confidence are needed for the IELTS. Review and train harder since the test fee is not that cheap. It is need to give it all.

I got 20 correct out of 20.
Thank you, Simon!

I work with many 'highly skilled' migrants. Doctors in fact. And I can assure you that the requirement for an English language test is entirely necessary. I think you'll find you have to sit the IELTS test if applying to work in the UK or US as well.

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