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IELTS and newspapers -

IELTS and newspapers - | IELTS | Scoop.it
Advice on and how and why to use newspapers to improve reading and vocabulary skills for IELTS, with suggested practice exercises and useful links

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Brigid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:45 AM

Read a news article each day 

www. breakingnewsenglish.com

Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, January 28, 9:33 AM

Some handy links here to remind us to do this regularly

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The science of sleep: This is why you're tired on Monday mornings

The science of sleep: This is why you're tired on Monday mornings | IELTS | Scoop.it
With around 100 students scheduled to be in that 9am Monday morning lecture, it is no surprise to anybody that almost 20 people actually make it to the class and only 10 of them are still awake after the first 15 minutes; it’s not even a surprise that most of them are still in their pyjamas. One look around a lecture theatre on a Monday morning will confirm the fact that students are terrible at regulating their sleep cycles to their daily itinerary, but can we blame that on evolution or just poor planning?

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Common IELTS Speaking and Writing Task 2 Topics |

Common IELTS Speaking and Writing Task 2 Topics | | IELTS | Scoop.it
Some of these topics come up more often in the speaking; others in the writing. However, the knowledge for both is the same. Here is a list of common topics from 2012 and 2013. We have omitted topics which you will see in Cambridge books 1-3 as they are no longer asked today.

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"Gender Equality Is a Myth!" by Beyonce

"Gender Equality Is a Myth!" by Beyonce | IELTS | Scoop.it
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes.

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Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:15 PM

Well said Beyoncé. And if that is true for the US, how much more so for countries that do not even give lip service to gender equality.

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How to Learn from Mistakes mind map

How to Learn from Mistakes mind map | IELTS | Scoop.it
The following is a how-to guide with an accompanying mind map that will explain step-by-step how to learn from mistakes you make.
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The EFL SMARTblog: How much have the British changed?

The EFL SMARTblog: How much have the British changed? | IELTS | Scoop.it

watch a video and read about recent changes in British social attitudes on marriage, relationships, religion and welfarePractise numbers, percentages, fractions, the language of graphs and statisticsListen to people giving opinions


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Alcohol Drinking Can Be Both Good and Bad For You

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Alcohol Drinking Can Be Both Good and Bad For You


From VOA Learning English, this is Science in the News. I’m Bob Doughty.

And I’m Kelly Jean Kelly. Drinking alcohol is ...

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Solomon Okere's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:23 AM

if taken in excess it is bad but when taken moderately can be good for you

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UK's international education body highlights most important foreign languages to learn

UK's international education body highlights most important foreign languages to learn | IELTS | Scoop.it
Arabic is ranked as a more important language for children to learn in school than French in a report published by the British Council today.

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Web inventor in surveillance warning

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Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the democratic nature of the net is threatened by a "growing tide of surveillance and censorship".


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7 Words Brought to You by British Colonialism

7 Words Brought to You by British Colonialism | IELTS | Scoop.it
Words we use every day in modern English owe their inclusion in dictionaries to a British army officer picking up a few slang words from the cotton traders in Bangalore, street food vendors in the Caribbean, or the Boer warriors two fought against...
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How Britain became a nation of cynics

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Poll shows our views on class, politics, unions and royalty have all moved on since 1963

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Will English Go the Way of Latin and Sanskrit? | Think Tank | Big Think

Will English Go the Way of Latin and Sanskrit? | Think Tank | Big Think | IELTS | Scoop.it
One-fourth of the world's population can communicate in English with some level of proficiency. English has also emerged as the dominant language of academics. It is the dominant language of the Internet. It is indeed the dominant language of the knowledge economy. If you are an educated person in the 21st century, you speak English. In other words, English plays the same functional role that...
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▶ How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth (FULL) - YouTube

originally uploaded by "marksmanr" , but he is use the 10 mins interval. This movie is just upload in ONE PIECE. PEACE ! :D
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The truth about the BBC’s “The truth about immigration” - ampp3d

The truth about the BBC’s “The truth about immigration” - ampp3d | IELTS | Scoop.it
Last night’s BBC documentary “The truth about immigration” featured a host of facts and figures. Here is a re-cap, along with some of the stats and charts we tweeted along with it.

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▶ The Truth About Immigration in the UK 2014 (BBC, HD 720p) - YouTube

Did Britain need immigrants to keep economy growing? BBC political editor Nick Robinson examines the public's anxieties about immigration and reveals the fac...

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How young is too young for technology? - Telegraph

How young is too young for technology? - Telegraph | IELTS | Scoop.it
Last week, Jonathan Maitland addressed this question in the Tonight programme ‘Too young for technology?’. So, how young is too young, asks Josie Gurney-Read
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Is College Worth the Cost?

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In 2013, nearly 20 million students in the United States were enrolled in colleges and universities, more than any other time in the country’s history.

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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Eve...

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Eve... | IELTS | Scoop.it
When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article?
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From Quebec to Spain, anti-protest laws are threatening true democracy

From Quebec to Spain, anti-protest laws are threatening true democracy | IELTS | Scoop.it
Richard Seymour: The clash between neoliberal austerity and popular democracy has produced a crisis of 'ungovernability' for authorities

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Hello, is that really you? Big business wants your voice - not for customer feedback, but to tackle fraud.

Hello, is that really you? Big business wants your voice - not for customer feedback, but to tackle fraud. | IELTS | Scoop.it

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Professionally Speaking...: Repetition in Your Presentation

Professionally Speaking...: Repetition in Your Presentation | IELTS | Scoop.it
Repetition has long been heralded in advertising, politics and public speaking as a device which can add emphasis and impact to key thoughts and phrases. But too much repetition in a presentation becomes annoying rather than powerful.
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Forensic Linguistics. What to do with your language skills? Part 2.

Forensic Linguistics. What to do with your language skills? Part 2. | IELTS | Scoop.it
So, we're back to this topic. After writing my previous article, I came across some interesting language-related professions. To those who loved watching CSI, NCIS and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, these jobs will definitely sound exciting!

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