Ielts Speaking Sample (band 7-8) Part 1,2,3: Topic 5 - Social Issues and...

source: Helena Daily English     2017年10月10日
Ielts Speaking Sample (7-8) Part 1,2,3:
Topic 5 - Social Issues (Transport, Noise) and Libraries. 
►Part 1: 
1) Are bicycles popular in your city?
2) Do you often ride a bicycle?
3) What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of bicycles compared to cars or public transport?
4) Do you think bicycles are suitable for present society?
1) What means of transport do you usually use?
2) What’s your favorite means of transport?
3) How do you like to travel for long trips?
4) What’s the traffic like here in Beijing?
5) How do you think the public transport could be improved?
1) Do you mind noises? (Do you noises bother you?)
2) What type of noise do you come across here in your daily life?
3) How do you feel if you work in a noisy environment?
4) Are there any sounds that you like?
5) Are there any sounds you don’t like?
6) Are cities becoming noisier?
7) What about noise pollution? How do Chinese people feel about this form if pollution? Is it a problem in your hometown?
►Part 2: Describe a library that you often go to.
You should say:
- What library it is
- Where it is/ what the library looks like
- What you do there and explain why you like this library.
►Part 3: Libraries
1. What kind of people go to libraries most often?
2. Why do you think a library is a good place for reading?
3. Even though it might cost a lot to maintain a library, do you think the government should open more public libraries?
4. Do you think public libraries should be free of charge?
5. How do you think libraries will change in the future?
6. What kind of skills do you think library staff should have?
7. What can be done to make libraries more attractive?
8. How has the Internet affected the popularity of libraries?

English in a Minute: By the Skin of My Teeth

source: VOA Learning English     2017年12月23日
Teeth don't have skin, right?
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If you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just succeed in doing itHe escaped from the secret police by the skin of his teeth.

GRAMMAR: Putting adverbs in the right place

source: BBC Learning English      2015年11月10日
Adverbs are very useful to add information about verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. But you need to place them carefully in your sentences. In this 6 Minute Grammar Callum, Catherine and Finn will kindly help you learn about them. Go to our website if you want more activities:

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5 Ways To Ask for Help in English | Common Expressions & Vocabulary #spon

source: mmmEnglish      2017年12月26日
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This lesson is full of English expressions used when asking for help in English! Including:
- Modal verbs used when asking for help
- (to) give/lend (someone) a hand
- (to) help (someone) out
- (to) do (someone) a favour
- I could use some help.
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CNN 10 - January 30, 2018 with English Subtitles

source: Mathew Smith      2018年1月29日
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Important Christmas Vocabulary | English Cultural Lesson

source: Interactive English       2017年12月16日
So whether you celebrate Christmas or not, here are some useful vocabulary words to help you learn more about this important cultural holiday.
Confusing English Words:
Halloween Vocabulary:
Thanksgiving Vocabulary:
What NOT to Say to Women:

FCE / CAE Speaking Part II

source: Practice English with Paul     2016年9月2日
In this video, we'll concentrate on the difficult part 2 of the speaking exam: speculating about two pictures within 1 minute. Follow my advice and strategies to successfully pass this stage of the speaking test. Enjoy.
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Instant Good Impressions in English

source: Speak English with Christina     2017年11月13日
Get the full lessons and prepare your interview in English with the Get The Job course. More information here:

25 of the Most Common Phrasal Verbs #3

source: Gerry English Expressions     2016年12月17日
Gerry defines and discusses some of the 25 of the most common phrasal verbs:
* come up with
* end up
* fall apart
* find out

English LISTENING EXERCISE - Time expressions

source: Crown Academy of English       2017年12月5日
This is an English listening exercise related to time expressions.
There are 15 questions. You will hear each sentence once and I give you the answers after each questions. This listening exercise is good preparation for tests and exams such as the IELTS and TOEFL.
Private English lessons and speaking practice:
IELTS online preparation:
Understanding phone numbers:
People's names:

The Intrusive /r/ and Linking /r/ - British English Pronunciation & Connected Speech

source: ETJ English       2017年12月21日
In this British English pronunciation lesson, I teach you the rules of the intrusive /r/ and the linking /r/ in connected speech. It's a difficult one, but it will really help you with both your listening skills and speaking skills.
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source: Englishing     2017年12月29日
The majority know how to use "really" but do you know how to use other expressions that could replace it ? - In this lesson, Marc will go over many expressions that can be used to express interest, surprise or even disappointment.
This lesson is intended for intermediate students who wish to improve their English grammar, and for those above levels who wish to clear up doubts about this topic.

Unless, Only if & Mixed Conditionals

source: JenniferESL    2017年12月28日
For advanced grammar, WATCH
Link to this playlist on conditional sentences.
0:07 Answers to Lesson 8 task
0:48 Student examples of mixed conditionals
2:57 Patterns with unreal mixed conditionals
3:29 Answers to Lesson 8 Bonus task
5:35 Unless and only if
7:53 New task with "unless"
8:28 Bonus question
More videos and exercises on my website: http://www.englishwithjen...
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How To Tell Stories in English? - Learn English Vocabulary

source: Learn English with     2017年12月14日
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