Technology

General Topic Information Technology has provided society with many new tools. Like all tools, the value of technological tools depends largely on how they are used and whether they make tasks faster or simpler. Technology can lead to problems such as devices that are unnecessarily complicated, that people may use technology inappropriately, safety issues (people …

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Women and Families

General Topic Information Occasionally IELTS questions focus on women and their role in society. These questions often challenge students because Western views on the role of women are often different to those in more traditional cultures. The focus of all gender-based questions should be equality. It is culturally unacceptable to describe women as inferior, or …

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The Media

GENERAL TOPIC INFORMATION The media plays an important role in Western society as it makes individuals and governments more accountable for their actions. The media plays a very different role in some countries compared to those in the Western world and these differences must be understood by students in order to write high quality essays. …

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Education

For many students, particularly those from developing countries, education is a means to an end – usually a good job. Students will often fail to consider that education is more than what is learned at school or a certificate and different people will have different definitions of what educations consists of. For this reason, a …

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Learn Vocabulary

One reason to spend time and effort improving your vocabulary is that words have the power to change how you see the world. Further, our ability to use vocabulary effectively is one of the primary means by which we communicate and connect with important people in our lives. Choosing just the right word adds precision …

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Correct Preposition Use Enhances Professionalism

Using prepositions properly is a hallmark of professionalism in both speech and writing, but learning which preposition to use in which circumstance requires memorization. Certain words must be followed by certain prepositions in order to achieve clarity. Learning these combinations will help you conform to professional standards in business writing. The following list of common …

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Money Talks

money talks When it comes to keeping high-performance employees, money talks; the best way to reward them is with bonuses. make a bomb Speculators made a bomb as the price of rubber increased by more than 200%. cost a bomb An advertising campaign like that is out of the question for a small firm like …

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Letter B

BANTER: Good-natured teasing or ridicule-The two wits I exchanged banter, to the amusement of the audience. Synonyms: raillery, chaff BIASED: Prejudiced – misled by a biased point of view. Synonyms: bigoted, arbitrary, partial, partisan Antonyms: disinterested, equitable BIZARRE: Queer; unusual in appearance- bizarre clothes, outlandish in the extreme. Synonyms: odd, fantastic, grotesque, eccentric BOG: A …

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Letter A

ABANDON: To give up completely – abandoned the sinking ship. Synonyms: relinquish, forgo, forsake ACADEMIC: Pertaining to school; theoretical academic interests; an academic discussion, with no practical implications. Synonym: scholastic ACCELERATE: – To quicken, speed tip – took an accelerated course in order to graduate early. Synonym: expedite (adj. expeditious) Antonym: retard ADVERSITY: Misfortune – …

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