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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 […]

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 […]

education

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 […]

Government and Health

General Topic Information When considering questions around governments, there are two very important considerations that should not be overlooked. The first is that governments have restrictions placed on them by the amount of money that they have – they must make choices about how they spend money and cannot fund […]

Problem, Effect, Solution

1. In some countries levels of health and fitness are decreasing and average weights are increasing. What do you think are the causes of these problems and what are some possible solutions? 2. In many countries schools have severe problems with students’ behaviour. What do you think are the causes […]

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. […]

CAE Writing

WRITING – Part 1 You must answer this question. Write your answer in 220-260 words in an appropriate style. 1. You have listened to a radio discussion programme about which facilities are needed most in your area. You have made the notes below: Which facilities are needed most in your […]

CAE Writing Part 1

Your class has listened to a panel discussion about how schools can best prepare young people for their future working lives. You have made the notes below: Strategies aimed at preparing young people for their future working lives • teaching practical skills • providing information about jobs • establishing links […]

Increasing

1. To increase 2. To make something increase 3. An increase 4. When something does not increase, or stops increasing 1. To increase increase verb [intransitive] to become larger in number, amount, price, or value: • Last year, the number of burglaries increased by 15 percent. • The percentage of […]