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IELTS Practice - 'Global Temperatures'

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Being able to understand long written texts is an important skill if you want to take an IELTS course or any type of English language proficiency test. Carefully read through this article and answer the 8 related questions. Let us know if you have any questions about what you read.

In the News: Google Glass

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On Wednesday, Google finally _1_ its latest much-talked about product, 'Google Glass'.

Nouns - A person who...

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Are you a child, a teenager or an adult? Are you a student? Are you a worker, what type, a business person?

In the News: The Grammys

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Sunday night was the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Grammy's are _1_ by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognise outstanding achievement in the music industry.

Culture Lesson: 2013 Year of the Snake

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This Sunday, February 10, is the most important traditional Chinese holiday. This weekend is Chinese New Year.


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"My father taught me how to sail a boat."

"There's a great sale on in the department store."

Sail and sale have the same pronunciation although they are spelled in different ways – and have different meanings.

Can you find these mistakes?

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Read through these ten sentences. Each sentence has one mistake. Find the mistakes, tell us why they are mistakes and what should the correct sentence be? Write your answers in the comments area.

You can see  the answers by clicking Show Answers below.

In the News: Lance Armstrong

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The world's media has been captivated by Oprah Winfrey's recent interview with _1_ cyclist Lance Armstrong. Watched by tens of millions, In his first interview since he was stripped of his Tour de France titles, Armstrong admitted using _2_ drugs or blood transfusions during all seven of his victories.

Talking about relationships

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What type of person do you go for (what kind of person are you attracted to)? If you hit it off with someone then you immediately like and become friendly with them. When you talk in a way that shows them that you are attracted to them and you try to make them attracted to you, you chat up that person. You pair off with someone when you start a relationship with them.

Vocabulary Lesson: Using your Local Library

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Read the following article about libraries and fill the gaps with the missing words. I hope you take the advice offered!