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Model Answer to Sand Dunes Diagram

Hi guys,

I’ve posted a model answer for the Diagram about Sand Dune Formation on the original page. Click here: Sand Dune Diagram Model Answer & Tips

All the best

Liz

Good luck with your IELTS Test: Dec 1st

Hi,

There are a lot of people taking their test tomorrow, December 1st. I want to wish you all lots of luck in your test !!  Also good luck to anyone sitting their test today !!  🙂

See my “On the Day Tips” which cover basic tips and also tips for listening, reading, writing and speaking. Click here: IELTS On the Day Tips

Good luck! 🙂 I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you all 🙂

Liz

Answers for Listening Diagram Mars Insight Probe

The answers are now available for this lesson.

Please go to the original page, to see the transcript, answers and useful vocab which have been posted under the diagram. Click here: IELTS Listening Diagram Exercise

I hope you found this lesson useful 🙂

All the best

Liz

 

Answers for Future Libraries Listening Exercise

Below you will find questions, transcript and answers for the listening exercise of Future Libraries.

I included the audio on this page so that you can listen and read the transcript at the same time. This is a great way to check your answers and also improve your pronunciation.

Questions 1-5: No more than two words and/or a number.

  1. Libraries provide creative spaces and learning ………..
  2. Libraries can help to improve technological ……….. in society.
  3. ………… to any given book becomes possible using Library Bookmark.
  4. Patrons would be able to receive books at home using …………….
  5. Fingerlink allows the user to combine …………….. with a printed book.

Source: Information was taken from ebookfriendly.com. Their article contained more ideas for this topic so take a look.

Transcript

Today, libraries are not only about lending books. They are creative spaces, not only for individuals, but also teams. They are economic incubators and learning hubs. Most of all, the libraries are the entry points to the digital world. They are the way to embrace technology and avoid digital exclusion. Therefore, to improve technological literacy of local communities, libraries should be equipped with relevant technologies.

Here are some suggestions for future improvements of technology in libraries:

  1. Library Bookmark: First of all, the device would be a perfect companion when navigating through the library, by giving turn-by-turn directions to the book the patron wants. The device could also keep track of all borrowed books, as well as remind the user of the return dates.
  2. Delivery Drones: To get the book from a library, you can either go and find it, or you can let it find you. The future belongs to the unmanned flying machines, and just like Amazon drones can deliver the goods to customers, libraries could deliver the books to patrons.
  3. FingerLink: It is a project currently developed by Fujitsu that will let you use digital tools to work with a printed book. It’s a stand you can put on a library desk. It includes two elements: a camera to read the information from the real world, and the projector to display digital information in the real world.

Answers

Spelling must be correct to have the answer marked correct. Using all capital letters is recommended for listening and reading answers.

  1. HUBS
  2. LITERACY
  3. NAVIGATING
  4. (DELIVERY) DRONES
    1. Brackets are used in the answer key of test books to show possible answers. In this case, it is possible to have the answer “drones” or “delivery drones”. You cannot use brackets in your test – you must choose only one answer.
    2. It is not possible to have “flying machines”. The paraphrase of drones is actually “unmanned flying machines” but it contains 3 words which goes over the word count limit.
  5. DIGITAL TOOLS

All the best

Liz

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Answers: Spelling Vocabulary about Zoos

Below are the answers with a pronunciation audio to the lesson about zoos that tested your ability to spot spelling mistakes.

If you have not completed this lesson yet, please do so before looking at the questions. Click here to complete the lesson: Spelling Practice Lesson

There are 14 spelling mistakes in the paragraphs. Check your answers below and listen to the recordings at the same time to improve your pronunciation. The words spelled incorrectly have been highlighted.

Paragraph 1

 

There are a number of reasons why it is wrong to put wild animals in zoos. Firstly, wild animals are not domisticated (domesticated) and should be free to rome (roam) around their natural habitate (habitat). Putting them in confinned (confined) spaces in zoos means that they will never be able to return to the wild again. Secondly, animals have natural instinkts (instincts) which they develop from living in the wild and pass down to their own off spring (offspring). These instincts will gradually fade and never return if they are kept in capivity (captivity).

Paragraph 2

On the other hand, keeping animals in zoos does serve some useful porposes (purposes). Zoos can serve a way to protect indangered (endangered) species. Many species are facing dwinling (dwindling) numbers due to the distruction (destruction) of their habitat or from disease so by keeping them in zoos, they are protected from extinction. Another reason why zoos can be useful is that they can serve as a way to educate the public. Most people will never come into contract (contact) with such a range of species in their lives. So, by having zoos, people are able to experiance (experience) seeing them and also learn about them. Hopefully this will help with the pretection (protection) of animals in the future as people will learn to appreciate animals.

 

Answers to Review Questions

Below are the answers to the topic review questions I posted yesterday.

Vocabulary Review Questions

The questions below are from the topics: Advertising, Animals & Art. The length of the missing word is given in brackets.

  1. Companies that advertise on prime-time TV have maximum media e………………. (8 letters)
  2. Children often p…………. their parents to buy things they see advertised on TV.  (6 letters)
  3. Testing drugs on animals is one way to check for any possible s…… e………… (4 letters & 7 letters)
  4. Deforestation and intensive farming can result in a loss of h………… for many animal species. (7 letters)
  5. Some animals kept in c………. or enclosures live in cramped conditions. (5 letters)
  6. Some works of art can incite h……….. which can lead to violence. (6 letters)
  7. Locals should have free a………… to tourist attractions in their area.  (9 letters)

Answers

  1. exposure
  2. pester
  3. side effects
  4. habitat
  5. cages
  6. hatred
  7. admission

As soon as my e-book “Ideas for IELTS Essay Topics” is ready to purchase, I’ll post a notice for you all. I hope it will be ready in a couple of months.

All the best

Liz

Question Review Samples from my Coming E-book

Hi guys,

I am reviewing my e-book which is “Ideas for IELTS Essay Topics”. It will contain some vocabulary exercises as well.

Below are some questions from the e-book. Let me know if they are challenging enough for you 🙂

Vocabulary Review Questions

The questions below are from the topics: Advertising, Animals & Art. These questions are for reviewing what you have learned after you complete the topics. The length of the missing word is given in brackets.

  1. Companies that advertise on prime-time TV have maximum media e………………. (8 letters)
  2. Children often p…………. their parents to buy things they see advertised on TV.  (6 letters)
  3. Testing drugs on animals is one way to check for any possible s…… e………… (4 letters & 7 letters)
  4. Deforestation and intensive farming can result in a loss of h………… for many animal species. (7 letters)
  5. Some animals kept in c………. or enclosures live in cramped conditions. (5 letters)
  6. Some works of art can incite h……….. which can lead to violence. (6 letters)
  7. Locals should have free a………… to tourist attractions in their area.  (9 letters)

Answers

Post your answers in the comments box below and let me know if you found the questions challenging enough for you 🙂

I’ll post the answers tomorrow.

All the best

Liz

E-book Sample Chapter: Ideas for IELTS Essays

Hi guys,

I am organising an e-book called “Ideas for IELTS Essays“. Below is a link to a chapter from this book. I would like your feedback on this chapter.

The sample chapter is based on ideas for the topic of Family. The whole e-book will cover approximately 30 common IELTS essay topics. It should be ready to purchase in a couple of months.

Your Task:

Please read the chapter and give your feedback based on the following questions:

  1. Will this e-book help you gain ideas for your IELTS essays?
  2. Did you find the exercises useful to practise vocabulary and ideas?
  3. What other feedback can you give me?

Post your feedback in the comments box below.

Download Sample Chapter

The sample chapter below is for the topic of Family in IELTS writing task 2. Each section of this topic is based on typical IELTS essay questions.

Download:  Family Topic Ideas for IELTS Essays

Download: Family Answer Key

Post your feedback in the comments box below.

I really appreciate your feedback on this – all comments welcome 🙂

All the best

Liz