IELTS Reading Practice: The way the brain buys

This IELTS reading practice was reported in the IELTS test this month. The questions for this practice reading lesson focus on True False Not Given quesitons and also Sentence Completion questions. Skim read the passage first to get the general idea of the content and then prepare the questions.

For your convenience you can download the PDF of this reading passage: IELTS reading practice PDF  However, please note that the answers are only found on this page of my blog.

IELTS Reading Practice

The Way The Brain Buys

IT MAY have occurred to you, during the course of a dismal trawl round a supermarket indistinguishable from every other supermarket you have ever been into, to wonder why they are all the same. The answer is more sinister than depressing. It is not because the companies that operate them lack imagination. It is because they are all versed in the science of persuading people to buy things—a science that, thanks to technological advances, is beginning to unlock the innermost secrets of the consumer’s mind.

Shoppers already know that everyday items, like milk, are invariably placed towards the back of a store to provide more opportunity to tempt customers. This is why pharmacies are generally at the rear, even in “convenience” stores. But supermarkets know shoppers know this, so they use other tricks, like placing popular items halfway along a section so that people have to walk all along the aisle looking for them. The idea is to boost “dwell time”: the length of time people spend in a store.

Traditionally retailers measure “footfall”, as the number of people entering a store is known, but those numbers say nothing about where people go and how long they spend there. But nowadays, a ubiquitous piece of technology can fill the gap: the mobile phone. Path Intelligence, a British company working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tracked people’s phones at Gunwharf Quays, a large retail and leisure centre in Portsmouth—not by monitoring calls, but by plotting the positions of handsets as they transmit automatically to cellular networks. It found that when dwell time rose 1% sales rose 1.3%.

Most of the information that shoppers are bombarded with is visual: labels, price stickers and advertising. But the wafting bread aroma shows smell can usefully be stimulated too, says Simon Harrop, chief executive of BRAND sense agency, a British specialist in multi-sensory marketing. In the aisle by the laundry section he suggests introducing the smell of freshly laundered sheets. Even the sound of sheets being folded could be reproduced here and contained within the area using the latest audio technology. The Aroma Company, which Mr Harrop founded, has put the smell of coconut into the shops of Thompson, a British travel agent. Some suntan oils smell of coconut, so the scent is supposed to remind people of past holidays. The company even infuses the fresh smell of citrus into a range of clothing made by Odeur, a Swedish company. It can waft for up to 13 washes.

Such techniques are increasingly popular because of a deepening understanding about how shoppers make choices. People tell market researchers and “focus groups” that they make rational decisions about what to buy, considering things like price, selection or convenience. But subconscious forces, involving emotion and memories, are clearly also at work.

Retailers and producers talk a lot about the “moment of truth”. This is not a philosophical notion, but the point when people standing in the aisle decide what to buy and reach to get it. The Basingstoke store illustrates some of the ways used to get shoppers’ hands to wobble in the direction of a particular product. At the instant coffee selection, for example, branded products from the big producers are arranged at eye-level while cheaper ones are lower down, along with the supermarket’s own-label products.

Technology is making the process of monitoring shopper behaviour easier—which is why the security cameras in a store may be doing a lot more than simply watching out for theft. Rajeev Sharma, of Pennsylvania State University, founded a company called VideoMining to automate the process. It uses image-recognition software to scan the pictures from security cameras of shoppers while they are making their selections. It is capable of looking at the actions of hundreds of thousands of people. It can measure how many went straight to one brand, the number that dithered and those that compared several, at the same time as sorting shoppers by age, gender and ethnicity.

Questions 1-9

Decide if the following questions are true, false or not given.

  • True = the statement matches the information in the passage
  • False = the statement contradicts the information in the passage
  • Not Given = the information is not found in the passage
  1. Supermarkets are similar in layout because the companies do not have imagination.
  2. Commonly bought items are occasionally put at the back of the supermarket.
  3. Putting popular products midway down aisles encourages customers to wander round the shop more in order find something new.
  4. Path Intelligence is a successful company, well known with universities.
  5. Path Intelligence was able to monitor where people’s handsets were.
  6. Customers can be influenced by aromas.
  7. The moment of truth is when people decide what they can afford.
  8. More cameras have been placed in supermarkets to record customer behaviour.
  9. The position of cameras is strategically planned to encourage people to buy brand names.

Questions 10 – 14

Complete the sentences below with the correct word(s) taken from the passage. Use no more than three words and/or a number.

  • 10. Supermarkets are highly experienced in the ………… of persuasion .
  • 11. Popular items are placed strategically in aisles to increase ……………….
  • 12. Research showed that there was a positive correlation between dwell time and ………..
  • 13. Smells reminiscent of previous vacations have been used to influence customers in the ………………..
  • 14. Brand name products are often placed at ………………… in the Basingstoke store.
Answers
  1. F = “It is not because the companies that operate them lack imagination.” “It” refers how supermarkets all seem the same.
  2. F = “Shoppers already know that everyday items, like milk, are invariably placed towards the back of a store” This sentence refers to what customers know, not what supermarkets actually do. This sentence “But supermarkets know shoppers know this, so they use other tricks, like placing popular items halfway along a section” refers to what supermarkets actually do.
  3. F = Customers are made to walk around more to increase dwell time not because it encourages them to find new things.
  4. NG = This part of the sentence “Path Intelligence, a British company working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,…” does not show that the company is successful or is well known with universities as a whole. That information is not given in the passage at all.
  5. T = “not by monitoring calls, but by plotting the positions of handsets as they transmit automatically to cellular networks.”
  6. T
  7. F
  8. NG
  9. NG
  10. science
  11. dwell time
  12. sales
  13. shops of Thomson
  14. eye-level

This article was reported to be used in the IELTS test in Sept 2015. You can see the full article here.

 

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  1. Hi Liz
    I also have same doubt in Q7.
    Could you please look on.
    Thanks in advance

  2. Hi Liz,
    QNo. 7 The moment of truth is the point when people decide what they can afford?
    The answer puts me in dilemma. It put into my thought somewhere that the answer should be NG(Not Given).As, The moment of truth is the point when the customer decides what to buy and reach to get it” After he reaches to get the item whether it is affordable or not is not given in the passage. So, What made the answer contradict with the passage statement?

    I really appreciate what you are doing! You are doing a good job.
    Thanks in advance!

    • The reason it is FALSE is because the passage contradicts the statement in the question. The question states that the moment of truth is when they decide what they can afford. A FALSE answer requires that the reason is not “what they can afford” but a different reason – this means the information is present and also contradicts (the word contradicts does not actually mean that it presents an opposite view – it means it invalidates it). A NOT Given answer means there is no information which explains what the moment of truth is. So, the answer is FALSE.

  3. Patrick Alpha says:

    Hello Liz
    Just need to check if this reading test is for GT or Academic level.
    Thanks

  4. Liz, I guess the answer for question №5 is not written correct…It should be “false”, isn’t it? Can you look please. Thanks in advance!

    • They could track people’s positions: “plotting the positions of handsets as they transmit automatically to cellular networks”. This means they knew where people were because they knew where their phones were (handsets).

  5. Nabeel Mahmood says:

    I am not confirmed about your answer to question # 11. It shouldn’t be dwell time.

    • The reason for that answer is found here: “placing popular items halfway along a section so that people have to walk all along the aisle looking for them. The idea is to boost “dwell time”: the length of time people spend in a store.”

  6. Hi Liz,

    I scored 8/14. Need to practice more. I am planning to appear in IELTS exam in Jan’17.I found your tips really helpful.Thank you so much!

    Can you please suggest for the additional practice should i go for Cambridge IELTS book even if i am appearing for General IELTS test or I should refer any other practice material?

    Please advise.

  7. Dear Liz
    Thanks a lot for your free videos and practice questions. I have a doubt in reading part, I saw questions like “which paragraph contains the following information” and the paragraphs are named a,b,c,d and I don’t know how to do it. Can you please help me?

  8. 11/14

  9. mijzabzafar says:

    hey liz.. how much time is given for reading
    test

  10. thank ..best website ever

  11. Hi Liz,

    Just wanted to thank you for the tremendous help you rendered me by way of practice material, free lessons and tips during my IELTS test preparation. I received my IELTS test results today and was able to achieve an overall band score 8.5 by only using the material from your website. The practice material and lessons are well organised, incredibly easy to understand and most importantly easily accessible even to those of us living in remote parts of the world. I wish you the very best as you continue with this very noble undertaking.

    Thanks again and God bless

  12. Hi Liz,

    First of all thanks a lot for sharing such good lessons. These are very useful.

    I would like to ask 1 question.
    Paragraph given:
    Opera Appreciation : Mozart’s Operas
    This course offers an in-depth examination of all Mozart’s opera’s, setting his works in the context of his contemporaries and offers an insight into the creative process of this musical genius. suitable for initiates and seasoned opera lovers alike.

    Questions:
    1) Opera Appreciation will help to some extent, to demystify how Mozart wrote his music.
    2) Opera Appreciation will focus purely in Mozart’s creative output.

    Please help to explain the answers for above.
    According to me :
    1) FALSE
    2) TRUE

    • Could you let me know which book you got this exercise from?

    • Yes, my answers are also oppposite to yours.
      1. “… demystify how Mozart wrote his music” = “offers an insight into the creative process of this musical genius”. This means they explain which means demystify. Answer = true
      2. “…will focus purely in Mozart’s creative output”. This means that they focus only on his creative output and nothing more. But in the passage they say they will also “…setting his works in the context of his contemporaries” which means they explain his historical importance and position as well as his creative output. So, the answer is False
      I hope that helps.

      • Thanks for the explanations.
        But I still have doubt in first question.
        in paragraph: “offers an insight into the creative process of this genius” = in-depth knowledge (insight into ).
        in question: some extent = to some degree and not complete in-depth knowledge

        Due to this, I think the answer should be false. Please help.

  13. Dear Liz,

    Allow me to use this opportunity to thank you so much for the lectures. I find it really helpful.

    There is a typo on the question #3. It says costumers instead of customers.

    BR

  14. Hi Liz,

    As you know there are Cambridge book series for IELTS (CAMB. IELTS 1 to 11). Many people and some IELTS coaching institutes claim that the reading and listening tests in these books follow an increasing level of difficulty. That is, they think that any test (R/L) in Book(n+1) is generally tougher than R/L tests in Book(n). The only exception they say is that L/Book5 is tougher than L/BooK6. I don’t understand the logic behind this assumption. I don’t think CAMBRIDGE Books series are constructed in this way. If this just a hoax or is there any truthin it??

    • As far as I know, IELTS have not increased the level of difficulty of their testing system.

      • Am not sure if you have understood my question. Let’s take the example of Listening Practice tests of Cambridge IELTS Practice Books. Some people believe that Listening and Reading sections of Book 8,9,10,11 are desined for expert level students while Books series 7 or less are designed for those at the beginners and intermediate level. Please explain this, as the coaching institute where I study follow this reasoning.

        • Each year, IELTS release 4 exam papers in book form. The oldest book is number 1 and the most recent is number 11. The books are numbered depending on when the tests were released. There is no difference otherwise.

  15. Is this the GT reading or Academic redaing

  16. I AM NOT ABLE TO SOLVE READING QUESTIONS I FEEL DIFFICULT PLEASE TELL ME SOME TIPS TO SOLVE THEM

  17. Dear teacher ,

    thank you so much for your effort and i will be appreiately if you could put both questions and answer in same pdf sheet for all sections

    thank again
    bashir

    • Sorry but I don’t release the answers to avoid other websites or schools copying my work. I’m sure you will understand.

  18. Sarah Bruno says:

    I’ve found it, such a poor mistake. Thank you

  19. Sarah Bruno says:

    hi, Liz. With regards question 12 I have trawled the text and cannot see the word sales. Is there this word in the text? The question asks for the correct word(s) from the passage so it’s not paraphrasing is it?

  20. MOHAMED NUGUD says:

    HI Liz
    Do you have any restriction to copy the web sit reading materials and print it out for studying purpose

    • Some reading exercises have pdf files that can be downloaded – those are free to use for everyone.

  21. mam., please tell me, where can I find the answers of passages of reading practice tests.

    • All answers are given under the passage. Click on the word “answers”.

      • mam, answers are not opening by click at answers. Please give me answers of all passages. please

        • F = “It is not because the companies that operate them lack imagination.” “It” refers how supermarkets all seem the same.
          F = “Shoppers already know that everyday items, like milk, are invariably placed towards the back of a store” This sentence refers to what customers know, not what supermarkets actually do. This sentence “But supermarkets know shoppers know this, so they use other tricks, like placing popular items halfway along a section” refers to what supermarkets actually do.
          F = Customers are made to walk around more to increase dwell time not because it encourages them to find new things.
          NG = This part of the sentence “Path Intelligence, a British company working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,…” does not show that the company is successful or is well known with universities as a whole. That information is not given in the passage at all.
          T = “not by monitoring calls, but by plotting the positions of handsets as they transmit automatically to cellular networks.”
          T
          F
          NG
          NG
          science
          dwell time
          sales
          shops of Thomson
          eye-level

  22. can you provide me the tips for reading like if i have to answer the questions of heading matching and matching paragraphs in one passage? do i read all the passage first or question then paragraph.

    • For matching headings, read the heading first. For all other questions, read the passage first. However, there is no right or wrong way – just whatever you prefer.

  23. Syed Ali says:

    I scored 7.5 in IELTS and I want to thank you for such a complete website . It wouldn’t have been possible without your Lectures .Thanks Liz 😀

  24. Hi Liz how r u. thanks a lot for your information. But Liz i don’t have internet at my home so how can i download all these reading paper. Its not possible for me to sit on internet all time and do practice. please help me. Thank you

  25. Ahmad Faisal says:

    Hello Madam!
    I just want to say, thank you very much. I have my IELTS test on 21st May 2016, aiming for a band score 7 if God willing.

  26. Muhammad Usman Akram says:

    If in a TFNG or YNNG question, the information in the question partially matches but not completely and also not contradicts with the information in the paragraph, then what would be the right answer. T F or NG?

  27. Hie Liz i really appreciate the way you conduct your lessons;keep up the good work,thank you so much

  28. hello Liz!!! Nice 2 meet you!!!!!!! I’m a student from Myanmr.I’m very weak in English at four skills.In my future I want to get high scores of IELTS band.So,plz give me your advices and links for my studies and practices!!!

    waiting your reply,
    thanks!!!

  29. Madam I adore your technic in teaching . Really I like you very much ^-^

  30. Dear Liz, You do a great job poviding for students such good materials. Thanks a lot.

  31. hlo mam , my name is harman . i just wanna talk about reading. my reading is weak only. i m doing a lot of practice at home to improve my reading skills .there is any tips for synonym which help me to find about synonym. i m learning technique from ur site and try to use in my reading as well as i have one more problem that i always start shivering with fear although i can do that i can easily understand the paragraph .i want to get 6.5 in my reading can u help me regarding writing and reading .i will gratitude u if u will help me.plzzz man reply sooner when u will see bcze my paper is near .its on 13feb.

  32. mam my reading is very bad. how i improve it

  33. Dear Liz!
    I just started practicing for IELTS with you website and I think, it is great!
    But the thing I’m most troubled by, is the scrolling up and down between text and questions, and I hoped, it would be different in the real exam.
    But then I found this post by Samuel from January 13, 2015 at 5:19 am, where he describes his problems at the real test and I started wondering the same thing: “… and the worst thing is reading passages we have flip pages to go to the questions and come and look for answers. I just want to ask one thing, can we tear the question paper and set side by side for easy reading with question, is this allowed…” and, forgive me, I couldn’t find you answer to that question, so I put it again:
    Is it allowed to separate the text from the questions by tearing the paper apart?
    Best regards
    Beatrice

  34. How to take the print outs of Reading samples

  35. Hi Liz. My name is Jitesh . I am having trouble with question 8 and 9 . I did not understand how the correct answer for both the questions in NG . I thought the answer for question 8 is TRUE and question 9 is FALSE.
    It would be helpful if you could give me a brief explanation why NG is correct answer.

  36. Hi Liz,

    Q7 correct answer is False.
    I’m choosing NotGiven, as the sentence in article is giving two conditions, which is
    “people standing in the aisle decide what to buy and reach to get it”
    But, in the question, it is given “what they can afford”

    Could you help to explain?

  37. Shabbir Ali says:

    i want to know that if there is instruction using two words so can we use Hyphen in between two words for example; dwell-time (would it count two words or three words i mean do Hyphen count separately as a word?)

  38. H Liz
    Please could you explain why Q8 would be considered as NG?
    Thanks a lot
    Brwa

  39. mohamed ahmed besha says:

    hi liz
    why the answer numer 6 is FALSE , afford means ability to do / get something , and essay says “decide what to buy and reach to get it” …. and that means the answer is correct
    am i correct ?

    • “affordability” is about having enough money to buy something. It does not mean to get something or to decide something. You need to work on understanding the exact meaning of vocabulary to get a high score in IELTS reading.
      All the best
      Liz

  40. mohamed ahmed besha says:

    hi liz
    how are you , i think you have mistake in the question number 5 , it’s wrong , your explanation is right but you have written T , it’s F
    Thanks

    • The answer is true. The sentence “not by monitoring calls, but by plotting the positions of handsets” means that they didn’t monitor calls, they monitored position.
      All the best
      Liz

  41. please help me out for ielts general reading practice tests. suggest some links. IDP given the books for practice but tests in the book are too tough. now im having a scary feeling seeing those tests. General reading also looking same as academic .General reading is going to be that much tough in actual test? Help me out . My test date in on Nov 21.
    Thanks in advance.

  42. Hi liz
    thank you very much for your lesson
    plz I want to ask you
    Do you believe your all passages in reading enough to prepare to real test or read the passages in 1_10 Cambridge???

    • My reading practice exercises are only practice. You still need to do full reading tests before you take your actual IELTS test. You definitely need to do a few practice tests from the IELTS Cambridge books 1 to 10.
      All the best
      Liz

  43. hay liz thank you for your true false video, link and your tips are working perfectly …….

  44. Thanks very helpful advices

  45. Hi Liz, time management always have let me down in ielts reading passages what shoul I do and reading is my the weakest side I get 6or8 in passage 2and 3 what could you suggest thanks in advance I’m looking forward getting your suggestions

  46. Dear Liz,

    I don’t think false is the best solution for question 7. I would say that NG would be better. Well, I don’t understand why false is the answer.

    • Because the moment of truth is not about deciding what they can afford. The moment of truth is ” the point when people standing in the aisle decide what to buy and reach to get it.” This means it contradicts what the question says. A false answer is one that shows that the moment of truth is not about deciding affordability. And the passage shows that the moment of truth does not relate to affordability. This is about contradicting statements – not just opposite words.
      Liz

      • hello my name is diana . i would like you to help me with my reading because i have had problems with that so i did my test one month ago and my reading score was very low and i tried to study and locate the answers but is very difficult and i do not know how to obtain a good level. in the examination we have an hour to answer questions but i have not been able to find the answers in the texts. please help me with that. I want to do the test in a month and get a good result in my ielts test . thank you very much

        • The key is spending more time anaylsing the vocabulary in the questions. Don’t read the question and try to find the answer. Look carefully at the vocabulary and think of paraphrases. Decide which words or paraphrases will best help you locate the answer.
          Liz

  47. She from UAE says:

    Thank you very much.

  48. hello mam..
    my exam is on 24 oct. my speaking and writing are good and in listening i get usually around 33/40. m weak in reading. anything you can guide me in these last hours. i will thankful to you for ur help..
    regards
    tkb

    • The key is to spend more time with the questions before you look for the answer. Most people read the questions and then look for the answer. Instead you should spend time thinking of paraphrases and exact meaning before you seek the answer. This will also help you locate the area of the passage which contains the answer. Remember you are only aiming to win points, not to understand the whole passage.
      Good luck
      Liz

  49. Dear Mrs.Liz,
    I’ve watched your videos which are so amazing ,
    BUT there is something that confuses me which is NG and F
    In Cambridge reading 10 : the passage says :Tourism has a profound impact both on the world economy and , because of the educative effect of travel and the effects on employment, on society itself.
    The question said : Tourism has a social impact because it promotes recreation.
    I answered it with F , because the passage says it has effects on the economy,employment and educational effect . but the book says NG
    So , in this reading passage I answered number 3 with NG ,because there is no mention of people want to buy a new product . ( as I’m trying to follow the same technique used in cambridge 10)
    Can you clarify please , it confuses me so much ..
    Thanks in advance
    I won’t sleep today until I get your reply because I keep thinking about it

    • The problems is vocabulary. “recreation” means leisure time and enjoyment. The passage gives no information about this.
      All the best
      Liz

      • But the passage clearly state that the social effect is due to employment and education.
        and I just found that you had replied “Silver” about the same question as “F” because you stated that the passage clearly says that the social effect is due to education ,and it can’t be due to recreation so it should be false rather than NG. I can’t attach the link for your answer but it is on September 8th 2015

        I’m really confused madam can you elaborate please.
        Regards,
        Muna

        • To find false, the passage must “it does not promote leisure”. It does not state any information about leisure at all. Also the sentence is about the reasons for the effect not about what it promotes. So, it says nothing about what it promotes and nothing about leisure. Therefore it is NG. Not one aspect of the sentence is given.
          All the best
          Liz

          • aha I think I got it now it should be about the whole not part of it , so let’s say for sake of arguments that if the question is : tourism has a social effect because of the it’s entertainment effect.
            in this case it would be “false”?
            right? bcz the passage show the educative effect is the cause.
            am I right Mrs.Liz?

            Many many thanks for your response, you are great 🙂

            • No, because this doesn’t relate to promoting leisure. It is still not given. False means a contradictory meaning is given in the passage. Bofore you try and find the answer in the passage, you must write down the contradictory meaning in a sentence. If you have a clear idea of what a false statement is then you look for it in the passage. But at present you are trying to find the answer in the passage before you know what the false statement is. Spend time preparing the answers before you look for them.
              Liz

  50. I´m glad with your blod. I just started to check it yesterday.
    Could you explain me why the answer in q-12 is sales? I didn´t find it
    Thank you in advance

  51. Manish Sharma says:

    Hey Liz,

    I must admit that you have been doing a fabulous job. I am to appear for IELTS & was suffering through the net, I came across your videos which I found really useful for preparing for the IELTS.

    Thank you so very much for your incredible work…..

    • You’re welcome. I’m glad you find my blog easy to use 🙂 IELTS isn’t difficult if you train carefully and logically.
      All the best
      Liz

  52. Abu Bakar says:

    Dear mam,
    Q 13, my answer was “travel agency”, please clarify if i am wrong.

    • The answer must be words taken from the passage, “agency” was not used in the passage.
      Liz

      • Abu Bakar says:

        In 4th para, “shops of thompson, a british travel agent”.

        • ABU BAKAR , I THOUGHT THE SAME WHEN I FIRST ANSWERED,, BUT THEN I REALIZED ITS WRONG BECAUSE ITS WRITTEN TRAVEL AGENT TALKING ABOUT THOMPSON,, SO ITS NOT AGENCY ,,, THE CORRECT ANSWER IS SHOPS OF THOMPSON
          🙂

  53. q-7= Would you please explain the meaning of “what to buy and reach to get it”. I thought the part “and reach to get it” is similar to “afford”. Since answer is false, my understanding is wrong. So please explain.

    q-6. Is the 2nd line of para-4 the clue to the answer? From the last four sentences of the same para we can say that aroma is used to influence but nothing is written in those lines whether the aroma can really influence or not.
    q-9. NG because nothing is given about the position of cameras.

    Is my understanding correct for these 3?

    • “reach” is a physical action in this context. It means they lift their hand and take from the shelf. Question 6: “can be” means possible, it does means that is does 100% of the time. Well done with 9 – you have the right technique. This means the problems you face is with your understanding of English at a deeper level rather than your technique. Make sure you write a list of this language so you can develop your English. .
      All the best
      Liz

      • Would you please explain more about the question 6? Please tell me ,if you have time, whether I have found the correct reason for q-6 or not. Please read my question for 6 again.

        • See this sentence: But the wafting bread aroma shows smell can usefully be stimulated too, says Simon Harrop, chief executive of BRAND sense agency, a British specialist in multi-sensory marketing. “multi=sensory marketing” means influencing people to buy things using different senses. This paragraph contains information about using aromas to market and influence people.
          Liz

        • Thank you very much.

          I also thought about the exactly the same sentence and same thing. I wanted to to sure of my thinking. Now I am confident that most of the time I am picking the right sentence to get to the answer.

  54. Hi Elizabeth ! I’m a vietnamese person and just by accidentally watched your video lesson on youtube when I surfed the internet looking for more materials for my upcoming Ielts test and I was so interested in it. i’m also happy to know that you have taught English in Vietnam before. I just want to say that…Thank You ! Thank you so much for your donation, all your free lessons, your tips….! those are really helpful for the candidates like me. Once again, thank you. I’m appreciated it and hoping that you will release more helpful lessons.

    • Thanks Ken. I really appreciate your support and I’m very pleased you can gain something from my videos and blog 🙂
      All the best
      Liz

  55. hi Liz,
    Thank you, some much for your efforts , I am preparing for GT. thank you for your support.

  56. Dear Elizabeth,
    I particularly enjoy your reading task. To be honest, I am going to do the IELTS (G) next month. I would be extremely grateful if you could provide me some webside that I can practise my reading skill in General training.
    Thank you one agains.I looking foward to hear from you.
    regards,
    tha

  57. Hello Liz,
    Im wondering if its possible to purchase some ielts academic reading materials from you. Your tips are very helpful but i believed i need to practice more. Soft copies will do.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Regards
    Joyce

  58. Hi Liz,
    I wonder if this reading part is for academic or general version? Thanks a lot for your informations. They are so useful. 🙂

  59. Thanks for this exercise, I got 10 out of 14.

  60. I want to know the reason that make question 8 is false instead of NG
    the report has not mentioned anything about increase or decrease the number of cameras
    thanks in advance

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