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Read FT, NY Times news articles for free!

A lot of permium websites have started charging for content. Most offer up to ten articles for free every month, after which one must subscribe to the site to continue reading articles. However, there is a way of reading these premium articles for free. And here’s how:

1. Go to your favorite news website: NY Times, FT, or Economist.

2. Choose a story you want to read. Copy the headline.

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IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.10

Here’s another video which could loosely be categorized under any of the IELTS sections on this site. It doesn’t talk about any one particular topic but it’s greatest strength lies in the fact that it is full of data – tables, charts, and graphs – similar to ones you would expect to find in IELTS Writing Task 1. For that reason, I’m going to categorize this video as a must-watch. 🙂 Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

The good news of the decade?

Hans Rosling displays 10 years of UN data in visually delicious charts and graphs, showing front-page worthy, mostly unreported good news.

 

Which piece of information did you find the most important? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.10

In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.

 

Women should have an equal role alongside men in both police and armed forces. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions . I’ll post a model answer soon.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.9

This is a slightly different video and would probably be best placed under the IELTS grammar or writing category. If you have ever been confused about the use of the ‘comma’, this one is for you. Watch the video and learn more about how and when to use the comma in writing. Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

Comma story

Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade and tells you when and how to best use the comma.

 

Still have questions about how to use the comma? Ask away in the comments below.

IELTS Study Tips

A lot of students leave the exam hall having answered less than half the questions. Apart from speaking and writing exams, there is room for making educated guesses.

GUESS

In the Reading section, give yourself 2-3 minutes at the end to guess answers for all the questions you haven’t found answers to. In the Listening section, you have ten minutes at the end to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. After you have transfered all your answers, fill in any blanks with logical guesses.

 

 

IELTS Study Tips

A very large percentage of students don’t read the question carefully. Therefore, they either don’t understand what the examiner wants or only answer half the question.

READ THE DAMN QUESTION

As you’re reading the question, underline or circle the keywords so you don’t miss anything. Don’t worry about fancy, colorful highlighters – you will only be wasting time switching from pencil to highlighter and back again.

 

 

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.8

Here’s a fantastic video exploring the mania that surrounds English teaching and learning. There’s no doubt that English is the official global language of the world now. But when did it become a phenomenon? And when did this phenomenon become a mania? Don’t just watch the video,get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

The world’s English mania

Jay Walker talks about the ways in which learning the English language has become a feverish enterprise across the globe.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of English as lingua franca? Share your ideas in the comments below.