How can you not love technology? From her home in St. Petersburg, Victoria leveraged her speaking skills using Skype and managed to attain a 7.5 speaking mark. Tune in to this episode of IELTS Cast and listen as Victoria recounts her experience with the exam and shares advice regarding study strategies.
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You have 48 hours to put this essay’s sentences in order! Your responses will appear in my upcoming YouTube video!
This essay was written in response to the following essay question (seen in January in an unknown location):
More people are traveling today than ever before. Why do you think this is?
Look at the following sentences. As a comment to this blog post, please copy and paste these sentences into the right order. I will be making a video about this exercise and will include images of your responses:
- Following this look, it is clear that global trade opportunities and tourism are altering humanity’s need for international travel.
- For example, knowledge of raw resources available in African countries has piqued the interest of manufacturing and consuming nations the world over.
- Both will be examined in this essay.
- For instance, Chinese tourist numbers are growing so quickly that major holiday destinations, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, are choosing to display their public signs in French, English and Mandarin.
- In addition to this, growing affluence the world over has made it possible for increasing amounts of people to engage in recreational travel.
- Today, the number of people engaging in international travel is swelling rapidly.
- Thus, the unshrinking need for tourist hotspots to accommodate travelers from various countries is clear evidence that a true link between tourism numbers and international travel exists.
- Thus, it is clear that trade is one of the core reasons international travel is growing.
- To capitalize on this interest, many are making expeditions to establish cross border connections with businesspeople in the African region.
- It is thus expected that rates of travel will only continue to climb into the foreseeable future.
- This is a trend that does not appear to be slowing at all.
- On the one hand, the increasing international awareness of growth markets is spurring development in the travel sector.
- It can therefore be concluded that growing worldwide affluence is fueling a surge in international travel numbers.
- Although many factors have contributed to this growth, trade opportunities and tourism are thought to be the main triggers.
I recently had a great chat with Rahul about his experiences with the IELTS exam. Rahul’s approach to General Reading is interesting, as he approaches passages 1 and 2 differently from passage 3. As you will hear in the interview, Rahul has found that this strategy allowed him to accelerate the speed with which he worked through the readings. What this meant was more time to check over his answers. His 8.5 reflects that this strategy works.
Tune in to our conversation and hear Rahul explain this and other strategies in his own words. You can download the entire interview here. (If you find these videos motivating, please consider leaving me a 5 star rating in iTunes.)
Attention: I am looking for more successful IELTS students to interview. I know from reading your comments on my YouTube page that many of you have scored band 7 and higher. Please consider sparing 30 minutes of your time to share your exam strategies with the world. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you an IELTS student in China? Listen to Ying Jun as she explains the strategies that led her to band 8!
Having lived in China for almost 5 years, I know how difficult it is for Chinese students to prepare for their exam. IELTS classrooms in China can be several hundred students large, making it impossible for students to have direct feedback from their instructor on their progress. To make matters worse, blocked websites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter restrict a Chinese person’s ability to interact in English with the outside world. This is arguably part of the reason why China’s average band on the Academic exam is among the lowest in the world. (To see how your country scores, visit IELTS Test Taker Performance 2011.)
This is what makes my conversation with Ying Jun so interesting. Despite facing these obstacles, Ying Jun managed to score an overall band 8 on her exam and is well on her way to realizing her dream of becoming a non-native IELTS examiner. In this episode, Ying Jun shares specific tips to help Chinese students better their marks on the exam. Click here to listen to my talk with Ying Jun!