Thursday, September 15, 2016


Cities Discussion Questions (link) Pair work from ESL Discussions.com

Speaking Task 2: Describe an interesting city you know and like
(link) to IELTS Exam Preparation course - Ielts exam.net
*Where is it?
*How did you go there?
*What did you do there?
Explain why you found it so interesting.
Follow-up:
Say something about the tourism development in your country, facility, services and the effect on environment.
What is the importance of travel and tourism industry?
What do you think the function of tourist guides?

Reading: City Vs. Country (link)

Reinventing Infrastructure: How Hard Is It? Link
Reinventing Infrastructure: How Hard Is It? Lesson Worksheet (link)

Breakingnews English Lessons
*Bicycles outsell cars in most EU countries (link)
*China opens world's longest high-speed railway (link)
*City living makes it harder to concentrate (link)
*London Subway Passengers Stressed Out (link)

TED Talks
The 4 commandments of cities Link



Watch Catalyst Episode: Meditation (link)

Writing Task 1 (Academic): Describing a Pie Chart (link to IELTS Advantage)

IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 33 - Compare the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city to living in the country side
Check out essays written by others at: (link)

IELTS Advantage (link to Advantage / Disadvantage essay)

Task2 - Infrastructure >> Problems of the Expanding Megacity (link) Take a look at how other people have answered questions on this topic... This site shows you the break down of vocabulary / nouns / transitions / main ideas. It also has comprehension questions.

Writing task 2: Example essays Mexico City: Mega City (6min 13s)
Link

Online IELTS, Vocabulary Test Practice Exercise - Mind & Memory (link)

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