E-book or "real" book?

From the reader's perspective

The Internet is very much like television in that it takes time away from other pursuits, provides entertainment and information, but in no way can compare with the warm, personal experience of reading a good book. This is not the only reason why the Internet will never replace books, for books provide the in-depth knowledge of a subject that sitting in front of a computer monitor cannot provide. We can download text from an Internet source, but the aesthetic quality of sheets of downloaded text leave much to be desired. A well-designed book enhances the reading experience.

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Sample Reference - Describe a Film

Describe a film based on a real life event or a real person. Please say

- When you saw it
- you like it or not and Why
- What you learnt from the movie

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Sample reference 

'A Beautiful Mind', a film that was released in 2001 from Hollywood, was based on the story of a real person named John Nash. The movie was directed by Ron Howard and he was inspired to make the movie from a book of the same title.

The famous actor Russell Crowe acted as the main character of the movie and won the Oscar for the best actor. The story of the film depicts the life, work and thinking of a young prodigy called John Nash who developed a paranoid schizophrenia after he joins the secret cryptography work. The true genius, the talented and gifted person who had difficulties separating the hallucination and reality worked towards defining the mathematical relationship that changed the world. Nash lived two separate lives and one was in his mind while other one was the real one. This film portrayed the life and work of a genius who had some mental illness and yet contributed for the betterment of the world.

The movie told us the story of John Nash who is an interesting person in terms of his genius and talent. The acting, the production and presentation of the movie was extraordinary. It was so nicely presented and acted that majority of the critics gave positive review of this movie just after it was released.

 

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Describe a film or a Cafe

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Enjoy watching film at Galaxy or sipping a cup of cappuccino at Starbucks and remember your topics as well.

In part 2 of the IELTS speaking test, you might have to describe your favourite film, a film that you did not find interesting or a cafe you like

Let's take a look at cue cards and follow-up questions

Ex 1:

Describe a cafe that you like to visit a lot. Please say

- Where it is located
- Why you like it
- How often you visit it

Discussion

- Is a cafe a good place to meet people?
- Compare a cafe and a restaurant, what are the differences?
- Do you like to meet with your friends at home or outside?

Ex 2:

Describe a film based on a real life event or a real person. Please say

- When you saw it
- you like it or not and Why
- What you learnt from the movie

Discussion

- In your country what kind of real people are filmed in movies?
- What do you think is better: to read a book or to see a movie based on a book?
- What are the most important things to make a movie successful?
- Do you think the star acting in the movie influences the success of the movie? Why?

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Part 3 Questions Collection - Law Topic

Trong bài IELTS around the World, chủ đề Law trong đề thi tháng 8 tại Canada tuy không mới nhưng có thể là một đề tài không dễ đối với các bạn học viên luyện thi IELTS. Tại Việt Nam, đề tài này cũng xuất hiện liên tục trong 3 tháng 5, 6, 7 vừa qua.
ArrowEnglish xin chia sẻ với các bạn thêm một số câu hỏi liên quan trong part 3 của chủ đề này

Law

  1. How does law affect the everyday lives of people?
  2. What are some ways that people can be encouraged to obey the law?
  3. Why do you think some people break the law?
  4. Many people think that an occasional, minor breach of the law is ok. What do you think?

Police/ Lawyer

  1. What kind of people are interested in working as police officers?
  2. Do you think there are ever any circumstances when it's an advantage to use a policewoman rather than a policeman?
  3. What do you think are the qualities of a good police officer?
  4. Why do we need to have police in society?
  5. Which job would most people prefer - to be a policeman/policewoman or a lawyer? (Why?)
  6. What personal qualities (& skills) does a person need to be a lawyer?

International Law

  1. In what situations (or, areas of activity) do you think international law is most important?
  2. Can you think of any examples of international law?
  3. Do you think we need to have international laws in order to help protect the environment?
  4. What would society be like if there were no laws? (= if there was no legal system)
  5. Why do you think different countries sometimes have quite different legal systems?
  6. In the future, do you think all countries might have the same laws?
  7. What do qualities do you think people need to work as public servants?
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Bài viết tham khảo chủ đề Dangerous Sports

Dưới đây là bài viết tham khảo về chủ đề Dangerous Sports trong bài Đề thi IELTS tại Việt Nam - Cập nhật luyện tập trong tháng 9

Các bạn tham khảo để có thêm ideas nhé

Should dangerous sports such as boxing or motor-racing be banned?

Millions of people play sport every day, and, inevitably, some suffer injury or pain. Most players and spectators accept this risk. However, some people would like to see dangerous sports such as boxing banned. This essay will examine some of the reasons for banning certain sports.

Some sports are nothing but an excuse for violence. Boxing is a perfect example. The last thing an increasingly violent world needs is more violence on our television. The sight of two men (or even women) bleeding, with faces ripped open, trying to obliterate each other is barbaric. Other sports, such as American football or rugby, are also barely-concealed violence.

Some people argue that the players can choose to participate. However this is not always the case. Many boxers, for example, come from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are lured by money or by social or peer pressure and then cannot escape. Even in richer social groups, schools force unwilling students to play aggressive team sports, claiming that playing will improve the students' character (or the school's reputation), but in fact increasing the risk of injury.

Even where people can choose, they sometimes need to be protected against themselves. Most people approve of governments' efforts to reduce smoking. In the same way, governments need to act if there are unacceptably high levels of injuries in sports such as football, diving, mountaineering, or motor-racing.

I accept that all sports involve challenge and risk. However violence and aggression should not be permitted in the name of sport. Governments and individuals must act to limit brutality and violence, so that children and adults can enjoy and benefit from sport.

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Learn more with Sports Collocations here

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Đề thi IELTS tại VN - Cập nhật luyện tập trong tháng 9

09.08.14

Speaking Test

Part 2

Describe a country you would like to visit
Which country it is
What attract you most in that country
How long you want to stay there
And also say why you want to visit that country

Bài tham khảo

Part 3

What are the advantages of journalist when they travel to another country?
What could people learn from their travel?

Writing Task 2

Some people think that governments should ban dangerous sports, while others think people should have freedom to do any sports or activity. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Bài viết tham khảo

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IELTS around the World

ArrowEnglish xin chia sẻ với các bạn đề thi IELTS sưu tầm được tại một số quốc gia trên thế giới, đặc biệt những chủ đề này giống với đề thi IELTS trong tháng 8 vừa qua tại VN

 

Sri Lanka

Writing test

Task 1 (a letter)


Your company has sent you to attend a course at college in a different country. You have completed the course and received a certificate, but you lost it on the way back. Write a letter to the Principal of the college and say
- How did you lose the certificate?
- Why do you need it?
- What do you expect the principal to do?

sri-lanka
 

Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that dangerous sports should be banned, while others disagree. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.

Đề thi tương tự tại VN

 

Philippines and India

Speaking test

Part 1

- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- What is the meaning of your name?
- What do you do for work?
- Which tax do you like? Why?
- What is your favourite food ?
- What food was your favourite as a child?
 india
- Did your mother allow you to eat it?
- When did you cook something for the first time?
- Do you like to take photos?
- Which type of photos do you like?

Part 2

Talk about a foreign country that you visited or would like to visit. Please say
- What country is it?
- Why did you choose it out of many others?
- Whom did you travel with?

Part 3

- Why do people travel in your opinion?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling for local people?
- How often do you travel?

Đề thi tương tự tại VN

Canada

Speaking test

Part 1

- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Why did you choose this profession?
- Did you like the first day of your job?
- What type of weather do you like?
- Do you discuss the weather with your friends?

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Part 2

Describe a law in your home country that you feel is very good for people. Please say
- What is it?
- How did you get to know about this law?
- Why do you think it is good for people?

Part 3

- Do you think rules and laws are important? Why?
- What qualities of a police officer are the most important in your view?
- Should a police officer be punctual? Why?
- Are rules and laws strictly obeyed in your country?

 

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Vocabulary about Airports and Air Travel

In today's lesson, we will learn some vocabulary about airports and air travel.

Let's start with some easy ones: Parts of an airport

Runway

 a duty-free shop  a shop in an airport where you don't have to pay taxes on the goods you buy
 a departure lounge  the part of an airport where you wait until you get on the plane
 a runway  the part of an airport, like a road, which planes use when arriving or departing from an airport
 a control tower  the building in an airport which tells planes when it is safe for them to take off and land

Air travel jobs

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Lịch khai giảng tháng 8

Quận 1

Ca học

Cấp độ lớp

Giáo viên

Ngày nhập học

09:00—11:30

IELTS Ready

Mr. Thịnh—Mr. Thành

18/08/2014

 

08:30—11:30

 

IELTS Set

Mr. Uy—Ms. Linh

18/08/2014

IELTS Go

Ms. Trang—Mr. Sĩ

11/08/2014

 14:00—17:00

 

IELTS Set

Mr. Thảo—Mr. Thịnh

18/08/2014

IELTS Go

Mr. Thành —Mr. Thảo

18/08/2014

 

 18:00—20:30

IELTS Ready

Ms. Trúc – Ms. Thảo

11/08/2014

IELTS Set

Ms. Linh – Mr. Thịnh

11/08/2014

IELTS Set

Mr. Uy - Ms. Tường

25/08/2014

IELTS Go

Mr. Sĩ—Ms. Tâm

11/08/2014

Thông tin liên hệ

Quận 1

115 Đặng Dung, p Tân Định, Q 1, TP HCM

08 – 3848 4433 Ext  25, 17

Quận 5

134 Châu Văn Liêm, Phường 11, Quận 5, Tp. Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam

ĐT: 08 - 3859 0473 Ext 16, 20 hoặc hotline 0918.118.119

 

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