IELTS Writing: anthropogenic impact on rainforest

Here is an IELTS Writing Task2 topic:

What negative impact are humans having on the rainforests?

some ideas and good expressions:

  • It is a sad fact that while any forest has positive effects on all human life, unfortunately human life on Earth has mostly negative impacts on the forests.
  • Billions tons of timber will be cut out of the forests on a global scale each year.
  • In many countries, especially in developing countries, the trees will be cleared for farming and the wood will be used for energy fuel.
  • A large number of animal and plant species become extinct because of logging industry.
  • When land no longer supports crops, it will then be abandoned and another piece of forest will be cut down in another place.
  • Because of this, many plants and animals are losing their different habitats. The human's capacity to harvest the trees for their wood is far greater than the ability of the forest to regenerate.
  • The water quality of the forests also suffers.
  • With the trees gone, rain will no longer seep into the forest's soil and water reserves that are underground are not being replaced.
  • This soil will then end up in rivers and streams and kill the fish.
  • The quality of air is also being reduced by forest destruction from all the dust and soot in the air.
  • With no trees, no oxygen is put back in the air. Gases are also building up in the Earth's atmosphere from pollution.
  • With no trees, no carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere. This is raising the Earth's temperature, and could make further animal and plant species become extinct.

IELTS Speaking: “competition” topic

Here are some IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions and and sample answers about 'competition' topic from an native spearker.

Is competitive sport very popular in your country?
Yeah, I’d say it is. You know, if you look on TV for example, you get competitive sports shown the whole time, especially basketball, and then on the school level, it’s very common for classes to compete against each other in various sports. So yeah, I think this kind of shows that competitive sport is pretty popular.

In your opinion, how beneficial to society is competitive sport?
Well I’m not really all that sure to be honest, but I suppose it’s fair to say that it is pretty beneficial, because if you think about it, competitive sport is really a kind of entertainment for people, you know, it (just) adds something more to people’s lives. So if we didn’t have it, I’m sure you’d agree that our life would be a lot more dull as a result.

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IELTS Writing: Academic Writing Task 1

It is stated in the tasks' requirement that for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, you should “summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.” So, all candidates should write a very good overview/summary paragraph in your answer. It’s ok if you put summary either in the end of your report or straight after the introduction.

In your summary, you should select and report the main feature, which means you don’t need give all information in the chart(s) and you also shouldn’t mention any detail, which belongs to the detail paragraphs.

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IELTS Speaking: improve your vocabulary

Here is some suggestions from John, and ex-examiner from Australia, about IELTS Speaking vocabulary.

Improving your Vocabulary

  • Bands 7 & 8 speakers can use idiomatic phrases quite well. Phrasal verbs  (sometimes called 'two-word verbs') are especially good examples of idiomatic phrases. Some examples of these are: 'look after' somebody; 'come up against' difficulties; 'look forward to' something in the future. Even if you believe you are a Band 5 level English speaker, try to increase your knowledge of phrasal verbs.

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