IELTS Speaking tips

You'll love these five great tips for the IELTS speaking test – and the examiner will be impressed!

Unit 5: Making arrangements

Need to organise something? In this unit, you can practise common phrases used to make plans by email.


Do you know what the names of these types of food are?

Gun Control

Britain has the most severe gun control laws in the world. But is gun control a good thing or a bad thing? Let's look at some of the common arguments for and against the right to own a gun.

World Heritage

If you think about World Heritage Sites, you probably think of places associated with ancient art and culture, and historical buildings. But let's look at a few of the more unusual sites on the list.

Venomous Animals

Find out about five of the most deadly animals in Australia: the sea wasp, the funnelweb spider, the fierce snake, the blue-ringed octopus and the cone shell.

A beach

Imagine a beach: a quiet place, with only the noise of the sea and the gulls in the background. It’s a hot day. There is just the sea, the sun, and the beach: a little paradise.


Secret codes are not a new idea. They are almost as old as writing itself. We know that the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used them, as did the Arabs of a thousand years ago.

An HIV/AIDS success story

The United Nations has named Senegal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Uganda, as countries which have done the most to fight HIV/AIDS. How has Senegal achieved this?

Saint Patrick's Day

St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. He was born in the fourth century and is famous for bringing Christianity into Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March.


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