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IELTS Writing Podcast Lilie King

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Join Lilie King, a real IELTS candidate, and discover what kinds of vocabulary examiners want to see to get a 7+ on your writing test...

    Is It Good That Traditional Foods Are Being Replaced by International Fast Foods?

    Is It Good That Traditional Foods Are Being Replaced by International Fast Foods?

    In many countries, traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
    move away from
    turn to
    to negatively impact
    build a strong bond with
    bond by
    cuisine
    ingredients
    grab fast food
    bonding time
     
    obese nations
    a growing population of obese people
    calories, fat and sodium, a combination that greatly increases the risk of weight gain
    with the rapid expansion of
    new cases of obesity
    diabetes
    later in life
    traditional dishes/cuisine/meals
    multinational fast-food outlets 
    global fast-food chains

    • 4 min
    Humans vs Endangered Animals

    Humans vs Endangered Animals

    Many people think that we have to focus on the extinction of certain animal species, while others think that we should pay attention to the problem of human beings. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
     
    the depletion of
    the loss of
    become extinct
    cease to exist
    endangered animal species
     
    issues affecting humans
    problems human beings are confronted with
    issues humans are faced with
     
    take priority
    give priority to
    prioritize X above Y
     
    quality of life
    the affordable housing crisis
    provide public housing
    low income citizens
     
    an imbalanced ecosystem
    upset the balance of earth’s ecosystems
    disrupt THE ecosystem balance
     
    a predator species near the top of the food chain
     
    prey on
    reproduce
    carry disease
    a well-balanced ecosystem

    • 4 min
    Do We Have Too Many Choices?

    Do We Have Too Many Choices?

    Some people believe that nowadays we have too many choices. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
     
    be confronted/faced with 
     
    an overload of options
    an excess of choices
     
    be bombarded with
    a vast selection of merchandise
    an endless stream of merchandise
     
    physical stores
    e-commerce sites
     
    space constraints
    reading their descriptions and reviews
    experience decision fatigue
    paralyze
     
    search engines 
    information overload
    feel overwhelmed by
    search results
    algorithms
    miss out on something
    score high

    • 3 min
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Answering 'Destinations and Salaries of One University’s Graduates'

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Answering 'Destinations and Salaries of One University’s Graduates'

    Charts: https://ieltswritingpodcast.libsyn.com/72-a-step-by-step-guide-to-answering-destinations-and-salaries-of-one-universitys-graduates-0

    The pie chart displays what one university's graduating Anthropology students went on to do after completing their undergraduate degree, while the table illustrates how much the anthropologists who found jobs earned after 5 years.
     
    Overall, the majority of the graduates had full-time jobs. In addition, while a significant proportion of the freelance consultants and government employees earned at least $75,000, only roughly half of the private sector employees did.
     
    Just over half of the graduates went on to work full-time, compared with only 15 percent working part-time and 12 percent unemployed. Those who did full-time postgraduate study and those who did postgraduate study while working part-time each only made up a small minority of the graduates, at 8 and 5 percent respectively.
     
    Moving on to the salaries, 80 percent of the freelance consultants earned at least $75,000, half of whom were in the highest salary range of more than $100,000. Although there were also 80 percent of the government employees making no less than $75,000, a relatively high proportion of the government employees, at 50 percent, earned at least $100,000. In comparison, only 55 percent of those working for private companies made a minimum of $75,000. The proportions of the freelance consultants and government employees who were in the lowest salary bracket of $25,000 to $49,999 both stood at only 5 percent, versus 10 percent for those employed in the private sector.
    Youtube Video A Step-by-Step Guide to Answering 'Number of Visitors to A Caribbean Island' https://youtu.be/qiKalbGhZoY

    • 8 min
    IELTS Writing | Are Laws Needed to Make People Recycle More of Their Waste?

    IELTS Writing | Are Laws Needed to Make People Recycle More of Their Waste?

    Some people claim that not enough of the waste from homes is recycled. They say that the only way to increase recycling is for governments to make it a legal requirement. To what extent do you think laws are needed to make people recycle more of their waste?
    1. the waste from homes:
    household waste
    residential waste
     
    2. recycle:
    participate in recycling
    participation in recycling
    engage in recycling
    recycler
     
    3. legal requirement:
    legally required
    mandate
     
    4. curbside recycling
    5. make recycling facilities accessible to them
    6. awareness campaigns
    7. effective/effectiveness
    8. be aware of
    9. accomplish
    10. campaign against
    11. get alert to
    12. the waste crisis
    13. Youtube Video How to Write a Band 7 Introduction https://youtu.be/eY4q_9ZTTIk

    • 4 min
    Cambridge IELTS 12 | Is It Good to Allow Children to Make Their Own Choices on Everyday Matters?

    Cambridge IELTS 12 | Is It Good to Allow Children to Make Their Own Choices on Everyday Matters?

    Some people believe that allowing children to make their own choices on everyday matters(such as food, clothes and entertainment) is likely to result in a society of individuals who only think about their own wishes. Other people believe that it is important for children to make decisions about matters that affect them. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
    1.decide on mundane matters
    make up their own minds about mundane matters
    make everyday decisions
     
    2. empower
    comply with
    give children the right to
     
    3. selfish individuals
    selfish individualists
     
    4. impact on
     
    5. train their ability to make good decisions
    hone their decision-making skills
    better decision makers
     
    6. weigh their options
    7. indulge in
    8. be laughed at by their peers
    9. short-term pleasure
    10. form/develop the habit of selfishness
    selfish/self-centered
    11. on a daily basis
    12. become accustomed to
    13. preferences
    14. second-generation rich children
    15. Youtube Video | How to Write a Band 7 Introduction https://youtu.be/eY4q_9ZTTIk

    • 5 min

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