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IELTS Level 1 - Unit 8 Level 2 - Unit 6 Speaking Vocabulary

Ideas and Opinions for IELTS – The Environment

The environment is a common topic in IELTS writing and speaking. Many students have some difficulty in developing opinions, ideas and arguments for these questions. Here are some ideas. At the end I have listed some part 1, 2 and 3 questions for speaking practice.

Global warming

  • Gases such as carbon dioxide trap heat from the sun
  • This causes global temperatures to rise
  • This process is known as the greenhouse effect
  • Human activity is a major factor in the rise
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IELTS Level 2 - Unit 6 Reading Writing

Environmental labelling

Essay ideas and reading practice: Environmental labelling

Here is an excellent article from the Guardian last month about the need to label products according to their environmental cost (water use, emissions, impact on environment, toxicity). As you know, the environment is a key topic in the IELTS exam and this article covers an area which most people do not consider – food production.

When we think of the key contributors towards environmental damage, we think of pollution in the form Read more

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IELTS Level 1 - Unit 8 Level 2 - Unit 6 Vocabulary

Topic-based Vocabulary – The Environment

Here are some definitions for students to develop their vocabulary on the environment:

• air quality: the cleanliness of the air we breathe
• to become extinct: to no longer exist
• to be under threat: to be in danger of becoming extinct
• biodiversity: the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable.
• carbon dioxide: the burning of fossil … Read more

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IELTS Level 1 - Unit 8 Level 2 - Unit 6 Speaking Vocabulary

Topic-based vocabulary – The Weather

Here is some vocabulary for discussing the weather, together with part 1, 2 and 3 sample questions.

• to be below freezing: below zero degrees Celsius
• bitterly cold: very cold and unpleasant
• a blanket of snow: a complete covering of snow
• boiling hot: very hot (informal)
• changeable: weather that often changes
• a change in the weather: when weather conditions change
• clear blue skies: a sky without clouds
• to clear up: when clouds or … Read more