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Everything you need for IELTS from Cambridge …

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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is taken primarily by learners of English who wish to enter an Englishspeaking university, school or college, or for those who need to provide an IELTS score for the purposes of immigration to an English-speaking country. Cambridge University Press publishes an excellent range of resources to prepare students for IELTS.

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Step Up to IELTS Vanessa Jakeman & Clare McDowell Step Up to IELTS is a short preparation course for students at intermediate to upper intermediate level. It covers the essential skills and language practice needed for the IELTS test, and provides comprehensive preparation for both the Academic and General Training modules.



A carefully guided approach builds exams skills gradually until candidates are ready to tackle test level tasks



Invaluable test tips throughout the course give advice on maximising band scores



Test practice sections at the end of each unit make up a complete sample IELTS test providing students with authentic exam practice



Regular ‘Grammar Boxes’ and ‘Language Check’ pages highlight and revise key grammar points

The Personal Study Book provides extra vocabulary, grammar and writing practice. A Self-study Pack, containing the Self-study Student’s Book and Audio CDs, is also available.

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SPEAKING

Student’s Book

Step IELTS LISTENING SECTION 3 up to

Down to Earth

UNIT

Dealing with mixed question types Section 3 is a conversation between two or more speakers on a topic related to academic work or study. Like all the other sections it can contain a variety of question types.

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Part 3: Discussing abstract topics

To get going

You will have to discuss an abstract topic in Part 3 of the Speaking test. This means you will need to offer an opinion on the topic and be able to support your point of view.

To get going

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Look at questions a, b and c below and the handwritten notes. Then listen to an interview about a recycling project at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, and answer the questions in your own words, using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

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1 Match these pictures to the ‘green’ topics below. a b c d e f g h

water management 3 logging endangered species genetically modified crops rubbish and waste management environmental damage bushfires population 6

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Resource? Power, timber, paper, food, water, rubbish

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b Where is the resource being re-used?

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8 c How much money has already been saved?

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Pronunciation check

Suggesting solutions

The sound /pr/

4 Ask and answer questions about the topics in

2 Many words in English begin with two consonants. Listen and repeat these words and sentences after the recording.

prevent protectproduce prevention protection production

exercise 1. Use the Question starters and Useful words to help you. I think we should encourage people to recycle their water.

What can we do to stop people from wasting water?

Notice how the first syllable is weak, i.e. not stressed.

We need to prevent pollution. We should protect our planet. We need to produce more food. How can we do this?

3 Make the sound /v/ by putting your top teeth against your bottom lip. Listen and repeat these words and sentences after the recording.

involve conserve involvement conservation environment We need to get involved. We need more community involvement. We must conserve our food. The key is conservation.

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What part of the zoo?

Note the tense.

Make sure your answers fit the instructions or they will be marked wrong. Look at these answers and decide what is wrong with them. a water from animals’ cages b lawns c 70,000 Now do the IELTS Listening tasks following the Steps.

The sound /v/

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recycling = using again

a What resource are they recycling at the Taronga Zoo?

QUESTION STARTERS

How can we stop …? What do you think …? Should …? Why do you think …? What should governments do about …? How would you …?

Maybe we should introduce legislation to make recycling compulsory.

Step 1

Useful words to prevent to protect to conserve to reduce to produce to legislate to introduce to involve to encourage to dispose of to recycle

Questions 1–3: Short answers

prevention protection conservation reduction production legislation introduction involvement encouragement disposal recycling

Look at questions 1–3 and highlight the key words.

IELTS LISTENING TASK Questions 1–3 Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS fo

Step 2

1 In which country ‘Clean Up the World’ fir

Make your own notes to help you anticipate the answers.

2 What was the first objective of the organis

Step 3 Listen to the interview about a campaign to clean up the environment and write answers to the questions.

3 At the local level, what particular issue is

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Insight into IELTS Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell Insight into IELTS is a course for upper intermediate to advanced level students. It covers both the Academic and General Training modules.



Provides an overview of each IELTS paper, with advice to thoroughly prepare candidates for the test



Introduces students to the types of communication they are likely to meet in an English-speaking environment



Contains a full-length practice test providing authentic exam preparation



Includes thirteen pages of supplementary activities offering extra practice



Student’s Book includes an answer key making it suitable for self-study

Insight into IELTS Extra

Unit 12 Down to Earth

ALSO Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell AVAILABLE This Workbook is the ideal accompaniment to Insight into IELTS but could also be used on its own by advanced level candidates in a hurry.

✓Test tip In the test, use a highlighter pen to highlight key words.



Provides practice activities for the whole range of IELTS task types



Contains a ‘Vocabulary Builder’ to extend knowledge of words, phrases and collocations



Includes ‘Test tips’ and timed exercises Workbook

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or each answer.

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Sample pages from Insight into IELTS Student’s Book

Supplementary Instant IELTS

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LISTENING SECTION 2

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This photocopiable resource book is suitable for upper intermediate and advanced level students.

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Packed with ready-to-use IELTS practice activities providing a flexible resource for busy teachers Lively discussions and roleplays to encourage stimulating lessons Organised by paper type Pack containing book plus Audio CD is also available

Coping with Stress Questions 8–10

Listening

You will hear part of a radio programme in which a researcher talks about stress at work. ● Before you listen, look at Questions 1Ð4 below. ● Study the list of possible causes of stress and explain why each of them can cause stress.

Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in each space.

Strategies for reducing stress from specific causes

Questions 1–4 Complete the list of reasons why these people suffer from stress. Choose from the list of possible causes in the box.

Cause of stress

Strategy for reducing stress

Overwork Fear of job loss New technologies

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What did each person say was the principal cause of stress for them? Example Ramon

Answer Team work

3 Follow-up Speaking Module Part 2

Kikuko

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Boris

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Etienne

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Nagwa

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Possible causes of stress A bad management B dual-career family C fear of unemployment D new technologies E physical surroundings F powerlessness G too much work

In Part 2 of the speaking module you are given a prompt card and you have to speak for one or two minutes about the subject on the card. Look at this prompt card and prepare to give a short talk. Do the following steps: ● ●

Work in pairs. Brainstorm ideas for the talk and make notes. Change partners and take it in turns to give your talks. Describe some things which cause you stress. You should say: when you get stressed why certain things cause you stress how you feel when you are stressed and explain what you do to deal with the problem.

Now listen to the second part of the listening, and answer Questions 5Ð10 below.

Questions 5–7 List THREE parts of oneÕs daily routine that can help reduce stress. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. 5

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IELTS 3

Cambridge University Press is the only official publisher of examination papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

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Practice Tests for IELTS •

Three books of practice tests available



Each contains four sets of exam papers covering the Academic and General Training modules



Self-study Packs, containing the Student’s Book with answers and the Audio CDs, are also available

For more information on Cambridge Books for Cambridge Exams visit the website:

www.cambridge.org/elt/exams

Ordering information Please order through your usual bookseller and quote International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs). In case of difficulty, contact your local Cambridge University Press representative or write to: ELT Marketing Cambridge University Press The Edinburgh Building Cambridge CB1 2RU, UK

Printed in the United Kingdom at the University Press, Cambridge March 2004