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IELTS book “Target Band 7” is live on Google books!

Great news – my book “Target Band 7” for Academic IELTS just went live on Google books.

If you’ve never heard of Google books, it’s a Google’s collection of digitized books, that can be read online. You can search within the book, zoom in and out on the page, and browse up to 20% of the book.

Without any further introduction, have a look, here it is:

If you’re new on IELTS-Blog and have no idea what “Target Band 7” is, it’s a self-study guide for Academic IELTS exam. You can learn more on its description page and download it for free trial here.

Mac users – I think it will make you guys happy, because until now you were unable to use my books. Well, now you can – and thanks for you patience!

Alright people, it’s your turn now, let me know what you think – leave a comment on this post. Looking forward to hearing from you!

IELTS exams in South Africa and Mexico – October 2008 (Academic and General)

Thanks to M from Pretoria, South Africa, we know this much about the Academic IELTS exam there:

Writing

Task 1 (report)
We had a graph about three types of programs on one TV station. The three types were sport, weather and films. Number of hours been shown over the past 30 years plus expected predictions for the next 10 years.

Task 2 (Essay)
Will woman leaders, be less violent than men? Discuss, provide examples and your opinion.

Speaking

The oral part was difficult for me, I think have made a few mistakes. Everything was like your book said.

And this is N from Mexico, telling us about his General IELTS exam:

Listening

I missed some question, I could realize when the answer was coming but in that moment the volume was low, I was sited and the end of the line, so I am not pretty sure that I had reached my target band

Reading

I felt good in the Reading test, it were a lot of short readings and the questions were always in the different way, for example “Some kids learn one language slower than other said Mr. Joe” the question was: Who said that some children learn faster one language than other?

Writing

Task 1 (letter)
Write a letter to apply for a job taking care of one house when the owner was away.

Task 2 (essay)
What are the positive and negative aspects of electronic games for children? Discuss, what is your opinion?

Speaking

Interview
Describe your job
What are the positive and negative things about it

Card
Describe an electronic device, not a computer, that you find useful, you could say if is easy to use, why it is helpful and how to use it.

Discussion

  • How often do you send e-mails
  • How many e-mails do you send in a normal day
  • What are the pros and cons of sending e-mails
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