๐Ÿ”– British Slang Words to Start Your Learning

๐Ÿ“Œ Skint
Meaning: to have little or no money
โ€œFancy going to the pub tonight?โ€
โ€œNah, I shouldnโ€™t. Iโ€™m skint.โ€

๐Ÿ“Œ Naff
Meaning: silly, distasteful
Example:โ€œWhat a naff comment!โ€

๐Ÿ“Œ Yonks
Meaning: a very long time
Example:โ€œI havenโ€™t seen him for yonks.โ€

๐Ÿ“Œ Minging
Meaning: very ugly, unpleasant, foul
Example:โ€œMan, his toilet is minging.โ€

๐Ÿ“Œ Chinwag
Meaning: an informal conversation
Example: โ€œDid you talk to Sarah?โ€
โ€œYeah, but just a chinwag about the girls at work.โ€

๐Ÿ“Œ Knackered
Meaning: very tired
Example: โ€œIโ€™m knackered. Letโ€™s go to bed.โ€

๐Ÿ“Œ Bobbins
Meaning: nonsense
Example: โ€œStop talking bobbins.โ€

๐Ÿ“Œ Snog
Meaning: to kiss
Example: โ€œHe often brags about snogging the hot girl from his class, but I doubt itโ€™s true.โ€


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๐Ÿ”† IELTS ๐Ÿ”†

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS is required for entry to university in the UK and other countries.

โœ… Who is it for?

IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
More than 2 million people a year take the test.

โœ… What is the IELTS test like?

You can choose between the Academic or General Training versions of the test. All candidates do the same Listening and Speaking sections.
The test has four sections:

Listening - 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
Speaking - interview, 15 minutes
Reading - different for Academic or General Training - 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
Writing - different for Academic or General Training - 2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes

โœ… Level and scores

Multi-level. You get a score between 1 and 9. Half scores such as 6.5 are possible. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may also demand a minimum score in each of the 4 sections.

โœ… Where do I take the test?

IELTS tests are administered at accredited Test Centres throughout the world - there are currently more than 500 Centres, in over 120 countries.

โœ… When can I take the test?

Arrange with your closest test centre. There are frequent dates, usually on Thursdays or Saturdays.

โœ… How much does it cost to take IELTS?

Fees are set by test centres and vary from country to country. Expect to pay around ยฃ160 GBP, โ‚ฌ210 Euros or $230 USD.

โœ… What materials do I need?

You can download practice books and tests in pdf format from our channel

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Very capable โ€“ accomplished
Very clean โ€“ spotless
Very clever โ€“ brilliant
Very cold โ€“ freezing
Very dirty โ€“ squalid
Very dry โ€“ parched
Very fast โ€“ swift
Very good โ€“ superb
Very happy โ€“ jubilant
Very hot โ€“ scalding
Very hungry โ€“ ravenous
Very large โ€“ colossal
Very light โ€“ imponderable
Very high โ€“ sky-high
Very neat โ€“ immaculate
Very old โ€“ ancient
Very poor โ€“ destitute
Very quiet โ€“ silent
Very rude โ€“ vulgar
Very serious โ€“ solemn
Very small โ€“ tiny
Very strong โ€“ unyielding
Very tasty โ€“ delicious
Very tired โ€“ exhausted
Very valuable โ€“ precious
Very weak โ€“ feeble
Very wet โ€“ soaked
Very wicked โ€“ villainous
Very wise โ€“ sagacious
Very worried โ€“ anxious
Very dangerous โ€“ malignant
Very complex โ€“ overspecified
Very frequent โ€“ continual

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An old Arab lived close to New York City for more than 40 years. He would have loved to plant potatoes in his garden, but he is alone, old and weak. His son is in college in Paris, so the old man sends him an e-mail. He explains the problem: "Beloved son, I am very sad, because I can't plant potatoes in my garden. I am sure, if only you were here, you would help and dig up the garden for me. I love you, Your Father." The following day, the old man receives a response e-mail from his son: "Beloved Father, please don't touch the garden. It's there that I have hidden 'the THING'. I love you, too, Ahmed" At 4pm the US Army, The Marines, the FBI, the CIA and the Rangers visit the house of the old man, take the whole garden apart, search every inch, but can't find anything. Disappointed they leave the house. A day later, the old man receives another e-mail from his son. "Beloved Father, I hope the garden is dug up by now and you can plant your potatoes. That's all I could do for you from here. I love you, Ahmed."

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Hey there, I got news for you!

Today, I have listened to 15 interviews with successful IELTS candidates with overall band score of 8 or higher and I learned some really cool things and decided to share them with you.

Instead of posting all the interviews, I'll share with you the cream of the crop.

Out of 15 interviews, only 6 turned out to be useful in terms of tips, techniques and strategies one can apply in the IELTS preparation process.

I took those 6 and cut the audio fragments with the tips and strategies that I found most helpful off of the lengthy interviews and ended up with 9 very short, concise audio fragments which I'll be sharing over the next 9 days.

Stay tuned!

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๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๏ปฟStrategies for Section 2 IELTS Listening - Talk by a Single Speaker๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽง

Section 2 is a monologue (one person talking) based on a general subject in a non-academic situation, such as a short talk on healthy eating or tourist information or a sales presentation. Questions could be filling in the gaps in sentences/notes or on a form or diagram/chart, or multiple choice.
Filling in a chart or diagram:

๐Ÿ“Œ Read the instructions carefully and be aware of how many words you can write for your answer.

๐Ÿ“ŒLook at the heading(s) for columns and rows in a table, look through the questions and identify key words that will help you.

๐Ÿ“ŒLook at the gaps and try to predict what word could fill in the gap based on what you've skimmed in the questions or diagrams/tables.
๐Ÿ“Œ Be aware that you may not hear the exact same words as the key words you've identified from your questions.
#listening #relateam #tips

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๐Ÿ’ฅ IDIOM 1: 'to paint the town red'
-> MEANING: have a great time
-> EXAMPLE: When my cousin came to visit us we decided to go out and paint the town red.

๐Ÿ’ฅ IDIOM 2: 'to give someone the green light'
-> MEANING: to allow someone to do something
-> EXAMPLE: We were finally given the green light to begin setting up the new project.

๐Ÿ’ฅ IDIOM 3: 'in the black'
-> MEANING: making a profit.
-> EXAMPLE: The company has been in the black since they began to adopt many new ideas to cut costs.

๐Ÿ’ฅ IDIOM 4: 'in the red'
-> MEANING: Having net losses; in debt.
-> EXAMPLE: The company has been in the red for three years now - ever since their exports to Asia decreased by 35 per cent.

๐Ÿ’ฅ IDIOM 5: 'once in a blue moon'
-> MEANING: very rarely
-> EXAMPLE: We go out for Italian food once in a blue moon although we enjoy it very much.

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๐Ÿ”ฐa kick in the teeth

โœ…Meaning: If you get a kick in the teeth, something bad happens to you or you feel that you've been treated poorly.

๐Ÿ”นFor example:

โž–I'd just lost my job, so hearing that I had to move out of my apartment as well was a real kick in the teeth.

โž–Gerry said that being told to get out of his apartment was a kick in the teeth after spending so much on doing it up.

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๐Ÿ“˜Give me the rundown !!!๐Ÿ“˜

๐Ÿ…ฐRenee: We need to book a meeting room. But the meeting rooms are almost booked out. I'm still working on that.
๐Ÿ…ฑMichelle: Please try your best to get us a room. Your know we cannot reschedule the rehearsal.
๐Ÿ…ฐRenee : I'll do my best. And I'll make sure all the presentation slides are ready on the computer.
๐Ÿ…ฑMichelle: Good. And don't forget to give me the rundown on the rehearsal.
โ“‚๏ธSam: No problem. Renee and I will see to it.
๐Ÿ…ฑMichelle: Then that concludes our meeting today. Let's roll.

๐Ÿ”˜Explanation :

Rundown - A detailed report

๐Ÿ’ฅExample : Here's a rundown on/of the activities of our ten biggest competitors.

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