I am a big movie fan, collecting a sheer volume of Blu-ray movies in my removable disk, both Hollywood and other countries’ production, say Britain. Recently I found that the line in American movies are full of simple, direct words, whereas the British ones are sometimes filled with sophisticated words such as Bill Nighy in “Page Eight” saying the word chauffeur instead of driver. Why don’t they use simple words? Maybe intentionally, the British films intend to say the opulent words to distinguish themselves from their straightforward counterparts, or just because the advanced words are only available in these well-educated British gentlemen.
Reports are also a kind of writing types though the emerging frequency is not so high. But the low emerging frequency does not mean that we could disregard it.
Most countries spend lots of money on education as they start to recognise its importance. In your opinion which two of the following subjects are the most important for your people and which one is the least important?
Subject: Literature Sports Mathematics Economics Physics History Music Geography
From the third post now, I will start to publish a series of IETLS writing practices that I wrote, in regarding to the most common topics. These articles may be either excellent enough to gain a high score, say 6, 7 or 8 maybe, or just clumsy stuff that should be thrown away. Please do feel free to tell me what you think of them.
Yesterday I was doing dictation practice with BBC radio tape, and met with this sentence:
A typical chaffinch song’s a cheerful repetition of a song phrase, followed by a flourish which to some ears sounds like ginger beer.
The chaffinch is a widespread small passerine bird that is well known for its “rain” call which is a repetitive short trill, and a loud “pink pink” call. In that radio tape, the writer used the above word to eulogise the cheerful song. So, what is the ginger beer? Is it so tasty that can be comparable to the song of chaffinch?
Ola-la, finally, I, as a devoted wordpress blogger, come to the stage of establishing my site on the VPS from the simple virtual hosting. The site will primarily be focused on English studies, partly because I am currently preparing for the IELTS test since last year, and written in English only for international purpose.
In this site, everyone that is interested in learning English will find how to learn English in naturalistic ways, some tips in varied interesting forms, articles about the English countries’ culture and some IELTS information.
Hope that you will gain some insights into the English language here. Thank you for dropping by for a visit.
- IELTS Speaking topic: A dream you have had
- IELTS Speaking topic: Social network
- IELTS Speaking topic: Rainy days
- Immigration to Australia
- IELTS Speaking topic: Foreign food
- IELTS Speaking topic: Study time
- IELTS Speaking topic: Space travel
- IELTS Speaking topic: Plants
- IELTS Speaking topic: Save money
- IELTS Speaking topic: Punctuality