Thursday, January 27, 2011

Reading skills for the IELTS test - skimming and scanning

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Homework (Rani)

Homework for January 27, 2011

Do the exercises in :
  • Unit 20 (Relative clauses), on page 173-183

  • Unit 23 (Linking ideas), on page 198-209

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Homework (Michael)

Homework for January 26, 2011

Make an outline for Writing Task 2 from the following statements:

The threat of nuclear weapons maintains world peace. Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy.

The benefits of nuclear technology far outweigh the disadvantages.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Homework (Michael)

Homework for January 19, 2011

Make an introduction paragraph of essay from these 3 statements:
  • Government should spend most of their budget on the military. Do you agree with this view?
  • Population control policies like China's one child policy are a good way to fight poverty. Discuss it!
  • TV Channels should be allowed to show violence and nudity as it is the viewers responsibility as to what they choose to watch. Discuss it!

    Friday, January 7, 2011

    Writing Task 1 (Different levels of post-school qualifications)

    The chart below shows the different levels of post-school qualifications in Australia and the proportion of men and women who held them in 1999. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

    The given bar graph gives information about the percentage of men and women who held
    different levels of post-school qualifications in Australia in 1999. It is clear that gender differences were more pronounced in some fields than others.

    According to the graph, we can see immediately that there were substantial differences in the proportion of men and women at different levels. The biggest difference was at the lowest post-school level, where 90% men who held a skilled vocational diploma compared with only 10% women. By contrast, more women attended undergraduate diplomas which reached 70%,  and 50% women held bachelor's degree.

    At the higher levels of education, the number of men with postgraduate diplomas was clearly more than that of the women which is 70% compared with 30%, respectively, and 60% men were attended Master's degree.

    In conclusion, it can be seen that more men than women held post-school qualifications at the lower and higher levels of education, while more women reached undergraduate diploma level than men. However, the
    smallest margin of gender difference was at the level of Bachelor's degree in the year of 1999.

    This ends my report.