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A little but often – Words in the News

This video posting advises you to look at Words in the News from the BBC. Here are 5 reasons why you should try it:

  1. it’s great for vocabulary with exactly the language you need for IELTS, explained clearly
  2. it’s gives you excellent listening practice: you can listen and read or just listen
  3. it has a huge archive – there is something there for everyone
  4. it’s great because it’s one of those exercises you can do almost every day
  5. BBC means quality – few thing on the net are this good.

Some tips on how to learn from reading by yourself
Reading is great for learning vocabulary, provided you do something before and after you read. If you just read and do nothing else, the words are likely to go in one ear and out the other – as we say in English. Here are some basic tips on how to engage your brain so that the learning process is maximised.
  1. Before reading: look at the headline and try and predict what the article is going to be about.
  2. After reading: try and remember 3 points the article made
  3. After reading: either speak or write about what you have just read – that way you are almost certain to use some of the vocabulary from the text and begin to learn it. All you have to do is ask yourself the question “What was it about?”


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2 Responses to A little but often – Words in the News

  1. Pepe November 16, 2009 at 10:00 am # is a FREE tool for speed reading, very useful the reading part of the IELTS. It has exercises that help to move eyes faster, reduce sub-vocalization, excellent online tool

  2. roshavbg December 25, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    The link to the film do not work.

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