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PROOFREADING essays Task 1 and 2 are strictly OFF TOPIC. IELTS stands for The International English Language Testing System, use this tag for questions that are related to the exam.

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Regarding petrol, nearly a third of the amount of energy produced in 1995 was BY or FROM this fuel [closed]

Regarding petrol, nearly a third of the amount of energy produced in 1995 was BY (or) FROM this fuel. In the above sentence, which preposition should be used? I feel like both are correct, but Gemini ...
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Can we call England "a member nation" of the UK?

Overall, these data support the hypothesis that the UK will see an older population after half a century, which is the result of increases in the proportion of elderly people in each member nation. I ...
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a question of indefinite article "an"

There is a passage on the website below https://ieltsonlinetests.com/ielts-mock-test-2023-january-reading-practice-test-3?mode=practice_test&parts=1&duration=60 Here is a question about the ...
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the meaning of "partially"

Here is a test I found on the website below https://ieltsonlinetests.com/ielts-mock-test-2023-march-reading-practice-test-3?mode=practice_test&parts=1&duration=120 There is a question I don't ...
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meaning of "free from"

I did a test. the test can be found below. https://ieltsonlinetests.com/ielts-mock-test-2023-january-reading-practice-test-2?mode=practice_test&parts=2&duration=60 There is a question I am ...
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"All the four types of meat consumption is" [closed]

In an IELTS essay where I need to analyze the trends in this chart, I wrote: In the future (this test was given in 2007 I wanted to act like a test taker at the time), all the four types of meat ...
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synonym for "The number of"

I am describing a chart in the past. Is this sentence correct? What word can I use as synonym for "The number of" According to the chart, the number of people who preferred fast food ...
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The difference between "Each cake's piece" and "Each piece of the cake"

The difference between "Each cake's piece" and "Each piece of the cake". What's the correct option to use when writing IELTS writing task 1 discussing a pie chart? Example: "...
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Can "second only to something" express the two are similar?

There was this question in an IELTS reading passage (answer by true/false/not given): The research found that scientists can make chimpanzees possess the same complex culture as human beings. The ...
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Give T/F/NG for the 'Stepwells' Reading

STEPWELLS A millennium ago, stepwells were fundamental to life in the driest parts of India. Richard Cox travelled to north-western India to document these spectacular monuments from a bygone era ...
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British or American For IELTS/TOEFL

Which one (British or American) is better for IELTS exam? What about TOEFL? I'm lerning American, is it essantial to learn British or not?
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Are the sentences "My farm was mostly livestock. I really enjoyed helping out with them." correct (not proofreading)?

I have some doubts about these sentences: My farm was mostly livestock. I really enjoyed helping out with them. Is it better to say "Something on my farm are mostly livestock"? I feel a ...
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Do they consider typos as misspellings in computer delivered IELTS?

I mean there's a difference between a misspelling and a typo, e.g. the word "circulate" is considered misspelled if it's "circilate" or "cerculate", but if it's circukate ...
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Use of by/in for a line graph

Assuming I have to describe a line graph, which represents a trend in a past period of time and shows a declining line from A (value: 10%, year 1996) to B (value: 3%, year 2000), I could write: 1 ...
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In the IELTS test, does the word limit include articles and prepositions? [closed]

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer. What job did William Hearst do? Who helped Hearst design the Castle? How much did Hearst spend on art during his ...
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Difference between "Why is this so?" and "Give reasons for this and solutions?"

In IELTS writing task 2, I saw some questions such as the following, Why is this so? Give reasons for this and solutions? Here, the IDP asked to answer in the following essay structure (paragraph-...
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WRITING: Is there any grammatical rule that prohibits multiple topics in one paragraph?

I came across an educator who teaches students to limit the number of topic sentence to only one(he is not a native English speaker). Is this a widely agreed,valid rule for writing?Has there been such ...
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Am I asked to express my opinion?

In IELTS band descriptor, it is clearly written that I have to mention a position and stick to it throughout the essay from Introduction to Conclusion. Band 9: “presents a fully developed position“ ...
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IELTS reading: For which course is the following statement true?

For which of the two courses below is the following statement true? The course will provide advice on how to overcome difficult conditions. Two courses: Focus On Landscapes This course is designed ...
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Are "on leaving school" and "after leaving school" the same?

I am working on IELTS Test Preparation. The original text writes: After leaving school, Moore hoped to become a sculptor, but instead he complied with his father’s wish that he train as a ...
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I don’t understand the difference between the 3 options in this context [closed]

The investigation into the influence of money on happiness suggests that the two are not _____________. Options: D) related E) independent or F) relevant. Answer is D But why D?
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Commercial vs private financial gain

While prepping for IELTS academic reading, I've encountered the following passage: The penalties for breaching the copyright act differ slightly depending upon whether the infringing is for ...
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Does the word "comparatively" work fine in the following sentence?

Please have a look at this table: I have written this overview to describe the table: Overall, it can be vividly seen that younger people tend to consume less amount of dairy products, while older ...
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Are "Many believe" and "supposedly" exact synonyms?

In IELTS exam we have to paraphrase the question in the introduction of the essay. If the question includes the following sentence: Many believe that listening to classical music confers several ...
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Is presumably a good substitute for probably in the following sentence?

Artistic capacity is one of human’s components probably right from birth. In IELTS exam, is it correct to use presumably instead of probably to paraphrase this sentence? As probably is bit stronger ...
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IELTS Reading True/False/Not given question

I'm studying for my IELTS test but I'm having a hard time with some T/F/NG questions. For example, in the text "New York Late-starters String Orchestra" we have the question: Rehearsals ...
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Am I understanding conditionals correctly?

Could you please help with conditionals usage? I'm practising those right now, but do I understand everything correctly? Zero conditional: If I see water, I drink it // Every time I see water, I drink ...
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Why is "for" not used in this sentence?

why is for not used in this sentence : The number of persons jobless (for) 15 to 26 weeks declined by 188,000 to 1.2 million
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are encourage and motivate the same in the following sentence?

Do the following sentences mean the same? Is it OK to say violent crimes motivates offenders? Violent crimes in the media encourages criminals to commit crime. Violent crimes in the media motivates ...
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Professionally/Professional

which word "Professionally,professional" is right in this sentence and why -Many professionally/professional agricultural advisors were hired to boost the significantly declining industry.
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'Kids' vs 'the kids'

I'm preparing for academic IELTS by writing some essays and then correcting those using a grammar correction app. In the following sentence, Therefore, despite kids tend to form unfriendly societies, ...
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How to say correctly "My age was smaller?"

I was preparing for IELTS speaking and tried to say that I was younger than my classmates using the phrase "My age was smaller". But it seems unnatural, isn't it? How say it correctly, "...
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Half vs. a half

I'm preparing for academic IELTS by writing some essays and then correcting those using a grammar correction app. In the following sentence, Overall, carbohydrates prevail in both dishes, especially ...
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The percentage of journeys made by public transport is 3%/3

Which is correct? The percentage of journeys made by public transport is 3%. or The percentage of journeys made by public transport is 3
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"Schedule of items due" meaning

I've practised IELTS listening and encountered the following passage: STUDENT: Okay, thanks. And to clarify, what exactly is due in the first phase? PROFESSOR: Before the October deadline, I want ...
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The second most popular way of making journeys is on foot

I'm checking this chart's description: There is one sentence that sounds odd The second most popular way of making journeys in Canada is on foot. I think that way of making journeys doesn't sound ...
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The last place in this category is the Netherlands with almost twice less car use

There is an IELTS writing task: Is this description correct? According to the table, it is clearly seen that car use prevails in all represented countries. The leader in the group is Canada with 90 ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase "with his loved ones"?

What's the meaning of "with his loved ones"? 'Ones' refers to the existence or people? The sentence is from IELTS 15 T1P3. The full example sentence: Explorer and travel writer Peter ...
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"Right" Answers in the IELTS Reading Section

Friends, My concerns are about the suggested answers of the Reading section in the Official IELTS 14 Practice book. I'm providing the context, question(s) in concern and it's official answer. the ...
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Grammar sentence structure and "opposite ... next"

Consider: The bank is opposite the supermarket next to the bar. What is next to the bar, the bank or the supermarket?
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'ING' FORM in sentence

which sentence is correct and Why: Sentence 1 : This aims to help people part buy a house or a flat by making housing more affordable for first-time buyers,and possibly taking the strain away form ...
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"ING" after comma

Taken from an IELTS exam prep site Why is beginning used in the following sentence? And is it a relative clause?: It is clear that there are five stages in the production of cement, beginning with ...
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"The FFA was created to govern the rules of flying."

Do those sentences have the same meaning? The FFA was created to govern the rules of flying. The FFA was established to give rules to flying.
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meaning ielts question

What does this sentence mean : (I don't understand the phrase " the highest earning exports ") sentence : petroleum products were the highest earning exports in both years
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Grammar meaning question: would and will

what is difference about meaning between these two sentences?: sentence 1 : To get a high score you would have to study a lot sentence 2 : To get a high score you will have to study a lot
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Difference in meaning between "lowest passenger numbers" and "lowest passenger number"

sentence 1: Kyoto has the lowest passenger numbers of all the cities sentence 2: Kyoto has the lowest passenger number of all the cities Do the two sentences above have different meanings when I ...
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"starting at just under 40 billion minutes of calls in 1995, then (rising/rised) steadily" [closed]

National and international fixed calls showed a similar pattern, starting at just under 40 billion minutes of calls in 1995, then rising/rised steadily to around 60 billion minutes of calls in 2002. ...
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Can a percentage be referred to as a "total"?

Can I use "total"and "amount to" with % like the following sentence : The largest category of digital communicators was the group aged 13 to 25 ,Which totaled/amounted to 40% of ...
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Using 'had risen' instead of 'rose', 'was growing' instead of 'grew'

The question asks me to use the correct tense in the blank. By 2007, UK household wealth ________(rise) from XX to just under XX billion Pound. My answer: Rose || Correct answer: had risen At the ...
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"the average percentages in typical meals of three types of nutrients"

This is a writing question which I'm trying to use to practice, but I'm a little confused about its instructions. I think what the pie chart shows is that the percentages of each meal in three types ...
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