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May 03, 2011


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Really interesting...thank you Simon...I found another video about the future of the libraries...I think it contains great vocabulary and phrases that would help us in writing,speaking and listening as well....I advise you to listen carefully and write down the useful phrases that they used

for example,look at what I could write from the first 38 minutes of the video:-

Libraries are changing faster now than at anytime in the history.The traditional role of the library as a physical space housing racks of books and papers is coming under increasing scrutiny.The library stands at cross roads,but which direction will it choose?
Isn't that amazing?!...I think in this way we can practice listening,writing,and find useful expressions for speaking at the same time...i hope it's a useful idea for you

I loved this presentation... But to answer to your question: I will still love to read a traditional book...

Since I found out here, on ielts-simon.com, about ted.com, I'm checking it and listen to different kinds of topics. So, I am thankful to Simon, once again, for sharing with us a useful and reliable website, not only for Ielts but even for our overall knowledge.
One more thought to add: Simon, thanks for sharing with us fora.tv website.

To Safaa: interesting link to watch, thanks for sharing.

fantastic website, thanks~~

i love the website, its such an amazing. Thankx Simon

hi,simon i got my result today and i am very happy.i got 7.5 in speaking and 7 in writing.overall band 8.thank you very much for your advice and lessons.they are very helpful to get these scores.thanks again

its a good apple advertisement:)

Hello Simon,
I'd like to ask you about photosynthesis topic in Reading part. Why is the second sentence True, I don't understand. I thought that it was "False".
"Van Helmont's hypothesis did not take into account that plants consume carbon dioxide."

Thanks Safaa.

I'm glad you've realised how useful videos can be! I'll have a look at your link, and maybe make a lesson for it!


Thanks Cami. Yes, ted and fora are great resources, and not just for language learning.


No problem Kenny and Pallav. I'm happy to introduce ted.com to you!


Great scores Revathi. Congratulations!


Hi Burak,

Yes, I agree. I can feel myself being tempted into buying an iPad even though I don't need one!

Hi Alice,

He thought that the change in mass was caused by water only: "he hypothesised that the mass of the growing plant must come from the water".

He didn't know about carbon dioxide: "His hypothesis was partially accurate—much of the gained mass also comes from carbon dioxide as well as water." (we know this now, but he didn't know it).

Hope this helps

I see now.I misunderstood the sentence.
Thank you very much.
By the way, I took the IELTS exam last Saturday but it didn't go well. Reading part was the most difficult part for me but Writing was better than my last exam. I think that I will take the exam again.
Thank you for all your help and guidance.

No problem Alice. I hope your next test goes better!

Hi Simon
How can i turn on the subtitle cos i could't?

Hi Pembe,

I've just tried and the subtitles worked. You need to press "play" first, then the subtitles option appears below the video.

thank you Simon i tried but subtitles option didn't appear.I think maybe my internet has a problem.
But thanks again.it's realy nice video.

Hi Pembe

The other solution is to go to ted.com and look for the video there.

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