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September 02, 2011


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Thank you for all your efforts this really changed my approach to how studying IETS

Dear Sir,
Pls correct me if I m wrong:
d word-
(may be) is used while framg sent. in future tense n
(might) is used while framg past tense sent.

Also sir 1 more query.
pls explain me when 2 use d word (I)n (me) while framing d sent.

What effects do you think humans have on wild animals?
Humans do not take into their account the animal rights. caging animals in zoos , hunting them for monetary reasons and profits and threatening their lives. For instance, off-shore drilling is responsible for migration of Whales from their natural habitat to another places in the ocean and therefore we might put these animals in danger of extinction because the new environment might not suit them.
What measures could we take to protect wildlife?
I think this problem is a global problem – it is crucial to establish an organisation to legitimate rules to protect these vulnerable creatures. For example felling trees of natural habitats to be converted to residential areas should be done according to a consent from this organisation. . We can name it Animals right watchers for instance. This organisation with its experts can tackle irresponsible and irrational attitudes that might carried out by people against wild animals.
Is it the responsibility of schools to teach children about protecting wildlife?
I think it should be a joint effort between schools and media. The role of schools is to inform the children how to maintain and protect these creatures in addition to advising them to watch documentary channels – these channels have many educating programmes about protecting these creatures.

Hi Vaishu,

I'm afraid that's wrong. Both "may be" and "might be" can be used for the present or future. "Might have been" is used for the past.

I don't understand your problem with the words "I" and "me". These words can be used in so many ways.

Humans have a huge impact on wild animals. We have destroyed a lot of natural habitats, and many animals are in danger of extinction. Tigers and rhinos, for example, are endangered species because of humans. The pollution and waste that we produce also have an effect on animals. In some places there are no fish in the rivers
Regarding the answer to your question. You have included the fish in your answer . The question is asking about the wild animals only and therefore we might mention whales instead of fish.

If I am not mistaken, "wild animals" refers to any kind of animals (including fish) "living or growing in natural conditions; not kept in a house or on a farm". Source: http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com/dictionary/wild

today i gave the ielts exam in genralmodule... listening was not good cause the center where i had have exam was not good for doing exam it is the NMIT UNIVERSITY cause lots of disturbing from outside environment.. regarding reading i found one passege in section 2 which cosists abt 5 questions, i already had it .it is same passege i have done while practicing ..i will letu all know which one this one after looking the book.

i have done speaking test today...it was not good enough too cause i couldnt speak too much in part 2. the topic was what would u buy expensive if u had a money and what it is , why you buy it.. what you do with that.... and lastly general question regading this topic

Hi Simon

I am confused about when to use word "which" and "that"

For instance

The pollution and waste that we produce or

The pollution and waste which we produce

Is it possible to use which here?

Many Thanks

I'll answer instead. In your sentences both variants are possible, because 'that' and 'which' are interchangeable in a defining relative clause. However, in a non-defining one it would not be possible. I would advise you study relative clauses in more detail.
Moreover, in your sentence it's even possible to omit 'that'/'which' altogether as it refers to the subject of the sentence (the pollution).

Dear Sir,
Thnks 4 clearg my doubts regardg mayb n mightb
4 me n I
pls check d sent.
My mother and I ....
It's me

pls tell me d words I n me are used properly in d sent. or not.

I find it the section which says Choose THREE or TWO letters quite difficult even more than multiple choice since some times the sentences which given are too long and we dont have time to read them completely Is there any method to cope with kind of questions?
Sorry for my too long question and thank you for your answering in advance

Thank you Simon for clearing doubt about which and that.

Hi Sulaiman,

Fish are also wild animals. See Martin's comment (below yours).


Hi Anil,

Thanks for sharing your questions. Good luck!


Hi Sonali,

Read Stas' comment (below yours) - he explains it perfectly. Thanks Stas!


Hi Vaishu,

Your sentences are correct. In future, please write 'normal' words - maybe it's because I'm getting old, but I find things like "d sent" difficult to read/understand!


Hi MH,

I'm afraid there is no special technique - you just need to find the "similar words" (keywords) in the text that match what the question is about. You'll get better with more practice.


Hi Sonali,

You need to thank Stas, not me. His explanation was perfect.

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