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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
You should read the entire passage in the Reading section if:

You should read the questions for the passage first, then ___________.

The function of the paragraph topic sentence is to give __________.

In a Yes/No/Not Given question, you should continue to read until you find the answer in the passage.

The phonautograph eventually evolved into the commercially viable phonograph. Thomas Edison discovered in 1878 a way to record sound onto soft, impressionable material, such as tinfoil, lead, or wax. This could then be played again with an amplifier to reproduce the original sounds. However, it was not until 1887 that this discovery was used to record sound on a disc, thereby creating a medium that could be mass-produced. Emile Berliner discovered that instead of tracing the stylus over a rotating cylinder as had been done until then, the same impressions could be made onto a flat disc. Rather than varying the groove depth, he had the stylus etch the vibrations horizontally inside a groove of constant depth. The resulting disc could then be reproduced by a molding process without destroying the original.

What did the paragraph preceding this one likely discuss?

The phonautograph eventually evolved into the commercially viable phonograph. Thomas Edison discovered in 1878 a way to record sound onto soft, impressionable material, such as tinfoil, lead, or wax. This could then be played again with an amplifier to reproduce the original sounds. However, it was not until 1887 that this discovery was used to record sound on a disc, thereby creating a medium that could be mass-produced. Emile Berliner discovered that instead of tracing the stylus over a rotating cylinder as had been done until then, the same impressions could be made onto a flat disc. Rather than varying the groove depth, he had the stylus etch the vibrations horizontally inside a groove of constant depth. The resulting disc could then be reproduced by a molding process without destroying the original as was the case with the cylinder.

The topic sentence of this paragraph introduces the evolution of the technology. What keywords in the paragraph support this topic?

The phonautograph eventually evolved into the commercially viable phonograph. Thomas Edison discovered in 1878 a way to record sound onto soft, impressionable material, such as tinfoil, lead, or wax. This could then be played again with an amplifier to reproduce the original sounds. However, it was not until 1887 that this discovery was used to record sound on a disc, thereby creating a medium that could be mass-produced. Emile Berliner discovered that instead of tracing the stylus over a rotating cylinder as had been done until then, the same impressions could be made onto a flat disc. Rather than varying the groove depth, he had the stylus etch the vibrations horizontally inside a groove of constant depth. The resulting disc could then be reproduced by a molding process without destroying the original as was the case with the cylinder.

What might the next paragraph discuss?

The phonautograph eventually evolved into the commercially viable phonograph. Thomas Edison discovered in 1878 a way to record sound onto soft, impressionable material, such as tinfoil, lead, or wax. This could then be played again with an amplifier to reproduce the original sounds. However, it was not until 1887 that this discovery was used to record sound on a disc, thereby creating a medium that could be mass-produced. Emile Berliner discovered that instead of tracing the stylus over a rotating cylinder as had been done until then, the same impressions could be made onto a flat disc. Rather than varying the groove depth, he had the stylus etch the vibrations horizontally inside a groove of constant depth. The resulting disc could then be reproduced by a molding process without destroying the original as was the case with the cylinder.

According to the paragraph, the first disc recording captured sound on a disc made of wax.

The phonautograph eventually evolved into the commercially viable phonograph. Thomas Edison discovered in 1878 a way to record sound onto soft, impressionable material, such as tinfoil, lead, or wax. This could then be played again with an amplifier to reproduce the original sounds. However, it was not until 1887 that this discovery was used to record sound on a disc, thereby creating a medium that could be mass-produced. Emile Berliner discovered that instead of tracing the stylus over a rotating cylinder as had been done until then, the same impressions could be made onto a flat disc. Rather than varying the groove depth, he had the stylus etch the vibrations horizontally inside a groove of constant depth. The resulting disc could then be reproduced by a molding process without destroying the original as was the case with the cylinder.

Which of the following is a good summary for this paragraph?

If you’ve done the summaries, you should start thinking about the titles if there aren't any.


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Thank you, Adam :)

Friday, May 15th 2015

thank youuuu

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Thank you, Adam.

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Having an experience of taking IELTS, I should say that the first technic is the worst. I doubt that there are a lot of people who can hold in a head an information about a whole passage and then use it for answering. I used the second technic at my exams. It works. But the thrid technic looks more promising anyway.
And thank you for the lesson!

Saturday, May 16th 2015

60/100. Errr… Wrong ones 6,7,8,10!?..? In fact this quiz represents completely the idea I have about the IELTS exam. The questions are normally dubious, it’s not a matter of knowing or not, is in the interpretation that we need be focus more. For example the last question! Besides all questions (excluding the 8th), which I did wrong, for me all have more than one answer.

Saturday, May 16th 2015

It’s a matter of luck. Luck is a playing card on the IELTS exam. Not the capacity of understand English, that isn’t not enough, you must count with luck too.

Saturday, May 16th 2015

    Hi Jorge,

    Yes, luck has a lot to do with it in terms of getting a reading that is not too boring ;)

    As for the answers, IELTS is very careful to make sure there is only one correct answer for each question. Otherwise they can be sued. Sometimes, though, that one correct answer comes down to only one word. It’s just a matter of seeing it.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Thank you for learning and I want to learn English more minutiae

Saturday, May 16th 2015

    Thank you for learning and I want to learn English more minutiae

    Saturday, May 16th 2015

Thanks!Alex and Adam, both are you a great teachers and I like your teaching style. Ii is very easy to understand the things explained by you.
Now i am seeing that a lot of improvement in my English Grammar and speaking English.
Hope you will upload more intresting videos regarding learn english on youtube.

Saturday, May 16th 2015

I don’t think it’s just a matter of luck Such exams requrire hard work, especially when it comes to studying vocabulary: the more words you know, their nuances included, the more opportunities you have to succeed.Also, one needs good reading skills, i.e. being used to reading.

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Thank you,Adam for this lesson.

Saturday, May 16th 2015

    yeah… thanks :}

    Sunday, August 30th 2015

I always read the question first then I’ll read the scan the passage the probably contains some key words from the q. that works for me :)

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Thank you.

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Too advanced lesson, aimed for experts, definitely not my case… one day I will be there! I hope!

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Thank you !

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Best teacher. Thanks a lot.
I wanna ask you to prepare a lesson for us about (as … as).
for example: as long as – as much as – as same as – as soon as … etc
And help us to know how we can use them by examples.

Saturday, May 16th 2015

    Hi Muhamed,

    I’ll get on that. For now, the only you listed that doesn’t work is as same as: as…as can mean “the same’.
    :)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Thanks Adam, i need to read carefully and tried to understood

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Thank U Adam , and I have a very important question.
_ how could we start a sentence with but OR so? ,i hope U answer me soon

Saturday, May 16th 2015

    But why do you want to know ?
    I Started with it

    Thursday, May 21st 2015

    Hi Abdo,

    You can use ‘but’; instead of ‘however’ to start a sentence, and you can use ‘so’ instead of ‘therefore’, or ‘as a result’. But this is considered informal and should be avoided in an academic essay :)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Thank you, Adam, you`re awesome :) ;)

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Not bad 5/10 first time to take this test, its very challenging. Many thanks.

Sunday, May 17th 2015

hi Adam, thank you about the amazing video. But, when I did the last method I’ve got only 5.5. however my score is increased but, I want to increase it more can you tell me what should I do?

Sunday, May 17th 2015

    Hi Shahad,

    To go from a 5.5 to a 7.5 takes time and a lot of practice. Also, you need to increase your vocab a lot in order to find the key words that will give you the answers.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

very bad

Sunday, May 17th 2015

    Keep trying Mehran :)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Hi Adam,
I am from Lahore Pakistan. I guess Engvid videos are connected to You Tube and in our country it is restricted. Can you please advise me way-out to get your all IELTS related videos?

Sunday, May 17th 2015

    Yes, all our videos are on Youtube. Try using a VPN to get around it.

    Sunday, May 17th 2015

Great lesson, Thanks.

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Very useful lesson. It suggest me that I have to do much exercises :)))

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Excellent strategies, Adam. Thank you very much!

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Very good, Adam. I would like one of theses quizzes for Portuguese language! Yes, you read correctly, I said one of these for Portuguese language :)

Sunday, May 17th 2015

    I’d love to help Moacirrcosta, but I don’t know Portuguese ;)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

thank you

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Too hard for mi 30/100 .I will started in advanced class

Sunday, May 17th 2015

    Keep trying Rossy :)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

I got 70%. Thank you Adam, you are fantastic. My favorite teacher on this website.

Monday, May 18th 2015

I’m sorry from other teachers but Adam is the best who knows how and what to teach.

Monday, May 18th 2015

Thanks Adam, I got 50/100 so I still slow reader.’

Monday, May 18th 2015

The most difficult quiz I’ve ever done on EngVid! But it’s nice because it’s challenging!

Monday, May 18th 2015

hi everybody i’m abeginner iwana to speakning with anyone ,this is my skype account
ahmed.shalaby454

Monday, May 18th 2015

Thanks a lot! Adam!
I’m really like your videos.
And i will practice the third method a lot.

Monday, May 18th 2015

Thanks alot, very helpful.

Monday, May 18th 2015

Can you please do a vocabulary lesson on copyright?

There are many words related to this subject which I don’t understand.

Thanks

Monday, May 18th 2015

    I’ll see what I can do Mkb :)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Hi Adam. May I ask? Sometimes in books I bump against with I AM TOLD. What does exactly it mean? Is it grammatically correct. May I speak like that? Thank you.

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

    hi katrin,as i know that(i’m told) means some one told me .it’s grammatically correct(in the passive):)

    Saturday, May 30th 2015

    Hi Katrin,

    I am told, is similar to ‘as far as I know’, or ‘I think’. It is grammatically correct and quite commonly used.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

      Thank you.

      Monday, June 1st 2015

what is the most useful way for studying English

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

    Well, Mahmoud, you’re on this site, so that’s one way :)

    The best way, though, is to read a lot and often. Also, try to speak English whenever you have the chance.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

what are the ideal books to follow and practise ?

Thanks for the video

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

Thanks Adam. Very interesting and unusual approaches to reading. However, the main message I got is practice, practice, practice….

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

    Indeed, Alex :) That’s the key.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

i got 70/100. but there are some guesses.
need lots of practice.!!
Thank You. Adam!

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

IELTS exam is same as a horrible nightmare for me.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

    Not only you Vreza :)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

thank you

Friday, May 22nd 2015

I like studing English just like you. I find the third one very interesting even if is more difficult than the other two. Thank you.

Friday, May 22nd 2015

that was so useful sir keep it up, any way could you please tell me the difference between ( have seen and had seen)( have gone and had gone) that’s a little confusing because I don’t know when to use both of them

Thank you..<3

Friday, May 22nd 2015

Thanks, Adam.
I would like to ask a question.
‘demand of water’ or ‘demand for water’ is correct?
Hope you can help. Thanks. :)

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

    Hi Sophie,

    I’d need to see the whole sentence to tell you which is correct. Both can be, though I am guessing demand for water is more likely.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Hi Adam! Nice lesson as usual.
Sorry for my impudence, but is it possible not to make your notes at the bottom of your board and write it on the other side of the board. I always turn on subtitles and it’s uncomfortable to watch what you write there.

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

    Well noted Unforgiven. I’ll definitely keep that in mind ;)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

No, you needn’t, they are happy to have children on board! Your son (8) _____________ play water games, take part in toy boat races and beach parties.
is going to — because all these activities have already been planned, so it is a definite future plan. She is not thinking of these things as she speaks.
Does this make sense?

Hi Adam! This(above) is you answer on my question in the previous lesson. May I ask you? If the travel agent after her answer: YOU SON IS GOING TO PLAY…………will say: HE WILL HAVE FUN will it be correct? Or must she say HE IS GOING TO HAVE FUN?
Thank you Adam.

Sunday, May 24th 2015

    Hi Katrin,

    You can say he will have fun, because this is a prediction. It cannot be definite (she doesn’t know the son). That being said, as a salesperson, she will likely say is going to because she is so sure of her product.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

      So, if you want to say BE GOING TO you must be sure that the thing or action will happen 100%. Thank you Adam.

      Monday, June 1st 2015

The 2nd one. Thanks.
IF I HAD WROTE THIS POEM, I WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN HERE. (is it grammatically correct?)
Can I say: IF I WROTE THIS POEM, I WOULDN’T BE HERE. (the meaning must be changed…)
Thank you.

Sunday, May 24th 2015

    If I had written this poem, I wouldn’t be here(you are here now). This is a mixed conditional. I’ll make a video about these (they can be tricky and confusing) ;)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

      Sorry, I knew I must use PAST PARTICIPLE.(of course WRITTEN).

      Monday, June 1st 2015

Adam, couldn’t you recommend me some video about difference in using: HAVE YOU BOUGHT(lost,seen etc) and DID YOU BUY(LOSE,SEE,…..)? Thank you.

Monday, May 25th 2015

    It looks like the meaning is same….?

    Monday, May 25th 2015

      Usually I have a formula:
      I have lost my umbrella. I lost it yesterday. I had lost it before I came to you.(may be it’s not correct)

      Monday, May 25th 2015

        In many cases they can be mixed because the meaning is understood. Technically, you are asking about the difference between present perfect and simple past. Here is a link to Benjamin’s lesson about this (there is also one by Rebecca if you put it in the search box:
        http://www.engvid.com/english-tenses-present-perfect-present-simple/

        Let me know if this helps.

        Sunday, May 31st 2015

Adam one more question, answer please.
Should I say – YESTERDAY I HAD BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL or YESTERDAY I HAVE BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL?

Monday, May 25th 2015

    I mean must I use HAD or HAVE? Thank you.

    Monday, May 25th 2015

    Yesterday is a definite time expression, so you would use the simple past:

    Yesterday I was in the hospital.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

what if u do not understand the content of summary or like some summary with unknown topic that u might have no idea about it what should be the rite way to ans it ?

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

    Hi Preetijolly,

    I think this is the point of the test– to see if you understand it. Once you get your vocab level high enough, it doesn’t matter if you know anything about the topic or not. The point is to match info in the passage with that in the questions. Otherwise, you will have t read more of the passage.

    Do you know what I mean?

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

5/10
/Its awful

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

    Keep trying Yeldos :)

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Hi Adam.. I am training for IELTS and I am with some problems.. the most difficult part for me is the listening section.. Sometimes it seems to be easy to understand the words and the ideia.. sometimes i just can get the main ideia, and the rest is a big mess in my mind… Do u have any tips for listening section? Thank you, I really love your lessons

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

    Hi Fritzen,

    In the IELTS listening section, the focus is more on details and less about overall gist. You need to pay attention to the key words and cues (hints) about what info you need to listen to specifically. Try doing dictation practice. You can also listen to ted.com talks and follow with the transcripts to practice listening for specific details.

    I hope this helps a little.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Thanks Adam really helpful

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

Thank I am just started..hopefully it will help me out better then ever.

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Thank you Adam, now I know were my English as second language belong. I need more time to improve my English language.

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Hi again Adam. Please tell me instead of what I can use AIN’T? Thank you.

Friday, May 29th 2015

    lol. ain’t = am not. I ain’t worried = I am not worried.

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

      But in the net a lot of information that you can use it instead of hasn’t, isn’t and etc.(I mean in spoken English)

      Monday, June 1st 2015

        I would generally recommend not using ain’t at all. But if you want to, you can replace almost any negative with it, but it will sound bad anyway.

        Saturday, June 20th 2015

hi Adam,thank you

Saturday, May 30th 2015

Hi Adam. could you please explane me , When I can use “to be left and to have left”? , I would be appreciate a lot your explanation.Thank you.

Sunday, May 31st 2015

    Hi The best ( still love your handle (name)) :)

    If I spend $5 of my $10, I am left with $5. If I spend $5 of my $10, I have $5 left.

    Is this what you had in mind?

    Sunday, May 31st 2015

Thanks everyone. Keep in mind that IELTS is a difficult test, so don’t worry if you’re not getting 7.5 right away; It will come with practice :)

Sunday, May 31st 2015

    Thank you Adam.

    Monday, June 1st 2015

My name is luis alfredo, I like the way you teach in your videos that’s why sometimes when I have a doubt I ask you some questions.
Then,accordinging to the previous message I can use both in the same way, can’t I?

Sunday, May 31st 2015

    You can use them to mean the same thing, but the construction is slightly different.

    Saturday, June 20th 2015

Hi Adam,
Your reading strategy -3 is truly make sense. I liked very much , hitting two birds at a time with one stone. I have very less time for IELTs exam , I am desperately looking for smarter way of crack IELTs exam with high score.

I appreciate for this publish..

Regards,
Kiran

Sunday, May 31st 2015

I got 90 . thanks for ur guiding Adam

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

Hello Adam,
What is the difference between abduction and kidnap?
Thanks.

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

    Hi Bakhtyari,

    In terms of the action, they are the same, that is to take someone by force. In terms of legal difference, an abduction is usually of a family member for selfish reasons, while a kidnap is of anyone, and usually for use as a tool (negotiating tool, ransom, etc.)

    Does this help?

    Saturday, June 20th 2015

      Yes, it does.
      Thanks a million.

      Saturday, June 20th 2015

Hi Adam,
Your advice especially on reading strategy 3 is really helpful even for slow reader like me. And of course it’s all about practice. I am looking forward to more of your videos ! Thanks!

Sincerely,
Candy

Thursday, June 4th 2015

thanks Adam a lot however it is difficult a little bit .:(

Thursday, June 4th 2015

Thanks a lot Adam!

Friday, June 5th 2015

thank you again

Saturday, June 6th 2015

dear Adam,
how can i practice for the key word, my IELTS test after 20 days, and i think the 3rd approach is the most appropriate for me, because i become absent minded after few minuets of reading this approach maybe help me to keep focus.

Sunday, June 7th 2015

Hello Everybody
I cant not hear well the soud of the engvid videos. The sound jumps.

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

Nice quiz!!! Thank you!

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Thank you for the lesson Adam.

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

so i have got 50/100 in this quiz not bad huh! :D i guess i need to improve a lot for ielts exam :)and thanks Adam for this lesson it’s very helpful (y)

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

Thanks for the great lesson:-)

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

great.. thank you)

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

great lesson and great methodology dear….

Saturday, June 27th 2015

Are there any more quiz examples for the reading?

Saturday, June 27th 2015

Thanks a lot Adam.

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Great method sir. Thanks so much

Sunday, July 5th 2015

THANK YOU ADAM, EXCELENT TEACHER

Sunday, July 5th 2015

i still have to practice

Sunday, July 5th 2015

thank you Adam

Sunday, July 5th 2015

the site is great and is giving me lots of hints but I can not go to lessons and learning through your quizzes only please help me

SAEED

Monday, July 6th 2015

    If you’re visiting our site from Iran, Youtube may be blocked. Try a VPN or proxy?

    Monday, July 6th 2015

thanks Adam. I will do so and get back to you if the problem still exists

SAEED

Monday, July 6th 2015

sir i wanna persue my career as a mechanical engineer in germany.does ielts enough or any other exam is required? also please let me know wheather i would avail scholarship by government?

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

hello Mr Adam!

Thank you for this lesson , but I have a question : where can I have the test for the whole passage.?
Thank you in advance.

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

“Thank you”,I just wanted to say that.

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

THANKYOU sir,
This lesson is really usefful for Beginners.
Even I can utisile this too. But I got 5 band in quiz then i have corrceted my mistakes. The only thing is we should practise more on this reading Section.
Is there any samples can get from your engvid.
Because it will help me a lot to score more in Reading Section of IELTS.

THANK YOU

Friday, July 10th 2015

It was superb. Tnx Adam.
I have a question. when we want to answer questions of a section which includes 12 or 13 question, is it true to answer question one by one from 1 to 13, or it is better to answer question based on paragraph? I mean after summering paragraphs, if I start with first paragraph is it good to search for other questions which answer is in that paragraph? or just answer that question and go to the next?
It is very important for me

Friday, July 10th 2015

sir i got only 4.5 band in writing,please tell me how can i improve writing ?

Saturday, July 11th 2015

i have realing writing problim :/

Saturday, July 11th 2015

adam how i’m improve my realing and writing

Saturday, July 11th 2015

thank you…

Sunday, July 12th 2015

very good……….

Monday, July 13th 2015

Adam thanks for all those tips that you give ,not only in this lesson of course, you have helped me very much!

Monday, July 13th 2015

reading is not easy as other

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thank you so much for your value informations
I have question to get 7 score how many correct answer I should write :)

Saturday, July 18th 2015

It was worse to me. I scored 3/10!
I think more practices are required.

Sunday, July 19th 2015

thank you adam.i wil practice on you suggestion.although my socre only 40

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Thank you. Very helpful class.

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

Thank you so much, Adam!.. I found that I can learrning through reading comments below, too.

Monday, July 27th 2015

The third one strategy is very good. Thank you so much Adam.

Saturday, August 1st 2015

I have tried all these strategies.The second one is the most useful for me. Thank you for your advices

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

got 50 in rapid fire ….:P

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Thank you very much Adam for good lesson? Do you konw any other useful resources to improve my scores in reading and listening, too?

Thursday, August 6th 2015

My lovely teacher in this site ^_^ please, post more videos about TOEFL

Friday, August 7th 2015

Thank you, I need to work hard…

Monday, August 10th 2015

Thank you very much Adam for good lesson? but iam not geting more than 5 in ieltes reading.plz help me how to score more markes ieltes reading

Monday, August 10th 2015

Thank u sir. its really useful.

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

Thank.

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

Hi adam, tks 4 ur tips. They don’t only help myself but also help my students, because I pass these hints to them. They really appreciate it!!!

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

Impressive!!

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

Thank you, Now I understand IELTS reading strategy better :)

Thursday, August 27th 2015

Thanks you for your explanation !

Friday, August 28th 2015

Thanks Adam. Valuable tips.

Friday, August 28th 2015

Thank you sir …mine quies are not conmpletely cleared yet…

Saturday, August 29th 2015

Thanks ,but I hardly find a different in True False Not Given questions ,I’ve read the whole paragraph but I’m stuck in deciding the answer,what should I do?

Monday, August 31st 2015

Thank you so much Adam,
i got 40\100 :( and i have IELTS exam after 40 days .
Am practicing all day and looking to your videos do you think its enough and how can i practice more than am doing now?
Regards

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Thank you so much Adam. Your video tip can help me how can I answer quickly. Look forward to see more tip.

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

THANKX ADAM

Thursday, September 10th 2015

Sir, I need more practice in reading. i cudn’t able to score more than 6. How to improve in reading? Is there any website to get more practice materials. Also I need a band of 7.5. Please help me to achieve this score. I am going to write exam on coming Oct 24. Within this short period of time, can I improve in all 4? How long I have to practice per day?
Please help me sir.
Thanks

Saturday, September 19th 2015

Thank u

Sunday, October 11th 2015

thanks for your video ! however, i wonder how we can find the keywords ? i usually underline a lot of words in the passage :(

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

Hi Adam!
it’s been lovely watching your videos and it’s always something informative there but i have question what should i do for writing? I’m so weak in writing.And i am going to take IELTS too.

Thursday, October 15th 2015

Q6 – Please elaborate why ‘evolved, tinfoil, amplifier, stylus’, is wrong and doesn’t support your ‘evolution of technology’? As I believe anyone who’s versed on this topic or just simply anybody who knows these technical terms will get the general idea where this paragraph is headed without seconds.

Q7 – You are basically asking a very wild speculation there, which isn’t fair to anybody …

I’ve been through countless traps these British devils(sorry! just had to hehe) spring, directed at A-levels, and now I just analyse/scutinise every single word; but this is something totally different or just got caught to one of those cleverly engineered traps. Just brilliant I’d say……………..

Monday, October 19th 2015

I’m not exaggerating when I say, ‘cleverly engineered’. If you are a fast reader then try to make some time to analyse those answers before transferring to answer sheets.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

thanks

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

How to calculating the score at the IELTS reading? For example 20? 25? 30?

Thursday, November 5th 2015

HI Adam.
thank you so much for your teaching to us.everyday I have been following your lesson so I feel comfortable now.it is become a hobby for me to watch two or tree lesson everyday on the engvid.com

Wednesday, November 18th 2015

nice video.

Thursday, November 19th 2015

I want to face IELTS. Give me some suuggestions.

Thursday, November 19th 2015

hi Adam!
thanks for the video..it tought me a lot about IELTS reading tests..I just need to practice more so i can improve my skills. ????

Thursday, November 19th 2015

So very good lesson, it should be listened many times until everything is understood. And after that i am ready to try the quiz.

Monday, November 23rd 2015

Thank`s!!! 70! I should work more and more

Sunday, November 29th 2015

you are good teacher , you explained the lesson very easy. thanks alot Adam.

Saturday, December 5th 2015

Sir i gave ielts exam what fail to get good score in writting or reading i got 4.5 and 4 both time how i improve please sir suggest i,m in big trouble

Sunday, December 6th 2015

Reply sir

Sunday, December 6th 2015

Hi ADAM.would you show me why the (th) differ from this to throw ? Is there a phonetic reason? Thanks.

Monday, December 14th 2015

Always awesome lessons…

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Thank you very much, Adam!
It is very useful for me because i will pass IELTS exam. It was my first experience and i got 60%. :( But I’ll improve my english skills!

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

Just started with your Quiz, found it informative and will continue to practice.

Friday, December 25th 2015

it’s really helpful !

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Hi Adman,
I have given IELTS and got the band 6 but need to improve this to at least 7.5 for my M.S.
Please give me suggestion to improve my score.
I’m facing the lots of problem in reading and speaking section.

Friday, January 1st 2016

Thank you .I will your follow techniques

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

very helpful. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

Hi Adam!
I just recently took the Academic IELTS and I kinda messed up with my Reading exam. I needed to score a 7 but I only got 6.5. Argh! I was so close. Anyway my questions is I answered my reading section using capital letters all through out my answers including the multiple choice because I was told it would be better. I’m kinda wondering with 1 section there with multiple choices in small caps roman numeral numbers like i, ii , iii and so on but I decided to instead write them I, II, III etc. Did I made mistake with this one?

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Thank You Admin..:)

Thursday, February 4th 2016

thank you

Friday, February 12th 2016

Hey Adam..
where can I find the practice tests ?

Sunday, February 21st 2016

Great Strategy… Good tips, Thank you sir

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

4/10 :( Traumatic

Saturday, February 27th 2016

Reading is the second though part for me, I can not confidence myself. Although, I watched video, I got 7/10, it is terrible :(((

Saturday, February 27th 2016

really informative

Monday, March 7th 2016

thank you very much.anyone else who likes to chat with me ? my skype:jack65651130@hotmail.com

Friday, March 11th 2016

Hi Adam, thank you very much for the lessons. I want to know if can I underline key words in the reading section. Thank you

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Hello Adam, I would like you to know that you are an amazing teacher. The way you present the ideas makes it very clear, it is just wonderful.
I am preparing my IELTS tests and I am now very positive because since I discovered your videos I’ve improved so much! I am so grateful!
Once again… thank you very much :)

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Thank you Adam .. From now I’ll have a good marks

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

Hi Adam and thanks for your Nice work

About the 8th question which is “According to the paragraph, the first disc recording captured sound on a disc made of wax.”

as in the text mentioned “Thomas Edison discovered in 1878 a way to record sound onto soft, impressionable material, such as tinfoil, lead, or wax.”

I choose false as capturing the sound wax was due to the discovery of Edison
but the right answer is not given
would you please explain it to me ???

Amirfartash@gmail.com

Saturday, May 7th 2016

Thanks a lot Adam!
I got 6 correct answ.

Saturday, May 14th 2016

thanks alot

Saturday, May 14th 2016

My weakness point is reading and writing but i will start with your third approach at reading. thanks for your video.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

thank you Adam….

I will follow..

Saturday, July 2nd 2016

well! I am little bit confusing in topic sentences, because some topic sentences are too long..
eg. here a piece of paragraph below

Beyond the practical need to make order out of choas, the rise of dictionaries is associated with the rise of english middle class, who were anxious to define and circumscribe the various worldsto to conquer- lexical as well as social and commercial. it is highly appropriate that Dr. Samuel Johnson,the very model of an 18th century literary man. as famous in his own-time s in ours,should have published his Dictionary at very beginning of the heyday of the middle class. ……

Saturday, July 2nd 2016

Thanks Adam.
I would like to ask about reading skills. I did try many ways to do the reading but I still can’t find the right answer for text. I can find out the head sentence in each paragraph but all I pick the answers were wrong that make me really upset.
Do you have any suggestion for doing the reading?

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

I’ve got 30%. :((( I need more practice. And fast reading prectice too. I decided to describe in your Youtube channel. Thank you, anyway.

Friday, July 22nd 2016

Mr. Adam, you’re doing a great job. Indeed, I liked all your lessons which are available in this site and now I’m trying to complete all these videos in order to learn how to improve myself in English and speak/read/ write correctly.. thanks Mr. Adam

Monday, July 25th 2016

thank you!

Friday, August 12th 2016

Thank you very much Adam, very helpful lesson…I need to practice a lot!

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

Thanks Adam for the useful tips.

Wednesday, September 28th 2016

hello teacher :) i really get difficulties facing the matching headings and multiple choice questions in the reading module please help me how shall i improve in that? thankyou :)

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

Thank you Adam for your approach, but Iam really bad at IELTS reading part, I always make mistakes, specially in the math the headings part and in sentence completion, would you give me some tips for how I can be better. also I am very slow in reading

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Hi
Thanks a lot for your teaching.I made 4 mistakes in the questions 6,7,8 and 9.About number7,I couldn’t predict the next paraghraph would be about cassette tapes:-( ,and in number 9,I chose invention,whereas there is a difference between invention and evolution.

Saturday, October 29th 2016

Impressive!!! Highly impressive…This is my first day on this site. Firstly I gone through vocabulary video and appeared on the quiz and successfully got 90! But now in reading, I have got only 50!!! and its seems to me too difficult in little bit cases specially in paragraph based questions.
Could you please tell me how I can develop this part???
Whatever ..You are awesome!!! Waiting for more and more exclusive videos ..

Friday, November 4th 2016

my exam grade is awful. help me teacher

Sunday, November 6th 2016

Im not ready to take ielts :( I got 5 correct. help me please.

Sunday, November 20th 2016
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