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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.
Percentage figures are calculated based on which number?

If there is an increase of 20% in car ownership, which one of the following is the correct way to describe it?

Literacy percentages vary a lot between different countries. What do we mean by "literacy"?

How do you describe someone who is not literate?

If the percentage of people who are literate has changed from 12% in the early 19th century to 83% in the early 21st century, that is:

If you mention by name a country with a bad literacy record and/or a bad human rights record, what is that called?

Which one of the following is a place where you would NOT expect to see percentages displayed?

In the sentence: "Literacy rates are more than 90% in some countries", what is another way of saying "more than"?

"The global literacy rate for all females is 82.7%."
How do you say the . in 82.7?

What word is used to describe figures like 2/3 and 1/3?


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47 Comments on “IELTS & Academic English: How to talk about percentages”


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I am the first to thank you for this good lesson, Jill.
I will try to do my bit to help.

Monday, February 17th 2020

Thanks for your great class

Monday, February 17th 2020

I have a doubt about of the use of by and of, Could you tell me if always with words finishig with “ing” I have to use “by” or is only in this case. Thanks

Monday, February 17th 2020

    Hi – I’m not sure I understand your question – could you please quote a full sentence example to give me a better idea of what you mean? Thanks!

    Tuesday, March 3rd 2020

i like soo much the explanation about this theme. thanks a lot.

Monday, February 17th 2020

Thank Gill. Is a very practical lesson.
And also check UNESCO really have numerous information.

Monday, February 17th 2020

Nice and helpful hints!
Thanks

Monday, February 17th 2020

Your lessons ate always very special. That you Gill.

Monday, February 17th 2020

Your lessons are always useful.

Monday, February 17th 2020

it was almost ok , by the way thankx

Monday, February 17th 2020

Hi Gill, your class is very interesting and easy to understand

Tuesday, February 18th 2020

very usefull lesson

Tuesday, February 18th 2020

It seemed difficult before explain

Tuesday, February 18th 2020

Nice.Thank you.

Wednesday, February 19th 2020

More nice thank you

Wednesday, February 19th 2020

loved it 10 on 10

Thursday, February 20th 2020

So great! Thank you.

Thursday, February 20th 2020

Ms Jill is a perfect Tutor. So Great and helpfull

Thursday, February 20th 2020

Thanks for your good class.

Saturday, February 22nd 2020

90% answers are correct. Not so bad, but not 100%. Frictions in the ten question are my fault.

Monday, February 24th 2020

Awesome. I’ve learned a lot. You help me, indeed. Thank you so much!

Monday, February 24th 2020

¡Great! I got 100. Although I had to read subtitles in English to follow the explanation. I´m still working in my listening skill.

Thank a lot.

Tuesday, February 25th 2020

I would like to thank engVid , particularly this great teacher. i gonna google her to attend one of her courses.

Friday, February 28th 2020

Hay Gill,
I like soo much the explanation about this theme. Thanks a lot.

Sunday, March 1st 2020

Very usuful!

Monday, March 2nd 2020

cool it was educative and i scored 10 in the quiz

Thursday, March 5th 2020

Very useful. I got 10/10

Friday, March 6th 2020

Gill, I love your class!!!!!!

Saturday, March 7th 2020

I got 8 without even watching the video lol

Sunday, March 15th 2020

I think this is a very hard topic in the IELTS test, but this lesson helps us a lot thanks.

Tuesday, March 24th 2020

thanks Gill, I really like your classes.

Tuesday, March 24th 2020

I am sure 100 percent. it is a beneficial lesson for most the literacy people

Friday, March 27th 2020

thank you, Gill, for this useful lesson. In my current role, I am required to complete financial reports regularly and your lessons help me to be more articulate when explaining any variances .any other lessons about similar topics would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, March 27th 2020

WOW!!!Thank you!

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

I took IELTS test in 2016 and it was so difficult to me compare figures and talking about percentages thanks good examples

Sunday, April 5th 2020

thank you Gill!

Thursday, April 9th 2020

thans amazing Gill

Friday, April 10th 2020

I admire Gill’s classy lessons.

Friday, May 1st 2020

thanks you gill.

Friday, May 8th 2020

VERY INSTRUCTIVE! WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE MORE IELTS VIDEOS!

Saturday, May 9th 2020

Thanks Gill. i hope IELTS is simple as you teach it.xx

Monday, May 11th 2020

hello
that my first time here,and i hope to improve my self to pass my exam . tanks mom from my heart .

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

Thanks for the lesson! It was amazing!

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

thanks, Gill, the lesson was very useful and clear! I got 100 points :D

Saturday, June 6th 2020

thank you Gill

Saturday, June 20th 2020

Thank you Gill, Now I’m increasing my vocabulary with this lesson. I´m 100% sure that quite soon I´ll be greater than ever in my English proficiency skills.

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

Thanks Gill, you are amazing 😘

Thursday, July 23rd 2020
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