4 pages every IELTS student needs to follow on Facebook or Twitter (Lesson 3)


Hi everyone, I am Niamh from
Hippo EdTech and I know for many of you
preparing for your IELTS
writingTask 2, in the exam, is
pretty difficult. And can And can be quite scary because
in the essay question they ask
you to give examples and any any relevant information that
you have from your own
experience. Now, sometimes,
based on the topic areas, this can be
really difficult because you
might not have a lot of relevant examples and so a
lot of students begin to panic.
Now, I want to tell about, in this video, I want to tell
you about four great resources
that you can follow on Facebook
or Twitter, that■s up to you, that will
give you relevant information,
great examples and that they
are all pretty similar to the topic areas that you
will be tested on in the Task 2
essay. Now, remember that there
is, we have another video on the
main topic areas, OK, so you
can look at that as well. And
in this, I identify 8 main topic areas
that you will be asked, so for
this reason, this is why I have have chosen these four pages.
Now, I’ve chosen them as well
because I use them,
I use them for my own personal reading,
but I also use them for
teaching and any teachers out
there, should also use them because
they are great authentic
examples and relevant to things
that are going on are going on around us today. So, the first one is TechCrunch
TechCrunch is all about
technology, obviously, and if
you are a technology fan then perhaps you already know
about this. But, we know
that technology is a really
big area of questioning in the
IELTS exam and this extends not only in
the writing, but also in the
speaking. So, on TechCrunch,
they have amazing articles that they update
hourly. They are really, really
relevant. You can read their i
nformation through articles or you can watch their
TechCrunch TV. And they have a
news roundup every day. So,
you can improve improve your reading skills and
your listening skills if you
want, but also get up-to-date
information about technologies that are disrupting a lot of
industries, such as, UBER and
the driverless cars. And it■s a great source of i
nformation that can be used in
your essay. The second is I F**ing love
Science, and I do, I do F**ing
love Science, so this is my
favourite resource. I■m a big science fan and I
read a lot of the articles that
they release throughout the day Now, they describe themselves
as the ‘lighter side’ of
science, so they do present the
science in a way way that is more digestible and
you know, it’s not always so
heavy. So, even if you’re not a
fan of science or know a lot about
it, what they do is release
during the day a lot of science
jokes and and just funny things related
to this area. OK, so it really
kind of engages you in a great
way. As well as this, it also has subsection
and these include health, the
brain, physics and chemistry. Now some of them, like health,
is a topic area that we come
across a lot in the IELTS exam. So it does focus in on those
sections and maybe if you’re
interested, you could just read those
sections for yourself. The third page that I think you
need to follow is called Women
in the World. Now, this page updates articles
and stories of inspirational
women through history, but also it tells us about the
struggles that are still
going on for many women around the world. Now,
regardless of being male or
female, I think that everyone
should be following this because the I
ELTS specifically, does ask
quite a lot of questions about gender issues and in
order to be able to speak with
confidence and give relevant
examples, this resource is something that
will really build on that
information for you.
Plus, it’s really, really informative and I think
it’s a really important thing
to be following and getting
the information on that. So, by now, you’re probably
already thinking ‘Why do I need
to know all of this
information?■ OK, and the real reason is if
you’re taking the IELTS exam or
the Cambridge exam,
you’re probably probably studying, you’re
probably preparing to get into
university or get a new job,
travel to a different country, maybe some of you want to work
for the government. Now, what
universities want and what
employers employers are looking for
nowadays is for students and
employees that can really show
that they are a global citizen. And what
this means is that you are
showing people that you are part of a global community that
you are aware of all of things
that are going on. So you have an open-mindedness
and an awareness of things,
environmental issues that are happening in Guatemala and
gender struggles that are
happening in Poland. OK, by being open-minded, by
being aware of these situations
of these problems then we put
ourselves in a much better position to be
able to discuss it and
ultimately be able to come up
with solutions. And that’s really what your
universities and your employers
are looking for. OK, so it
shows that you’re not only interested
in your field of study, you’re
not only interested in
engineering, but you know a lot about the
wider world and the greater
things that are going on. And
that’s really what people want
today. And this brings us on to the
fourth page which is actually
called Global Citizen. Now, I hope that you guys have
of it or come across it. It’s
quite famous famous now and Global Citizen
is all about showing stories
and showing people who are
advocating advocating for change. It has
great support by famous people
like Chris Martin and Kendrick
Lamar and they host concerts in order
to bring awareness of a lot of
the struggles that are
happening around the world. So, that’s a
great page to follow as well.
But, you know, it doesn’t
always have to be about the struggles, it
doesn■t always have to be the
negative things that are going
on, so one good thing about this is
that they also give us quite
inspirational stories that can
help you get through the day. OK, so they are four pages that
you should check out. So check
out the main websites and up
to yourself choose to follow them on
Facebook or Twitter. But, you
should really dip in and out
these every so often because because if you■re preparing for
a Task 2 essay maybe the
information you can get from
TechCrunch is really relevant, really
up-to-date and will provide you
with great examples that that you can put into your
essay and that supporting
information can really add
weight and improve your
band score. So, check them out and with the
free workbook, for this video,
I’ve created exercises that you
can use, so that when you are
looking through these websites
you can take the information
out, store it and put it into your
preparation for IELTS. So, I
hope it really helps. Let me
know if there any additional
resources that you like to use and I’ll
share with anyone, everyone or
additional problems that you’re
having. OK, so subscribe for the
workbook www.hippoedtech.com
and subscribe to this channel
for a lot more tips and
information from me. Thanks, everyone. I hope you
have a really, really good day.
Take care, bye.

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