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We hope that you find the exercises in this book useful, and that the vocabulary you acquire will help you to achieve the grade you want in the IELTS. Good luck!. Rawdon Wyatt is the author of numerous other vocabulary preparation books, including books for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Rawdon Wyatt is the author of numerous other vocabulary preparation books, including ones for the International English.
After all, men are no good at household management we also use the expressions domestic chores or housework. Terry: What rubbish! Thank goodness the Sex Discrimination Act a British law which states that men and women should be treated equally, with equal pay, terms and conditions for doing the same job etc exists to prevent men from taking advantage of women. Chris: Well, lets face it, in the workplace women never do as well as their male counterparts. Terry: And I suppose you think that women are only good for changing babies nappies and other tedious aspects of child rearing. Chris: No, but I do believe that in a modern household there should be a clearly-defined role division. Men are good at DIY, for example.
As we have said the more we read, the more things we know about. And the more things we know, the more dreams we achieve out of our life. It is a fact that all great people at some point of time in their life have drawn inspiration from books. So Reading is like an exercise for our brains. It makes you think creatively and allow us to improve our characters. Books are really immortal. They survive the tests of time to enlighten our brains.
Makes us feel better. Books are the source of knowledge that we need. And with knowledge comes the confidence.
We feel expertise in a subject from continuous reading. The rules are much stricter now than they were before. There has been a relaxation of the rules.
There has been a narrowing of the gap between those working in different sectors of the economy. Some management roles in the company will not exist this time next year. Some management roles are going to be phased out. More people are shopping at large supermarkets rather than small village shops. There has been an upward trend in the number of people shopping in small village shops. Her English is clearly better now than it was when she first arrived.
There has been marked progress in her English. People live in better houses, drive nicer cars and eat higher-quality food than they did twenty years ago. There has been a general improvement in the standard of living. Our company has opened factories in France, Germany and Italy in the last five years.
Our company has witnessed considerable expansion in the last five years. The government will spend less on the National Health Service next year. There are going to be cuts in healthcare spending next year. British people nowadays want to see more of the world.
British people nowadays want to narrow their horizons. Mrs Brady has suffered from terrible rheumatism for years. D Pains or stiffness in the joints or muscles can be very difficult to live with. More women than men are affected by arthritis.
G The painful inflammation of a joint may require surgery. Air conditioning units are often responsible for spreading infections around an office. C They can easily be spread from one person to another. Cardiovascular disease is becoming more common in Britain. A Illnesses which affect the circulation of blood are particularly common with people who are overweight.
Too much exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. J Once the bodys cells start growing abnormally, a cure can be difficult to find.
It is important not to eat too much food with a high cholesterol content. B This is deposited on the walls of the arteries and can block them. Too many people these days live a sedentary lifestyle.
E They dont get enough exercise. People in positions of responsibility often have stress-related illnesses. K The pressures of a high-powered job can cause nervous strain, which may require drugs 9. Premature babies are vulnerable to illnesses. F Their immune system is not properly developed and can be easily hurt. The National Health Service is suffering from cutbacks and underfunding.
H The government has reduced its expenditure in this area. The AIDS virus is incurable. I But there are drugs which can slow down its cell-destroying properties. Health care cures 1. If you suffer from a bad back, a massage may be able to cure or relieve the disorder. A person who provides a therapeutic service is called a therapist 2. One of the secrets of remaining in good health is to choose food to eat that is high in fibre and low in fat.
Most people, when they are ill, rely on modern pills and tablets to cure them. Some old-fashioned cures for illnesses, such as herbal tablets and remedies, are becoming increasingly popular.
Many people are turning to treatments which involve the whole person, including their mental health, rather than just dealing with the symptoms of the illness. Doctors sometimes refer their patients to a medical specialist attached to a hospital.
It takes many years of training to become a doctor specializing in surgery. Meat, eggs and nuts are rich sources of a compound which is an essential part of living cells, and which is essential to keep the human body working properly. On his holiday, he had to take essential substances which are not synthesized by the body but are found in food and are needed for growth and health, because the food he ate lacked the B and C groups.
Calcium and zinc are two of the most important substances found in food. Most doctors recommend an energetic lifestyle, with plenty of exercise. British people enjoy free healthcare thanks to the large amount of money which is spent to make sure they have adequate health services.
For over fifty years, the people of Britain have relied on the 1wellfare state to make sure they have adequate health services. But now the National Health Service is sick. Government 2cutbacks and 3underfunds are forcing hospitals to close, and waiting lists for treatment are getting longer. Under such circumstances, it is no surprise that more people are turning to private but expensive healthcare.
For some, however, there are alternatives. They are turning their back on modern pills, tablets and other 4conventional medicine. It seems paradoxical, but in an age of microchips and high technology, 5traditional medicine the old-fashioned cures that our grandparents relied on is making a comeback.
Consider these case studies: Maude is 76 and has been suffering from 6arthritis for almost ten years. I was told that I needed 8surgery , but would need to wait for at least two years before I could have the operation.
In desperation, I started having massage sessions. To my surprise, these were very 9therapeutic , and while they didnt cure the disorder, they did relieve it to some extent. Ron is His high-powered city job was responsible for a series of 10stress-related illnesses, and the drugs he took did little to relieve the nervous strain.
I read about treatments which involve the whole person rather than the individual symptoms, but I had always been sceptical about 11holistic medicine. However, my friend recommended a dietician who advised me that part of my problem was 12dietrelated. Basically, the foods I was eating were contributing to my disorder.
She gave me a list of foods that would provide the right 13vitamins and 14minerals to keep me in good health. At the same time, she recommended a more 15active lifestyle - running, swimming, that kind of thing.
Im a bit of a couch potato, and the 16sedentary lifestyle I had lived was compounding the problem. Now I feel great!
So is there still a place in our lives for modern medicine? While it is true that some infections and viruses may be prevented by resorting to alternative medicine, more serious illnesses such as 17cancer need more drastic measures.
We do need our health service at these times, and we shouldnt stop investing in its future. But we mustnt forget that for some common illnesses, the cure may lie in the past. Use the words in bold to help you. People enjoy the mobility that owning a car gives them. People enjoy being able to travel easily from one place to another. Congestion in the city centre has increased dramatically. It is now more difficult to drive around the city centre than it was before. The local council wants to reduce the risks to pedestrians.
The local council wants to make it safer for people to walk along the street. Traffic-calming measures are becoming increasingly common throughout the country. People have to drive more carefully through towns and villages because of specially-built obstacles in the road. The centre of Camford has been designated a traffic-free zone.
You cannot take your car into the centre of Camford. Container lorries and other large vehicles dominate our roads. There are a lot of large vehicles on the roads. Young drivers have a higher accident risk than older drivers. Young drivers are more likely than older drivers to be involved in a crash. Public transport is heavily subsidised in most areas. The government has made public transport cheaper to use by giving money to bus and train companies.
The junction of London Road and Holly Street is an accident black spot. A lot of traffic accidents happen here. The city council needs to adopt an effective transport strategy within the next five years. The city council needs to find a better way for people to get into, around and out of the city.
City council officer to journalist: As part of our new transport strategy, we are going to construct cycle lanes in and around the city 1. Tonights performance of Hamlet begins at 7. Camford University Press have just released a collection of Shakespeares works. The rock group Glass Weasel have released a limited edition of their new album which contains a CD-Rom of their latest show.
His last book received excellent review in the newspapers. There is an exhibition of Monets work at the Tate. The British National Orchestra is delighted with the governments promise of a , subsidy. Tickets have already sold out for the first days showing of Tom Cartmills paintings at the National gallery.