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IELTS Vocabulary: What’s the difference between sex and gender

English is a funny language.

Look at the example of these two words – sex and gender. They mean the same, right?

Yes, in IELTS Writing Task 1.
No, in IELTS Writing Task and Speaking Part 3.

Find out why:

1. What is the difference between sex and gender?

Maybe you think there’s no difference. Sex is ‘male’ or ‘female’ and so is gender. In fact, if you look up the dictionary definition of sex and gender, the first definition is the same: Continue reading

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.10

In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.

 

Women should have an equal role alongside men in both police and armed forces. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions here. I’ll post a model answer soon.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.8

Here’s a fantastic video exploring the mania that surrounds English teaching and learning. There’s no doubt that English is the official global language of the world now. But when did it become a phenomenon? And when did this phenomenon become a mania? Don’t just watch the video,get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

The world’s English mania

Jay Walker talks about the ways in which learning the English language has become a feverish enterprise across the globe.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of English as lingua franca? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.6

Here’s a great video I came across the other day. It explores questions of gender, socialization and equality – all three are popular topics in IELTS exams. Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

The history of marriage

Alex Gendler traces the history of marriage back to ancient times, explores how the purpose and meaning of marriage has changed over the years and the different kinds of unions that mean marriage.

 

With the rapid increase in divorce rates, has marriage become obsolete? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.2

Here’s a great video I came across the other day. It explores questions of gender, socialization and equality – all three are popular topics in IELTS exams. Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

Dare to educate Afghan girls?

22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She urges the world to believe in daughters – and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats.

 

Do you think girls and boys should have access to the same education? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.4

In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.

 

Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions here. I’ll post a model answer soon.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.1

Here’s a great video I came across the other day. It explores questions of gender, socialization and equality – all three are popular topics in IELTS exams. Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

Want to be an activist? Start with your toys.

McKenna Pope’s younger brother loved to cook, but he worried about using toy kitchen sets which were marketed for girls. So at age 13, Pope started an online petition that forced a giant toy manufacturer to include boys into its marketing campaign. In this video, Pope talks about why gender-neutral toys are important.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of giving gendered toys (pink kitchen sets to girls, blue cars to boys) to children? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 – Q.1

Here’s a sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 question.

 

Do you think it’s important for boys to play with ‘boys’ toys’ and for girls to only play with ‘girls’ toys’?

 

Read how to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions.

Write your answers in the comments below. I’ll give you a sample answer next week.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.1

I’ll be posting sample IELTS writing task 2 questions every week. Think about how you would organise the essay and write in the comments below. I’ll post a model answer soon.

See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions.

 

Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree?