Useful websites for general knowledge on topics for IELTS

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I have students that are worried that they may not know enough general knowledge on certain topics. They may know a lot about entertainment or information technology, but they may not know anything at all about sports or nuclear technology. It’s a good idea to be prepared with some ideas about different topics, and a good way to do that is to read or watch/listen to the news and online magazines.

Here are some good general news websites:

Another useful tool is  Google Alerts. Set up alerts to specific topics or words/phrases that come up in the news or blogs and it will send you an email about it.

If you know of a good one to add to the list and share, please write in the comments below. Thanks!



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