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IELTS Reading Practice 83: Anxiety

Anxiety Anxiety is a common experience that can be a useful motivator or even lifesaver in situations that are objectively dangerous. However, when the anxiety...

IELTS Reading Practice 82: Learning lessons from the past

Learning lessons from the past Many past societies collapsed or vanished, leaving behind monumental ruins such as those that the poet Shelley imagined in his...

IELTS Reading Practice 81: Astronaut ice cream, anyone?

Astronaut ice cream, anyone? Breeze-drying is a technique that can help to provide food for astronauts. But it also has other applications nearer home. Freeze-drying is...

IELTS Reading Practice 80: The wild side of town

The wild side of town The countryside is no longer the place to see wildlife, according to Chris Barnes. These days you are more likely...

IELTS Reading Practice 79: Running on empty

Running on empty A revolutionary new theory in sports physiology.  AFor almost a century, scientists have presumed, not unreasonably, that fatigue - or exhaustion in athletes...

IELTS Reading Practice 78: The construction of roads and bridges

The construction of roads and bridges RoadsAlthough there were highway links in Mesopotamia from as early as 3500 bc, the Romans were probably the first...

IELTS Reading Practice 77: Neanderthals and modern humans

Neanderthals and modern humans AThe evolutionary processes that have made modern humans so different from other animals are hard to determine without an ability to...

IELTS Reading Practice 76: The Future of fish

 The Future of fish The face of the ocean has changed completely since the first commercial fishers cast their nets and hooks over a thousand...

IELTS Reading Practice 75: Geoff Brash

Geoff Brash Geoff Brash, who died in 2010, was a gregarious Australian businessman and philanthropist who encouraged the young to reach their potential.Born in Melbourne...

IELTS Reading Practice 74: Early occupations around the river Thames

Early occupations around the river Thames AIn her pioneering survey, Sources of London English, Laura Wright has listed the variety of medieval workers who took...

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