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Sep 23, 2021

In a number of countries, some people think it is necessary to spend large sums of money on constructing new railway lines for very fast trains between cities. Others believe the money should be spent on improving existing public transport. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.


high-speed rail


Sep 16, 2021

Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems, as well as practical problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?


a basic grasp/command of their language

the rudiments of their language


to hold conversations

something is of interest...

Sep 10, 2021

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Sep 1, 2021

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Aug 25, 2021

In some countries, more and more people are becoming interested in finding out about the history of the house or building they live in. What are the reasons for this? How can people research this?


trace/research/explore/investigate the history of their homes


out of interest

out of curiosity 


tear down