IELTS Reading Sample # iPhone7

iPhone7 has been launched and there has been so much buzz about the phone that it is inevitable that one does not knows about it. In today’s reading section, we are going to look at a article that talk about the sales of Apple and how they increased with the coming of iPhone7. With this article, we hope to learn some vocabulary about business and how things actually work in the Business lifestyle. The article has been taken from –


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U.S. wireless1 carriers Sprint and T-Mobile US said on Tuesday they received strong pre-orders2 for Apple’s iPhone 7, sending shares of the world’s most valuable listed company up 3 percent.

Sprint said pre-orders were up nearly four times, compared to last year. Pre-orders also rose nearly four times at T-Mobile, compared with its next most popular iPhone.

However, the companies did not disclose3 specific sales numbers. Pre-orders started on Friday.

Details about sales of the new iPhone are scarce4 after Apple announced last week it would not release weekend sales data, saying the number was more a reflection of supply than demand.

“While the iPhone 7 update is more revolutionary5 than evolutionary6, we believe investors7 could consider these strong early pre-order indications8 as being reflective9 of the impact10 of Apple’s significant11 iPhone installed12 base expansion13 over the past few years,” Stifel analyst Aaron Rakers said in a note.

Rival carriers AT&T and Verizon Communications were not immediately available for comment.

Apple’s shares14 were up 2.8 percent at $108.19 in morning trading15. Up to Monday’s close, they had fallen 2.1 percent since the iPhone 7 was launched on Wednesday.

1wirelessUsing radio, microwaves, etc. (as opposed to wires or cables) to transmit signals.
2pre-ordersPlace an order for (an item) before it is available for purchase.
3discloseMake (secret or new information) known.;allow (something hidden) to be seen.
4scarceInsufficient for the demand.
5revolutionaryInvolving or causing a complete or dramatic change.;engaged in or promoting political revolution.
6evolutionaryA gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.
7investorsAn investor is any person who commits capital with the expectation of financial returns.
8indicationsA sign or piece of information that indicates something.;a symptom that suggests certain medical treatment is necessary.
9reflectivePproviding a reflection; capable of reflecting light or other radiation.;relating to or characterized by deep thought; thoughtful.
10impactThe action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.;a marked effect or influence.
11significantSufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.;having a particular meaning; indicative of something
12installedPlace or fix (equipment or machinery) in position ready for use.;
13expansionThe action of becoming larger or more extensive.
14sharesA part or portion of a larger amount which is divided among a number of people, or to which a number of people contribute.
15tradingThe action or activity of buying and selling goods and services.


IELTS Speaking # Music

IELTS Speaking related Music

Question 1: Do you like music?
Answer: Yes! I love music. In fact, I am a kind of person who feels revived and energetic when music is around.

Question 2: What kind of music do you like?
Answer A: I am fond of classical music, and also folk music. Classical music is very relaxing and folk music is interesting because it tells us about people’s culture or history. But, I don’t really listen to music often because I am very busy in my job.

Answer B: Well, for a music lover like me, it’s hard to select a preferred category of music because I enjoy every kind of music depending upon my mood. But, if asked, I would like to say that slow and melodious music hits my senses.

Answer C: Frankly speaking every person of my age, prefers pop music because of its rhythm and easy to understand lyrics. It suits my age group and boosts my mood every time whenever I feel low. It also makes me feel energetic.

Question 3: What kind of music is popular in your country?
Answer: Well, there are numerous types of music which are found in India. People with different cultural backgrounds have different tastes in music. But, overall, Bollywood and Punjabi music rule the hearts of people. Some people also love classical music for its quality and meaningful presentations and expressions.

Question 4: Do you think listening to music helps?

Answer: Yes! Music helps us in various ways. Recent studies have shown that those who listen to Pachelbel and Vivaldi relax much more quickly. As a result, their blood pressure drops back to the normal level in far less time. Secondly, preferred music significantly increases tolerance and gives control over the painful stimulus. This in turn helps decrease anxiety.


Question 5: Who are some famous singers of your country?

Answer: India being a “rich in culture” country, has many people who took music to the masses and made it popular. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle. A.R. Rehman, R.D. Burman and Kishor Kumar are some of the most renowned Indian singers. If we talk about new generation, rapper Honey Singh, Shreya Ghoshal and Atif Aslam etc. are the heartthrobs of the youth.


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Types Of Killing # IELTS Vocabulary

When talking about killings and murders, often people either use the word suicide or murder, no matter what. However, English provides us with a range of vocabulary words to be used in each specific case. Let us have a look at them –

 Suicide intentional killing of oneself
 Medicide  suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician
 Autocide  suicide by automobile
 Murder-suicide  a suicide committed immediately after one or more murders
 Self-immolation   suicide by setting oneself on fire, a form of extreme protest.
 Avunculicide   the act of killing an uncle
 Familicide  a multiple-victim homicide where a killer’s spouse and children are slain.
 Filicide   the act of a parent killing his or her son or daughter
 Fratricide   the act of killing a brother, also in military context death by friendly fire
 Geronticide  the abandonment of the elderly to die, commit suicide or be killed
 Honour killing  the act of killing a family member who has or was perceived to have brought disgrace to the family
 Infanticide   the act of killing a child within the first year of its life.
 Mariticide  the act of killing one’s spouse, especially the murder of a husband by his wife
 Matricide  the act of killing one’s mother
 Neonaticide   the act of killing an infant within the first twenty-four hours or month
 Nepoticide  the act of killing one’s nephew
 Parricide  the killing of one’s mother or father or other close relative
 Patricide   the act of killing of one’s father.
 Prolicide  the act of killing one’s own children.
 Senicide   the killing of one’s elderly family members when they can no longer work or become a burden
 Sororicide  the act of killing one’s sister
 Uxoricide  the act of killing one’s wife


Practice For IELTS Reading # India Turns To Israel

The Quiz can be attempted if you have read the passage India Turns To Israel.
Given below is a table with two columns. Column A consist of the words given in the passage, while column B has the meaning of the words. You need to match the word with the correct meaning.

1. accelerated  (i)fighting between armed forces
2. drones  (ii)a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict
3. defence  (iii)the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
4. military  (iv)a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest, typically in an attempt to gain a concession or concessions from their employer
5. strikes  (v)move (troops) into position for military action
6. overseas  (vi)close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
7. personnel  (vii)(of ground or terrain) having a broken, rocky, and uneven surface
8. combat  (viii)increase in rate, amount, or extent
9. attacked  (ix)argue
10. militants  (x)an unmanned aircraft
11. raising  (xi)lift or move to a higher position or level
12. prospect  (xii)a person living next door to or very near to the speaker or person referred to
13. neighbors  (xiii)vigorously active, combative and aggressive, especially in support of a cause, as in ‘militant reformers
14. standoff  (xiv) to be of the opinion that; think
15. acquire  (xv)relating to or characteristic of soldiers or armed forces
16. conceived  (xvi) the group of people with the authority to govern a country or state; a particular ministry in office
17. government  (xvii)engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict
18. delivery  (xviii)the power or ability to do something
19. warfare  (xix)not having or needing a crew or staff)
20. capabilities  (xx)the action of defending from or resisting attack
21. deployed  (xxi)the act of transferring to another
22. unmanned  (xxii)in or to a foreign country, especially one across the sea
23. rugged  (xxiii)take aggressive military action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force
24. surveillance  (xxiv)a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict
25. disputed  (xxv)people employed in an organization or engaged in an organized undertaking such as military service


  1. viii
  2. x
  3. xx
  4. xv
  5. iv
  6. xxii
  7. xxv
  8. i
  9. xxiii
  10. xiii
  11. xi
  12. iii
  13. xii
  14. ii
  15. xxiv
  16. xiv
  17. xvi
  18. xxi
  19. xvii
  20. xviii
  21. v
  22. xix
  23. vii
  24. vi
  25. ix


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