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IELTS Writing Podcast

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Join Lilie King, a real IELTS candidate, and discover what kinds of vocabulary examiners want to see to get a 7+ on your writing test...


54. Is It Important to Protect the Countryside From Housing Development?

In many places, new homes are needed, but the only space available for building them is in the countryside. Some people believe that it is more important to protect the countryside and not build new homes there. Do you agree or disagree?


1. there is demand for


2. new homes /new housing /new housing estates /new apartment buildings /new apartment complexes


3. the countryside /rural areas


4. a higher priority


5. prosperity


6. the agricultural sector/industry


7. the homelessness crisis 


8. grow crops


9. raise animals for slaughter


10. lose their farmland to real estate development


11. agricultural activities


12. food supplies


13. slow climate change /minimize climate change /reduce global warming


14. plant life


15. absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere


16. a main contributor to global warming


17. annual carbon emissions


18. offset


19. is cleared to make room for


20. the planet will be warming at a much faster pace


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