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Tim Harford — Podcasts Cautionary Tales “A set of true stores… beautifully told” – Prospect Magazine We’ve always warned children by telling them unsettling fairy tales. But my Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups. Test day advice We want you to do well in your IELTS test, so we’ve put together some tips and advice to help you understand what you can expect on test day. Follow our test day guidance to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible so you can achieve the IELTS score you need. Getting to the test centre Before the day of your test, check the start time of your IELTS test and make sure you know how to get to the test centre on time.

Academic / General Training Listening test - computer round12 years4greenreasonable1.20 metreslock Transcript: F: Oh hello… I’m calling about your advertisement in the local paper. M: Oh well, there were two ads actually. Airless Bike Tires Mean Cyclists Will Never Get A Flat Again Britek Tire and Rubber has been developing an airless tire that can eliminate flats and convert stored energy into forward momentum. The Energy Return Wheel (ERW) has an internal rubber layer, which is stretched and held taut by adjustable rods. Gizmag reports that the tire features a rubber tread on the outside, and a series of elastic cushions in the space between.

Checks and Balance - “Checks and Balance”—our weekly podcast on American politics THE SIGNIFICANCE of the 2020 election in America was clear well before covid-19 hit. Americans will now be delivering a verdict on a transformative president amid the gravest crisis for generations. The Economist’s newest podcast, “Checks and Balance” launched as the crisis took hold. 34 of the best podcasts in 2020 Podcasts are now big business. In this post-Serial audio world, journalists, celebrities, academics and yes, anyone else who owns a mixing desk and a microphone, now has a regular show. The quality is generally very high but some efforts can still be hit and miss with dozens of podcasts popping up around the same themes or TV shows. To help you out we curate this every-changing list of interesting podcast recommendations spanning technology, culture, science, politics and beyond. And, if you're interested in more listening ideas, try our guide to the best audiobooks as well. WeCrashed

test format Test format – Academic Writing 60 minutes Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. A Design with Legs: the House in a Suitcase Comes 'Round Again © Eva Prats and Ricardo Flore In 1996, Barcelona architects Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores built their wonderful Casa En Una Maleta, or House in a Suitcase, in a 293 square foot apartment. They wrote: The project investigates minimum space in our daily activities; the pieces of furniture open according to each moment of the day. Editor’s Picks: July 20th 2020 - Trade without trust, reopening schools and an incredible shrinking machine A SELECTION of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Huawei and the tech cold war; (8:55) millions of young minds are going to waste; (16:10) and a new material helps transistors become vanishingly small. Runtime: 23 min Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google | Stitcher | TuneIn