IELTS Writing | fill in the blanks

IELTS Writing Practice Exercise

    think     teach     look (x 2)     know     find out     agree

This is a talk to high school students. Fill in the blanks using the correct form of one of the verbs above and a preposition.

It's that time of year again when our final-year students start to (1).......... university and all of the decisions that need to be made before then. Your teachers felt that you needed some advice on this subject and I quite (2) .......... them, so I have come along today to do just that. First, talk to your teachers. Not only do they (3) .......... (you) their subjects, but they can also give you some very useful advice about your strengths and weaknesses. Secondly, make a list of what you already (4) .......... university study. That will help you pinpoint what you still need to (5) .......... The internet can be an invaluable tool, but there is little point in searching for information if you don't know what you are (6) .......... , otherwise you can waste hours of valuable study time just (7) ........... the computer screen.


  • 1. think about
  • 2. agree with
  • 3. teach (you) about
  • 4. know about
  • 5. find out about
  • 6. looking for
  • 7. looking at


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