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This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about stereotypes. A stereotype is an over generalized belief about a particular group of people. There are many kinds of stereotypes but the most common ones are those to do with nationality, religion, age and gender. Using stereotypes is a way to simplify our social world and they can help us to respond quickly to situations because we may have had a similar experience before. But one disadvantage is that it makes us ignore differences between individuals and we may judge a person without even knowing anything about them.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is recognised by over 6,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
The IELTS is designed to assess English language skills at all levels, including Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Even if your English is at an acceptable level to perform well in the IELTS exam, it is important to familiarise yourself with the format of the test.
The words ‘some’ and ‘any’ are what we call Determiners. We use these words before nouns in order to add meaning. Some examples of other Determiners are: much, many, every, each and both. ‘Some’ and ‘any’ give us an indication about the amount of something. These two little words – some and any – are often confused with each other but there are some important differences between them.
In this free downloadable resource, you can read about the difference between some and any, the situations in which we use each one and some examples.
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