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Why Films Make Us Cry

Why Films Make Us Cry

Often it’s the happier moments.
(719 words)
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comparing

Comparing

Comparing can help us make sense of the world, but it can also cause us problems.
(792 words)
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True / False / Not Given & List Selection

Belonging

Our well-being is connected to our sense of belonging.
(779 words)
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Short Answer Questions & Yes / No / Not Given

lying

Lying

Is lying ever okay, or is it always better to tell the truth?
(817 words)
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creativity

Creativity

Where do ideas come from and how can we be more creative?
(904 words)
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Horror Films

Why We Like Horror Films

What makes horror films scary, and why do people enjoy watching them?
(721 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
True / False / Not Given & Summary Completion

Fairness

Fairness

Fairness is important to humans and some animals, but why do we have such strong feelings when things are not fair?
(799 words)
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Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

Being lost in thought tends to make us unhappy, but mindfulness meditation can help us to be more present more of the time.
(715 words)
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Influence

6 Ways People Influence You

People who know how your thinking works can use that knowledge to influence the decisions you make.
(660 words)
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Matching Headings and True / False / Not Given

fear

Fear part 1 – Common Fears

Many common fears limit our lives – what are you afraid of?
(759 words)
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Choice

Too much choice?

Does having so much choice cause us problems?
(639 words)
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Short Answer & True / False / Not Given

Dreams

Dreams

It’s difficult to know whether our dreams have any meaning, but it does seem like they’re helping us in important ways.
(650 words)
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Morning routines

Morning Routines

Win the morning, and you win the day.
(684 words)
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Yes / No / Not Given & Sentence Completion

Tribes

Tribes and Lost Connections

Is the loneliness we feel these days a signal to get back to our tribes?
(788 words)
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Sleep

Sleep

Sleep is important, so what can you do to ensure you get enough?
(671 words)
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Listening

Listening

Really listening to someone can be very powerful, and it’s a skill that can be developed.
(617 words)
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Social media

Social Media

It’s not neutral: social media companies are trying hard to get your attention.
(690 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Yes / No / Not Given & List Selection

Man's best friend

Man’s best friend

Why are dogs ‘man’s best friend’, and how did it come to be that way?
(865 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
True / False / Not Given & Summary Completion