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Palindromes

This week we're learning about palindromes - words that are spelt the same forwards as backwards. Test your knowledge with this IELTS style task.

This week, one of the students in the IELTS class went to a quiz night and some of the questions were based on palindromes.  By coincidence a palindrome came up in a IELTS reading the very next day: civic – “It was civic duty to help with his community project.”

A palindrome is a word that is spelled the same whether backwards or forwards.  Another example is the word madam – “Welcome to the restaurant madam.”

Put the 9 palindromes into the correct sentence.

level kayak tenet redder noon
refer sagas radar solos  
  1. They wanted to go on a trip down the river so they hired a kayak, for the day.
  2. Be careful when you fix the bookshelf as it needs to be perfectly level.
  3. She is off the radar in this country but she is very famous in her own country.
  4. When writing an academic essay you mustreferto your sources.
  5. When I was a child, I loved to read the Viking sagas..
  6. She is in the school choir and is so good that she has been asked to sing three solos..
  7. The maintenet of the religion is about the love and respect of others.
  8. The red paint you have chosen is ok but I think it needs to be redder..
  9. Let’s meet atnoon as I am not free in the morning.

Check your answers below.

Students and teacher in class at Bell Cambridge

Answers

  1. They wanted to go on a trip down the river so they hired a kayak for the day.
  2. Be careful when you fix the bookshelf as it needs to be perfectly level.
  3. She is off the radar in this country but she is very famous in her own country.
  4. When writing an academic essay you must refer to your sources.
  5. When I was a child, I loved to read the viking sagas.
  6. She is in the school choir and is so good that she has been asked to sing three solos.
  7. The main tenet of the religion is about the love and respect of others.
  8. The red paint you have chosen is ok but I think it needs to be redder.
  9. Let’s meet at noon as I am not free in the morning.

 

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