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Perhaps surprisingly, however, amateurs - even those without private means - are still important. A recent poll carried out at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of i Science by astronomer Dr Richard Fienberg found that, in addition to his field of astronomy, amateurs are actively involved in such fields as acoustics, horticulture, ornithology, meteorology, hydrology and palaeontology.
Far from being crackpots, amateur scientists are often in close touch with professionals, some of whom rely heavily on their co-operation. Admittedly, some fields are more open to amateurs than others. Anything that requires expensive equipment is clearly a no-go area. And some kinds of research can be dangerous; most I amateur chemists, jokes Dr Fienberg, are either locked up or have blown themselves to bits.
But amateurs can make valuable contributions in fields from rocketry to palaeontology and the rise of the Internet has made it easier than ever before to collect data and distribute results.
Dr Fienberg makes a strong case for astronomy. There is, he points out, a long tradition of collaboration between amateur and professional sky watchers. Numerous comets, asteroids and even the planet Uranus were discovered by amateurs.
Today, in addition to comet and asteroid spotting, amateurs continue to do valuable work observing the brightness of variable stars and detecting novae 'new' stars in the Milky Way and supernovae in other galaxies.
Amateur observers are helpful, says I Dr Fienberg, because there are so many of them they far outnumber professionals and because they are distributed all over the world. This makes special kinds of observations possible: if several observers around the world accurately record the time when a star is eclipsed by an asteroid, for example, it is possible to derive useful information about the asteroid's shape.
Another field in which amateurs have traditionally played an important role is I palaeontology. Adrian Hunt, a palaeontologist at Mesa Technical College in New Mexico, insists that his is the field in which amateurs have made the biggest contribution. Despite the development of high-tech equipment, he says, the best sensors for finding fossils are human eyes - lots of them. Finding volunteers to look for fossils is not difficult, he says, because of the near-universal interest in anything to do with dinosaurs.
As well as helping with this research, volunteers learn about science, a process he calls 'recreational education'. There are, he notes, thought to be as many as 60 million birdwatchers in America alone. Given their huge numbers and the wide geographical coverage they provide, Mr Bonney has enlisted thousands of amateurs in a number of research projects.
Over the past few years their observations have uncovered previously unknown trends and cycles in bird migrations and revealed declines in the breeding professionals agree the terms on which they will populations of several species of migratory birds, work together beforehand, there is no reason why prompting a habitat conservation programme. Last year Dr S. Carlson, founder of the study, collaboration between amateurs and Society for Amateur Scientists won an award worth professionals is not without its difficulties.
He says that one of the main benefits V 'amateur'. Mr Bonney has coined the term 'citizen of the prize is the endorsement it has given to the scientist' because he felt that other words, such as contributions of amateur scientists, which has done 'volunteer' sounded disparaging. A more serious much to silence critics among those professionals problem is the question of how professionals can who believe science should remain their exclusive best acknowledge the contributions made by preserve.
I amateurs. Dr Fienberg says that some amateur 1 At the moment, says Dr Carlson, the society is astronomers are happy to provide their involved in several schemes including an observations but grumble about not being innovative rocket-design project and the setting up reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses.
Others feel of a network of observers who will search for let down when their observations are used in evidence of a link between low-frequency radiation scientific papers, but they are not listed as and earthquakes. The amateurs, he says, provide f co-authors. Dr Hunt says some amateur enthusiasm and talent, while the professionals palaeontologists are disappointed when told that provide guidance 'so that anything they do they cannot take finds home with them. Having laid the These are legitimate concerns but none seems foundations of science, amateurs will have much to insurmountable.
Provided amateurs and contribute to its ever-expanding edifice.
See if you can predict the answer or the kind of word s that you are looking for. If you use more than two words or words that are not in the passage, the answer will be marked wrong.
Complete the summary below. Write your answers in boxes on your answer sheet. Summary Prior to the 19th century, professional However, while In areas such as astronomy, amateurs can be invaluable when making specific Similarly in the area of palaeontology their involvement is invaluable and helpers are easy to recruit because of the popularity of Amateur birdwatchers also play an active role and their work has led to the establishment of a Occasionally the term 'amateur' has been the source of disagreement and alternative names have been suggested but generally speaking, as long as the professional scientists Question accidents.
About one each week is ideal.
I know, I know! It sounds like a lot. And it is a lot.
Convinced now? I thought so! What exactly is it you ask? To correctly practice the interview, find a speaking partner if possible. You will complete the Listening section, followed by the Reading section. You may be asked to complete the interview first, before the remaining three sections.
The invigilator is the person who supervises students during the exam. The invigilator will announce the time limit at the beginning of the test. The invigilator tells students when there is 40 minutes left, 20 minutes left, and 5 minutes left. The invigilator also announces when the time is up. And during all this, you can of course also look at the wall clock.
During your practice tests, keep a clock in plain view. Use that clock with an timer app such as Google Timer.
For your virtual timer, set 30 minutes for Listening, 10 minutes for transferring Listening answers to the answer sheet, 60 minutes for your IELTS mock test Reading section, and so on.
Learn to monitor your own time, without glancing at the clock too frequently. It also means learning how to work quickly enough to finish all the questions on time, without rushing and making mistakes. Accuracy and pacing are two separate skills. Of these two skills, accuracy is the most important. You can give your answers as quickly as you want.
Instead, take as long as you need. You should even take time to go back and double check your Reading answers if you need to.
The same is true of your endurance skills—that is, your ability to work on the IELTS without getting tired and needing breaks. When you first start doing practice tests, stop and rest if you absolutely have to. Make note of how much that slows you down. Then learn to take slower breaks as you get more comfortable.
By test day, be ready to do the first three sections without breaks. Read on! After checking your answers, refer to the score chart and scoring video , which will help you find your raw score. The raw score is the number of questions you got right.