Every week, we’ll be sharing a list of posts, stories, news, or opinions that we've run across the Internet during the past week or two. We won't be discussing them in detail here, but we do encourage you to check them out as they could contain valuable ideas and insights for your IELTS
If you're ready, here we go...
Extravaganza: when a single vaganza just isn’t enough.
Read the ways for curing this.
Read the author's discussion of the word OK and its variations.
Clear examples on why correct spelling is important.
Take a look at some phrasal verbs
using the verb "To Go."
The author argues that spelling is important. But knowing how to spell lots of unusual words is not.
The brain is like a muscle; it can get into a routine. But mixing up the workout a little is healthy in both cases. In the brain, however, it isn't without difficulties.
Many people have fixed ideas about the language learning process and judge themselves harshly when it comes to their language experiences and expectations.
Experts who study the contemporary tongue argue that we may be writing
more vibrantly than ever.
Grammar Girl talks about some regular verbs
that have been going in the surprising direction of becoming irregular.
At some point, we have all probably heard or thought something like this when facing a tough situation. But is there any truth to this piece of advice? Feeling good usually makes us smile, but does it work the other way around? Can smiling actually make us feel better?
The author shares his thoughts on the studies done to measure the effects of texting on grammar
In order to be able to punctuate
correctly, it does help to have an understanding of sentences
, clauses and phrases.
Is the use of the phrase "off of" linguistically or grammatically wrong?
When did it become insulting to call someone crippled rather than handicapped or disabled?
They succeed because instead of focusing on all the negatives they focus on the positive. They do not think of tumbling off or falling back, they think of winning, glory and happiness, and that is what gets them on to the medal podium.
Looking for an alternative to the games that shall not be named?
Note these verb
Which type of word is suitable for referring to a type of person, place, or thing? Type will do, but plenty of alternatives, some with distinct and vivid connotations, are available.
Let's learn from this pronunciation
The author writes: "Even with all this positive change I have been noticing a trend in social media where we seem to be growing more negative, and sometime downright vicious. I think it is time that we as a community work to change that! I know we can lead the way."
Let's discover other words related to the recently-held London Olympics.
This post offers a discussion of the triathlon sporting competition while also presenting vocabulary
related to running, cycling and swimming.
Check out this list of expressions with the words have, take, break, make and do. These are often called collocations.
Learn 12 American English slang words