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...
Whether it's learning how to code, improving your writing
skills, or playing a musical instrument, practicing the right way can mean the difference between good and great.
Kanye West decided it was time to have a discussion about profanity in pop music on Sunday, particularly focusing on the way he, and other artists, use the b- and n- words.
Know the rules on properly using apostrophes
The author discusses verbs
that go with the to-infintive, the gerund or -ing form, or both.
The author argues: "Language is not static. Language evolves over time. Words come en vogue (or are invented) and some words become passé or archaic. As language changes, so do the 'rules' of its use."
In order to make changes in your life and achieve your goals, you need to use the law of inertia to your advantage; here’s how.
The author shares 5 tips to properly use email.
The tip here could be useful for your IELTS Writing
There’s a lesson for writers… A lot of potential authors are simply too sensitive. As a writer, you need a place to bad, so that you can learn to be good.
The author, Olivia Mitchell, answers a question: "I always feel that I am not able to project my voice and articulate the words properly. Is there any material / information on how I can improve these areas?"
The author's hypothesis is that those who can successfully navigate, even harness, the successive cycles of learning and maxing out that resemble the S-curve will thrive in this era of personal disruption.
The author writes: "If you asked me back in the year 2000, what 2012 was going to be like, I'm not sure I could have gave you a good answer. So you could imagine how wrong people back in 1899 were about the year 2000."
Pico Iyer says writing longer phrases is a way to protest the speed of information bites people are subjected to each day.
The author shares his motto: "Tune out the infernal voice of the internal editor and just write. Put pen to paper and let the words flow."
The author shares that aside from the apostrophe
, there's another punctuation
mark out there that sign-makers can't seem to get the hang of, with often disastrous results.
Don't waste your next failure--follow these steps to make sure you get the most you can out of the experience.
Here's a post that tells us why we should keep on trying despite the mistakes.
The author shares a few rules to help you through those times when you're not sure how to talk about yourself.
Get Grammar Girl's take on the plural of scissors. Learn why scissors and pants always seem to be plural.
The author shares her list of frequently used crutches, and what your crutch of choice has to reveal about you.
The word "need" is being disgraced from our vocabularies -- which to me is erasing the humane component out of humanity. If properly embraced, it's what makes us human.
Have you misjudged anyone lately? Learned any new words? Seen a callipygian? Experienced pareidolia?
You might say that rope's natural state is tangled. It's tangled when you're not using it, and tangled when you need it. But it doesn't have to be that way. You could get some tips here so you'd be ready when you're tasked to describe a process
in IELTS Writing Task 1.
Learn about the various tenses for the verb
There's a lot you can do to develop better writing
, like write every day and proofread your work. But the number one way to improve your writing is to read.