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...
The author shares his thoughts on future time references.
The author shares grammar
and language podcasts he constantly listens to.
Interesting article about the use of "who" vs. "whom."
Guest Author Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks discusses how poor spelling, grammar, and texting jargon are detrimental to both business and Web writing, however social.
This sentence structure chart provides an overview of the thirteen present, past and future tenses including the continuous and perfect forms.
Learn how to correctly use them.
If you want a great tool, try Twitter for writers. This post will show you exactly how to user Twitter to sharpen your writing
'on' has many uses in English. This post summarizes the uses of 'on' as a preposition and provides examples for each type of use.
Learn to use commas
correctly with restrictive or essential clauses. Non-essential and non-restrictive phrases and clauses typically get the commas.
Do you usually arrive at school or your office on time
, in time
, or just in time?
The time expressions after, before and when are used in adverb
clauses to indicate when something occurs. This guide provides explanation of tense usage and context with numerous examples for in-class or self-study use.
Sometimes the adverb
is useful if only for its sound.
Check out some movie titles with grammar
The author argues why simply visualizing success is not enough.
Bill Clinton rocked the Democratic National Convention by explaining the country’s situation in a direct and conversational way. A look at The Atlantic Wire’s transcript of his speech shows how he drew his audience in.
If you're one of those who get nervous when speaking
, look at some strategies to help you manage your fears.
The author gets to dissect a vulgarity in a linguistic way.
The author answers this question: "Any comments on 'quash' vs. 'squash'? I rarely hear anyone use the former. The latter sounds gauche to me, even absurd, in a sentence like 'My boss squashed the rumor.' I would, however, accept 'The landlady squashed the roomer.'"
In sports and in politics, an upset is to defeat a seemingly better opponent. The author discusses its usage and origin.
Does anyone know what all this oojamaflip that's been zhooshing up the Collins Dictionary actually means?
There’s no shortage of synonyms
for shortage, and though many of the terms are close in meaning, the variety of connotations is sufficient to merit this list.
Words have the meanings they do because people use them with those meanings.
Where did it come from?
This tip provides a sample lesson and a chart that can be used to teach students how to use context to understand an unknown word.
Take a look at the list.