April 20, 2013

Weekly Finds: April 20, 2013

A Man With Magnifying Glass by digitalart
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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 exam.

If you're ready, here we go...


Sentences with infinitive structures

Learn how to convert a sentence from the active voice to the passive voice.


Accuracy in Speaking Exams

Speaking exams can be stressful! What if you don't understand the examiner? What if you don't know the exact word you need?


Get a public speaking expert's tips on how to improve your diction and enunciation. Learn what you can practice in order to speak more clearly.


Taboo Words - Hell

Keep in mind that using the word hell can be considered offensive, and because of that, hell is considered a “bad” or “taboo” word in English. Note the author's reminder, though.

Lord Fisher Coined 'OMG' in 1917

The expression OMG as an abbreviation for “Oh my God” first occurred in 1917 letter Lord Fisher, the admiral of the British navy, wrote to Winston Churchill, then a member of parliament, during World War I, the Anorak has uncovered. OMG!