May 11, 2013

Weekly Finds: May 11, 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...


Avoiding Common Grammar Mistakes

Here are some errors to check when doing a self-edit of your writing task.

Customize Word’s Grammar Checker

Here are good suggestions to make MS Word's grammar checker more useful when it comes to our writing tasks.

4 Apostrophe Mistakes to Avoid

Misusing an apostrophe can change the meaning of words and an entire sentence, and it just matters.

Grammar nerds, this post is for you

The author invites us to this activity. Do you know the correct use of these words?

When Breaches of Grammar Are Acceptable

The author argues that there are grammar rules that you could deviate from when the situation allows.


10 Inspiring Quotes for Uninspiring Times

Just a little dose of inspiration for those moments when you need it most.


How to talk about sports in English

Do you like sports? Do you know the difference between playing Call of Duty and training in sports? With just a little study and practice youll be able to play with the pros... or at least talk about it.

10 Language Mistakes Kids Make That Are Actually Pretty Smart

The author believes that kids' mistakes show they know a lot more about the rules than we think. The mistakes are evidence of very smart hypotheses the kids are forming from the limited data they've been given so far.


This 'Transformer' Robot Can Shape Shift Into Almost Anything

Observe how the robot is described in this article. It could be useful for describing objects in IELTS Academic Writing Task 1.