June 1, 2013

Weekly Finds: June 1, 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...


5 common grammar pitfalls

Watch your verbal footing—with help from the AP Stylebook.


The Do Plan, or Why We Know But Don’t Do

You know you should stop procrastinating. You know you should be writing, or learning that language you’ve always wanted to learn. Knowing isn’t the problem. It’s the doing that gets us every time.


Speaking English – Bad Habits

Do you bite your nails? Thats a bad habit! Watch this lesson to learn vocabulary and expressions to talk about bad habits in English.


How to Write Well

The author shares that if you a few simple rules and some practice, your writing can vastly improve.

Three Edits To Make When You Don’t Have Time to Edit

How do you edit your 1,000-word article in five minutes, your 5,000-word short story in ten, 400-page novel in under an hour (and in our case, your 250/150 word IELTS writing tasks?


Why there's a "b" in the word "doubt"

Most well-read (well-written?) English-speakers will tell you: the "b" is silent. But if it's silent, why is that "b" there to begin with?