July 20, 2013

Weekly Finds: July 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...


Schwa+r Paragraph Practice

Listen to this podcast. The schwa+r sound is discussed.


What Makes a Device Obsolete?

Is it the discontinuation of updates (or the inability to cope with current technology), discontinuation of production, emergence of a new and better technology in the same field, or simply the introduction of a new device of the same range?


Using mind maps to develop writing

Mind maps can be used for a multitude of purposes. This article outlines how they can effectively be used to help support and develop students' writing skills.


Conversational English – How to Generalize

Watch and learn a wide variety of expressions to discuss issues in general.


Some random thoughts about -ise and -ize verbs in British English.

Check out the author's discussion on verbs that can end in -ise or -ize.


An amazing look at the most commonly used words in inauguration speeches

Compare the words every president from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama used in their inaugural speeches.


What Your Students Need to Know About Body Language

Body language and nonverbal clues are extremely important in communication.