November 23, 2013

Weekly Finds: November 23, 2013

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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...


-ate suffix revisited--advanced lesson

Listen to the proper pronunciation of the suffix -ate.


Reading Wordless Storybooks to Toddlers May Expose Them to Richer Language

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that children hear more complex language from parents when they read a storybook with only pictures compared to a picture-vocabulary book.


First, Second, and Third Person

Grammar Girl explains the difference between first person, second person, and third person. It all comes down to the pronouns.


How to Use and Incorporate Gestures

Get expert tips on what your body language says about you and learn easy ways to naturally come across as more confident, approachable, calm, friendly, and intelligent by using and incorporating the right gestures.


“try to do” or “try doing”

The meaning of "I tried to watch the movie." is not the same as "I tried watching the movie." Watch this lesson and find out why.


Lay out vs. layout

Learn the difference.


On The Importance Of Goal Setting: 6 Reasons Why You Need To Set Goals

Understanding the importance of goal setting and knowing how to set goals for yourself is crucial to accomplishing great things in your life.