November 9, 2013

Weekly Finds: November 9, 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...


English Conversation Lesson: Casual Greetings with "How" & What"

An English conversation a conversation usually starts with a question. There are two kinds of questions we use – how and what. Learn the rules.


The English Language

The British Empire plastered the English language around the globe. But what is left of its legacy?


10 Types of Transitions

Writing is simply a matter of expressing ideas, but as we all know, it’s not so simple after all. One challenge is to coherently connect those ideas.


5 ways to say YES in English!

How many ways can you say yes? Expand your vocabulary by learning 5 popular ways native speakers respond positively to questions, without using the word yes.


Uses of the verb be and have in the simple present tense

The verb be has five forms: is, am, are, was and were. Of these, the forms is, am and are are used in the simple present tense. Was and were are used in the simple past tense.


Always Never Something: Eliminating Five Overused Words

The author shows how teachers can work with students to improve their writing by focusing on five overused words.


A Simple Exercise to Help You Get Unstuck

How do you use narrative structure to unearth your inner leader?