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...
How to Learn in Your SleepResearch published in Nature Neuroscience shows that we can learn entirely new information while we snooze.
The 5 Most Annoying Grammar MistakesThe author lists some offences to the English language which she considers as simply inexcusable.
ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these conjunctions?The author invites us to answer some questions and find out just how good we are with the use of conjunctions in English grammar.
Clause I Said So: A Refresher Course On Sentence TypesThe author focuses on the largest piece of the sentence’s construction—the clause.
Using Proper Grammar Through Social MediaThe author believes that there are many common Internet terms that you will come across through your online work. She thus argues that not only is spelling important but the punctuation and consistent style are also important.
Memory Enhanced by a Simple Break After ReadingIf you find it difficult to remember what you’ve read, try this easy technique.
Unique Words in the English DictionarySome words in the English dictionary are truly unique. English words found in the English dictionary aren’t always of English or American origin. Some words which were included were derived from the different languages from around the world.
How to talk about your friends in EnglishWill you play with me? Will you be my friend? Learn how to speak like an adult when you talk about your friends.
Slang Words: RelationshipsLearn 10 American English slang words and expressions about relationships.
20 Redundant Phrases to Eliminate from Your WritingKeeping your sentences crisp and clear can add punch to your writing, helping you get your point across more effectively.
Brain learns while you snoozeEven while in a deep slumber, people can still learn brand new information. Sleepers soak in new associations between smells and sounds, knowledge that lingers into the next waking day, researchers report online August 26 in Nature Neuroscience.
DOES ENGLISH HAVE THE BIGGEST VOCABULARY? THERE'S NO SIMPLE ANSWERFind out how the author handles this.
Finding the right wordHow do you choose the right word? Some just don’t fit what you’re trying to convey, either in the labor of love prose for your creative writing class, or the rogue auto-correct function on your phone.
Going to the moviesThis post presents cinema related vocabulary, discussing synonyms for the word movie and vocabulary related to different types of movies.
25 Synonyms for “Delete”Learn them all. Read on.
What are the 5 steps for changing bad habits into good ones?The author shares her ideas on bad habits and good habits and suggests the best ways to turn one into the other.
NEW OXFORD DICTIONARY VOCABULARY BUILDERHere's a list of some of the new words added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online.
Grown and grownerThe author responds to the following remark made by TM:
A language anomaly of sorts that has entertained me for some time is the term "grown man."
First, it's a term that we use ONLY in circumstances where someone is, in fact, not acting like a grown man; yet the use of the term is literal, not ironic. E.g., "I can't believe that a grown man would act this way." The term is not used in any other context, as far as I know.
Second, there is no such term as "grown woman." No one ever says that.