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
If you're ready, here we go...
We all face times when seemingly negative feelings—stress, impatience, nervousness—affect our ability to perform at our best, or simply rob us of our peace. But what if we could turn this around? What if those same feelings could actually be positive, or at least wield less negative influence?
The author discusses split infinitives.
If you're 'Left in the lurch', what is it exactly that you're left in?
The author discusses five great ways to improve your English. All aspects are covered: reading
, and speaking
. There is no end to what you can learn, and no reason why you can’t have fun doing it!
Note these workplace words.
The author shares "that public speaking is, or should be, a form of acting. While it’s true you’re playing 'yourself' and not another character, whatever you do up on that stage should be a gift to your audience. It’s all about them – not about you." This could be useful for your IELTS Speaking exam
The author has compiled a list of the most well known style guides and how to use them.
All of these are words used to express contrast. While but and though are conjunctions, in spite of and despite are prepositions.
Are you excited for, by, or about something?
The author shares thirty ways to label a meeting, depending on the particulars.
Learn the drawbacks of merely relying on motivation.
Here's a funny infographic on grammar
The author answers the following question: "People often say that when referring to others when I believe they should say who or whom, e.g. “there’s somebody over there that I know”. Is this correct? [...] it seems to happen all the time."
Reduplicative doublets are a small class of idioms
in which a word is repeated after the conjunction
and; such repetition is intended to provide an emphatic boost to a statement.
The author takes a look at the language that brings Suzanne Collins’ world to life.
The author shares this important message with us: "Never let those who want to kill your dreams win!!!!"
The author discusses a rare case where it's and its are both correct in the same context with the same meaning.
Here is a list of idioms
built around the names of buildings.
Here are some modern English words and phrases with socially insensitive origins.
What’s the difference between estimate and guess? The distinction between the two words is one of the degree of care taken in arriving at a conclusion.