January 12, 2013

Weekly Finds: January 12, 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...


Truth of the day

Learn more about proper nouns.

Direct-Address Commafication

Donate now to help save the direct-address comma! Get it off the endangered species list! All it takes is one well-placed keystroke, people. All it takes is a little integrity.

How to Tell a Blogger They Made a Grammar Mistake

Read the author's tip on how to handle the situation with tact.

Irony punctuation

This article is about punctuation marks used to indicate irony or sarcasm.

Be careful placing relative pronouns

Let's learn something about relative pronouns.


4 New Words to Help You Love Your Life Now

Stop wishing for a life that you don`t have and love your life now. Here are 4 new words to help you do just that.


The Body Language Rules: 12 Ways to be a More Powerful Speaker

Want to achieve maximum credibility and influence in presentations? Learn these 12 body language techniques for more powerful speaking!

The origin of language in gesture–speech unity

Why do we gesture? Many would say that it brings emphasis, energy, and ornamentation to speech. However, the evidence is against this. The reasons we gesture are more profound.


Economical English: the hidden connections between homonyms

The post discusses English words that have two or more meanings that stem from a single historical root.


Do raise and rise mean the same thing, or is there a difference?