March 30, 2013

Weekly Finds: March 30, 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...


Style Manual

Check out Andy Taylor's manual for grammar, vocabulary, and other helpful topics.

Many Of The Grammar Rules You Learned Are Wrong, Says Professor

A professor of linguistics at the University of Edinburgh and Brown University spoke at the University of South Carolina about what he calls "nervous cluelessness" and how grammar teaching in America damages people's confidence.

The Subtler Differences Between British and American English

If you've ever been confused by a request to borrow a jumper and a torch to look for something outside in the dark, then you have experienced first hand the subtle differences in British and American English.

Homophones: They're, There, and Their

Homophones can be blamed for all kinds of spelling mistakes and improper usage. Here are some tips for remembering how to use they're, there, and their.


Confusing Words

Use this challenge to raise your awareness as well as test your prowess with these word and phrase pairs.