April 6, 2013

Weekly Finds: April 6, 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...


A preposition problem

To begin, and so that you won’t feel you have yet another language problem on your plate, the preposition problem here is not a problem for you; it’s a problem for computers.


Macmillan explains the decision to stop printing its dictionary

The author posits that in the rapidly evolving world of information, the digital medium is the best platform for a dictionary. Are you clapping or cringing?


Write with the 1,000 Most Common Words

Need a quick writing exercise to get your writing brain working? Try to write a short short story using only the 1,000 most popular words in the English language.


Separable or Inseparable?

Phrasal verbs can be separable or inseparable. Learn the tips.

What are 'Mrs' and 'Ms' short for?

The abbreviations Mr and Mrs are in common use, and are straightforward to pronounce when we see them written down: an approximation would be ‘mister’ and ‘missus’. But what are they abbreviations of?