May 4, 2013

Weekly Finds: May 4, 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...


How to Introduce Yourself

Get The Public Speaker’s take on what makes a good first impression. Learn how to introduce yourself in person or by letter to individuals and groups.


Why Do New Words Survive? 5 Rules

The author argues that words have a chance of becoming permanent if they have certain characteristics. Read the article for details.

Telephone Vocabulary

The author invites us to have a look at the various words and phrases we use when we use the telephone.

10 Colloquial Terms and Their Meanings

Why is there a taint surrounding ain’t? Why do editors get ornery or riled, or have conniptions or raise a ruckus, if writers try to use these and other words?

10 Commonly Misunderstood Words In English [Infographic]

There are a lot of people who use these misunderstood words in their every day lives. This list helps explain the most commonly used misunderstood words.