July 13, 2013

Weekly Finds: July 13, 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...


Learning a Second Language: the Younger the Better!

A new study suggests that babies learn bits of their native languages even before they are born. A baby develops the ability to hear by about 30 weeks’ gestation, so he can make out his mother’s voice for the last two months of pregnancy.


Why did men stop wearing high heels?

It was once a sign of virility and masculinity - whatever happened to the high heel?


5 Uncommon Figures of Speech to Spice Up Your Writing (Part 1)

Anaphora, antithesis, chiasmus, metonymy, and synecdoche - Use these less common figures of speech to convey meanings in a more vivid and impressive manner both in writing and speaking.


Zombie Presentations: How Not to Speak like The Living Dead

Want to improve your presentation skills? Here's how to stop being a zombie and present with style and influence!


Plural But Singular in Construction

In the dictionary, when you’re looking up a noun that ends in s, you’re apt to find a notation like this: “noun plural but singular in construction.” What does that mean?


Though, Although, Even though, Despite, In spite of

How do we use each of these in English?


5 Tips to Build Your Students Test-Taking Confidence

Gain confidence in your test-taking skills with these simple tips.