August 24, 2013

Weekly Finds: August 24, 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...


Why Sound Matters: Exploring “A” and “An”

Using “a” or “an” incorrectly can distract careful readers and prevent your writing from achieving its potential impact.


What Is Social Networking Doing to Language?

A study finds that Twitter users are separating into communities.


A writer’s cheat sheet: 10 useful reminders

From AP style to ‘that versus which,’ these simple tips will help you avoid errors in your writing tasks, blogs, press releases, and more.


Do You Smile Enough? It's Essential for Effective Presentations!

Do you smile enough? Facial expressions are an essential element of effective presentations. Here's why.


English Grammar in Use: Present Continuous & Present Simple (Part 2)

The Cambridge University Press compares the present continuous and present simple tenses.


What is the longest English word?

The Oxford Dictionaries Online lists down their long word entries of the English language.


7 Things Not to Say, and 7 Things to Start Saying

Find out how your everyday language is currently affecting your moods.