October 12, 2013

Weekly Finds: October 12, 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...


Pronunciation – words ending with X, T, CK

Learn the differences in how to say some common word endings in English. Many ESL students get confused with these sounds.


Contrite and sarcastic?

Can someone be both contrite and sarcastic?


Correcting Common Writing Errors

Check out the author's take on the common grammar errors that can be fixed easily.


(Video) Where do you see Google Search 10 years from now?

Check out how one Google co-founder answers this. Very useful for your Speaking exam.


Formation of questions and negatives (beginner level)

Sentences in the simple present and simple past tenses do not contain an auxiliary verb. Therefore, we use the auxiliary verbs do, does and did to change them into negatives and questions.


Idioms About Money

Shopping is a common topic in your exam. Find out how money and spending could be expressed in various ways.


How to Turn Your Weaknesses Into Strengths

We all have weaknesses, and we tend to try to work on eliminating them - on changing ourselves in order to become better. But change is difficult- very difficult. What if instead of trying to eliminate our weaknesses, we embraced them for what they were?