October 20, 2013

Weekly Finds: October 19, 2013

A Man With Magnifying Glass by digitalart
Image courtesy of digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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...


7 Sentences That Sound Crazy But Are Still Grammatical

Here are some tricks you can do to make crazy sounding sentences that are still grammatical.


The Child, the Tablet and the Developing Mind

Spending time with devices instead of interacting with people may hinder communication skills, researchers say.


Rules for Comparisons

Check these rules out. These could be helpful for your writing and speaking exams.


Proper Pronunciation Is [i-spesh-uh-lee] Important

Keep in mind that pronunciation is also a criteria of the speaking exam.


When do we include “by _______” in a sentence in the passive voice?

Check out these additional tips for correct use of the passive voice.


Spelling rules and tips

There are some tricky English words, like necessary, Mediterranean, or rhythm, whose spelling you just have to learn. But plenty of others do follow special rules. Here are some straightforward guidelines to help you with the spelling of everyday words.