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How do you stop online students cheating?

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With the growth of internet courses has come the need to verify the identity of students who could be working from anywhere in the world.

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7 Words Brought to You by British Colonialism

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Words we use every day in modern English owe their inclusion in dictionaries to a British army officer picking up a few slang words from the cotton traders in Bangalore, street food vendors in the Caribbean, or the Boer warriors two fought against...

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How can you motivate your students?

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Motivation is the KEY WORD for a better LEARNing environment. We are trying different ways to keep our students motivated. Here are some tips to keep them motivated: 1 – Remain Positive Instead of ...

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Motivation is the KEY WORD for a better LEARNing environment.
We are trying different ways to keep our students motivated.

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Trying to Teach: Why grammar comics are amazing...and where to find them

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The Grammarphobia Blog: Back in the day, revisited

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Where does the expression back in the day come from?

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BBC News - Man or machine - can robots really write novels?

BBC News - Man or machine - can robots really write novels? | IELTS Companion | Scoop.it

Machines already drive trains, check bus tickets, solve complex mathematical problems, beat humans at chess and conduct countless other tasks. [...] In real life, robots have been capable of writing a version of love letters for over 60 years. [...]


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IELTS Advice: vocabulary is the key! - ielts-simon.com

As I've said before, there is no 'secret' way to improve your IELTS score. You just need ... However, if I had to give one piece of advice, it would be this: work on vocabulary.

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IELTS Reading: similar words - ielts-simon.com

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Here are some of the key words and phrases that helped my students to get the answers to reading test 4.1 in Cambridge IELTS book 7: uncannily: means strangely or extraordinarily.

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Ian Hislop explains Capital Punishment

Ian Hislop on question time, attempting to explain the downside of capital punishment


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IELTS Reading: how questions are made - ielts-simon.com

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The people who create the IELTS reading tests do so by paraphrasing parts of the passage for each question. In other words, they choose a word or phrase in the passage that they want to test you on, and they write a ...

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Formal and informal vocabulary for IELTS | IELTS ONLY

Formal and informal vocabulary for IELTS | IELTS ONLY | IELTS Companion | Scoop.it
formal and informal alternaltives of IELTS vocabulary for the IELTS writing and the IELTS speaking exam. Get a high IELTS band score. ... your English sound halting and a little forced.

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IELTS Reading: paragraph questions - ielts-simon.com

There are 2 types of questions that ask you about paragraphs: Paragraph headings - match the sub-headings with the paragraphs. Specific information - which paragraph contains the following information?

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Are you having trouble with your pronunciation ... - IELTS Writing Blog

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I like to keep up with what's happening in the online IELTS world, but somehow this gem of an interview slipped under my radar. Ben of IELTSPodcast.com recently spoke with Esther Bruhl of speakmoreclearly.com about what ...

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IELTS Listening: 3 useful websites - ielts-simon.com

... try this website. Choose a topic and take a spelling test. Part 3 of each test is probably the best (parts 1 and 2 might be too easy).

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Direct Mapping of Data: Unified Internet of Knowledge by 2022

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The 256 bit unified processor and memory system will turn world computer architecture and the Internet upside down in the year 2022.


For the first time in human history, one logical computer will be able to directly address every bit and byte of memory and every device on the Internet. In effect, it will gain direct access to all stored human knowledge.

One major benefit is the lack of duplication required - every computer operating system, every software version, every video, every piece of music, every web site, and bit of information about the world and it's inhabitants is there. No need to distribute videos or music anymore - carefully positioned local cache's across the world will provide enough resilience and high speed access to all information anywhere.

Machine to machine communication will be direct. The 128 bit addresses of IPv6, which allow 4.8×10E28 individual addresses on the Internet, would be a very small subset of the 256 bit address space. Not only would individual devices be online as now, but it will be possible to map device memory and address that directly - in effect writing content directly to a TV screen, an MP3 player, your watch, and maybe even your brain.

With direct access also comes the ability to promote knowledge - medical history, geo data, dietary consumption, personal addictions, communications, and much more can be cross referenced, correlated, and eventually understood. The addressing scheme easily allows storage and access to every human beings genome for example, in both raw and encoded formats.

Having every bit of information in the world allows direct access to whole new universes of knowledge, along with equally massive security concerns. However, we have 10 years to design an architecture that will provide such massive potential pooling of knowledge and removal of duplication that we can afford to spend the resource to ensure it is much more secure than the existing Internet, with it's clouds of "bots" and counter-counter cyber terrorists.

In terms of communications and entertainment, mapping together the video and audio inputs and outputs would allow for example mass video conferences and broadcasts. Millions of people can't speak at the same time, but all can watch an election candidate for example and interact in real time.


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20 Synonyms for “Shortage”

20 Synonyms for “Shortage” | IELTS Companion | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of synonyms for shortage, and though many of the terms are close in meaning, the variety of connotations is sufficient to merit this list.

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#ELTchat » ELTchat summary: What web tools / sites are there that ...

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This is a good definition of English for Academic Purposes: http://www.uefap.com/articles/eap.htm. We began by looking at sites for exams such as the Cambridge suite or IELTS/TOEFL. These are often ...

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How do you stop online students cheating?

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The 8 parts of speech—do you know them? | Articles | Home

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When asked this question by her fourth-grade daughter, the author blanked on three of them. She offers a refresher—with examples from a maritime author (yes, you read that correctly).


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IELTS writing – 10 tips | Dominic Cole's IELTS and Beyond

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10 tips for IELTS writing to improve your band score and to ensure you answer the question...

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How to Use the Verb 'Explain' in English | English Teacher Melanie

This article tells you how to correctly use the English verb 'explain.' This verb doesn't follow the same pattern as other verbs, so many learners use it incorrectly.

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Do I Need an IELTS Teacher? « IELTS Academic

Do I Need an IELTS Teacher? « IELTS Academic | IELTS Companion | Scoop.it
One of the first questions an IELTS candidate must ask is: Do I need a teacher's help or can I go it alone? As an IELTS ... IELTS test-takers will often say they feel nervous about speaking or dislike the pressure of the writing section.

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026 Have you taken the IELTS Exam more than once? | IELTS podcast

026 Have you taken the IELTS Exam more than once? | IELTS podcast | IELTS Companion | Scoop.it
Dominic from DCIELTS.com shares amazing advice for students who have retaken the exam various times. And offers fantastic detailed advice for the reading section. (026 Have you taken the IELTS Exam more than once?

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IELTS Advice: how long will it take? - ielts-simon.com

Many students want to know how long it will take to get the score they need. It's impossible for me to answer this question because it depends on too many things. For example: - How many hours of study do you do each day?

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Are you having trouble with your pronunciation ... - IELTS Writing Blog

Are you having trouble with your pronunciation ... - IELTS Writing Blog | IELTS Companion | Scoop.it
I like to keep up with what's happening in the online IELTS world, but somehow this gem of an interview slipped under my radar. Ben of IELTSPodcast.com recently spoke with Esther Bruhl of speakmoreclearly.com about what ...

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IELTS Advice: examiners like examples - ielts-simon.com

Add examples to support your ideas for IELTS writing task 2. Give examples from your life (like a story) if you don't know what to say during part 2 or part 3 of the speaking test. Examiners like examples because they're ...

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