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IELTS and newspapers -

IELTS and newspapers - | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Advice on and how and why to use newspapers to improve reading and vocabulary skills for IELTS, with suggested practice exercises and useful links

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Brigid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:45 AM

Read a news article each day 

www. breakingnewsenglish.com

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How the eyes betray your thoughts

How the eyes betray your thoughts | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.
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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update their ow

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How to learn with zero effort

How to learn with zero effort | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.
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A five-step guide to not being stupid

A five-step guide to not being stupid | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.
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Enraged US man shoots his malfunctioning computer

Enraged US man shoots his malfunctioning computer | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.
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Why too much sleep could be bad for you

Why too much sleep could be bad for you | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
It's widely assumed that the ideal amount of sleep is eight hours each night - but some experts now say that could be too much, and may actually be unhealthy.
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New genetic map of Britain shows successive waves of immigration going back 10,000 years

New genetic map of Britain shows successive waves of immigration going back 10,000 years | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
A remarkable new map of Britain shows how the nation was forged by successive waves of immigration from continental Europe over 10,000 years since the end of the last Ice Age.
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Millennials Rely On Social Media For News

Millennials Rely On Social Media For News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Today's younger generation has a reputation of being glued to the cellphones and tablets. It's where they chat with their friends, find out the latest hot spots in town and, believe it or not, keep up with the world. In their own way, of course.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 20, 4:17 AM

Savvy broadcast and media companies are putting more emphasis on social networks to keep the public informed.  Recent studies have shown that the "younger generation" will keep up with the news and public events if they are presented well on social media.  Even print outlets such as newspapers and magazines are publishing digital editions to appeal to younger audiences equipped with social media tools.  The communications future has arrived!  Aloha, Russ.

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News should be centre stage in any relevant business qualification
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What’s the secret to learning a second language?

What’s the secret to learning a second language? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Studies reveal it's more than just a matter of memory. A look at what the science of recall can teach us
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Over-testing kids is not the answer: Here’s how we really spark creativity

Over-testing kids is not the answer: Here’s how we really spark creativity | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Too often we squelch curiosity in favor of tests, compliance and discipline. Education doesn't have to be that way
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Noam Chomsky Talks About How Kids Acquire Language & Ideas in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry

Noam Chomsky Talks About How Kids Acquire Language & Ideas in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
These days Noam Chomsky is probably most famous for his consistent, outspoken criticism of U.S. foreign policy. Yet before the War on Terror and the War on Drugs, Chomsky became internationally famous for proposing a novel solution to an age-old question: what does a baby know?
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Feel the beat: how rhythm shapes the way we use and understand language

Feel the beat: how rhythm shapes the way we use and understand language | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Stress-timing and meters aren’t merely the stuff of poetry – their everyday use in conversation and song reveals a fundamental pattern in language skills
Do you feel the rhythm?
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Could a Tattoo Cost You a Job?

Could a Tattoo Cost You a Job? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
 
In the 1960s U.S., a tattoo was usually a sign of anti-social or illegal activity. Few people had them. Today, at least one in five Americans has a tattoo, including sports stars, actors and young professionals.
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In Defense Of 'Textspeak': A Socio-Linguist Says Emojis And LOLs Are Modernizing English

In Defense Of 'Textspeak': A Socio-Linguist Says Emojis And LOLs Are Modernizing English | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Language expert Lauren Collister’s argues that way we communicate in texts, emails and tweets is streamlining our language and updating it for the 21st century. Far from ruining the English language, she writes that "textspeak" is modernizing how we communicate with one another.
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The UK General Election

The UK General Election | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
ESL reading comprehension quiz for intermediate level English learners - read a text about General Elections in the United Kingdom, and then test how much you have understood by completing a multiple choice online quiz. Part of a free series of lessons about life in the UK for ESOL learners and other English language students. Browse the menus on our site for many more activities, games, quizzes for adult learners and kids, and free printable worksheets and lesson materials for English language teachers.

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Google 'should be allowed in examinations' - BBC News

Google 'should be allowed in examinations' - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Internet search engines such as Google should be allowed in public examinations, an exam board chief says.
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Does the digital era herald the end of history? - BBC News

Does the digital era herald the end of history? - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"?
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Britain Uncovered survey results: the attitudes and beliefs of Britons in 2015

Britain Uncovered survey results: the attitudes and beliefs of Britons in 2015 | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
With three weeks until Britain goes to the polls, the Observer gauges the mood of the nation: Britons’ views on jobs, housing and immigration
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Near death, explained

Near death, explained | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences -- with shocking results.
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Decoding the Rules of Conversation

Decoding the Rules of Conversation | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
The French love to land zingers. The British live in the land of irony. And Americans? It’s all about reassurance.
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21 Amazing Analogies Used By English Students

21 Amazing Analogies Used By English Students | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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Homework is making our kids miserable: Why the classroom staple is a colossal waste of time

Homework is making our kids miserable: Why the classroom staple is a colossal waste of time | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Research suggests it offers little to no benefit to elementary school students. Now parents are a taking a stand
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Here's how to outsmart any multiple-choice test

Here's how to outsmart any multiple-choice test | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Ideally, multiple-choice exams would be random, without patterns of right or wrong answers. However, all tests are written by humans, and human nature makes it impossible for any test to be truly random.

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BBC - Mind your language! Swearing around the world

BBC - Mind your language! Swearing around the world | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
What makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains. Warning: contains very strong language.
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