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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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The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-speaking-multiple-languages-benefits-the-brain-mia-nacamulli It’s obvious that knowing more than one language...

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Is streaming good for music? - BBC News

Is streaming good for music? - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Four experts give their view about the effect of streaming on the music industry.
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What makes a tweet believable? - BBC News

What makes a tweet believable? - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
During a major news event how easy is it to spot tweets from the people who are right in the middle of it?
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George Orwell, human resources and the English language

George Orwell, human resources and the English language | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
The HR industry misuses language as a sort of low-tech mind control to avert our eyes from office atrocities and keep us fixed on our inboxes
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of human resources’.
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Are killer whales persons?: The more we learn about orcas, the more our assumption of innate superiority looks like a presumption

Are killer whales persons?: The more we learn about orcas, the more our assumption of innate superiority looks like a presumption | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
They have big brains, complex social structures, rich emotional lives -- how can we still hold them captive?
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Emoji invasion: the end of language as we know it :/

Emoji invasion: the end of language as we know it :/ | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Emojis are the fastest growing language in the UK – what does this mean for the future of communication?
As we all know, facial expressions, visual presence and body language are vital to appearing a confident speaker.
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Michael Gove issues civil servants with grammar guidelines

Michael Gove issues civil servants with grammar guidelines | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Ministry of Justice staff are told to avoid starting sentences with ‘yet’, not to use ‘impact’ as a verb and to write ‘make sure’ instead of ‘ensure’ Michael Gove, the justice secretary, has issued his civil servants with detailed orders on using...
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BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Are computers making us dumb?

BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Are computers making us dumb? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Are computers making us dumb? Follow the discussion in 6 Minute #English http://t.co/y2iWa3RNoc #learnenglish #vocab #elt
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Yves Saint Lauren Advert Banned: Model To Skinny

A Yves Saint Lauren ad has been banned after the model was deemed too skinny.
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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

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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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"No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong"

"No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong" | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
I have had so many conversations or email exchanges with students in the last few years wherein I anger them by indicating that simply saying, "This is my opinion" does not preclude a connected statement from being dead wrong. It still baffles me that some feel those four words somehow...
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VoA Learning Engish - Comedians Debate What Is Acceptable Humor

VoA Learning Engish - Comedians Debate What Is Acceptable Humor | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
For over 50 years stand-up comedians have played an important part in the examination of popular culture and society. Several generations of comedians have served as critics and observers of American life.
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Addicted to Your Phone? There’s Help for That

Addicted to Your Phone? There’s Help for That | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
There’s new technology to save us from technology.
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If Mosquitoes Love You, It's In Your Genes

If Mosquitoes Love You, It's In Your Genes | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
When mosquito season rolls around, people light citronella candles, slather themselves with repellant and cover up as much skin as possible to protect against annoying, painful bites. While those tact
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Think It's Cool Facebook Can Auto-Tag You In Pics? So Does The Government

Think It's Cool Facebook Can Auto-Tag You In Pics? So Does The Government | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Our own government will likely mine facial recognition data or create their own databases.
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#language evolution in the digital age

#language evolution in the digital age | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Their use of the hashtag shows that under 13s are at the vanguard of linguistic innovation
The hashtag, or #, has recently been named UK children’s word of the year.
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VoA Learning English - Should We Be Able to Choose Our Sex, Racial Identity?

VoA Learning English - Should We Be Able to Choose Our Sex, Racial Identity? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Do we have a right to choose our racial identity or sex? For example, if a person’s biological parents are white, can that person say he or she is black? If someone is born male, can he demand to be known as a woman?
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'Just Be Yourself' Is Cruel, Fraudulent Advice to Give Young People. What should we say instead?

'Just Be Yourself' Is Cruel, Fraudulent Advice to Give Young People. What should we say instead? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
As my daughters graduate, they're hounded by this hollow motto of Western capitalism. What should we say instead?
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4 Ways Bottled Water Ruins the Environment — and Your Health

4 Ways Bottled Water Ruins the Environment — and Your Health | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Billions of bottles are added to the world’s growing plastic pollution problem each year.
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What would you do if somebody took your picture from social media, and sold it in a gallery as a work of art - keeping the profits for themselves? BBC News

What would you do if somebody took your picture from social media, and sold it in a gallery as a work of art - keeping the profits for themselves? BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Richard Prince prints off strangers' Instagram photos and sells them for thousands of dollars - he claims it's art, but some of the photographers disagree.
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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

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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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