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2nd hand MP3 reseller faces legal battle with label

2nd hand MP3 reseller faces legal battle with label | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
You buy a download… you don't want to listen to it again… should you be able to sell it on, the way you would have done with a single? EMI says no…
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IELTS and newspapers -

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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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5 ways millennials' tech habits differ from older generations

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The gaps between how the young and old(er) are using technology are, in some cases, vast, a new report from the Media Technology Monitor suggests.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Juergen Wagner
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BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Are computers making us dumb?

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'Slack attitudes to spelling will lead to slack literacy skills' - Telegraph

'Slack attitudes to spelling will lead to slack literacy skills' - Telegraph | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Far from trying to eradicate inconsistencies in English spelling, we should be celebrating them, argues Boarding School Beak
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Thinking of moving abroad? Here are the cheapest and most expensive countries

Thinking of moving abroad? Here are the cheapest and most expensive countries | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
The below inforgraphic shows the cheapest and most expensive places to live in out of 119 countries in comparison with prices found in New York.
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Eight ideas that changed the history of Western music

Eight ideas that changed the history of Western music | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
From pre-historic times to the present day, music has been constantly developing. BBC Culture picks eight moments that changed the course of its history.
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The truth about free will: Does it actually exist?

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Acclaimed philosopher Daniel Dennett explains why free will is much more complicated than many people believe
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Farage v the facts: the truth about foreign doctors

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Nigel Farage has stated that GPs’ poor language skills and overseas training are political scandals. He clearly has a lot to learnDo you have trouble understanding your doctor’s English? No? Well, apparently some people do.
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Impossible? Giving for nothing - Lily Cole's social network ambition

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The model and actress Lily Cole has been running her own social network, Impossible, for a year. The site allows people to ask for something they need, or offer what they can give for free - without expecting anything in return

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What does it mean to speak correct English?

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Some time ago, James Taylor's article: 'Why I wish I was a non-native English speaker teacher' raised quite a bit of a stir because of its content and thought-provoking title. Interestingly, one na...

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, Today, 10:58 AM

interesting article. Why are we grammar crazy? English is a bizarre language. I'm not sure but this author makes an interesting observation. 

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Welcome to Denmark - the most shameless nation on the planet - Telegraph

Welcome to Denmark - the most shameless nation on the planet - Telegraph | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Denmark isn’t just the happiest nation on earth; it’s the most shame-free, too
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Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage? - The New Yorker

Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage? - The New Yorker | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
MARIA KONNIKOVA

Via Milena Sahakian, Luciana Viter
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This is the most common embarrassing thing to do on a plane

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Falling asleep on a complete stranger has topped a new poll exposing the 10 most common embarrassing experiences for people while flying.
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Will religion ever disappear?

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Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer investigates.
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Declinism: is the world actually getting worse? | Pete Etchells

Declinism: is the world actually getting worse? | Pete Etchells | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells: A recent survey suggests that 71% of people think that the world is going to the dogs. Are things actually that bad, or is it a psychological trick of the mind?
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The Science of Love: How Positivity Resonance Shapes the Way We Connect

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The neurobiology of how the warmest emotion blurs the boundaries by you and not-you.

We kick-started the year with some of history's most
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Sleep: How to nap like a pro

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We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?
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What the World Will Speak in 2115

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English will still dominate a century from now, but it will no longer share the planet with thousands of other languages. Instead, expect fewer but simpler modes of oral communication on every continent.
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Homework is 'completely pointless' claims education expert

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A new Ofsted regime will encourage “completely pointless” homework for students, a teacher and education expert has claimed.
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Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests Continue reading...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 18, 2014 3:40 PM

Writing still dominates in schools. Our exams are handwritten and many students are still encouraged to handwrite notes. There are some benefits to handwriting. It allows for thinking time which can assist in clearer writing and it gives students the space to be more creative as it slows down the process. While it is crucial to be computer literate a blended approach to writing must be adopted by schools in order to allow students the benefits of both approaches. 

A tablet computer, where students can handwrite, are a good option for note taking too, but less useful for writing essays and longer texts.