I spend around 18 hours a day on Facebook, for work and leisure. Recently, I've been noting down the most common spelling mistakes I see on Facebook. Some of the spelling and grammar mistakes people write on Facebook are unconsciously funny; others are just plain sad. Anyway, here's my list of the "Top 10 Spelling Mistakes on Facebook". (But be warned: the following list of Facebook fails contains some swear words).
Ultimate Spelling is a simple program that can help you improve your spelling. It is especially aimed at school children, from primary to high school. If you are a teacher or parent this program could be a great help for your students or children. You can also easily create your own specialised spelling lists to work on.
Ultimate Spelling comes with 100 word lists, 10 levels for each of the Grades 1-10. Each list has around 50 words.
For the purposes of expanding your vocabulary, watching television gets a bad rap. But, occasionally, a tv show comes along that consistently introduces the audience to new words and sayings, even if those words are slang. One such tv show is the Australian cult-classic Prisoner: Cell Block H.
The goal of improving one's reading speed has been around for a long time. There are studies from the late 1800s on speed reading, or “rapid reading”, as it was more commonly known then. Evelyn Wood, the American pioneer of modern speed reading, coined the term “speed reading” in the 1960s.
7 Speed Reading* is a program developed by eReflect Software that helps improve your reading speed, and does this very effectively.
Just a few days ago, I released an online version of my book The Funny Dictionary. The full text of The Funny Dictionary is now available to everyone, for free. As I have written in the preface to The Funny Dictionary, the main purpose of the book is to entertain; but The Funny Dictionary also has an ulterior use: to improve your vocabulary. Find out how to use The Funny Dictionary to improve your vocabulary, by reading on...