Monthly Archives: July 2016

Graduating and Looking for Your Passion? Just Be Patient – The New York Times (June 04, 2016)

Graduating and Looking for Your Passion? Just Be Patient – The New York Times (June 04, 2016) Graduating and looking for your passion? Just be patient. To read this article, visit “The New York Times”.   Word List:  Grandeur (noun) – splendor, … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Aug 01, 2016)

Know Your English: August 1, 2016 “In the final scene, we have the heroine running at the villain and punching…” “Running at the villain? You mean ‘running after’ the villain, don’t you?” “No, I don’t. When you ‘run after’ someone, … Continue reading

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“Important Definitions” We Learnt Last Week (July 24-30, 2016)

Have you been reading the posts? To refresh our memory, here is a list of important definitions which we learnt last week (from July 24-30, 2016). Macaulian educational system – the system of making English the medium of instruction for higher education is called … Continue reading

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Video: Assam submerged once again – The Hindu (July 31, 2016)

Video: Assam submerged once again – The Hindu (July 31, 2016) Floods seem to dog the tea-growing State of Assam.  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Courtesy: The Hindu

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Video: India’s vanishing Parsis – The Hindu (July 29, 2016)

Video: India’s vanishing Parsis – The Hindu (July 29, 2016) The Indian Parsi population has been declining for decades. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Courtesy: The Hindu

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“Idioms and Phrases” We Learnt Last Week (July 24-30, 2016)

Have you been reading the posts? To refresh our memory, here is a list of idioms and phrases which we learnt last week (from July 24-30, 2016). One-two punch – getting hit, or punched, but one thing, and then another (Courtesy: VOA Learning … Continue reading

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“Phrasal Verbs” We Learnt Last Week (July 24-30, 2016)

Have you been reading the posts? To refresh our memory, here is a list of phrasal verbs which we learnt last week (from July 24-30, 2016). Curl up – sit with legs bent and drawn up; close nestle, snuggle. cuddle. Get down to – begin, … Continue reading

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Copying Is Easy, Getting Caught Is Easier – VOA Learning English (July 30, 2016)

Copying is Easy, Getting Caught is Easier (9:52) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/07/26/628ac4bc-e78b-479a-bd2f-f0c401860966.mp3 In the digital age, copying someone else’s words is easy, but getting caught copying is even easier. When Melania Trump recently spoke at the Republican convention, she used some of the … Continue reading

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Open a Window, It’s Smoky in Here! – VOA Learning English (July 30, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/03/e/ed/ed0798d2-3606-4ac8-98dd-6b7bdfd4b0fc.mp4 Open a Window. It’s Smoky in Here! (6:34) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/07/28/4d5b8e7e-717e-4a25-8e30-d914fa606b20.mp3 Now, VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. On this show, we are like word detectives. And like a good detective, we uncover the stories behind common phrases in … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: Suck the Air out of the Room – VOA Learning English (July 30, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/06/4/46/4652405a-8dea-40e1-81e0-5fd67337f4fd.mp4 What does it mean if a person “sucks the air out of the room?” Find out in this week’s English in a Minute! This video was originally published on the www.learningenglish.voanews.com  and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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