Monthly Archives: September 2016

Connecting Ukiam: A bridge to the market – The Hindu (Sep 30, 2016)

Connecting Ukiam: A bridge to the market – The Hindu (Sep 30, 2016) This suspension bridge connecting Assam and Meghalaya is a lifeline for the villagers living on the border of the two states. To read more and watch the … Continue reading

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Literary translation: problems and perils – OxfordWords blog (Sep 30, 2016)

Literary translation: problems and perils | OxfordWords blog Translating a literary work is a serious challenge. The translator somehow has to move a text into the target language while preserving as much as possible of the quality and character, the … Continue reading

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How to pronounce ‘was’ in natural speech | Tim’s Pronunciation Workshop – BBC Learning English (Sep 30, 2016)

Learning English Tim Hi. I’m Tim and this is my Pronunciation Workshop. Here, I’m going to show you how English is really spoken. Come on, let’s go inside. Oh dear, excuse me. I’m a bit tired: I was out late … Continue reading

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English at University | Episode 3 – Roommate – BBC Learning English (Sep 30, 2016)

Learning English Mary’s finally found her way to the university no thanks to new student, Daniel. She’s managed to find her way to the accommodation block and is looking for her new room. Learn useful phrases about compromise: Could we … Continue reading

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Heed the boundary – The Hindu (Sep 30, 2016)

Heed the boundary – The Hindu (Sep 30, 2016) The Lodha Committee’s status report, highlighting how the Board of Control for Cricket in India has failed to adopt the recommended administrative reforms, has left the game’s officials in a quandary. … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line of Control – The Hindu (Sep 30, 2016)

Crossing the Line of Control – The Hindu (Sep 30, 2016) After running through a variety of non-military responses to the September 18 terrorist strike at an Army camp in Uri, the Centre on Thursday announced that Indian forces had … Continue reading

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News Words: Allegations – VOA Learning English (Sep 29, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/09/6/6d/6d85aada-35b5-48e0-936c-e55db8e6430f.mp4 Learn words in the news with Anne Ball and Jonathan Evans. This week’s word is allegations. This video was originally published on the www.learningenglish.voanews.com  and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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“Superbug” Linked to Chicken Sickens People – VOA Learning English (Sep 29, 2016)

“Superbug” Linked to Chicken Sickens People (0:03:52) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/09/29/32a599d7-a6b1-43c4-96ab-03f29993d429.mp3 An international team of scientists has identified a new kind of “superbug” — or strong bacteria — that has made people sick. They link the development of the superbug to the use … Continue reading

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The Excitement of Three-Part Phrasal Verbs – VOA Learning English (Sep 29, 2016)

The Excitement of Three-Part Phrasal Verbs (0:09:47) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/09/28/32029470-2546-47b5-b6dc-c9c5d5543a33.mp3 Popular music can teach you a lot about the English language. You may not realize it, but musicians are actually teaching you about English grammar in each song they perform. Consider this … Continue reading

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An aromatic journey into the language of coffee – OxfordWords blog (Sep 29, 2016)

An aromatic journey into the language of coffee | OxfordWords blog The coffee plant itself might well have been discovered in Ethiopia (as far back as the 11 th century, no less) but chugging back the drink – or marching … Continue reading

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