Monthly Archives: October 2016

Quiz: ghost or cat? – OxfordWords blog (Oct 31, 2016)

Quiz: ghost or cat? | OxfordWords blog We’ve looked in the Historical Thesaurus of the OED for names for ghosts throughout time. Can you work out which are ghosts and which are cats? This preview is provided here with permission.

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New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Oct 31, 2016)

New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Oct 31, 2016) ghost driver creepy clown trumpkin To know the definition and other details of these new words , visit About words, a blog from Cambridge Dictionary. Blog post written by: Cambridge Words … Continue reading

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If Diamonds Are Forever, Your Data Could Be, Too – The New York Times (Oct 26, 2016)

If Diamonds Are Forever, Your Data Could Be, Too – The New York Times (Oct 26, 2016) To read this article, click here. Courtesy: The New York Times. Word List-3: Note: Visit www.oxforddictionaries.com to know the words’ definition, more synonyms, … Continue reading

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Still seriously hungry and poor – The Hindu (Oct 31, 2016)

Still seriously hungry and poor – The Hindu (Oct 31, 2016) India is the fastest growing large economy in the world today. Despite this, one in every five Indians is poor. For further reading, visit “The Hindu. This preview is … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 31, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 31, 2016) What is the meaning of ‘Supreme Court reads the riot act to BCCI’? (KV Karthika, Nellore) The expression ‘read the riot act’ is mostly used in British English to mean to…. … Continue reading

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Get serious about fighting TB – The Hindu (Oct 31, 2016)

Get serious about fighting TB – The Hindu (Oct 31, 2016) Pushed to a corner owing to lack of political will on the part of countries with a high burden of tuberculosis, the World Health Organisation has called for the first … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Commonly Confused Words, Part Three – VOA Learning English (Oct 30, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/10/3/33/33578848-dc97-44e7-9ec6-1eb192172bd7.mp4 This video was originally published on the www.learningenglish.voanews.com  and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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China’s Internet Army Getting More ‘Refined’ – VOA Learning English (Oct 30, 2016)

China’s Internet Army (0:05:16) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/27/6fab3157-942f-4ab0-a7eb-b98e8a2c26d6.mp3 There is a real Chinese army. It is called the People’s Liberation Army. It is the largest military force in the world. But there is also an online Chinese army. It is nicknamed the “50 … Continue reading

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Mars: How Will Humans Get There? – VOA Learning English (Oct 30, 2016)

Mars: How Will Humans Get There? (0:07:44) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/28/86cadaba-d534-4210-9c08-a172fdf51484.mp3 Mars—how to get there and maybe even live there— has been in the news a lot lately. Governments and private industry around the world are discussing ways to get people to the … Continue reading

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Extending food security – The Hindu (Oct 29, 2016)

Extending food security – The Hindu (Oct 29, 2016) The Centre’s coercive method has worked. Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the two States that were holding out against pressure from New Delhi to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA), have … Continue reading

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