Monthly Archives: June 2017

Warm in Washington: Modi in U.S. – The Hindu (Jun 28, 2017)

Warm in Washington: Modi in U.S. – The Hindu (Jun 28, 2017) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with President Donald Trump, concern had grown about the future course of the bilateral relationship, particularly whether Mr. Trump would maintain…. For … Continue reading

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Build Muscle Memory to Improve Your Pronunciation – VOA Learning English (Jun 27, 2017)

What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? Was it easy, difficult, or somewhere in between? In the beginning, you may have wondered if you would ever be able to ride a bicycle at all. Then suddenly one day, … Continue reading

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Mending the rift – The Hindu (Jun 27, 2017)

Mending the rift – The Hindu (Jun 27, 2017) The fact that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have handed over a list of demands to the Qatari regime should, on the face of it,….For further reading, … Continue reading

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Being smart about Smart Cities Mission – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017)

Being smart about Smart Cities Mission – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017) The Centre would like us to believe that the Smart Cities Mission will transform urban life in the agglomerations that enter the elite club. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017) Is the word ‘topper’ used only by Indians? (K Nandini, Mysore) No, it isn’t. The word ‘topper’ is listed in all standard dictionaries, but the meaning that we Indians have given … Continue reading

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New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 26, 2017)

New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 26, 2017) asperitas dark sunshine red geyser 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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Whose privilege? – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017)

Whose privilege? – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017) The Karnataka Assembly’s resolution imposing a one-year prison sentence and ₹10,000 fine on the editors of two tabloids is indefensible and deserving of unsparing criticism. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Though – VOA Learning English (Jun 25, 2017)

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English in a Minute: Night Owl – VOA Learning English (Jun 24, 2017)

An owl is a kind of bird that is most active at night. So, what does it mean if you describe a person as a “night owl?” This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Where Is the ‘Bone of Contention’ Located? – VOA Learning English (Jun 24, 2017)

Now, the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. Has there ever been one issue that has caused trouble between you and another person? You know, a troublesome issue in your relationship, one that does not seem to go … Continue reading

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