Author Archives: Editorial Words

Ageing with dignity – The Hindu (Feb 23, 2017)

Ageing with dignity – The Hindu (Feb 23, 2017) While India’s celebrated demographic dividend has for decades underpinned its rapid economic progress, …For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. Courtesy: The Hindu Word List-2: … Continue reading

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A battle lost? – The Hindu (Feb 23, 2017)

A battle lost? – The Hindu (Feb 23, 2017) Going against the status quo to take a progressive decision is always a difficult endeavour in politics or in government.For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with … Continue reading

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NASA: Newly Discovered Planets Could Hold Life Forms – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered a system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting around a single star. The finding was announced Wednesday by officials from NASA – the U.S. space agency – and other research team members. The … Continue reading

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Iceland’s President Suggests Banning Pineapple on Pizza – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today. The last time this many people were talking about Iceland was in June, when the small country’s soccer team defeated England in the Euro 2016 tournament. People were talking about players like Sigurdsson and Sigthorsson, … Continue reading

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Websites to Find Free Ebooks – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

Have you wanted to try an ebook? Would you like to keep ebooks handy to read on your phone or tablet? Has the cost of ebooks stopped you? Well, there are ebooks out there that you can download without spending … Continue reading

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UN: Time ‘Running Out’ for 1.4 Million Starving Children – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

The United Nations Children’s Fund says about 1.4 million children face death from starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. UNICEF issued the warning with an appeal to the world for help to feed these children. Anthony Lake is … Continue reading

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China Building Missile Structures in South China Sea – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

China has almost finished building more than twenty structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea. Two American officials told Reuters that the structures appear designed to hold long-range surface-to-air missiles. The latest development is likely to raise questions … Continue reading

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Sorry to butt in! (Phrasal verbs that describe ways of speaking) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 22, 2017)

Sorry to butt in! (Phrasal verbs that describe ways of speaking) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 22, 2017) This week we’re looking at the many phrasal verbs in English that refer to ways of speaking and the sort … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Suspects Were Trained, N. Korean Diplomat Sought – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

Malaysian police say the two women suspected of poisoning the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been trained. Police also are seeking two more suspects including a North Korean diplomat. At least one of the women arrested … Continue reading

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When the unelected set the agenda – The Hindu (Feb 22, 2017)

When the unelected set the agenda – The Hindu (Feb 22, 2017) Sometimes, it seems that to understand our complex society, all that we need to do is to understand our behaviour at traffic lights. For further reading, visit “The … Continue reading

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