Archive for April, 2013

Spoken English Tips (Learner’s Experience)

The following tips helped me improve my spoken English and overcome my hesitation in the language. Hope they are useful for you too.

1. Don’t worry about making mistakes because you will.

2. Be patient. This isn’t a one day process.

3. Learn certain phrases that can be used in multiple situations.

4. Learn how to greet someone properly.

5. Talk slowly and carefully. Don’t rush through your sentences.

6. Restrict yourself to simple sentences until you gain confidence.

7. Watch out for your pronunciation. Many online tools will tell you how to pronounce a word correctly. Check one of them out when you’re in doubt.

8. Carefully observe how proficient speakers of the language pronounce words and frame their sentences.

9. Ask your friends, relatives and anyone you can to point out your mistakes and correct them.

10. Speak to them in English only. Practice is a must.

11. Record yourself reading one article aloud every day. Focus on pronunciation, speed, clarity and emphasis.

12. Many online sites offer you the opportunity to voice chat with another user. This is an effective way to practice.

13. Learn at least one new word every day and use it as a part of your conversation with people. By the end of the week, you should know seven words really well.

14. Learn new words everyday

15. Read at least one article of your choice aloud every day.

16. Watch English movies with subtitles.

17. Watch English shows.

18. Read books and magazines.

19. Keep a pocket dictionary handy for any word you may need to know the meaning of.

20. When you hear a new word, try to find its usage and its antonyms.

Best of luck!

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Silent Letters

 

These are those letters in words which are not pronounced when we say the word. In other words, these letters or alphabets are written when spelling the word but not said out loud verbally. This is mainly because of the changes in pronunciation that the English language has seen over the centuries, in olden times the silent letters used to be pronounced and the spellings also varied greatly.  On this page we have listed out the different types of silent alphabets and examples of the words they are used in.

 

Silent B

The alphabet ‘B’ is not pronounced when it comes after ‘M’ in a word

Climb

Plumber

Tomb

Comb

 

Silent C

‘C’ is not pronounced in words like

Muscle

Scissors

Acquire

 

Silent D

‘D’ is not pronounced in words like:

Sandwich

Wednesday

Edge

 

Silent G

The alphabet is not pronounced when it comes before ‘N’ or ‘M’

Gnat

Diaphragm 

 

Silent GH

‘GH’ is not pronounced before ‘T’ and at the end of many words

Rough

Through

Alight

Light

Borough

 

Silent H

‘H’ is not pronounced when it comes after ‘W’

Why

Whether

Where

Sometimes the ‘H’ is silent for some words, even when it is the first letter of the word

Hour

Heir

‘H’ is not pronounced when it comes before ‘Y’ 

Thyme

Rhyme

 

Silent K

Whenever ‘K’ is followed by an ‘N’ at the beginning of a word, ‘K’ is not pronounced

Knot

Knight

Knock

Knowledge

 

Silent L

‘L’ stays silent in most words when it comes before ‘D’,’ F’, ‘M’, ‘K’.

Yolk

Half

Calm

Talk

Should

 

Silent N

‘N’ is not pronounced when it follows ‘M’ in a word

Autumn

Column

 

Silent P

‘P’ remains silent when it starts a word and is followed by ‘sy’ or ‘ne’

Pneumonia

Psychotic

‘P’ is also not pronounced in certain words like

Psalm

Receipt

 

Silent S

We usually avoid pronouncing ‘S’ when it comes before ‘L’ in words like

Island

Aisle

 

Silent T

‘T’ is not pronounced in words like

Castle

Beret

Listen

Depot

Whistle

Gourmet

 

Silent U

‘U’ is not pronounced in words when it comes after ‘G’ and is followed by a vowel

Guess

Colleague

Guitar

Tongue

 

Silent W

We avoid pronouncing ‘W’ when it begins a word and is followed by ‘R’

Wrist

Write

Wrong

‘W’ is not pronounced in these three pronouns

Who

Whose

Whom

It is also avoided in words like

Two

Sword

Answer

 

Silent X

‘X’ is not pronounced in most words that have come from the French language

Faux Pas

Bordeaux

 

Silent Z

‘Z’ remains silent in the word

Rendezvous

 

The English Language: A Historical Introduction

by Charles Laurence BarberJoan C. BealPhilip A. Shaw

193515

Christopher‘s review

Sep 01, 11
Read in September, 2011
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: A Historical Introduction aims to cover the development of our speech over as wide a span as possible, from the murky past of the ancestral Indo-European language to the present day. Charles Barber was responsible for the first edition of 1993, but for this second edition Joan C. Beal and Philip A. Shaw have made some revisions and added an entire new chapter on Late Modern English. The book is targeted towards speakers of UK English, as many of the examples and the description of sound changes assumes a knowledge of that variant particularly.

This book is a mess. The authors want to tell a story in a friendly manner, but first they spend over 50 pages of a 300-page book describing the basics of linguistics (phonology, syntax, language change). This will scare away readers wanting a friendly introduction, and for readers wanting a more meaty text these linguistic concepts are presented in far too sketchy a fashion to really prepare them for serious study. After that introductory chapter, the actual description of English over time is little more than the authors throwing out trivia without forming a coherent, smoothly flowing text. It feels like something cobbled together.

The chapter on Late Modern English is interesting. While anyone can notice that e.g. Jane Austen was writing from a different time due to her quaint vocabulary, I had never noticed some syntactic changes that had occurred in English only after her time. Still, there must be better historical introductions to English out there.

WITH LOVE TO YOU

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With love to you… wherever you are.
My heart doth send to thee.
Rivers wide and mountains tall
Separate you from me.

Looking at pictures of you and I
Seems to bring you close.
But hearing our song being played
Brings you near the most.

I remember us dancing to that tune,
Under the shade of a tree.
That day in the park together,
Our spirits running wild and free.

Whenever I feel gloomy,
I think of you and can’t help but smile.
Though it doesn’t last forever,
At least it lasts for a while.

english is important

science without religion is blind and religion without science is lame,so don’t give up to get your future, study english is so easy when you know that it is more important than you just sleep without do anything”

INNERBEAUTY

pretty sure all of the people assume it’s all wrong looks pretty physic.but derived from the physical heart is also not necessarily true beauty.innerbeauty is gorgeous beauty that radiates from her heart, although one’s own shortcomings in the physical.ImageI was inspired by this figure, it is women who are very outer beauty biasa.ini one example of which is owned by a woman

 

inspirasi can come from anyone! Not only from well-known figures. The story of ordinary people with extraordinary measures can also be inspiring us. Priscilla Smith story Jully example. In the midst of limited vision, Priska founded The School of Life (TSOL), “home” for people with disabilities, displaced people and people with mental disorders.

Who likes to see a rainbow? Enjoying views of the mountains? Or watch the ocean waves? Kak beautiful right? But not everyone is as fortunate as we are able to witness the beauty of nature. Their limited vision, wherever stare, just look dark. Kak imagined it? Try closing your eyes and step, 10 steps.

But in the middle of limitations, some of them acting unusually, more remarkable than we were sighted.

“I looked at the dark. But I believe colored my world. My goal is simple, to bring the world the same to those who never left. And so I’m happy “(Priscilla Smith Jully).

That’s the words of Sister Prisca, a 34-year-old woman, who during his life can not enjoy the colorful world. Limited vision does not limit the actions or make up. Instead, he tried hard to make people with the same boat, obtain happiness.

Yummy and Healthy For Your Body :)

1.What vegetables did not have the fat content?? The answer is         carrot,because rabit’s favorite vegetable content 0% fat was very good your diet

wortel - Carrot

2.Do you know, if the fungus has a lot of vitamin B2,It’s good your enegy

jamur shitake

3. Onions can be anti-infective drugs or burns

4. chicken soup mixed vegetables can reduce fever

5.cereal from material oat but can reduce the risk of heart can also reduce cholesterol in the blood

6. juice from fresh fruit it can help strengthen bones