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Yes, I mean you could try guessing the meaning of a word that is unfamiliar to you. In fact, that is one of the reading skills. That is, you can try to understand what a sentence or paragraph means without looking up the unfamiliar words in the dictionary.
Try guessing the meaning of the words highlighted in bold:
1. 'The patient's care may be jeopardized, and the patient may be harmed.'
2. 'The health professional has a right to financial…Continue
When I was coming alone from college, suddenly a car stopped in front of me. A beautiful lady came out of the car. I had not seen a lady like her any time. She was so beautiful. I am sure everyman will stop a moment if see her infront of his eyes. I cant explain her in my words. My English is very poor than her beauty.
She asked me to get inside her car. I just followed her with out telling any words. I was inside car, no no, i was inside a dream world. The smell inside the car took…Continue
We are all leaving in a digital world. Whatever may be the advance in technology, the human thinking pattern remains same for centuries. Yes education made a lot of difference in thinking pattern.
Even today, most of our lives are controlled by our own past. It will not help either present or future but it will diminish your present as well as future. Past is a experience, We need to take that experience positively to make our future better.
You should change…Continue
It is based on a real incident.
In a Village, two friends lived. One named Raju, he is a carpenter another named Ramu, he is a car driver. Raju and Ramu were friends for many years. They were happily lived in the village.
Ramu, the driver, used to come home daily for lunch at afternoon. He drove car always in front of Raju's carpenter shop. The moment Raju sees Ramu's car, Raju will stand middle of the road. Ramu drive car very fast and apply sudden break. Same time Raju will…Continue
"Kintsugi" or "Kintsukuroi" is a Japanese word that means "to repair with gold", and it's the art of repairing pottery with gold and understanding that piece is more beautiful for having been broken.... It makes it more special and unique...…
Yes, some words seem to be so hard to memorize - you may even wonder who on earth has created such a word or why they needed to create such a word.
It may help if you know the 'root' in a word, for example, it may help you memorize the word 'vocabulary' if you know the root 'vocabul' means 'word'. A lot of 'word roots' are Greek or Latin originated, which may seem alien or unfamiliar to you.
It may be so helpful if you can pronounce the word correctly. The…Continue
Yes, it may have something to do with pronunciation if you find it hard to memorize a word or understand what they're saying or said on the radio or TV.
Some words are so hard to pronounce, though. It helps if you have learned how to pronounce a word by the International Phonetic Alphabet or Smart Phonics, but it doesn't work when you're trying to pronounce a word which is derived from Latin or Greek or other non-English languages. How about some of the names of people, places,…Continue
To put it simply, collocation means 'some words are often used/placed together', for example, 'make a mistake', 'make your bed', 'do the warshing up', etc.
Some people may not agree that collocation should include idioms, fixed expressions or phrasal verbs, such as 'keep it up', 'here and there', 'shut up'. So, what's really a collocation is still arguable.
It makes sense, however, to take the time to learn about collocation if you really want to sound natural. You say 'fast…Continue
When you are in a kind of state related to your soul and deep inside you, that you want to be only with God and feel His presence. …Continue
It's not always so easy to choose one word from a vocabulary of 1 million. But we have to choose one for 2016 - another emoji won't do any more.
I could have chosen the word 'change', but Tara has chosen it for the new year. I have to choose another one instead. My choice is this word: challenge. Yes, it was 'challenge' not 'change' that I chose.
In the new year 2016, I may work in another hospital instead - far away from where I live now. I'll still save…Continue
Imagine you just seated yourself in the airport - waiting for boarding. That's when you found yourself shaking your legs while seated watching, talking or listening. I just invented this word 'legshakin' for the movement of your legs. I know there's a Chinese word for such leg movement. What do you call it in English? Or can you invent a word yourself for the leg movement?
legshakin ∣noun∣ /legʃeikiŋ/
Example sentence: Legshakin can be so annoying or…Continue
failaughy | adjective | / feilɒːfɪ /
describes someone who has a joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh. Someone who seeks for an attention by making a joke, but the joke is totally failed. Otherwise, friend or people around will laugh at him/her, at the lack hilarity of a joke, not because of his/her funny joke. Original word: JAYUS.
Example: A thief told the police a …Continue
Hello! When I read this writing challenge, automatically the word “philotimo” came in my mind. I didn’t invent it. It is a real Greek word and it is not translated in English. So I translate it exactly as I see it. Philohonor.
Philohonor | noun | / fəˈläˈänər /
Philohonor is a word that exists from the ancient years and only in Greek language. It is noun, and it comes from two Greek words: philos (filos) which means friend and honor. Literally it means…Continue
For the first time ever, the 'Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year' is not a word... but an emoji! How weird is that?? And the award goes for one particular emoji: the 'Face with Tears of Joy'! As you can see, it's very happy for this:…Continue
You use this word to describe a case: when you suddenly realize something after you have tried to get it for a long time. For example, you've learned English since you were little, but not until recently did you begin to know how to use English 'tenses' correctly. Another example: when you suddenly realized what life you really need to live.
Example sentence: It's wonderful to have the feeling of…Continue
Yes, I mean 'try to memorize the word that you failed to memorize when you first saw it'.
Some words are hard to memorize, even though you've tried to memorize them with all the means which you think are so effective.
I agree that 'imagination' is the trick, but sometimes it doesn't work, too. For example, I can memorize the words 'adoption' and 'adaption' with imagination, but it seems there's no way for me to memorize the word 'leper' or 'seism' by using the imagination.…Continue
Tom and his wife Carol were shovelling snow in the garden.
Last night's blizzard had brought heavy snow and the garden turned into a white wonderland. The couple knew the blizzard was looming the previous day, but they apparently didn't think it could be such an appalling blizzard.
Tom was a gardening buff and was really adept at it. He had the knack of keeping a garden charming and even kept a shack in his backyard to facilitate the gardening. He kept adopting new approaches.…Continue
It was drizzling and Nick, the cop, was patrolling the town which was just hit by a strong earthquake.
Nick just went past an orchard which used to be a perfect place for orchestrated picking, and in which there used to be scores of enchanting orchids with beautiful large petals.
Then he saw a weeping girl who was trying to paddle through a puddle. He pulled the poor girl to safety and wiped the tears from her face. He then managed to turn off a rubber nozzle and the dirty…Continue
The newly-wed couple Bob and his wife Bonnie were on their way home, the villa that was near the village Bob's parents used to live. The couple did have a good time at the bar.
It was Bonnie's birthday that day. Bob could have treated his wife to a banquet or a chic clothing boutique or an antique store or a barbecue, but only caught himself buying a bouquet of rose…Continue
Vince was mowing the lawn when his friend Vic shouted at him out of the blue, "Have you been to Venice?"
"What?" Vince shouted back. "I've never been to Venus. Are you crazy?"
"Venice, the Italian city. Not Venus, the planet."
Vince stopped to talk with Vic on the lawn. Early in the morning, Vince heard a snap outside and he scrambled to the…Continue