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English Guide: Practical Tips for Better English Communication

article thumbnailLife is full of surprises and shocks. You might never know when a surprise can turn into a shock. There are many times when we warn people to avoid taking too many risks or if they are climbing up a ladder you might warn them to be safe. Sometimes we see formal notices, pictures, posters that act as warnings about dangers. For e.g. If someone is investing all his money in stock market, you might warn them to avoid taking too many risks or...
article thumbnailYou know it's the last month of the year, and you are in celebration and vacation mood. And not to forget, the favorite season, winter. Who doesn’t like winter or let’s say who doesn’t like to sit indoors by the fireside in the mornings and evenings with a hot cup of tea. We all love it. With a week or a few days away from Christmas and New Year, we are already in party mood. People visit their family and friends to spend their time and enjoy...
article thumbnailIn our last blog, we listed five holiday idioms that described the holiday. In today’s blog, we will discuss few more idioms and phrases that are related to holidays. Most of the people in foreign countries use holiday phrases and idioms while conversing in English. So, having a fair knowledge about these with their meaning will come handy when you are on a vacation.5 Holiday phrases and idioms1. Let your hair down Meaning - to allow yourself to...
article thumbnailhttp://eagetutor.com/December is that time of the month when many countries are in a festive mood. Christmas and New Year bring holidays and celebration mood along with them. In many English-speaking countries, they send gifts and greetings to wish their friends and family. If you are planning a vacation in any of the countries especially in December, then knowing some holiday greetings might surely help you. Even if you don’t celebrate...
article thumbnailHair is the personality of a person, especially women. It makes them look beautiful. Everyone has a unique hairstyle which makes their appearance different. While some flaunt it, others nag about it. Whatever you do, you express it with words and phrases. These expressions are nothing but idioms and phrases. These idioms have a figurative meaning. Let us learn some expressions about hair that is generally used by a native speaker.Must know...
article thumbnailMany times in life, we find people who poke their nose in every matter. They are curious to know everything that happens in our life. Sometimes it becomes difficult to avoid these people as they might be our friend or a close relative. We don’t like to answer each question. So, in today’s blog, we are bringing you some English phrases which will help you avoid answering an unwanted question.6 phrases to be used1. (Sorry) That’s personalThis phrase must...
article thumbnailPhrasal verbs are a combination of words which consist of a verb and a preposition or a combination of verb and adverb. When these words are combined, they usually give a different meaning. Knowingly or unknowingly, we are using some common phrasal verbs in our day to day life. To know and understand those common phrasal verbs we are here to help you out. Today, we will provide you phrasal verbs that are used in our day to day life.10 daily...
article thumbnailAdjectives are words that describe nouns or give information about the noun. A native English speaker uses various adjectives while communicating in English. Using adjectives in a sentence means enhancing the language by making it interesting. In our day to day life, we use many adjectives while speaking and writing in English. For e.g. If someone asks, how are you? You say, I am fine or I am doing good. However, an English learner would use...
article thumbnailIn our recent blog, we listed vocabularies related to beach, sea, and ocean. Today, we will explain expressions and idioms related to the sea. May it be a beach, ocean, or a sea, who doesn’t love spending time and relaxing there. Many times, when you are with your colleagues over a casual chat, you might have heard idiomatic expressions that are figurative in nature. For e.g. It is raining cats and dogs. However, this sentence means it's...
article thumbnailIn our last blog, we explained about idioms and expressions related to ocean and sea. This blog will help you learn some more idioms which will improve your English communication. Let’s have a look at these idioms.9 must know idioms1. Take sand to the beachMeaning – A pointless or useless activityE.g. Why don’t you understand, hiring a cab for 5 minute distance is like taking sand to the beach.2. Drink like a fishMeaning – When someone...
article thumbnailWho doesn’t love spending time on the beach? Summer is the perfect time to hit the beach. The warm weather gives a perfect reason to visit the beach and get some cool breeze. People visit the beach for various reasons. If you happen to get a chance to visit a beach especially in a foreign country, then don’t miss this opportunity. The beaches there are very different. Before you hit the beach learn some beach vocabulary that would help to...
article thumbnailFood is something that everyone loves. Thinking of food itself makes us hungry. If you are a food lover and have a knack for cooking, then you might have surely tried many food items. Your culinary skills would make you a cooking expert or you might even land to Master Chef. Although your cooking skills may possibly give you a new job, but average or poor communication skills may ruin your chance. The way you talk, the way you present or you...
article thumbnailIn our last blog, we explained a few beach vocabulary words. People visit beaches for various purpose. Some go for adventure while others go for relaxing their mind. No matter what the reason is, if you are visiting the beach, knowing these words will help you while conversing with a native speaker.Must know beach vocabulary words1. ShoreShore is the area where sand meets the ocean or sea.2. SandbarWhen the force of the water pushes the...
article thumbnailIn English language, we have words to describe every particular thing in this world. May it be a person or an animal, we have names for every species. Although, when it comes to gender, many people find it difficult to understand the noun gender. So, in this blog, we will explain gender nouns for all English learners.Types of gender nouns There are four types of gender nouns which will be explained below:1. Masculine genderWe say a noun is a...
article thumbnailIn life, there are times when we face situations where we lose our loved ones or near and dear ones. It might be anyone from our friend’s family or our family or even a pet. The loss is huge which can’t be replaced in any manner. Generally, people don’t understand what to say or how to console the person. The words might fall short when you try to give condolences to the bereaved. If you happen to come under such unexpected situations, then try...
article thumbnailIn English language, grammar plays a significant role in understanding the usage of certain words and their meanings. At times, a single word may be interpreted in two different ways. For e.g. the word overlook – it means either you have a glance at something or you look at something very closely to scrutinize it. A single word can mean two things which actually creates confusion. While there are many such words, in this article we will learn...
article thumbnailSorry, excuse me and pardon are three words which are used very commonly in English communication. Knowing the proper usage of these words is essential as they are used in our daily conversations.Although all three words have different meaning and usages,sorry and pardon can be used interchangeably sometimes.In this blog, we will learn the difference in the meaning and the usage of sorry, excuse and pardon in English language.SorrySorry is used to...
article thumbnailIn our day to day conversation, we use many words and expressions to explain our situation. These days people at work use idioms to express their day to day work happenings. If you happen to join a new organisation and hear a lot of idiomatic expressions, then don’t take it the other way. Idioms are an expression that have figurative meaning and do not carry a literal meaning. The only way to understand these idioms is by knowing their meaning...
article thumbnailIn our last blog, we explained five everyday idioms that are commonly used. Idioms play an important role in improving your English speaking skills. Knowing their proper meaning and correct usage will enhance your confidence and communication skills. Speaking fluent English is not that difficult as you think. When native English speakers speak English they sound very fluent and natural. If you observe the way they speak, you will find out that...
article thumbnailThe holiday season is almost here. It’s that time of the year when you plan for long vacations and parties to make it memorable. While partying is mostly related to dance, food, and drinks, it is essential to know words that are used while describing drinks. In today’s blog, we will let you know about vocabulary that is used for drinks and beverages. It is quite normal for the people living in foreign countries to talk about drinks and...
article thumbnailPhrasal verbs are two-word phrases combined of a verb and a preposition, a verb and an adverb, or a combination of both. These phrases are easy to learn when you understand their meaning individually. The best way to learn them is to understand them as you encounter them. In today’s blog, we will learn phrasal verbs based on ‘to think’.7 must know phrasal verbs1. 'To think of'To think of has two meanings. The first one means something that you know...
article thumbnailGrammar is the backbone of  English language. It is essential to use it properly or the sentence turns out to be meaningless. Learning the basics of English grammar is important to make your English knowledge stronger. No matter how good English skills one has, once in a while he/she certainly gets confused with the usage of in and on. Prepositions are small words that are used to link nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives etc. In and on are...
article thumbnailDecember is the month of celebration. People all around the globe wait for winter, Christmas, and New Year. In India,  it is also the wedding season. When we talk about the wedding, people, especially women love to get decked up and try to look prettiest in the attire. While we talk about the look, not to forget about fitness and health. People care about their health and try to maintain their fitness by doing exercises, yoga, visiting gyms etc. If...
article thumbnailDecember is a month of celebration and holidays. Christmas is the much-awaited festival among all other festivals. It  is a festival of sharing joy, spreading happiness and sending gifts to your loved ones. In today’s blog, we’ll explain idioms related to Christmas that will help you while conversing with friends in English.8 Christmas idioms you must know:1. Tis the seasonTis the season is an old way of contracting “it” and “is.” This idiom...
article thumbnailEnglish language is simple to learn yet is full of confusion. The way we speak or pronounce words might not be exactly the way they are written or spelt. Like for example – psychology where the letter “p” is silent. Or there are some words which are pronounced same but have different spellings and meaning. Such words are called Homophones and often tend to create a lot of confusion. In this blog, we will list some common homophones which you...
    

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