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English Guide: Practical Tips for Better English Communication

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...
article thumbnailThere are many idioms based on food, colour, music and so on. In today’s blog, we will share idioms related to time. Since time is very valuable, we would not waste your time and start with the blog straightaway.10 must know time based idioms1. Have the time of your lifeMeaning – It means to have a fantastic timeExample – Neeta is having time of her life in Goa.2. Time is moneyMeaning – Time is money means time is valuable/...
article thumbnailWhat does “Trending” mean?  Trending means something that has become popular amongst people for certain reasons. It can be a general development or change in a situation that people are accepting and behaving likewise. The recent example could be USA elections/ Donald Trump’s victory as a President or currency ban in India. English as a language has enormous words. There are approximately 25,000 new words added to the dictionary every year. Out...
article thumbnailFashion – the word itself is enough to make young girls and women excited. Women do so many things to keep themselves fashionable and in trend. People read magazines and follow fashion writers and bloggers for the latest update in the fashion industry. Fashion experts use unique words to describe clothes, accessories and other related things. It is important to know the meaning of those words so that it can be further used in communicating with...
article thumbnailLetters are an essential thing in our life. Knowing how to write it properly in English is an important skill that needs to be learnt. Writing letters in today’s digital world might sound a bit odd but it is not out of fashion. Writing letters creates a strong relationship with the recipient. In today’s blog we will help with the types of letters in English.5 Different types of letters you need to knowThank you letterThank you letters are sent...
article thumbnailEnglish language is funny yet weird. Many words in this language have more than one meaning. For example, you refer “blue” as a colour and as a feeling to express your depression or sadness. Sometimes the word may not mean the same way it seems to be. The word may also have an opposite meaning. While these words have more than one meaning, it is vital to oth the  meanings and understand their usage. Today, we will list down words that have...
article thumbnailIn our last blog, we explained five words that have opposite meanings. In this blog, we will figure out the remaining words which are difficult to understand but are commonly used.7 must know words that have opposite meanings1. RefrainRefrain means to stop yourself from doing something. In addition to this, to refrain also means a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a song or poem, especially at the end of each stanza; chorus.Examples:I...
article thumbnail English language has a wide range of  vocabulary. Some of them have different meanings, while others have the same pronunciation. For e.g. there, they’re and their – these three words have the same pronunciation but different meaning and spellings. Likewise, there are many words which create confusion. Among them are life, live and lives, that are sometimes used interchangeably and they create a lot of confusion. Today, we’ll explain the...
article thumbnailNo matter how you live or behave with your friends, when it comes to professionalism you have to maintain a basic etiquette. Your professional life is different from your personal life. In business, it is all about quality work, performance, and manners. Speaking politely in fluent English with a gentle smile always works in professional environment. Learn business etiquette rules and grow your business.5 business etiquette rules1. Firm...
article thumbnailPhrasal verbs are a combination of a verb and a preposition, a verb and an adverb, or a combination of both. In professional life, people use phrasal verbs in their communication. To understand these phrasal verbs, you need to understand them and use in your conversation. Today, we will learn phrasal verbs with put.7 phrasal verbs with put1. Put onPut on means to become fat or gain weight.Examples:You have put on a few kilos of weight...
article thumbnailIn today’s life, we can’t live without gadgets like mobiles, laptop, computer, Wi-Fi and many other devices. The use of technology has been increasing with each passing day. It is essential to know proper words related to gadgets. Let’s see some of those words. Tech-savvy words1. Portable hard drive:the removable hard disk/pen driveE.g.Portable hard drive is very easy to carry and beneficial for essential file storage.2. USB (Universal...
article thumbnailPhrasal verbs are an essential part of communication. They are generally used in informal communication. You will find very few phrases which are used during formal communications.Phrasal verbs are framed in 3 different ways, depends on whether the verb is combined with preposition, particle or both. Here, we have explained the concept using some suitable examples.Examples of phrasal verbs1. Verb + PrepositionE.g. Rama is looking after the...
article thumbnailIn English language, contractions are mostly used in written English. Basically, the word ‘contract’ means squeeze two words together with the use of an apostrophe which is placed where a letter has been omitted. Remember, there is a difference between contractions and abbreviations. An abbreviation is a shorten form of words which starts from the initial letter of the word but contraction is shortening of words and joining them using...
article thumbnailCommunication is an integral part of our  life. It’s useful in professional as well as in personal life. In the professional world, it's essential to communicate in English language, whereas in our personal lives we use different languages. In this blog, we’ll bring on some phrasal verbs, which will help you improve your communication skills.Phrases for everyday communicationPhrasal verbs that can be used in daily communication:1. Switch...
article thumbnailStories are attention grabbing and help us visualize the characters as we read or listen. Storytelling is an art that one can master if his/her narration is strong. People enjoy listening to stories, but when it comes to storytelling, not everyone is comfortable with it.To make everyone acquainted with storytelling process, we have listed down some guidelines.5 Tips to keep in mind while storytelling:1. Grab the attention of your audienceThis step...
article thumbnailHalloween is a festival which is celebrated in many western countries. People remember the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed souls. However, in India, we don’t follow Halloween so there are only a few people who are aware about it. In today’s blog, we will explain some idioms that are based on Halloween. It is related to some scary and spooky images like witches, black cats, blood, skeletons, ghosts, bats, weapons...
article thumbnailIn our previous blog, we explained to you about Halloween and spooky idioms related to it. Here are some more idioms that you can use in your communication.Make way for Halloween idioms1. Not a cat in hell’s chanceThis idiom means no chance at all.E.g.The old lady has a strong intention to go to the temple on the top of the mountain but she doesn’t have a cat in hell’s chance to do so because of the heavy rains.2. Come back to haunt...
article thumbnailBe it a weekend or a weekday, people who use roadways to travel usually face the problem of traffic jam. In today’s blog, we will discuss the vocabulary that can be used to convey the traffic and its situation. This vocabulary will be very helpful for discussing traffic status and updates and other related problems. Let’s see what these phrases say.7 Traffic vocabularies that needs to be learnt1. Traffic jamThis word is very commonly used in...
article thumbnailIn English, we use ‘some’ and ‘any’ when we are unable to mention the quantity of a certain thing in numbers (i.e. exact measures). When we want to show or ask more options of a certain thing, we use ‘Some’. On the other hand, if we are discussing a few or limited things, then we use ‘Any’.Words which are based on ‘Some’: Somebody, someday, someone, something, somehow, someway, etc.Words which are based on ‘Any’: Anybody, anyone, anything, anyway,...
article thumbnailIn a day, we move our hands  a number of times and for a number of reasons. Each hand movement has its own meaning and expression. It is hard to imagine the number of words that can be used to describe such hand movements. In this article, we will explain you some such words.1. WaveThis action is been done to say hi/hello or just to catch someone’s attention.Example: He just waved at Santosh from the other side of the platform.2. Hand shakeHand...
    

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