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English Guide: Practical Tips for Better English Communication

article thumbnail Movies are our favorite topic of discussion in our day to day conversations. While having such discussions, we use different words and phrases to describe it in a more colorful way so that the person can visualize and understand the movie. We are always excited to describe the movie which we have watched recently. Below are some vocabulary words and phrases that could be used when speaking about movies.While giving a review of the movieThe...
article thumbnail Special occasion can be described as any event which we celebrate with our near and dear ones. For e.g. marriage ceremony, fresher’s party in college, send off ceremony, etc. These all are like one-time event in an individual’s life. While discussing such special occasions with your friends or colleagues, you should use some good vocabulary that would explain the occasion very well. Let’s have a look at some such words.How to describe a...
article thumbnail A written report is a document that has a clear purpose and is meant for a particular audience.It comprises of certain special information which is presented, analysed and applied to a specific problem or issue. It is a detailed information about a problem and its solutions which is being studied and analyzed. Different reports have different formats as the intentions and aims vary.Primarily, reports are categorized as "Informal" and "Formal" and the...
article thumbnail Conjunctions like ‘when’, ‘while, ‘during’ and ‘for’  are used to indicate a period of time, circumstance, or a certain situation which is taking place. These words always give an idea regarding a specific time period. These  are called Time Conjunctions as they are often used to used to connect an action or an event to a point in time.Let’s see the appropriate usage of these words  briefly :-1. When‘When’ is used to mention about an activity...
article thumbnail In one of the recent articles, we briefed you about different types of reports. In this article, let us try to make you aware about some of the important things to be kept in mind while writing a report. Following points should be considered while writing a report: -1. Before writing:-Before starting, one should be very clear about the objective(s)of the report and the audience for whom you are writing. It is also necessary to do a thorough...
article thumbnail The usage of English language is increasing tremendously with social media playing a vital role in this aspect.  Therefore, it is important for any individual to learn and use it efficiently. Although today most women are empowered and capable to earn their bread and butter, still many lack the fluency in spoken English.  In today’s blog we’ll explain, some useful tips for polishing English skills and which can be used efficiently in...
article thumbnail A manager is a responsible figure in a company who is in charge of a certain group or task, or a certain subset of company. Management is all about managing people, company, work and other related aspects.While handling all these roles, a manager is supposed to communicate with different types of people with varying backgrounds. At such times, a good vocabulary helps showcase his/her professionalism, not only in work but also in behavior,...
article thumbnail Vocabulary to be used when describing your native place Think of native place and good memories flock our mind.  Usually, when we return from our native place, we tend to discuss with our friends and family about its awesomeness.  Such discussions can be interesting only if you are able to describe in a narrative manner.  To make it more interesting and explanatory, you can make use of the following words to impress your listeners in the...
article thumbnail Every time when we watch news or listen to radio, we get to hear the latest happenings around us that often create shock, anger, surprise, curiosity etc. Some news we understand, some we don’t and others we just try to figure out. When we finally figure out and understand the whole history behind a particular news, we learn many new things. One such news in recent times talks about Brexit. Did you follow the news? Let us learn new words and...
article thumbnail In our day-to-day life, we come across funny idioms.  Idioms are explanatory and effective in getting a strong message across.  Usage of such idioms in communication makes the discussion interesting without any misunderstanding. It conveys what exactly the person wants to communicate but the point is that  these have to be understood by the person himself. Idioms can add a lot of fun in your communication especially when you are talking about...
article thumbnail Hope you enjoyed learning idioms which we have shared through our recent blogs. As you all know, idioms are very effective part of communication as it helps to create an effective impression. It indirectly showcases the knowledge of a person as a good communicator who is perhaps well read.10 More Funny Food Idioms are: -1. Bread and Butter: the things which are basic necessities of life.Example: These days, smart mobile phones have become bread...
article thumbnail It is said that, ‘Encouragement Goes Straight To The Heart’. The word of encouragement is useful to create confidence in the mind of people around you. When you put some positive thoughts in one’s mind, so that he/she feels confident and happy, you are encouraging the other personFollowing phrases will help you to encourage people around you. These phrases must be used appropriately according to the situation.1. Nice job! I am impressed / I am...
article thumbnail In our professional lives, we tend to remain busy all the time and sometimes may find it hard to do all the tasks expected from us. In such situations, we need to communicate to the higher boss or our family of our busy status.  Today, let us see how you can communicate to others that you are busy in a business manner. Some ways to communicate your busy status are-When you talk about being busy in past, you say:I was busy + verb (with ‘ing’...
article thumbnail In our day-to-day conversation, we usually discuss our beauty problems with friends and family members. Effective terms and phrases should be used while communicating the same. In today’s blog, we’ll learn some common words that are used for discussing beauty problems.Phrases related to beauty:1. Pimple/Zit/SpotPimple is nothing but an inflamed spot on the skin.Example: Generally, pimple arises on the face of teenagers.2. Baggy EyesThese are...
article thumbnail Introduction:An Adjective is a word or set of words which describe a noun or pronoun. It tells us the quality of a person or thing which is represented by noun or pronoun.Example: This is a beautiful garden.Here ‘beautiful’ is an adjective which describes the quality of the noun ‘garden’.Adjective may also follow the word they modify.Example: This garden looks beautiful.An Adverb is a word or set of words which modifies words, adjectives or other...
article thumbnail According to the Oxford dictionary, the word justify means-‘Show or prove to be right or reasonable.’Example: He justified his authority in the office.The government needs to justify the capital punishment.Now that you have understood the meaning and read the examples, it is time to learn how you can justify or prove yourself right or reasonable in any given situation. When you justify your opinions in English, you tend to use the language to...
article thumbnail Idioms always come handy when we are out of words. May it be a casual conversation with your friend or making any business deal with a client, you could use idioms and add a humorous touch to your conversation. But, not to forgot that, when it comes to business skills, the most important skill you need to possess is to negotiate. By that it means that the two people or two parties should come to a mutual agreement. So today we are going to...
article thumbnail Managing an appointment is a task where the concerned person has to think about both the parties who will take part in the meeting. It is essential to understand the perspectives of both. He/she is supposed to consider the entire schedule connected with the meeting. While making an appointment, the person should consider the four phases, which are briefly explained as follows.1. Making appointmentsThis phase will consume  most of your time...
article thumbnail Films or movie are popular all over the world. We often watch movies for entertainment.  Through movies we can learn many things, for one communication. It helps you to express and hence, improve our communication. Watching English movies can improve your communication as you can learn new words and improve your vocabulary.  It is also a great topic to start a new conversation. We all love watching movies, but what if you could describe it to your...
article thumbnail An organization is a special unit of people that are structured and managed to pursue a goal. All the organizations have a management structure and have a relationship with the different activities. They are assigned with some roles and responsibility to carry out certain tasks. As an employee, you are required to know in and out about the organization, so that if anyone asks, you should be able to describe it with good communication. Let’s...
article thumbnail Meeting or presentation is an important part of our career. In our academic or professional career, we require giving a presentation and it might be in front of a big audience. Hence, it is important that you speak in fluent English. Every now and then when there is a meeting or presentation scheduled, we get afraid and confused as we are not sure of the things to speak, especially in front of others.Therefore, let us look at important things...
until & unless Introduction: In English language, there are many confusing words where we all get puzzled. We have done most of these in our previous articles. Today we will discuss another confusing pair "until" and "unless". Until and Unless are generally used as a conjunction to connect the sentences in English. These can also be used as a preposition. Let’s learn the usage of until and unless. Unless: Unless means same, as if… not. Unless is followed by a...
Use of There There, their and they’re, are one of the most commonly confused words. Although the pronunciation sounds similar, but the spelling and meaning is different. Therefore, the words are called homophones. Understanding the difference between these three words, plays a vital role in learning English. Not only does it help you in English writing skills, but also improves your English grammar. Let’s learn the usage of there, their and they’re. Difference...
Money Introduction:Money is any item or variable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services. The main function is that, it is a medium of exchange, a unit of work and a store of value. Knowing terms related to money will help you to start your career in finance or banks.There are many words that can describe money. You must be very fluent in English to know the vocabulary. There are lot of terms related to money in fact it's...
Fav_Newspaper Introduction:A newspaper is a serial publication which contains news, informative articles and advertisements. Reading newspaper provides us with the information around the world. There are various types of news printed in the newspaper like political, business, finance, sports etc. The benefits of reading a newspaper are enormous. We can not only improve our English but also add various new words to our vocabulary list and learn a new writing style....
    

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