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socializing in English In our day to day life, we use many words to converse in English. Many of these words used are a combination of a verb and a preposition or a combination of verb and adverb. These words are called Phrasal verbs. These words give an entirely different meaning when combined. It is vital to know their proper meaning in order to use them in a sentence. Till now we have listed many blogs related to phrasal verbs and its usage to describe your day....
car All these years we published blogs that were related to interview skills or English grammar. Just a few days back we started creating more blogs that helped the beginners to learn basic English skills. The basic English skills include vocabularies, phrases, idioms that are used in day to day communication. While the blogs provided information on general topics, today’s blog is for those who love cars, bikes etc. i.e. for men and boys. However,...
funny idiom to improve English 1 In our last blog, we described funny idioms that are often used by the native speakers in the day to day communication. Funny idioms not only add a humorous touch but also make you a pro-English speaker. Let us have a look at the remaining idioms that are funnier than the previous one. 6 Funny idioms you must know1. Chew the fatThis idiom means to chat in a friendly and leisurely way or engage in casual gossip sessions. It is generally said to...
funny idiom to improve English Idioms are an everyday figure of speech which is taken in a light and a humorous way. The figurative meaning of the idioms makes the sentence often go against the logical “rules of language and grammar”.  Native speakers use these idioms daily in the conversation which not only improves English but also helps to get the command over the language. In today’s blog, we’ll teach funny idioms which will help improve your English-speaking skills.5...
confused In life, we have faced many instances where we have misunderstood many things and have ended up confused. We were able to clear a few, while there was a lot of confusion in the others. It is important to clarify and clear out the confusion in order to avoid unexpected results. To understand and clarify the confusion, you are required to articulate the points in an impeccable English with good vocabulary words. Today’s blog will help you with...
food “Food is love food is life” for all the food lovers. It’s hard to define the relation that the food lovers share with food. While people explore cuisines from different places to get a sense of taste, they also learn many new things. Learning new things is easy and so is English. As a foodie, you learn new dishes and its ingredients which indirectly help you to learn new words, spellings and pronunciation. Sometimes describing them is difficult...
food vocabulary In our last blog, we described vocabulary related to texture of the food. This blog will introduce more words about food that can be used while communicating. Food vocabulary is useful for everyone – right from the housewives to the food lovers. Have you ever been in the phase where you found it difficult to explain a recipe in English? If your answer is yes, then don’t worry. It’s something that everybody has gone through. There are many words that...
conversation starters When you go to a new place, where you don’t know anyone, it becomes a bit difficult to spend the time. In order to know more about the festival, culture, climate etc. of that place you decide to explore the city. You find a group of locals there and decide to make friendship and know about the city. A fluent English, in this case, is very helpful to start the conversation. You need to be aware of the conversation starters that will encourage...
grammar mistakes Are you a beginner in English? It is common to get confused with similar words or phrases. Speaking English is easy as it just takes confidence and a person to talk with. Don’t be afraid of mistakes, mistakes are the proof that you are trying. Only by making mistake you can learn new things. It is not that you are the only one who is making mistakes. There are many native English speakers who get confused while speaking. The mistakes can be...
misused words literally In our last blog, we discussed words that are commonly misused in English. In this article, we will add some more words that are commonly misused. Knowing the correct usage will help you to enhance your vocabulary as well as spoken English Skills which will help you to speak effectively. Let us look at the words.10 words with incorrect usage1. An effectAn effect means either to influence or to fake whereas to effect means to put into effect.Examples:The new...
you can do it In life, there are many situations which make us sad and feel low. At that moment when someone encourages us with their positive words, we feel light and happy.  Don’t we? We encourage people playing sports, while building relationships with friends, family, colleagues, and while working. In the same manner, when your friend or your loved one feels low, you try to encourage them with positive words by complimenting and appreciating them. In...
give it a shot In our last blog, we taught you few phrases that can be used for encouraging someone. When you use these phrases in your communication, it not only helps you to motivate someone but also improves your English-speaking skills. Let’s have a look at some positive phrases that will improve your English skills and help you encourage someone.6 phrases you must know1. You are almost there!This phrase is best to encourage someone who is about to...
interjections In our earlier blog, we provided a fun guide to interjections which help us in our day to day conversation. Interjections are words for the emotions and expressions that we make. These interjections words depict our emotions like surprise, agreement, disagreement, sarcasm, shock etc. In today’s blog, we will explain interjections to be used to express your emotions which will help you in your everyday conversations using “expressive...
couch potato Idioms play an important role in English language. They help to express your feelings in a figurative manner. In today’s lesson, we will describe people and their characteristics with idiomatic expressions. These people might be your friends, cousins, co-workers and to some your family members. All these characters are different from each other and have a unique differentiating factor through which we identify or know them. Let us learn the...
relationships February is a month of love and people all over the world celebrate their relationships. While not everyone might be in a relation, but everyone might surely be aware of relationships. Today’s English lesson will provide you with some phrases which are used in English communication while conversing about relationships.7 vocabulary terms to talk about relationships1. Long distance relationshipMeaning - A relationship where the two people who are...
compliment man Women get compliments more often for their looks, smile, the way they walk or talk etc. However, it’s not always that women get compliments; men too get compliments. Men also like to get compliments. Who doesn’t like to get praised for their appearance? As a small gesture, you can compliment them on their appearance – it might be their new hairstyle, beard, moustache etc. The only thing to remember here is to use adjectives like cool, handsome,...
misused words Words have the tendency to make or break the sentence. When a word is used correctly, it makes a wonderful meaningful sentence. In the same way when the word is wrongly used it creates a wrong sentence. Generally, it happens with non-native English speakers. However, practising these words and knowing their appropriate meaning will help with its correct usage. So, in this article, we are bringing words that are confused and misused.9 words...
you are right A conversation is incomplete without a set of questions. It doesn’t matter with whom you are talking, but it will surely have a question. For e.g. while commuting, if a co-passenger asks whether it’s a Chicago-bound train and you confirm it by replying yes to him. There are many instances when you will have to reply to someone that they are correct. In today’s blog, you will learn English phrases that can be used to agree with someone or to say...
act your age Age is something that is never shared and asking a girl or a woman her age, is considered bad manners. People rarely talk about their age and salary. Although, while conversing in English, people refer to idioms related to age to give a hint about their age,no one wants to reveal their actual age and want to be referred to as a sweet sixteen. Sweet sixteen is regarded as the characteristic age of prettiness and innocence in a girl. In today’s blog, we...
article thumbnail Life 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 thumbnail You 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 thumbnail In 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 thumbnail http://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 thumbnail Hair 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 hair...
article thumbnail Many 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...

Heat transfer

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Introduction to heat transfer

What is Heat Transfer?

h_trans_1Heat transfer is a process by which internal energy from one substance transfers to another substance. Thermodynamics is the study of heat transfer and the changes that result from it.

Heat can be transferred from one place to another by three methods: conduction in solids, convection of fluids (liquids or gases), and radiation through anything that will allow radiation to pass. The method used to transfer heat is usually the one that is the most efficient. If there is a temperature difference in a system, heat will always move from higher to lower temperatures.



Different Methods of Heat Transfer

Conduction:

h_trans_2Conduction occurs when two objects at different temperatures are in contact with each other. Heat flows from the warmer to the cooler object until they are both at the same temperature. Conduction is the movement of heat through a substance by the collision of molecules. At the place where the two object touch, the faster-moving molecules of the warmer object collide with the slower moving molecules of the cooler object. As they collide, the faster molecules give up some of their energy to the slower molecules. The slower molecules gain more thermal energy and collide with other molecules in the cooler object. This process continues until heat energy from the warmer object spreads throughout the cooler object. Some substances conduct heat more easily than others. Solids are better conductors than liquids, and liquids are better conductors than gases. Metals are very good conductors of heat, while air is very poor conductor of heat.

Example: Whenever you touch something that is hotter or colder than your skin, e.g. when you wash your hands in warm or cold water.
                                              

Convection:

h_trans_3In liquids and gases, convection is usually the most efficient way to transfer heat. Convection occurs when warmer areas of a liquid or gas rise to cooler areas in the liquid or gas. As this happens, cooler liquid or gas takes the place of the warmer areas which have risen higher. This cycle results in a continues circulation pattern that transfers heat to cooler areas.

Example: You see convection when you boil water in a pan. The bubbles of water that rise are the hotter parts of the water rising to the cooler area of water at the top of the pan. You have probably heard the expression "Hot air rises and cool air falls to take its place" -- this is a description of convection in our atmosphere. Heat energy is transferred by the circulation of the air. 
                                        


Radiation :

Both conduction and convection require matter to transfer heat. Radiation is a method of heat transfer that does not rely upon any contact between the heat source and the heated object. For example, we feel heat from the sun even though we are not touching it. Radiation is a form of energy transport consisting of electromagnetic waves traveling at the speed of light. No mass is exchanged and no medium is required.


h_trans_4Objects emit radiation when high energy electrons in a higher atomic level fall down to lower energy levels. The energy lost is emitted as light or electromagnetic radiation. Energy that is absorbed by an atom causes its electrons to "jump" up to higher energy levels. All objects absorb and emit radiation. When the absorption of energy balances the emission of energy, the temperature of an object stays constant. If the absorption of energy is greater than the emission of energy, the temperature of an object rises. If the absorption of energy is less than the emission of energy, the temperature of an object falls.
                                    

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