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English Improvement Tips Vocabulary Tenses Inspirational Thoughts Phrasal Verbs Idioms and sayings Common Grammatical Errors Weekly Quiz Contest Weekly Newsletter. Date: 12 th August 2011. Email: Learn@myunnati.com to subscribe.Learn@myunnati.com Slang Words
2 Table of Contents 1.Vocabulary – Word of the WeekVocabulary – Word of the Week 2.Phrasal Verb of the WeekPhrasal Verb of the Week 3.Common Spoken English ErrorsCommon Spoken English Errors 4.Phrase of the WeekPhrase of the Week 5.Inspirational Thought of the WeekInspirational Thought of the Week 6.Weekly Quiz ContestWeekly Quiz Contest
3 Words of the Week: English words for ‘Bakwas’ 1.Bullshit (noun)– It means something that is stupid or untrue. –Ex: Don’t give me that bullshit. (mujhe yeh bakwas mat kaho) –Ex: That is bullshit. (yeh bakwas hai) 2.Bullshit (verb) – it means to tell somebody something that is stupid or untrue. –Ex: Don’t bullshit me. (mujhe bakwas mat kaho) 3.Nonsense (noun) – ideas/statements that are illogical or untrue. –Ex: Don’t talk nonsense. (bakwas mat karo) 4.Rubbish (noun) – statements that are not logical or sensible. –Ex: Don’t talk rubbish. (bakwas mat karo)
4 Phrasal Verb of the Week – Look out 1.Look out – It is used to warn somebody about danger. In Hindi: Dekh ke/ Bach ke. –Ex: Look out! That ball will hit you. –Ex: I told him to look out but he didn’t listen to me. 2.Look out for – look carefully at people/things around you so that you can find one particular thing. –Ex: We are looking out for a photocopy shop. (means we are looking at both sides while walking/driving to find a photocopy shop) 3.Look out for also means to take care of someone and make sure that they are properly treated. –Ex: I always look out for my younger brother. –Ex: You need to look out for your own interests first before thinking of others.
5 Common Spoken English Errors Gate vs. Door 1.A gate is the main entry to a campus or a house or bungalow. A gate separates the road from the house etc. A gate is normally outdoors. 2.A door normally opens to an inside area like the inside of a home, the inside of a room etc. 3.A gate is connected to a fence or a boundary. A door is connected to a wall of the building. 4.You can open a gate and drive your car through it. But you can’t drive a car through a door. –Ex: Open the gate and let him come inside our home. – this is wrong! ‘Open the door’ will be right here. –Close the gate, because the AC is on. – This is wrong! AC means it is inside. So ‘close the door’ will be right.
6 Phrase of the Week “From Pillar to Post” 1.This phrase is normally used like this: Go from pillar to post, run from pillar to post etc. We have to use go/run etc. type of verb with it. 2.It basically means to visit/go to many different places or people to achieve a goal, but in the end it is not helpful or successful. 3.It is used to show your frustration at running around needlessly without any useful result. –Ex: We rushed from pillar to post in search of a working ATM machine. –Ex: To get any work done in a government office you first have to run from pillar to post to collect all necessary documents. –Ex: Farmers have to go from pillar to post to get the compensation for their land from the government.
7 Inspirational Thought of the week Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 1.Venture means to do something that is risky. 2.So this line basically means that if you don’t take a risk, you can not gain anything. 3.It can be used to motivate a person to take a risk, or in case somebody took a risk and it was unsuccessful, then it can be used to tell him that taking risks is necessary. –Ex: You should go and propose to her. She may accept your proposal. After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained. –Ex: If you keep waiting for a promotion in your current job, you will never grow. You must try for jobs in other companies because nothing ventured, nothing gained.
8 Weekly Quiz Contest Correct the errors: 1.You done many mistakes in your paper. 2.How much money did you expend on your treatment? 3.It happened just because of you told them a lie. Email the correct sentences to Learn@myunnati.com before 10 PM, Thursday, 18 th of August. One lucky person with all correct answers will win Unnati’s Vocabulary Builder booklet.Learn@myunnati.com Answers to last week’s quiz: 1.His mom makes very tasty Rajma. 2.Do you have any information about tomorrow’s class? 3.I do not agree with you. Best response of last week: Yash Bunty, Sualeha Faridi, Anita Saxena
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