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March 14, 2008

Hello people!!!

Welcome to my blog where i gonna post some cool and really helpful items for English learners.. You are invited to do the same here..

I am a student of language faculty and i know how it's difficult to learn language and i will try to share my ideas with you according to improving your language skills..

So guys go on!

Wish you the best luck! 

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06:45 AM Oct 20 2008



According to Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American."

Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).

Victor Hugo's Les Miserable contains one of the longest sentences in the French language 823 words without a period.

There is only ONE word in the English language with THREE CONSECUTIVE SETS OF DOUBLE LETTERS.... Bookkeeper

There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: "indivisibility."

There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."

There are thirteen languages spoken by more than 100 million people. They are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, Malay-Indonesian, French, Japanese, German, and Urdu.

There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers. The most widely spoken language in the world is Mandarin Chinese. There are 885,000,000 people in China that speak that language.

There are only two sequences of four consecutive letters that can be found in the English language: "rstu" and "mnop." Examples of each are understudy and gynophobia.

There are only 4 words in the English language which end in "duos": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are at least two words in the English language that use all of the vowels, in the correct order, and end in the letter Y: abstemiously & facetiously.

There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

The word "honcho" comes from a Japanese word meaning "squad leader" and first came into usage in the English language during the American occupation of Japan following World War II.

11:32 AM Mar 22 2008



Hi peeps! How is it going?Hope everything is cool.

And i think it would be great to start a new topic "Word families". It is about synonyms of one word.. It is very useful one to make your speech more colourful and interesting..

Well I gonna give you the words with explanation.. If you have some interesting examples you could post them here..

Lets start with LAUGH

  1. CACKLE -  to laugh loudly
  2. CHUCKLE - to laugh quietly
  3. GIGGLE - to laugh in a silly way
  4. SMILE - to move the corners of your mouth up to show you are happy
  5. SNIGGER - to laugh to yourself in a disrespectful way
So how was that?

12:19 PM Mar 14 2008



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12:11 PM Mar 14 2008



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11:24 AM Mar 14 2008



And here goes the 1st important topic.. ARTICLES.

Articles General | A/an | The | No article Articles

There are only three articles in English: a, an and the. There are two types of articles indefinite a and an or definite the. Their proper use is complex especially when you get into the advanced use of English. Quite often you have to work by what sounds right, which can be frustrating for a learner. We usually use no article to talk about things in general - the doesn't mean all. For example: "Books are expensive." = (All books are expensive.) "The books are expensive." = (Not all books are expensive, just the ones I'm talking about.)

Indefinite articles - a and an (determiners) A and an are the indefinite articles. They refer to something not specifically known to the person you are communicating with. A and an are used before nouns that introduce something or someone you have not mentioned before:- For example: "I saw an elephant this morning." "I ate a banana for lunch." A and an are also used when talking about your profession For example: "I am an English teacher." "I am a builder."

Note! You use a when the noun you are referring to begins with a consonant (b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y or z), for example, "a city" and "a factory" You use an when the noun you are referring to begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) Pronunciation changes this rule. If the next word begins with a consonant sound when we say it, for example, "university" then we use a. If the next word begins with a vowel sound when we say it, for example "hour" then we use an. We say "university" with a "y" sound at the beginning as though it were spelt "youniversity". So, "a university" IS correct. We say "hour" with a silent h as though it were spelt "our". So, "an hour" IS correct.

Definite Article - the (determiners) Strong pronunciation Weak pronunciation

You use the when you know that the listener knows or can work out what particular person/thing you are talking about. For example: "The apple you ate was rotten." "Did you lock the car?"

You should also use the when you have already mentioned the thing you are talking about. For example: "She's got two children; a girl and a boy. The girl's eight and the boy's fourteen." We use the to talk about geographical points on the globe. For example: the North Pole, the equator We use the to talk about rivers, oceans and seas For example: the Nile, the Pacific, the English channel We also use the before certain nouns when we know there is only one of a particular thing. For example: the rain, the sun, the wind, the world, the earth, the White House etc..

However if you want to describe a particular instance of these you should use a/an. For example: "I could hear the wind." / "There's a cold wind blowing." "What are your plans for the future?" / "She has a promising future ahead of her." The is also used to say that a particular person or thing being mentioned is the best, most famous, etc. In this use, 'the' is usually given strong pronunciation: For example: "Harry's Bar is the place to go." "You don't mean you met the Tony Blair, do you?"

No article

  • You do not use an article before nouns when talking in general terms. For example: Inflation is rising. People are worried about rising crime. (Note! People generally, so no article)
  •  You do not use an article when talking about sports. For example: My son plays football. Tennis is expensive.
  •  You do not use an article before uncountable nouns when talking about them generally. For example: Information is important to any organisation. Coffee is bad for you.
  •  You do not use an article before the names of countries except where they indicate multiple areas or contain the words (state(s), kindom, republic, union). Kingdom, state, republic and union are nouns, so they need an article. For example: No article - Italy, Mexico, Bolivia, England Use the - the UK (United Kingdom), the USA (United States of America), the Irish Republic Multiple areas! the Netherlands, the Philippines, the British Isles