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Hadiri Pameran Pendidikan Luar Negeri Terbesar 2018

 

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International Education Expo 2018 merupakan pameran pendidikan internasional terbesar di awal tahun dengan menghadirkan universitas favorit dari luar negeri yang termasuk dalam Top University di Asia dan Eropa.

Kegiatan pameran pendidikan internasional ini akan diadakan selama 2 hari di Jakarta dan Tangerang secara Gratis terbuka untuk umum. Selain berkonsultasi secara langsung dengan para perwakilan resmi universitasnya, kalian juga bisa mendapatkan beragam beasiswa serta promo berupa Application Fee dan promo lainnya.

Dengan target pengunjung 2.000 peserta dan menghadirkan lebih dari 30 booth universitas, International Education Expo 2018 yang diselenggarakan oleh ICAN Education Consultant diharapkan dapat menjadi jawaban peningkatkan kualitas pendidikan dan karier bagi kalangan pelajar dan profesional di Indonesia.

Catat tanggal dan lokasinya:

  • Hari ke- 1 (Sabtu, 20 Januari 2018)
    Lokasi: Crowne Plaza Jakarta (Ballroom)
    Waktu: 13.00 – 18.00 WIB
  • Hari ke- 2 (Minggu, 21 Januari 2018)
    Lokasi: Mercure Hotel Alam Sutera Tangerang (Ballroom)
    Waktu: 13.00 – 18.00 WIB

Jangan lupa untuk RSVP online di: www.ican-education.com/online

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#EngTips: Capitalization

Hello, fellas! How’s your weekend?
Today’s session discusses the capitalization rules. Capitalization is the action of writing a word with uppercase for the first letter and lowercase for the remaining letters.

Let’s check some rules of capitalization below. #EngTips
1. Capitalize the first word of every sentence. #EngTips

E.g.: “I’m happy that you gave me a huge bouquet of roses. Jim, you really pull out all the stops.”
2. Capitalize the first-person singular pronoun, I. #EngTips

E.g.:

“I want to eat an apple.”

“Where did I put the book?”
3. Capitalize people’s name. #EngTips

E.g.: “Christopher Nolan is an excellent director, screenwriter, and producer.”
4. Capitalize the proper nouns (names of the cities, countries, geological location). #EngTips

E.g.:

“She’s from Maluku, Indonesia.”

“We’ve been to Northern California for a holiday.”
5. Capitalize the proper nouns (historical event, political parties, religion and religious term, races, nationality, languages). #EngTips

E.g.:

“Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.”

“There are many Asians living in America.”

“Thank, God!”
6. Capitalize days of the week, month, holiday. However, do not capitalize the names of seasons (spring, summer, fall, autumn, winter). #EngTips

E.g.:

“Today is Saturday, December 13, 2018.”

“Out of all season, I love spring the most!”
7. Capitalize the proper nouns (names of newspaper, journal, company, and brand name). #EngTips

E.g.:

“Most newspaper have an online edition, including the New York Times.”

“The current trend of South Korean idols is to wear Balenciaga shoes.”
8. Capitalize a formal title when it is used as a form of address. #EngTips

E.g.:

“Thank you for your help, Doctor!”

“Let’s visit Grandfather today.”
That wraps up our session, fellas! See you on another interesting session.
Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, Januari 13, 2018.

#IOTW: Idioms With ‘Party’

Hello, fellas! What are you doing in the last days of 2018?
New Year will be coming soon! It’s a good time to look at idioms on party and celebration. Here we go!
1. After-party: a relaxed time in which people sit and talk after they have been at a party. 

E.g.: “When the New Year celebration finished, they had an after-party in the rooftop.”
2. Party animal: someone who loves going to parties. 

E.g.: “Jon is a real party animal. He’s rarely at home.”
3. Party pooper: a person who refuses to join in the fun of a party. 

E.g.: “It’s better not to invite my cousin. She’s a party pooper who always leaves first.”
4. Party hearty: to celebrate. 

E.g.: “Our basketball team won the competition, so we decided to party hearty!”
5. Crash the party: to attend a party without being invited. 

E.g.: “He crashed the party and ended up causing trouble.”
6. Piss on (one’s) party: to ruin or underestimate someone’s efforts, plans, or ideas. 

E.g.: “Sorry to piss on your party, but there’s no way we’ll finish the report in one night.”
7. Party foul: a term of behavior that is inappropriate or unacceptable at a party. 

E.g.: “You spilled wine on the carpet! That’s a party foul.”
8. Party piece: some ways (trick, song, poem) that someone often do to entertain people at parties. 

E.g.: “Her party piece has always been impersonating celebrity’s voices.” 
9. The life and soul of the party: someone who’s at the center of all parties. 

E.g.: “The party isn’t complete without Dan. He’s truly the life and soul of the party!”
10. Be a party to something: take part in a (secret) plan or agreement. 

E.g.: “I don’t know that they held the surprise celebration. Were you a party to this, Nat?” 
That wraps up our session, fellas! Have a great time in New Year! Good bye!
Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

#EngVocab: Phrasal Verbs with ‘Get’

Hey, fellas! How do you do?

It’s time for us to get along  more and discuss phrasal verbs together!
The previous tweet contains a phrasal verb. Phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or adverb or both. The meaning of phrasal verb is different from the original verb.
Below is the list of the phrasal verb with ‘get’ to enrich your vocabulary.

  1. Get along (with something/someone): be friendly.

E.g.: “My classmates and I get along very well. We eat together in lunch time.”


  1. Get out: to leave; used for telling someone to leave. 

E.g.: “I’m studying here! Please get out of my room!” 

  1. Get over (something): to deal with or gain control of something.

E.g.: “She can’t get over her happy feeling.”

  1. Get through to (something): to go forward to the next step of a process.

E.g.: “He got through to the final round of audition.”

  1. Get by: to survive by using the money, knowledge, etc. that you have.

E.g.: “How are you getting by these days?”

  1. Get away: to leave from a person or place.

E.g.: “We’ve decided to visit countryside to get away from this city.”

  1. Get up: to get out of bed after sleeping. 

E.g.: “My sister gets up at 4:30 every morning.”

  1. Get rid of (something): to remove or throw away something. 

E.g.: “Mr. Jo got rid of their old sofa and bought a new one.”

  1. Get off: to escape a punishment; to stop an action from someone or something.

E.g.: “The suspect will get off with a caution.”

“Would you please get your feet off the table?”
10. Get in: to arrive at home or at work.

E.g.: “She never gets in before 6:50 in the morning.”

That’s all for today, fellas! It’s time for #EngVocab session to get away and let another session take over tomorrow.
Written and compiled by @anhtiss on @EnglishTips4U. Saturday, December 16, 2017

#IOTW: Fear

Hello, fellas! Did you enjoy the Halloween event few days ago? In the theme of Halloween, we will talk about the idioms related to fear, nervousness, and anxiety. Here we go!

 

  1. Shake like a leaf

Meaning: to tremble violently with fear and nervousness

E.g.: “Before I went into the exam room, I was shaking like a leaf.”

 

  1. Scared stiff

Meaning: utterly terrified that one cannot move

E.g.: “He was scared stiff when the dog barked at him.”

 

  1. Send shivers down (one’s) spine

Meaning: to cause an intense feeling of fear, nervousness, exhilaration, or excitement in someone.

E.g.: “This creepy old house is sending shivers down my spine! Let’s get out from here.”

 

  1. Bated breath

Meaning: if you wait for something with bated breath, you wait in an anxious or excited way to see what’s happen next.

E.g.: “We waited with bated breath for the winner to be announced.”

 

  1. Bundle of nerves

Meaning: someone who is very nervous, anxious, or uneasy.

E.g.: “Ann is doing her college entrance exam today. She’s a bundle of nerves!”

 

  1. Break out in a cold sweat

Meaning: to begin sweating because one is nervous or frightened.

E.g.: “I get nervous at the dentist and usually break out in a cold sweat.”

 

  1. Make one’s blood run cold

Meaning: to shock or horrify someone.

E.g.: “I could tell you a horror story that would make your blood run cold.”

 

 

Source:

  • Cambridge Idioms Dictionary.

  • Farlex Dictionary of Idioms

 

 

Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, November 3, 2017.

#WOTD: Debutante

Hello, Fellas. How are you today? This evening we are going to discuss “debutante.” Are you familiar with this word?

The very first time I found “debutante” is when I was reading historical fiction novel. It was about a selection to get a bride for crown prince of a kingdom.

If you take a look in Merriam-Webster dictionary, “debutante” is originally a French word. It means grand attendance of an upper-class young lady to parties. Since they are a high-class parties, the lady definitely wears her best gown to create a good impression.

Generally, debutantes will be presented in a royal party in order where the nobles may choose one of them as their soon-to-be bride. Here are some illustration of the “debutante” usage in a sentence:

  • “Nina is the most debutante in this season.”
  • “A debutante should have a beauty as well as a good education.”

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Thursday, September 14, 2017

#IOTW: Idioms on clothing (3)

  1. Air one’s dirty linen in public. Meaning: to discuss someone’s private problem to others.
    • Example:
      • “Astrid is untrustworthy. I heard it when she was airing Vivi’s dirty linen in public yesterday.”
  2. As comfortable as an old shoe. Meaning: very comfortable/familiar.
    • Example:
      • “Ana’s family is very friendly. I felt as comfortable as an old shoe when I stayed at her home last night.”
  3. Best bib and tucker. Meaning: someone’s best clothing.
    • Example:
      • “This prom night only happens once in our life. You have to wear your best bib and tucker.”
  4. Bore the pants off. Meaning: to frighten someone very badly.
    • Example:
      • “Did you heard about the current plane crash? I thought it was Albert’s flight. It really bored my pants off.
  5. Emperor’s new clothes. Meaning: a situation in which people are afraid to criticize something because everyone seems to think it’s good. This idiom is used when many people believe that it is not true.
    • Example:
      • “It’s like an emperor’s new clothes when my sister tell us the reason why she runaway.”
  6. Hand in glove with (someone). Meaning: very close with someone.
    • Example:
      • “I used to be hands in glove with my friends, but we are like strangers now.”
  7. Hang on (someone’s) coattails. Meaning: to have one’s fortune or being successful because of another person.
    • Example:
      • “He won’t be a manager if he didn’t hang on Andrew’s coattails.”
  8. Wear sackcloth and ashes. Meaning: to behave that you are very sorry for something you have done.
    • Example:
      • “Tristan is still mad at me even though I have apologized to him and wore my sackcloth and ashes.
  9. Talk through one’s hat. Meaning: to say something without knowing/understanding the facts.
    • Example:
      • “I really hate my aunt because she always thinks that she’s right and talk through my hat.
  10. Stuffed shirt. Meaning: a person who is too rigid/formal.
    • Example:
      • “Just have a seat and relax. Don’t be a stuffed shirt.”

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

#EngGame: Pick the odd one out

As the title suggests, the way to do this game is by picking the odd word out of the list.

1. Pick the odd one out.
I
You
He
Her
Correct! ‘I,’ ‘you’ & ‘we’ are subject pronouns. ‘Her’ is an object pronoun.
2. Pick the odd one out.
Soft
Hard
Pretty
Tomorrow
Correct! ‘Soft,’ ‘hard’ & ‘pretty’ are adjectives. ‘Tomorrow’ is an adverb.
3. Pick the odd one out.
Often
Usually
Never
Here
Correct! ‘Often,’ ‘usually’ & ‘never’ are adverbs of time. ‘Here’ is an adverb of place.
4. Pick the odd one out.
Cheers
Mate
Biccie
Dude
Correct! ‘Cheers,’ ‘mate’ & ‘biccie’ are Australian slang. ‘Dude’ is an American slang.
5. Pick the odd one out.
Must
Will
Can
Think
Correct! ‘Must,’ ‘will’ & ‘can’ are modal auxiliaries. ‘Think’ is a verb.
6. Pick the odd one out.
Think
Drink
Eat
Taught
Correct! ‘Think,’ ‘drink’ & ‘eat’ are present verb. ‘Taught’ is a past verb of ‘teach.’
7. Pick the odd one out.
Subject
Verb
Object
Quote
Correct! Subject, verb & object are parts of a sentence. Quote is a motivational sentence quoted from someone.
8. Pick the odd one out.
Chat
SMS
Email
Voice note
Correct! Chat, SMS & email are text communication. Voice note is an audio message.
9. Pick the odd one out.
Refuse
Deny
Spurn
Consent
Correct! ‘Refuse,’ ‘deny’ & ‘spurn’ are synonymous. All three indicate unwillingness to accept or do something. ‘Consent’ is the antonym. It indicates approval or agreement.
10. Pick the odd one out.
Gratify
Greet
Grow
Guest
Correct! ‘Gratify,’ ‘greet’ & ‘grow’ are verbs. ‘Guest’ is a noun.

There go all 10 numbers, fellas! Give them a try by clicking the words and find your answers right away. That’s all for now, fellas! See you again in another #EngGame!

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, April 15, 2017

#USSlang: Internet slang (2)

In this article, we’ll share some slang words we would most likely find on the internet. Do remember that we should avoid using slang words in formal situation.

Slang words are ideally only used in casual conversation and text. They are popular only for a certain period of time. Let’s start , shall we?

 

  1. Sus. Meaning: someone sketchy, shady.
    • Example:
      • I told you that guy over there was sus.
    • ‘Sus’ comes from the word suspect. As a slang, ‘sus’ suggests that someone is sketchy or shady.
    • Other than that, ‘sus’ can also mean ‘see you soon.’ Example:
      • I’m getting off work now. Sus.
  2. Boots. Meaning: emphasis, very much.
    • Example:
      • I had a very long day. I’m tired boots.
    • Tired boots = very tired
    • Add ‘boots’ to the end of an adjective or verb to emphasize on whatever you’re saying.
  3. Hunty. Meaning: a term of endearment for friends, usually used in the drag community.
    • Example:
      • Hey hunty, I’m home!
    • ‘Hunty’ is a combination of two words, ‘honey’ and ‘c*nt.’ It can sometimes be used in a demeaning way.
  4. Stan. Meaning: an obsessed fan (n.), admire (v.)
    • Example:
      • There’s a bunch of Stans waiting right outside the concert hall.
    • ‘Stan’ originated from Eminem song about an obsessed fan. ‘Stan’ was the main character in the song.
  5. OTP (One True Pairing) Meaning: your favorite relationship in a fandom, a couple that other people think matches the best.
    • Example:
      • My OTP is Glenn Alinskie Chelsea Olivia. They’re such a cute couple.
  6. Tea. Meaning: gossip, news or personal information belonging to someone else.
    • Example:
      • Spill the tea about what happened at the party.
  7. DR (double rainbow). Meaning: a term used to convey extreme happiness.
    • Example:
      • I got a promotion at work and have been seeing DRs all day.
  8. ICYMI (in case you missed it). Meaning: often used by people who missed things (often important) in social media or chat rooms.
    • Example:
      • ICYMI, my cat is sick and it ruined half of my wardrobe.
    • ICYMI can also be used in humorous way to point something which is already obvious.
  9. IMMD (it made my day). Meaning: a term used to show happiness, something awesome.
    • Example:
      • OMG! My boss just gave me a huge raise. #IMMD
  10. AMA (ask me anything). Meaning: a term to invite people to ask questions.
    • Example:
      • I have been studying for that exam all day. AMA.

There goes 10 internet slang words for now, fellas! Now that you have 10 more slang words in your repertoire, it’s time to put them to practice.

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, March 15, 2017


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#IOTW: Idioms related to Education and School (2)

Hello, last week I shared some idioms related to education and school. If you missed it, you can write the article by click here. And today, I would like to add some into the list. They are:

1. Town and gown. Meaning: the relation (often bad) between a town and the university and university students who are located in that town.

  • Example:
    • There were town and gown conflicts in graduation party in Purwokerto.

2. Three R’s. Meaning: the basic skills for basic education, reading; (w)riting, and (a)rithmatic.

  • Example:
    • Did you get three R’s when you were in pre-school or in elementary school?

3. Single file. Meaning: a line with one person standing behind another person.

  • Example:
    • The students line up single file before entering the auditorium.

4. Show of hands. Meaning: a rising hands in a class or group to vote or to see what people think about something.

  • Example:
    • There is no show of hands to the option of hiking.

5. Show and tell. Meaning: (in the lower grade of elementary school) children bring something interesting to show it to the rest of the class.

  • Example:
    • Almost every girl used to do this, show and tell their new belongings.

6. Flunk out. Meaning: to fail a course, to fail and then leave school.

  • Example:
    • If you decide taking international education experience, you better prepare it well or you would flunk out.

7. Draw a blank. Meaning: to get no respond from someone when you ask her or him a question.

  • Example:
    • I draw a blank when I ask her about her study plan.

8. Eager beaver. Meaning: someone who works very hard and is very enthusiastic.

  • Example:
    • It is well known that the students in Japan and South Korea are eager beavers.

9. Pass with flying colour. Meaning: to pass something easily and with a high score.

  • Example:
    • I am sure I can pass the Biology test with flying colour.

10. Play hooky. Meaning: to not go to school when you should.

  • Example:
    • My mom knew I was playing hooky. And she was mad at me.

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

#EngKnowledge: History of action movies

What’s your favorite movie genre, fellas? Drama? Comedy? Action? A combination of the three of them? Today is #EngKnowledge: History of Action Movies.

Action movies went way back to the 1920s-1930s. The most notable theme was swashbuckling (petualangan). The setting normally sits in the Age of Renaissance where a lot of sword fightings happened. The earliest version of Robin Hood and The Mark of Zorro are associated with this era.

In 1940s-1950s, as it coincided with the WWII, the theme shifted to war and western cowboy. Sean Connery rose to fame and popularity because of his role in the first five James Bond Movies. In 1970s, James Bond got new competitors. The main theme from this era was detective and police officer stories. Also, there was an introduction of martial arts to western audiences. Bruce Lee in the Enter the Dragon got a lot of attention. In the late 70s, Bruce Lee’s disciple, Chuck Norris, played a role that combines martial arts with cops and robbers. Other notable movies were The Godfather trilogy with Al Pacino and Marlon Brando epic performances.

1980s were the Golden Period of action movies genre. This genre took over Hollywood and dominated it. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and most of the actors from The Expendables were huge hits in this period. The first Rambo and Die Hard were very popular back then. Harrison Ford also rose to fame because of his role as Han Solo and Indiana Jones in this era.

The 1990s were the era of sequels, prequels, and the hybrid of the subgenre action movies. Action Comedy, Action Horror, and Sci-Fi Action were amongst the most popular subgenres. Jackie Chan, Will Smith, and many other senior actors in our current period rose to fame in in 1990s. 1990s were also the birth of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) which revolutionized the action movies genre. CGI, in the 2000s, grew to be an importance to the world of cinemas, included but not limited to action movies genre. CGI, in the 2000s, grew to be an importance to the world of cinemas, included but not limited to action movies genre. Action Movies in the 2010s are mostly consist of cross-over of science fiction and action. Most of you wouldn’t agree with my choice of the best action movie in 2010s so let’s say we hang on to that until 2020s. :p

Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 20 November 2015.

#WOTD: Absquatulate

Today I’m going to share a word that has a unique origin because today’s session is #WOTD: Absquatulate. Sounds fancy, huh? Absquatulate is a verb, and it means “to leave” or “decamp”, usually after taking something. This word, along with few others, has a unique history. Absquatulate is a pseudo-Latin word. In 1830s, it was a trend back then in USA to make a word that sounded Latin. Along with “absquatulate”, there were also BLOVIATE and DISCOMBOBULATE from this period.

Absquatulate is made from the word “squat” with ab- as a prefix and –late as a suffix. Ab- or abs- means “away” or “off” while –late is a suffix that usually refers to “to do something”. The synonyms of absquatulate are: take off, decamp, abscond, run off, flee, and fly.

Now, let’s use it in a few sentences:

  1. The CEO of Primatech absquatulated before facing the trial for embezzlement.
  2. The Wildlings are ready to absquatulate from the camp and head to The Wall.
  3. She absquatulated after taking my heart.

Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 27 November 2015.

#IOTW: Mum’s the word

Today is #IOTW “Mum’s the word”! Yay! Have you heard of this expression before, fellas? “Mum’s the word” means “to keep quiet”, it is said when you agree to keep an information as a secret.

Ex: “Please don’t tell anyone. This is a huge secret.” “Alright. Mum’s the word.”

Nurseries and kids’ toys use this expression as a name for their product. Makes you wonder “does it mean like ‘don’t tell anyone mum’s secret.’?”. I used to wonder that way. So, why “mum”? What is mum, a fancy way of saying Mother in British English, got to do with silent or secret? The answer is NONE. Yeah, it was surprising for me too.

Mum is a Middle English word that means silent. It came from “mmm”, the humming sound made with closed mouth. This word went way back to 1376. The first notable use of this word was from William Langland’s poem, Piers Plowman. “Thou mightest beter meten the myst on Malverne hulles then geten a MOM of heore mouth til moneye weore schewed.” I know, I don’t understand the words either. Haha. That sentence is loosely translated into: “You may as well try to measure the mist in Malverne Hills as to try to get a word from her mouth without first offering payment.” Shakespeare, in one of his masterpiece, Henry VI Part 2, actually coined the expression “mum’s the word”: “Seal up your lips and give no words but mum.”

Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 04 December 2015.

#EngVocab: Words from word root ‘Cis’

Today’s session would be #EngVocab: Words from Word Root ‘Cis’. ‘Cis’, ‘cide’, and ‘cid’ come from a Latin root which means ‘to cut’ or ‘to kill’. Cis’, ‘cide’, and ‘cid’ come from a Latin root which means ‘to cut’ or ‘to kill’. Let’s CUT to the chase! Here are the examples! (You see what I did there?)

  1. Decision: cutting off all possibilities, except one.

Ex: “I’ve made my decision. I choose you.”

  1. Scissors: a tool to cut.

Ex: “Give me a pair of scissors and I’ll help you out.”

  1. Concise: brief, direct.

Ex: “Please tell me your work experience in a concise manner.”

  1. Precise: accurate.

Ex: “A precise estimation is necessary. If you miss by even one inch, things would go bad.”

  1. Pesticide: tools/chemicals to kill pests.

Ex: “We need more pesticides before the swarm returns!”

  1. Homicide: Murder.

Ex: “It was clearly a homicide, Watson. A murder.”

  1. Excision: to cut out, to remove.

Ex: “The surgeon performed an excision to take out the tumor.”

  1. Incision: to cut into.

Ex: “The doctor did an incision on me, but he leaves no scar! Amazing!”

Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 11 December 2015.

#EngQuote: Secret

Earlier today, I watched Good Will Hunting. Have you watched it yet, fellas? It’s a bit old but gold. If you watched it already, you could see that Will had a lot of secret he kept inside, aside from being a genius. Anyway, our session today will be #EngQuote SECRET!

Alright then, let’s get it started!

  1. Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.- Mark Twain
  2. Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. – Benjamin Franklin
  3. If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself. -George Orwell
  4. A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets. – Lauren Oliver
  5. Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides. – André Malraux
  6. Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  7. Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.-Jean de La Fontaine
  8. To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.-Samuel Johnson
  9. The best secrets are the most twisted. ― Sara Shepard

Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 18 December 2015.

#IOTW: Idioms for New Year

To majority of people, a new year means a new beginning; an opportunity to start over; a time to reignite your spirit. And that’s why our session today is #IOTW Idioms for New Year! WOO HOO!

Let’s just get it started then!

  1. To go back to square one: to start over from the beginning, because your last plan has failed.

Ex: Jon has to go back to square one since his business went down because of the monetary crisis.

  1. Year in, year out: things that happen every year, especially in a boring/negative way.

Ex: You always said that you would change but year in, year out, you do the same thing!

  1. To turn over the new leaf: To change your behavior dramatically for the better.

Ex: Arum is going to turn over the new leaf. Her resolution is to finally stop being clingy to his ex-boyfriend.

  1. To start with a clean slate: to forget past mistakes and start over completely.

Ex: After years in prison, Rudi promised to himself that he will start with a clean slate.

  1. To quit cold turkey: To suddenly stop doing something, usually in terms of addiction.

Ex: Clark used to get wasted every week, but this year, he quit cold turkey.

  1. To cut down/back on something: to do less of something.

Ex: I promise to cut back on cigarette. I would do anything for you.

  1. To strike out to a new direction: to change the goal of your life.

Ex: Since apparently I’m not fit to be a sailor, I’m going to strike out to a new direction as a singer.

Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 1 January 2016.

#EngVocab: Obsolete words – a trip to the past

As language advances, lots and lots of words are invented. Unfortunately, some words went obsolete because of this. But today we will take a look to some of the obsolete words.

  1. Fudgel. Meaning: pretending to do work while actually do nothing.
    • Example:
      • I got fired because my boss caught me fudgeling.
  2. Brabble. Meaning: to argue loudly about something unimportant.
    • Example:
      • I’m not going to brabble with you. Let’s just go home for now.
  3. Snoutfair. Meaning: it is what you say to a good looking person.
    • Example:
      • Despite of his age, Keanu Reeves is still a snoutfair.
  4. Slugabed. Meaning: a lazy person that stays in bed for too long.
    • Example:
      • Wake up, slugabed! It’s already 11 am!
  5. Hoddypeak. Meaning: ‘fool’ or ‘simpleton.’
    • Example:
      • He’s not very bright; he’s a hoddypeak with a very kind heart.
  6. Jollux. Meaning: a sophisticated way of saying ‘fat.’
    • Example:
      • A: “Honey, do I look fat?”
      • B: “Baby, you’re just a little bit jollux.”
  7. Kench. Meaning: to laugh loudly (LOL).
    • Example:
      • I’m trying so hard not to kench in class while reading your text yesterday!
  8. Gorgonize: Meaning: to have paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on someone.
    • Example:
      • Zooey Deschanel’s eyes gorgonize me. I’m petrified just by looking at her eyes.
  9. Groak. Meaning: to silently watch someone while they are eating, hoping to be invited.
    • Example:
      • Don’t groak! I’ll buy you a doughnut if you stop staring at me like that.
  10. Crapulous. Meaning: to feel ill after eating or drinking (way) too much.
    • Example:
      • I always feel crapulous on holidays, mostly because my mom’s homemade food is too good.

Compiled and written by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 8 January 2016

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#EngTrivia: The development of rock and metal genre

The ‘rock music’ genre first showed up in 1950s, which was known as ‘rock and roll.’ ‘Rock and roll’ itself is heavily influenced by blues, RnB, and country music.

By late 1960s, different sub-genres emerged such as blues rock, country rock, and jazz rock. In 1960s, bands like Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, and Animals became pioneers. Along with these names, lots of rock bands emerged.

1970s is the birth of heavy metal and punk rock. Black Sabbath utilized the distortion in electric guitar, while punk rock emerged against the overly mainstream of the genres. Punk rock gave off a huge influence to the development of sub-genres such as new wave, post punk, and alternative rock. Likewise, Deep Purple and Judas Priest emerged with a more ‘complex’ kind of metal.

And then in the 1980s, a new wave of British heavy metal rose to fame led by Iron Maiden. Metal developed a lot in the 1980s. Names such as Metallica, Motorhead, and Motley Crue gained their peak popularity in this era. And then in the 1990s, alternative rock led the industry. Grunge, Britpop, post-grunge, and pop punk were among this genre. Names such as Oasis, Blink 182, Nirvana, and a lot more were part of this era.

While many consider rock and metal died in 2000, emo, garage rock, and contemporary heavy metal were actually born in this era. Bands such as Bullet For My Valentine, The Strokes, My Chemical Romance were among these sub-genres. Unfortunately, in 2010s until now, rock and metal only develops in indie records.

Compiled and written by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 15 January 2016

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