#EngQuote: Quote by Dr. Seuss

Hello, fellas. How was your day? Here’s some quotations from Dr. Seuss to lighten up your weekend. Enjoy!

That’s all, fellas! May today’s #EngQuote lighten up your Sunday.

Anyway, check out englishtips4u.com for more interesting stuffs about English. Happy weekend!


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on October 16, 2016

#WOTD: Froward

Tonight is a time! Today’s word is “froward.” Have you heard of it, Fellas?

Froward is an adjective first used in 13th century. In the days of Middle English, froward and toward were opposites. According to Merriam-webster froward means habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition; not easily managed.

Froward meant “facing away from something,” while toward meant “facing in the direction of something or someone.” Froward also meant “difficult to deal with“; toward meant “willing, compliant, obliging.”

In the 16th century, the word froward lost its “away from.” and know as “habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition.” Synonyms of word froward are

  • obstinate,
  • willful,
  • disobedient, and
  • stubborn.

Here’s an example of froward in a sentence:

  • Their froward pranks are not appropriate in the workplace
  • Who is this froward youth, with his loud and boisterous voice?

I guess it’s the end of today’s session. I hope it has been useful for you.

 

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/froward

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, October 8, 2016


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#IOTW: Moon idioms

Tonight I’m going to share some idioms about moon. Stay tuned, fellas!

1) Cry for the moon: to make an unreasonable request that is unlikely to happen.

 Thinking of getting an A on this subject is to cry for the moon

2) Promise the moon: to make extravagant promises to someone.

He will promise you the moon, but he won’t live up to his promises.

3) Once in a blue moon: to do something very rarely

Because I study abroad, I get to see my parents once in a blue moon.

4) over the moon: to be extremely pleased and happy about something

When she told me that he loves me, I was over the moon.

5) bark at the moon: to do something pointless.

Waiting for him to change his mind is actually barking at the moon. He’ll never change his mind.

6) Reach for the moon: to  try to achieve something that is very difficult

You have to reach for the moon if you want to be a successful singer.

7) Shoot for the moon: to set your goal very high.

You might as well shoot for the moon and ask for a promotion as well as a raise.

8) Many moons ago:  a long time ago

Sam has been waiting for Jill since many moons ago.


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on September 24, 2016

#WOTD: Saturnine

Good evening, fellas! How was your day? I hope you had a good one :)

Tonight we’ll have a session. Today’s word is SATURNINE. Stay tuned, fellas!

Saturnine (adj.) is derived from French saturnin and Latin Sāturnus. It refers to the gloomy influence attributed to planet Saturn. It can be used to describe someone who’s gloomy and bitter.

Words synonymous to saturnine are melancholy, sullen, morose, and gloomy.

Words antonymous to saturnine are bright, cheerful, festive, friendly, and heartwarming

Here are some examples:

He is a saturnine man who speaks with precision and pedantic care.

He’s giving me a saturnine expression as I walk into the room.

Now, would you like to make an example with ‘saturnine’, fellas?


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on June 11, 2016

#EngTips: Healthy Fasting

Aloha! How’s your Ramadan been so far, fellas? I hope you guys are doing well.

Well, tonight I’ll share some tips about healthy fasting. Stay tuned, fellas!

1. Stay hydrated by drinking 8 glasses of water daily from Iftar to Suhoor.

2. Avoid eating too much of fried and sweet foods during suhoor since they can make you thirsty in a short while.

3. Get enough sleep at night (6 to 8 hours), so you won’t feel tired during the day.

4. Have a light workout before iftar. It’s good to jog about 1 hour before iftar.

5. Have a well-balanced iftar meal with dates, soup, salad, a main dish, fruits, and a small piece of Ramadan sweet.

6. Eat in moderation. Overindulging at Iftar or Suhoor will lead to indigestion and weight-gain, so eat just enough to fill you up.

7.  Try not to skip suhoor since it can lead to dehydration, exhaustion and gastric problems during your fast.

8.  Do not go to sleep right after iftar or suhoor. You gotta give your body time to digest the food.

I guess that’s all from me. Do you have your own fasting tips, fellas? Feel free to share with us!

Well. it’s a wrap fellas! Thank you for participating in tonight session. I hope we all can do our best on these last days of Ramadan.

Source: http://www.nestle-family.com/my-ramadan/ramadan-tips/english/


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Juny 25, 2016

#IOTW: Food Idioms

Aloha, fellas! Tonight I’d like to share some useful food idioms. Stay tuned!

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1. Big Cheese

Meaning: someone important; a leader.

You should listen to Mrs. Mosby. She’s a big cheese in this company.

 

couch-potato-132. Couch Potato

Meaning: someone who spends a lot of time on a couch watching TV.

I can’t wait for summer holiday so I can be a couch potato all day long.

DUCK3.  Duck Soup

Meaning: a task that does not require much effort.

The assignment was like a duck soup to me. I finished it in a blink of an eye.

 

in-a-nutshell14. In a Nutshell

Meaning: to describe something very briefly.

This is a very good book. It tells us about entrepreneurship in a nutshell.

 

3243604708_140bfc705b5. Cut the Mustard

Meaning: to succeed, to do adequately what needs to be done.

If she can’t cut the mustard, we’ll have to find someone else to replace her.

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6. Pie in the Sky

Meaning: an idea or plan that you think will never happen.

His dream to be an astronaut is just a pie in the sky.

 

Small-Potatoes7. Small Potatoes

Meaning: something or someone insignificant.

The money of this contract is small potatoes. But, small potatoes are better than no potato at all.

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8. Have Egg on (someone`s) Face

Meaning: to seem stupid; to be embarrassed by something someone has done.

Her presentation was terrible. She’s really got egg on her face!

It’s a wrap, fellas. See you on another session!

 

Source: www.idiomconnection.com/


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on May 7, 2016

#IOTW: Idioms Using People’s Name

Aloha, fellas! How was your day? I hope your day was awesome.

Tonight, I’d like to share some idioms with people’s name on it. Stay tuned, fellas!

1. (as) Happy as Larry

to be extremely happy

Lisa is as happy as Larry to know that she gets a new pair of shoes.

2. Even-Steven

Fair and equal competition or distribution of resources.

Just buy me a drink and we’re even-steven.

3. Going Jesse

a successful project.

Jim’s so happy that his new album is going Jesse.

4. The Midas touch

The ability to make a lot of money.

Ann is a very successful businesswoman. She has the Midas touch.

5. Mrs. Grundy

Someone who think she/he is better than everyone else.

No one likes to work with Maria. She’s such a Mrs. Grundy.

6. Jekyll and Hyde

a person with two distinct personalities, one good, the other evil.

Emily’s surprised knowing that his boyfriend was a Jekyll and Hyde.

7. Doubting Thomas

Someone who will not believe in anything until he has seen it himself.

Believe me, Jack. Don’t be such a doubting Thomas.

8. Debby Downer

Someone who always has something negative and brings other’s happiness down.

Maria didn’t have any friend because she is such a Debby Downer.

 

source: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/cat/5.html


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on April 16, 2016

#EngGame: Odd One Out

 

Tonight we’ll have an #EngGame called Odd One Out. Stay tuned, fellas! :D

So, I’ll drop a group of words and you have to choose which one doesn’t belong to the group. Pretty simple, right? Let’s have fun, fellas! :D

1. Surgeon, doctor, vet, nurse, optician

VET.
A vet works with animals, all the others work with people.

2. Van, car, lorry, bicycle, bus

BICYCLE.
A bicycle is moved by foot pedals, all the others are motorised.

3.  Kindergarten, college, office, school, university

OFFICE
An office is a place of work, all the others are places of education.

4. Leg, ankle, wrist, knee, elbow

LEG.
Leg is not joint, all the others are joints.

5. Love, hatred, fear, greed, anger

GREED
Greed is not an emotion, all the others are emotions.

6. Dog, dolphin, donkey, dragon, dinosaur

DRAGON
Dragon is a mythical creature, all the others are real creatures.

7. Hiccup, blink, sneeze, yawn, chew

CHEW
Chew is a voluntary action, all the others are reflexive actions.

8. Tooth, mice, children, feet, pants

TOOTH
Tooth is singular, all the others are plural.

9. Son, nephew, aunt, uncle, brother

AUNT
Aunt is the only female relative, all the others are male relatives.

10.  Lizard, lion, elephant, parrot, bear

BEAR
Bear is an animal with no tail, all the others have tails.

It’s a wrap, fellas! Thank you for participating. I hope you enjoyed it.


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on April 2, 2016

#EngGrammar: Hyphen

Punctuation is a basic thing everyone has to master in writing, tho it’s a bit tricky sometimes. Don’t you think so, fellas?

So, today I’d like to share about how to use hyphen (-) correctly. Stay tuned, fellas!

Hyphens (-) and dashes (—) may be the most misunderstood punctuation mark in English. They look so similar but have different usage. Hyphens are not separated by spaces while a dash has space on either side. Hyphens’ main purpose is to connect words or compound phrase together, as in sub-part, non-verbal, and two-year-old.

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#IOTW: Idioms related to Crime

  1.  Smoking gun. Meaning: a piece of evidence of someone’s guilt.
    • Example:
      • “The police haven’t found any smoking gun in the crime scene yet.”
  2. Behind bars. Meaning: live in prison.
    • Example:
      • “The shoplifter has finally put behind bars.”
  3. Get away with murder. Meaning: doing something bad and not get punished for it.
    • Example;
      • “Rob gets away with murder because he’s charming.”
  4. A steal. Meaning: something costs much less than it is really worth; a good bargain.
    • Example:
      • “I got 50% discount on my new coat. It was such a steal!”
  5. Highway robbery/daylight robbery. Meaning: something costs much more expensive than it should be, especially when you have no choice but to pay it.
    • Example:
      • “The new restaurant has a very good place, but the price is simply highway robbery.”
  6. Make out like a bandit. Meaning: someone who’s extremely successful in a venture.
    • Example:
      • “Ann’s making out like a bandit, selling expensive cars.”
  7. Thick as thieves. Meaning: people who have very close relationship. They always together and never keep secrets from each other.
    • Example:
      • “Mickey and I have been as thick as thieves since we met in senior high school.”

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, March 19, 2016


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#EngQuote: Quotes from Disney movies

Weekend is best day to get inspired, isn’t it? So, what about an #EngQuote session for tonight? Stay tuned, fellas! :)Tonight I’d like to share some inspiring words from my favorite Disney movies. Enjoy! :)

  1. “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” – Ratatouille
  2. “I know every mile will be worth my while. I would go most anywhere to feel like I belong.” – Hercules
  3. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella
  4. “I’ve got to find my way, and I will survive some way.” – Tarzan
  5. “You control your destiny — you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.” – Brave
  6. “The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” – Dumbo
  7. “Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become.” – The Lion King
  8. “Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it.” – The Incredibles
  9. Fairy tales can come true. You gotta make them happen, it all depends on you. – Princess and the Frog
  10. “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.” – Pocahontas

It’s a wrap for tonight. I hope you guys enjoyed it! Happy weekend! :D


Compiled by @AnienditaR for @EnglishTips4u on October 3, 2015