Exclamatory Sentence

Hello, fellas, how are you doing?

Fellas, do you know what is this?

Burj Khalifa

That is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, “How amazing it is!

Did you notice the form that I used to compliment Burj Khalifa? Yes, I said, “How amazing it is!“. On that sentence, I used what we call exclamatory sentence, which is going to be our topic for today.

An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that expresses about wonder or a feeling caused by something beautiful or stunning. Usually, the characteristic of an exclamatory sentence is it ends with an exclamation mark (!).

Check these sentences:
How small their house was!” (Betapa kecil rumah mereka!)

How oddly Justin behaved!” (Betapa aneh kelakuan Justin!)

What a surprising conclusion it was!” (Sungguh sebuah kesimpulan yang mengejutkan!)

To make an exclamatory sentence, we can use the following formula.

  • Formula 1:
    How + adjective + subject + auxiliary verb

    How cheap these shoes are!
  • Formula 2:
    How + adverb + subject + verb
    How oddly Justin behaved!
  • Formula 3:

  How + adjective + noun + subject + verb


What expensive bags you have!”

Fellas, sometimes, we can remove some word on an exclamatory sentence to make the sentence even better.

E.g.: “What a charming girl!” instead of “What a charming girl she is!” “What beautiful hair!” instead of “What beautiful hair you have!

An exclamatory sentence can also be written as a declarative sentence (which we will discuss next time).

E.g.: “There is the plane now!” (Itu pesawatnya sudah mendarat!)

There is your bus coming!” (Itu dia busnya tiba!)

Fellas, that is all for today, thank you so much for your patience and see you tomorrow!

Compiled and written by @2013happyyy for @englishtipsforyou on Wednesday, January 30, 2019


A. Young Learners
Many people think that children are better language learners than other age groups. As a result, English is taught to young and very young children in many countries around the world.

a. Children need a lot of good exposure if they are to acquire a language. One or two hours a week is usually not enough for successful acquisition, though it may a) give students a taste of the new language, b) make them feel very positive about languages other than their own and c) be a lot of fun.

b. Children take in information from everything around them, not just what is being taught. They learn from things they see, hear, touch and interact with.

c. Children are usually curious about the world and like learning.

d. Many children are happy to talk about themselves, and like learning experiences which involve and relate to their own lives.

e. Children are pleased to have the teacher’s approval.
Children often find it difficult to concentrate on the same thing for a long time.

Tips for Teaching Young Learners
– Change activities frequently.
– Combine learning and play.
– Use appropriate activities (including songs, puzzles, games, art, physical movement, etc.) for different kinds of student.
– Make the classroom an attractive, light and convenient learning environment.
– Pay special attention to your own English pronunciation – children are good imitators.

B. Adult and Older Learners
How are adult learners different from children?

a. Adults can think in abstract way and so there is, perhaps, less need for them to engage in activities such as games and songs in order to understand things.
b. We can introduce a wide range of topics into adult classrooms and expect that the students will have some knowledge of what we are talking about.
c. Many adult learners have strong opinions about how learning should take place, often based on their own schooldays.
d. Although some adults have good memories of learning success, others have experience of learning failure and are worried that they will fail again.
e. Adults usually (but not always) behave well in class – at least better than some other age groups.

Tips for Teaching Adults
– Find out what interests different student individuals in order to plan the most appropriate lessons.
– Be prepared to explain things (such as grammar rules). But remember that many adults learn by doing things, too.
– Discuss the best ways of learning with your students so that everyone is happy with your lessons.
– Provide clear short-term goals so that the students can achieve success at each stage.

C. Adolescents
For many teachers, adolescents students are the most exciting – but also the most challenging – people to have in classrooms.

a. Depending on their stage of development, teenagers can start to think in abstract terms. In other words, they can talk about ideas and concepts in a way that younger children probably cannot.
b. Many adolescent students become passionate about the things that interest them.
c. Many adolescents are extremely conscious of their age and find it irritating when adults continue to teach them as children – even though, in many ways, they are still children.
d. Many adolescents want and need peer approval (the good opinion of their classmates) far more than they want and need the approval of the teacher.

Tips for Teaching Teenagers

-Encourage teenagers to have opinions and to think critically and questioningly about what they are learning.

-Use the students’ own knowledge and experience as much as possible.

-Treat the students like adults but remember they are still children. Encourage the students to take responsibility for their own learning.

-Be super-organised! Teenagers like to know what they are doing and why.

-Be consistent when there are discipline problems. Criticise the behaviour, not the student.

Harmer, Jeremy. 2012. Teacher Knowledge Core Concept in English Language Teaching. England: Pearson Education Limited.

#GrammarTrivia: Common Expressions with “Other”

Hello, fellas. In this session we will discuss several common expressions using other. Forms of other can be used as adjectives or pronouns. Furthermore, there are also common expressions with other carrying different meanings.

1) each other and one another

each other and one another show a reciprocal relationship. They are interchangeable because there is no difference between them.

E.g. We respect each other.
We respect one another.

In both examples above, I respect him or her, and he or she respects me.

2) every other

every other means “alternate”.

E.g. I read every other line. (I read the first line. I do not read the second line. I read             the third line. I do not read the fourth line)

3) the other

the other can be found in time expressions like the other day, the other week, etc., to indicate the recent past.

E.g. We saw her the other day.

the other day in the example carries the meaning of “a few days ago, not long ago”.

4) one after the other and one after another

The two expressions show that separate actions take place very close in time.

E.g. They arrived one after the other.
They arrived one after another.

5) other than

It is frequently used in negative sentences and has the same meaning as “except”.

E.g. No one understands the lesson other than James.
       No one understands the lesson except (for) James.

6) in other words

in other words is used to explain the meaning of the previous sentence(s).

E.g. IELTS assesses our ability to listen, read, write and speak. In other words, IELTS is a         comprehensive test.

Betty Schrampfer Azar, Understanding and Using English Grammar: Third Edition

Compiled and written by @fathrahman for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, January 21, 2019

#EngClass: Derivatives

Hello fellas, how was your day?

In this session we will discuss derivative which is a part of grammar in English language. There are several grammatical rules to apply when using English. Today, we will continue with ‘Derivatives.’

Derivatives are word that are derived from other words, which we call root words. Usually, derivatives are formed by adding an affix to the root words.
Let’s see the paragraph below:

At their first session, the lawyer asked Ed, “What things about this woman that attracted you?”
Ed replied, “Her forthrightness, straightforwardness, and frankness

Fellas, did you find any derivatives from that paragraph?
From that paragraph, the words ‘forthrightness,’ ‘straightforwardness,’ and ‘frankness’ are derivatives. Derivatives can also be nouns that we could change into adjectives or adverbs if we add suffix at the end of the words. However, there are some derivatives that still retain their meaning.

1. To form noun derivatives, we add suffixes like -ness, -ty, -hood, -ian, -cy, -er, -or, -sion, -ment, -tion, -ant, -ce, etc.
Happy – Happiness 
Child – Childhood

Dense – Density
Pregnant – Pregnancy
Good – Goodness

Comedy – Comedian
Assist – Assistance
Friend – Friendship 

2. To form adjective derivatives, we add suffixes like: -full, -less, -ish, -al, – cy, – ary, -able, -ous, -y, etc.
Blue – blueish
Boy – boyish
Help – helpless
Sun – sunny
Danger – dangerous

3. To form verb derivatives, we can add affixes like dis-, re-, -ize, a-, -fy. 
Like – dislike
Agree – disagree 
Check – recheck
Memory – memorize
Summary – summarize

4. Derivatives can also form ‘negative words’ or words that have the negative meaning of the root words. To form these derivatives, we add prefixes un-, in-, im-, etc.

complete – incomplete
happy – unhappy
direct – indirect
mortal – immortal

Sumber: Yulianto, Dian. (2018). Asyiknya Belajar Grammar Dari Kisah-Kisah Jenaka. Yogyakarta: DIVA press.

Compiled and written by @2013happyy for @englishtipsforyou on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

#IOTW: Idioms about personality

Hi, hello, Fellas! Happy weekend. How are you doing? It’s such a great time to meet you again in our session. This evening I would like to share some idioms that refer personalities.

  1. Chatter box.”Meaning: someone who talks a lot.
    • Example:
      • “I bet she even talk in her sleep. She’s a chatter box.”
  2. Cold fish.” Meaning: someone who is expressionless. Most of us know it as “cold” in a simpler way.
    • Example:
      • “I have no idea why most girls love cold fishes [men]. Are they that attractive?”
  3. “Dark horse.” Meaning: someone who has greater ability than we had expected, or, on the other hand, someone who apparently has greater ability than she/he had shown before.
    • Example:
      • “I know he plays piano, but I never thought that he’s very skillful at playing classics. He’s such a dark horse.”
  4. Lone wolf.” Meaning: someone who is less social. He/she prefers to be alone.
    • Example:
      • “I don’t suggest you to come to Adam. That lone wolf won’t care about your existence.”
  5. “Party animal.” Meaning: someone who often go to a party.
    • Example:
      • “I bet we will meet Wilona in Jenny’s. She’s kind of a party animal.”

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, January 18, 2018

#EngClass: The Imperative (2)

Hi fellas, Today we will discuss the imperative and how to use it on sentences.

Fellas, Imperative is a type of sentence that gives instructions or expresses a command. Sometimes, an imperative sentence also expresses a direction, a request, an order or a suggestion. Imperative sentences usually end with an exclamation mark or a period. Check this paragraph and find imperative sentences on this paragraph:

In a second-grade elementary class, an English teacher asked her students to count in English. “Lisa, can you count up to five in English for me?” Lisa said “Yes, Miss. One, two, three, four, five.” The teacher said “Very good. Now Melisa, please continue.

When the teacher asked Melisa to continue counting, she said “Please continue”. It is the imperative.

  1. Imperative sentences can also express prohibition or warning. They can end with either an exclamation mark and period. E.g.:
  • Do not use the lift in the event of fire“.
  • Don’t go there!”
  • Don’t tell anyone that I was here“.
  • Don’t be late!

2. Imperative sentences can also express an instruction. E.g.:

  • Enjoy your meal“.
  • Do start“.
  • Stop talking and open your books“.
  • Ask him, will you? “Write to me, will you?

3. We can write imperative sentence without a subject.

E.g : “Open your mouth and say “Aaah”.

4. We can also write imperative sentence to remind one or more people. E.g :

  • Come on, boys, you’re late”.
  • Come on, Lisa, I’m waiting”.

5. We can also write imperative sentences to make suggestions. Usually, we use “Let’s” in the beginning of sentence. Remember that “let’s” is a contraction of “let us”, which means the pronoun is already plural. E.g :

  • Let’s visit India next month”.
  • Please, let’s just go to cinema tonight, shall we?”.

6. We can also use imperative sentences to give instructions.

E.g : “First, prepare some hot water. Pour the white coffee into a cup. Add some milk and stir the coffee”.

Compiled and written by @2013happyy for @englishtipsforyou on Wednesday, January 16, 2018

#EngClass The Use of Still, Yet, Already, Any More, Any Longer And No Longer

A. Still (Masih)
It is used to show a continuous action, and is used in affirmative sentence. The word “Still” usually goes in the mid-position of the sentence.
– She still looks young.
– It’s 8 o’clock and Jimmy is still in bed.
– Do you still want to marry to her?

And is usually used with Present Continuous (Progressive).

– I am still doing my homework.
– He is still washing his car.

B. Yet (Belum)
Yet is used to talk about something that is expected to happen, but did not happen till this moment. We use yet mainly in negative sentences and in questions.

The word “Yet” is used at the end of a sentence.

In negative sentences
– He hasn’t come yet.
– I don’t want to go home yet.

In questions
– Has he come yet?
– Have you read his book yet?

In the Perfect Tense sentence
– He hasn’t replied my SMS yet.

C. Already (Telah)
Already is used to show that something has happened earlier. It is used in the mid-position of the sentence and is usually used with Present Perfect.

– I have already told her.
– She has already seen the film.

In American English, it is also possible to use already with the Simple Past.
– I already did my homework.
– He already washed the car.

D. Any More / Any Longer (Sudah tidak lagi)
Any More is an adverb, It happened ‘in the past but not now’
We use Not…. Any more or Not… Any Longer. Any More/Any Longer go at the end of a sentence.

– We don’t go to Cornwall on holiday any more (or any longer)
(We used to go in the past but not now.)
– Sara doesn’t work here any more (or any longer). She left last month.
( not ‘Sara doesn’t still work here’ )
– Ann doesn’t teach in this university any more/ any longer.

E. No Longer (Sudah tidak lagi/bukan lagi)
No Longer is used when something used to happen or be true in the past but does not happen or is not true now. It can use to say that situation has changed. No Longer go in the middle of sentences.

– Ann no longer works here.
– We are no longer workers.
– It’s no longer a secret.

Koltai, Anastasia. 2018. When to Use Still, Already, Yet, Just? Retrieved from https://www.myenglishteacher.eu/blog/still-already-yet-just/

Riyanto, Slamet, et al. A Handbook of English Grammar, An Effective Way to Master English. Pustaka Pelajar.

#EngClass: Irregular Plural Nouns (Revisit)

Hello, fellas. How is it going? In this session we will discuss irregular plurals. Most plural forms are made by adding an –s at the end of their singulars. Nevertheless, some plural nouns do not follow this rule.

1) Vowel change
man / men
woman / women
foot / feet
tooth / teeth
goose / geese
mouse / mice

2) Add –en
child / children
ox / oxen

3) Same as singular
deer / deer
fish / fish
people / people
salmon / salmon
sheep / sheep
trout / trout

4) -is / -es
analysis / analyses
axis / axes
crisis / crises
diagnosis / diagnoses
hypothesis / hypotheses
parenthesis / parentheses
synthesis / syntheses
thesis / theses

5) End in –a
bacterium / bacteria
curriculum / curricula
datum / data
phenomenon / phenomena
criterion / criteria

6) –us / -i
alumnus / alumni
bacillus / bacilli
cactus / cacti
fungus / fungi
nucleus / nuclei
radius / radii
stimulus / stimuli
syllabus / syllabi

Grammarly, Plural Nouns: Rules and Examples, https://www.grammarly.com/blog/plural-nouns/
Deborah Phillips, Longman Complete Course for the TOEFL Test

Compiled and written by @fathrahman for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, January 7, 2019

#WOTD: Obtuse

Today we will learn about ‘obtuse’.

Do you know the meaning of the word ‘obtuse’?
‘Obtuse’ means annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand.

Someone who is obtuse has difficulty understanding things, slow on the uptake or makes no effort to understand them.

Examples of ‘obtuse’ in sentences:
“Perhaps I’m being obtuse, but I don’t understand what you’re so upset about.”
“You were too obtuse to take the hint.”
“She seemed a bit obtuse after being called by the manager.”

Some synonims of ‘obtuse’:

  • Dim.
  • Dense.
  • Dull.
  • Slow-witted.
  • Stupid.

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

#EngVocab :Phrasal Verbs with “Call”

Hello, Fellas! Good evening and happy Monday! How’s your week so far?
This evening I am going to share phrasal verbs with “call”

1.“Call away”
Meaning : To ask someone to go somewhere else
E.g. “i am afraid razi was called away from the meeting to deal with a medical emergency, but he should be back soon”

2.“Call for”
Meaning : Publicly demand that something be done
E.g. “Adit got the new job! This news calls for a celebration!”

3.“Call around”
Meaning : to go to someone’s house to visit them
E.g. “Let’s call around to see your cousin later.”

4.“Call back”
Meaning : To return a telephone call
E.g. “They said I could call back later today to collect the T-shirt.”

5.“Call out”
Meaning : To shout or speak loudly in order to get someone’s attention
E.g. “I called out her name, but she couldn’t hear me..”

6.“Call by”
Meaning : To shout or speak loudly in order to get someone’s attention
E.g. “ I think it my might be nice to call by Aunt Jenny’s house on our way to Jakarta.”

7.“Call down”                                                                                                                                         Meaning : To shout or speak loudly in order to get someone’s attention
E.g. “Laura is a perfectionist women and always calls me down for such minor errors!”

Alright, fellas, those are phrasal vervs with call.
Thank you for being with me, fellas! Today is a wrap!
Enjoy fellas! #EngProverb


Compiled by @ijoojii for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 7 Jan, 2019.

#EngTrivia: January’s trivia

Hey, Fellas! How do you do? How is your first week in this new year? This evening I am going to share some fun facts about January, as an opening month of the year.

  1. Do you know that January was named after a Roman God, Janus? Janus is pictured as a person who has two heads. It is said that he is an animistic spirit of doorway and archway. Scholar believe that Janus is a symbol all new beginnings. And maybe, this is why his name had been using as the name of the first month of the year.
  2. In America January is regarded as a National Soup Month. Unfortunately, I still can’t find the history behind this event. The source I read also showed that this event is  unofficial in America. Perhaps, Americans initiated this event due to winter season in the country.
  3. In Russia, Christmas will be celebrated on 7th January this year. The reason why Russian celebrate their Christmas differently is Russians are mostly Orthodox Christians. And Orthodox church use Julian calendar, which was made by Julius Caesar in 45 BC.
  4. January is also an important month for Haitians because Haiti Independence Day was proclaimed on 1 January 1804.
  5. If you were born in January, then you are lucky enough to have garnets as your birthstone. It is a red colored gemstone and it shapes like pomegranate.
  6. January is also well known as a National Blood Donor in America. This event was firstly initiated in 1970 by Richard Nixon, the 37th President of USA.

Anyway, that’s all I can share in this session. If you know anything else that is related to January, you are free to share it.


Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, January 4, 2018

#EngKnowledge: The History of Scientific English

In this era, world science is probably still dominated by the use of English. It can be seen from a large number of research papers written in English to reach a global audience. However, English had not been the lingua franca for European intellectuals prior to the 1600s. They, including Isaac Newton, published their works in Latin.

There were several reasons to write science in Latin. The first one was about its audience. Latin was deemed more suitable for international scholars. On the other hand, English was only able to reach a more local audience.

Scholars also continued writing in Latin due to a concern for secrecy. To put preliminary ideas into the public domain could jeopardize them. This concern about intellectual property rights showed the humanist idea of the individual, rational scientist inventing and discovering through private intellectual work, as well as the nexus of science and commercial exploitation.

The third factor which hindered the use of English in science was its linguistic inadequacy. English did not have sufficient necessary technical vocabulary. Likewise, its grammar was unable to represent the world in an objective and impersonal way, and to discuss the relations.

Ultimately, several members of the Royal Society were interested in language and involved in various linguistic projects. They encouraged science to be published in English and a suitable writing style to be developed. Many of the society’s members also wrote their monographs in English, one of whom was Robert Hooke after conducting his experiments with microscopes in Micrographia (January 1665). Two months after the publication of Micrographia, Philosophical Transactions, world’s longest-running scientific journal, was introduced.

The development of scientific English thus saw a formative period in the seventeenth century. Nevertheless, German was the most prominent European language of science in the 1700s. By the end of the 18th century 401 German scientific journals had been inaugurated as opposed to 96 in France and 50 in England. The substantial lexical growth of scientific English occurred in the 1800s as the industrial revolution required new technical vocabulary. Furthermore, new, specialized, professional societies were formed to encourage and publish in the new areas of study.

Cambridge IELTS 5
The Secret History of the Scientific Journal, https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/philosophicaltransactions/

Compiled and written by @fathrahman for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, December 24, 2018

#EngTips: OTHER WAYS TO SAY “After That”

after that

Hey ho, fellas! How’s your day?
how do you learn your English so far?
So here I am to give you some tips to impruv your speaking.
Well in this section I am going to give you some tips other ways to say
” After that”
What is another word for after that??
Here is a list of word that you can use instead.

To support, Add or Continue your sentence.

“Besides, i could not see what i wrote on my typewriter.”

“In addition”
“He asked if he might record the meeting in addition to take notes.”

“We are at the point, finally, we go to the break .”

“The team was having a great season and furthermore, all the players were getting along.”

“In the same way”
“In the same way it is possible to give exercise for the student at the same time.”

“Equally important”
“An equally important part of my mission is to reach and achieve our goals.

It’s a wrap for now. Thank you for joining me. I hope it has been useful for you and…. Have a nice weekend, Fellas!







































#EngVocab: Substitutes of “Little”

Do you know other words to say ‘little’?
Today we will learn about the substitutes of ‘little’.

Let’s start.

  • Petite: small and thin in an attractive way (of a woman).

E.g. “My aunt is petite, pretty, and very ambitious.

  • Pygmy: the smallest of a group (of animals or plants).

E.g. “No pygmy owls were present when we went to the bird sanctuary.”

  • Minuscule: very tiny.

E.g. “The film was shot in a minuscule amount of time.”

  • Skimpy: very small in size or amount.

E.g. They provided only skimpy details of the event.”

  • Wee: small; little (informal).

E.g. “I’ll have a wee drop of cream in my coffee.”

  • Puny: Small, tiny and weak.

E.g. “They laughed at my puny efforts.”

  • Diminutive: extremely or unusually small.

E.g. “She was a diminutive figure beside her big friend.”

  • Teeny: very small (informal).

E.g. “My cousin gave just a teeny slice of cake for me.”

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

#EngTips: Complex Sentences in IELTS Writing Task 1

Hello, fellas. How is life today? In this session we are going to learn the use of complex sentences in IELTS Writing Task 1.

In terms of IELTS Writing and Speaking, a band score is equally awarded for each of areas, one of which is grammatical range and accuracy. We need to use complex sentences if we aim to score Band 5 or above for grammar. A complex sentence can be made by joining two simple sentences using an –ing form. A comma is put before the –ing clause.

This kind of complex sentences can also be used to add more information about a trend or describe trends that hit a low, reach a peak or stabilise.


  1. The number of households rose in Canada. It reached 11.8 million in 2004. (The number of households rose in Canada, reaching 11.8 million in 2004.)
  2. Standards in hospitals increased in the 1960s. They showed a 20% improvement over the previous decade. (Standards in hospitals increased in the 1960s, showing a 20% improvement over the previous decade.)

IELTS Writing Task 1 Simon
Anneli Williams, Collins English for Exams: Writing for IELTS

Compiled and written by @fathrahman for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, December 10, 2018

#EngKnowledge: The origin of Thanksgiving

Hi, Fellas, happy weekend! How are you doing during this week? Have you sensed holiday atmosphere in the air? Speaking of holiday, in this season I would like to share some information about the origin of thanksgiving

When you hear the word “thanksgiving,” what does suddenly come to your mind? Is it turkey? Or autumn? Family gathering? Do you know when was Thanksgiving celebrated for the first time? And where was it?

It is said that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in North America, 1621. The tradition itself had been brought by English Pilgrims that came to Massachusetts. Some history stated it was acknowledged when The Pilgrims shared meals with the native, Wampanoag Indians, as a celebration of good harvest.

However, a historian named Michael Gannon stated that the culture had been existed around fifty years before. On September 1565, there were some colonists in St. Augustine, Florida, shared the Thanksgiving banquet to the natives.  Despite of the original start of Thanksgiving, an information from History.com stated that for more than two centuries since 1621, Thanksgiving was  celebrated in a different time by the colonist and Americans.  And in some moments, Thanksgiving was celebrated for different purpose, too. As Illustrations, during American Revolution, Thanksgiving even celebrated more than one day a year.

After that, in 1789, George Washington hold Thanksgiving to celebrate America’s independence and to express gratitude of successful American ratification. Finally,  in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that Thanksgiving should be celebrated each year on final Thursday of November as a national event in America. However, the celebration was revised on the fourth Thursday of November by Franklin Roosevelt due to induce retail sale during Great Depression during 1930s. Ultimately, I think that nowadays’ Thanksgiving day is celebrated according to Roosevelt basis.

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, November 30, 2018

#EngClass: Blending Words (5)

Today we will learn more about ‘blending words’.

You can review the first lesson here englishtips4u.com/2012/06/27/engclass-blending-words/
You can review the second lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/06/17/engclass-blending-words-2/
You can review the third lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/07/01/engclass-blending-words-3/
You can review the fourth lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/08/15/engclass-blending-words-4/

Here are some examples of blending words:

  • Cinedigm (cinema + paradigm).

Meaning: a new paradigm in cinema.
E.g. “The musical poetry become a cinedigm in recent years.”

  • Cosplay (costume + play).

Meaning: dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character.
E.g. “The most popular cosplay theme is anime character.”

  • Docudrama (documentary + drama).

Meaning: a dramatized television movie based on real events.
E.g. “They are making a docudrama about the controversial court case.”

  • Knowledge base (knowledge + database).

Meaning: a database used for knowledge sharing and management.
E.g. “Building a knowledge base system becomes one of the key point in the study.”

  • Imagineering (imagination + engineering).

Meaning: the implementation of creative ideas in practical form.
E.g. “This imagineering can probably attract the attention of the crowd.”

  • Ginormous (gigantic + enormous).

Meaning: extremely large.
E.g. “Our orders came in two ginormous boxes.”

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

#EngProverb: Proverbs related to love


Hey ho, fellas! How’s your day? I think today was a cold day.
Do you know what love is? Everyone would answer that question differently.
Some People think it is care, affection, and understanding.
Tonight, I’m going to share some proverbs related to love to you. Here they are…

1.“Love is blind”
Meaning : when you love someone and you may don’t see about their pyhsical and faults.
E.g. “Have you seen Bella’s new girlfriend? Love is blind I must say.”

2.“Love at the first sight “
Meaning : once people met, they felt in love each other.
E.g. “Julio and Siska met at party.It was love at first sight.”

3.“Pop the question”
Meaning : people propose to marriage someone.
E.g. “ Roy popped me the question after we have been together for two years.

4.“ Kiss and make up”
Meaning : people forgive each other and be friends again.
E.g. ”Ozi and Raline always have an argument twice a week, but then they eternally kiss and make up.”

5.“Go steady “
Meaning : having a romantic a relationship with someone.
E.g. ”Jonny wants to go steady with Lusi, but I think she is not interested.”

6.“Break up”
Meaning : people become separated after being relationship or engagement.
E.g. “Richard broke up with his partner of two years when he found out that she was dating another man.

7.“Ask out “
Meaning : the man invite someone to go out, escpecially make a date.
E.g. “My friend asked us out for dinner to celebrate the success of his new job.”


Alright, fellas, those are some proverbs related to love.
Thank you for being with me, fellas! Today is a wrap!
Enjoy fellas!


Compiled by @ijoojii for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, 06 December, 2018.


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