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#EngQuiz : Words in the News

Fellas, do you like to read the news? We can get many information from the news. The sources we can read the news from vary. We can read the news on the newspaper, magazine, or online news portals. Reading the news in English can also improve our vocabulary.

On today’s session, we will start with this paragraph:

It’s the temple that brought Londonderry together. On Saturday they burnt it down.

Catholics and Protestants have a long history of conflict in this Northern Irish city.

But volunteers from both communities came together to build the structure. Thousands left personal messages of peace inside.

Organisers say the fire symbolises letting go of the past.

From the paragraph, we can find some vocabularies like:

  • Temple = a building used to pray
  • To burn something down = to destroy it with fire
  • Conflict = a serious disagreement or argument between two people or more
  • Volunteers = people who offer to work without being paid
  • Symbolise = to represent an idea

Fellas, let’s start the quiz! Fill in the blank with vocabularies that we found from the news that I shared previously. Use hashtag #EngQuiz to share your answer.


1. Since the last train left in 1998, the once regal station has come to (…..) Detroit.

2. Whatever the issue was, the (….) between Rachel and Soga remained.

3. The camp ground was manned on a (….) basis.

4. She was worried that the house might (….) while they were away.

5. This year, the date on which Gandhi was murdered was marked by attempts by right-wing Hindus to build a (….) to honour the Gods.

The answer are:

  1. Symbolise
  2. Conflict
  3. Volunteer
  4. Burn down
  5. Temple

Source from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/witn/ep-150325

Thats all for today fellas, see you tomorrow!!

Compiled and written by @2013happyy for @englishtipsforyou on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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#EngQuiz: Guess the English Indonesian Words!

Hey fellas :) How has your Saturday been? Getting ready for tomorrow’s Independence Day celebration? :D

In the spirit of Indonesia’s Independence Day, want to play a bit of #EngQuiz related to Indonesia? :)

Dear, it’s Independence :) “@rizkyalearner: Making effort to win a competition as participation to celebrate independent day hihi :3″

So, I am going to give you some questions and you have to guess the answers which are (hint!) English Indonesian words :) #EngQuiz

Are we ready? The quickest and right answers will get an RT :D annnnnd GO!

 

QUESTIONS

Q1. One bean, two bean, billion beans, stuck together, I am good for you, the world claims so. What’s my name?

Q2. I am a nursery rhyme in Indonesia, somehow related to an old woman. Who am I?

Q3. Dong, dong, dong….. That’s my similar sounding if someone hits me. It doesn’t hurt though because I am heavier. What am I?

Q4. I am sharp but I have no straight pose. I look like a wiggly line. I can be very sacred to most Indonesian traditions. I am a..

Q5. So, I am brown, usually. Lots of hairs. We are like human and we hope that human will appreciate us better. I am an….

 

PS: It’s English Indonesian so make sure you answer it in its English form :D You have 30 minutes to answer :D

@iamnadiiaa: this is confusing too much many things can be related to this Q” Hmm, try search it in http://englishtips4u.com  :)

 

Thank you for your answers, fellas!! Now I will be sharing the quickest and right ones :)

 

ANSWERS

A1. From Q1 it’s name is “@aanggini: Tempe!”

TEMPE

A2. Wow, so no one really knows me? I am a “@febyanisaa: Cockatoo”. I am in this nursery rhyme :) “@kaiyeolpls: burung kakaktua hinggap di jendela nenek sudah tua giginya tinggal duaaa”

sulphur-crested_cockatoo

A3. Dong… dong… dong… I am “@febyanisaa: A gong”

COLLECTIE_TROPENMUSEUM_Gong_hangend_in_een_standaard_onderdeel_van_gamelan_Semar_Pagulingan_TMnr_1340-13

A4. I am “@LasmaMikha: a Kris”. In English “keris” is written “kris”, this can be checked on most online dictionaries :). Re A4, and sometimes it has to be capital K so it’s “Kris”.

KerisSemar

A5. Most got me right, but not quite on how you write it in English, I am an “@rossioktaviani: Orangutan” or orang-utan

Bornean orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus); Tanjung Puting National Park, South Kalimantan (K. Selatan), Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Indonesia

 

Thank you so much fellas for your participation! :D More information on the words today, check https://englishtips4u.com/2014/05/12/engtrivia-english-indonesian/ … :D

 

@glendamutia: u have a good riddle guys :O” :D you should have joined too :)

@miaa_yeppow: hey.. it was pretty good, n I cant wait for 2morrow, may Indonesia become more better than last year:-)

@Miss_Qiak: Thanks. I didn’t know it is written so in English. ;) “@EnglishTips4U: A4. In English “keris” is written “kris”, … #EngQuiz

“@rossioktaviani: Nah! RT @EnglishTips4U: A4. In English “keris” is written “kris”, this can be checked on most online dictionaries :)”

 

English will always evolve and seems that global English absorbs Indonesian/Malay words as well, we know the latest is “sambal

 

Who would know if Indonesian English or English Indonesian would exist? Yet it doesn’t mean kicking out Bahasa Indonesia itself

 

Hope you will have a great day tomorrow on Indonesia’s Independence Day :)

 

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on August 16, 2014

 

Image Sources:

http://assets.worldwildlife.org/

http://luk.staff.ugm.ac.id/keris/Jawa/KerisSemar.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/COLLECTIE_TROPENMUSEUM_Gong_hangend_in_een_standaard_onderdeel_van_gamelan_Semar_Pagulingan_TMnr_1340-13.jpg

http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/sites/www.birdsinbackyards.net/files/factsheets/images/hero/sulphur-crested_cockatoo.jpg

http://rumahnegeriku.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/TEMPE.jpg