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#EngGame: Nationality

Here I have a little game to play. If some of you are tired and stressed out because you’ve just finished your work or lecture, I hope you’ll will refreshed.

How many nationality do you know in this world? You might have heard of the famous ones such as American, British, Chinese, Korean. But this time, I want to measure your knowledge by letting you guess the nationality for people who live in a country we rarely hear about.

I will give you 8 clues which are the suffix usually put after the name of the country. They are: -ian, -ean, -an, -ese, -er, ic, -ish, and –i. Okay, let’s begin and I will start from the easiest one. I bet you have heard or read about it somewhere.

  1. Belgium = _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  1. Egypt = _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  1. Sweden = _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  1. Iraq = _ _ _ _ _
  1. Bangladesh = _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  1. Finland = _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  1. Poland = _ _ _ _ _ _
  1. Switzerland = _ _ _ _ _
  1. Kuwait = _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  1. Morocco = _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _



  1. Belgian
  2. Egyptian
  3. Swedish
  4. Iraqi
  5. Bangladeshi
  6. Finnish
  7. Polish
  8. Swiss*
  9. Kuwaiti
  10. Morrocan
  • You might heard that Swiss is a name of a country. You might also think that Swiss is the other name of Switzerland or Sweden, but apparently Switzerland and Sweden are two different countries. And Swiss is not a country, but a nationality.


Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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#EngGame: So punny

What appears on Goku’s head when he died and waves upon meeting you?

Halo, Fellas! How are you today? cringes very hard

We’re going to do a fun and cringe-worthy game! Just as the one I mentioned at the start of this article.


What is pun?

Do you know what pun is, Fellas? Check out #EngTrivia: About pun to help you understand puns!

Pun, or paranomasia, is some sort of a wordplay joke. It mainly uses homophones or words that have dual meanings.


#EngGame: So punny

Well, enough with the introduction. Let’s get some basic rules for our #EngGame! I will state one or two sentences and you finish it with puns!

Let’s start simple:

  1. What did the sea say to the sand?
  2. Why was the toilet paper rolling down the hills?
  3. Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up on its own?
  4. Why does he hate insect jokes?
  5. What happens to the man who got into an accident in the textile factory?
  6. Why is the Grizzly so proud of his den?
  7. Why won’t your teddy bear eat?
  8. What do you call a literate insect?
  9. Why do crabs never give to charity?


  1. Nothing, it just waved.
  2. To get to the bottom.
  3. Because it’s two tired.
  4. Because it bugs him.
  5. He’s dyeing now.
  6. He built it with his bear hands.
  7. He is already stuffed.
  8. A spelling bee.
  9. Because they are shellfish.


Sorry for all the cringe I made, Fellas! I know some (or all) of them are lame but they entertain me!


Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, October 28, 2016


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#EngGame: Spot the mistakes

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

Everyone must know quotes. I often see the quotes with beautiful, moving, or inspiring messages, as well as… typos or grammatical error.

I saved a few which I found randomly and I’d like to ask you to point out the error or mistake in them. Are you ready?

Here’s our first. Can you spot it?

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Pic 10



  1. With – with – with –> with – will – with
  2. Love’s –> loves
  3. Piece –> peace
  4. Your in my grasp –> you’re in my grasp
  5. Then –> than
  6. Arent, your, to –> aren’t, you’re, too
  7. Peoples –> people’s
  8. Man, happen –> men, happens
  9. Its –> it’s
  10. Excepted –> accepted


Compiled and written by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 4 January, 2016


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#EngGame: Guess the idiom!

Good evening, Fellas! How has your Saturday been? I hope you had an awesome one! Today we’ll have an  #EngGame called “Guess The Idiom.” So, I will share a picture of an idiom and the clue, then you have to guess what idiom is it. Today’s idiom theme is falling in love! In this post, I’d simply share the summary of the game. Enjoy! ;)

1.have the hots for you

Clue: to be strongly attached to someone.


Clue: temporary infatuation between young people.


  • “At the time I was sure I would marry him when I grew up, but of course, it was just puppy love.

lovey dovey

Clue: making an excessive display of affection.


  • “It sickens me to see the couple acting lovey-dovey all the time.”


double dates

Clue: a date which involves two couples.


  • “He asked me to go on a double date with his brother.”


Clue: to be very much in love with someone.


  • “It’s obvious that Robin and Barney head over heels in love with each other.”



Clue: a relationship that’s likely to be happy and successful.


  • “Lily and Marshall are really well suited. They are a match made in heaven.”

I think it is a wrap for today’s . Anyway, thank you for joining me in this session. I hope it has been useful for you guys! ;)


  1. Have the hots.
  2. Puppy love.
  3. Lovey-dovey.
  4. Double date.
  5. Head over heels.
  6. Match made in heaven.

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR for @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, September 26, 2015.



#EngGame: Where am I?

Happy Chinese New Year to those celebrating! :D


So how has your day been? Heard everyone is on holiday :)

@renggasanti: holiday and it’s cold. It was 22°c here…” well it’s 8 degrees in London hehe

@english_pku: It’s been quite rainy, hopefully a prosperous rain :)” heard it’s luck if it rains on Chinese New Year day :)

Since some of you are bored, let’s do a bit of #EngGame :)

There will be 3 questions that you have to guess the event I am describing :)

Are you ready? :)

Here we go!



Q1. It’s full of people, I am wearing a hat that I can only wear today, usually its little rope like moved from one side to another by my senior teacher. Which event am I in?

Q2. Everyone would sit on the side of the stage, looking at someone walking from one end to the other, posing, looking fashionable. Where am I?

Q3. It is a big field, people singing shouting supporting their teams, you see the ball kicked from the other side to another. By the keepers when one fails to goal. Where am I?

You have 15 minutes to answer :)





So we have our answers! Here they are!

A1. I am on my “@youyaa_: graduation day”

A2. I am at a “@tini_tea: Fashion show ”

A3. I am at a “@BhayanRiyan: football match”


Did any of you got all answers right? :D

@tini_tea: Yup!”

Well done to all fellas who have answered all of them well! :)

Hope you had fun tonight with our short #EngGame!


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on February 19, 2015



#EngGame: What did you or wish to say to your Valentine?

Happy Valentine’s Day fellas :) ♡♡♡

So today we are going to do a bit of an #EngGame with prize :) anyone up for it?

Okay, here is what you have to do! :D

What did you say to your Valentine today? Or what do you wish to say? Share it and the best one gets our #TYEBDTY book :D #EngGame

Once again the #EngGame is to answer: What did you say to your Valentine today? Or what do you wish to say? Best words and phrases win!

Fellas have one hour to share! Gogogogogo!

@Elleore: a hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

@Elleore: I love you not because I need you, but I need you because I love you.

@djunov: I wish I could say to everyone in this world that Love is universal. Spread ur love to the world. Not to the person. :)

@fabfebby: hey, Mr. Tied Up All the Time! I wish I could spend this day with you, just the two of us.

@iethaita: wish distance is never our problem because eventually love will deliver you to me but today I miss you my valentine#EngGame

@UtamiEster: I am truly, deeply, madly, desperately, passionately in love with you, my sunshine of mine, Mr. Bi @… xD

@Oo_Rakan_oO: Love is not only a day, Love should be everyday !

Aww such sweet words from all :3

Annnnddd the winner of our book goes to…. *drumrolls

It is @iethaita! Congratulations! :D

To all fellas who have participated the #EngGame, well done! :D


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on February 14, 2015

#EngPic #EngGame: Behind The Scene Vocabularies (From The Making of Harry Potter Films)

Hi fellas :) How’s your Saturday been? Is anyone here a fan of the Harry Potter movies? :)

Well do not worry if you do not like it, but the #EngGame today will be related to it :)

So, fellas have you heard of the Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter?


So The Making of Harry Potter studio is THE studio where Harry Potter movies are made all this time

It is in the Leavesden Studios, located just outside of London on a region called Hertfordshire

So, here are the rules of the #EngGame before we start

  1. Fill in the blank space (________) with appropriate word(s) based on the #EngPic provided
  2. As this will be like the “tour”, the first best answer will get a Retweet (RT) straight away, so think fast :D
  3. All answers have to be in English

So, are you ready for this #EngPic #EngGame? :D

Let’s start :D



Q1. The tour started by seeing the under the s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e set of the first Harry Potter movie.



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Q2. Each Harry Potter movie is an a _ _ _ _ _ _ n of the same titled b _ _ k


Q3. Things that excited us from the first movie, is the e _ _ _ _ _ _ e to the g _ _ _ _ h _ _ _


Q4. As we start the tour, there were names of the s _ _ _ _ _ w _ _ _ _ _ s

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Q5 (Related to Q4). They are responsible in creating the d _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s for the movies

Q6. There were also acknowledgements of the Executive Producers, Producers, and 4 D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s


Q7. There were also Cinematography, Art Direction, H _ _ _ & M _ _ _ U_ involved in these movies. Is the picture showing Bellatrix and Dumbledore’s h _ _ rs? Is this a M _ _ e U _ artist responsibility?

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Q8. Not to forget the Costume Design for the clothes that a _ t _ rs and act _ _ _ _ es wore.


Q9. Of course many variety of P _ _ ps were involved in this movie

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Q10. Some are a _ i _ _ _ _ d and some are still props, and some combined with v _ _ _ _ l effects


Q11.There are things you can try out like riding on a b _ o _ _ st _ _ _ and trying wand cho _ _ _ g _ _ phy

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Q12. There are lots of sets like Dumbledore’s o _ _ _ ce, and ind_ _ r s _ t of Diagon Alley

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Q13. You can see every d _ ta _ _ of the props, designs, sets used in the Harry Potter movies


Q14. Even before details are created, the process is already so detailed such as these paper m _ d _ _ s








Yes it’s -> A1. “@christyaneggy: staircase”

Correct -> A2. “@yifanescence: adaptation, book”

:D -> A3. “@alyaans: entrance, great hall”

Yep :) -> A4. “@rizky_paramitha: screenwriters”

:D -> A5. “@alifiaaaRR: dialogues”

Correct -> A6. “@riszkaindriani: Directors”

Yay, you got it :) -> A7. “@nandasept: hair & make up”

Yep -> A8. “@christyaneggy: actors and actresses”

Correct :) – > A9. “@alifiaaaRR: props”

Yep -> A10. “@almasyukri: animated, visual”

:) -> A11. “@ninuut: broomstick, choreography”

Correct :) -> A12. “@almasyukri: office, indoor set”

Yep :) -> A13. “@haniim: detail”

Correct :) -> A14. “@yifanescence: models”


So, that’s it fellas :) I hope you had fun with the #EngPic #EngGame session :D

You fellas are great! You answered almost as quickly as the wind! :D Great job! And thank you so much for your participation :)


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Devember 6, 2014

#EngGame: Antonyms (1)

Hiyya, fellas! Let’s have some fun in today’s #EngGame session. Who wants in? ;D

Guess the antonyms of these words & arrange the available letters to form your answers.

1. The antonym of FOOLISH is _ _ _ _. O-O-W-I-F-E-F-S-H-L

2. The antonym of JOY is _ _ _ _ _. Y-A-R-N-G-I-Y-B-E-F

3. The antonym of SAFE is _ _ _ _ _. S-A-I-N-T-P-R-I-K-Y

4. The antonym of SCARCE is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. A-N-B-U-D-I-A-N-T-O

5. The antonym of CRAZY is _ _ _ _. R-E-S-T-M-A-Y-H-E-N

6. The antonym of BORED is _ _ _ _ _ _ _. C-I-D-E-A-R-E-X-I-T

7. The antonym of PESSIMISTIC is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. M-I-O-P-I-T-S-T-I-C

8. The antonym of DUMB is _ _ _ _ _ _. G-I-A-N-T-M-A-R-K-S

9. The antonym of EXCITING is _ _ _ _.

10. The antonym of EXIT is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. T-R-O-E-A-N-P-E-N-C

1. Wise, 2. Grief, 3. Risky, 4. Abundant, 5. Sane, 6. Excited, 7. Optimistic, 8. Smart, 9. Dull, 10. Entrance

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on August 19, 2014

#EngGame: correct the homophones!

Our today is about homophones. What you need to do is find the mistake & correct the word in each sentence with its homophone.

Here’s an example:

“I know how you fill. It happened to me too.”

Can you correct the mistake, fellas?

Yes! Don’t forget the hashtag . ;) “: I know how you FEEL. It happened to me too!”

  1. “We need to buy some meet for the rendang.”
  2. “Can you here that? There’s something suspicious going on in the attic!”
  3. “You should where something light, ’cause we’re gonna travel far.”
  4. “Buy! See you soon!”
  5. “I will go weather you like it or not!”
  6. “Look what you’ve done! Now I need to reinstall everything peace by peace.”
  7. “Who’s your idle? | I don’t have any. I love myself.”
  8. “Help! I’m too week to walk.”
  9. “How much did you way after the long holiday? | Oh, don’t talk about it!”
  10. “Can I have your name? | Nunung. | Write! I’m gonna right that down in this logbook.”


  1. “We need to buy some meat for the rendang.”
  2. “Can you hear that? There’s something suspicious going on in the attic!”
  3. “You should wear something light, ’cause we’re gonna travel far.”
  4. “Bye! See you soon!”
  5. “I will go whether you like it or not!”
  6. “Look what you’ve done! Now I need to reinstall everything piece by piece.”
  7. “Who’s your idol? | I don’t have any. I love myself.”
  8. “Help! I’m too weak to walk.”
  9. “How much did you weigh after the long holiday? | Oh, don’t talk about it!”
  10. “Can I have your name? | Nunung. | Right! I’m gonna write that down in this logbook.”

Source: Common Homophones List on EnglishClub.com

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on May 19, 2014

#EngGame: Solve These Riddles (17)

Hiyya fellas! Who’s excited for some riddles this evening? :D Guess the answers to these 10 riddles!

1. What has a single eye but can’t see?

2. A man is sitting in a cabin in Jakarta. About an hour later, he gets out of his cabin in Bali. How is that possible?

3. My cousin is 18. He was born in 1945. How is that possible?

4. What is the only question you can’t answer “Yes” to?

5. When you don’t know what I am, then I am something. But when you know what I am, then I’m nothing. What am I?

6. There are 20 birds in a tree. A man comes and shoot one of the birds. How many birds are left?

7. 2 men catch 2 fish in 2 minutes. At this rate, how many men could catch 500 fish in 500 minutes?

8. During what moth do people sleep the least?

9. I’m very easy to get into, but it is hard to get out of me. What am I?

10. A surgeon named Nick & a bus driver named Joel are both in love with a woman named Liz. Joel needs to go on a long trip for 10 days. Before he left, he gave Liz 10 apples. Why?

1. A needle.
2. He’s a pilot in the cabin of the airplane.
3. He was born in hospital room 1945.
4. Are you dead? Because dead man can’t speak. Every other question you can answer “Yes”, even if you’re wrong.
5. A riddle.
6. None. Because all the birds flew away after hearing the gun shot.
7. 2 men.
8. February. It’s the shortest month in a year.
9. Trouble.
10. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on May 15, 2014

#EngGame #EngVocab: types of people

Today’s is about “types of people”. Hmm.. How to join this game? Well, I guess it’s best to give you an example. Here it is…

Here is the example question: Someone who does not eat meat or fish.

Correct! “: Vegetarian”

  1. A person you work with; a fellow-worker.
  2. A man who is not married, or who has never been married.
  3. A woman whose husband is dead.
  4. A person who is paid to work for someone else.
  5. A famous person, especially an entertainer, TV or film star.
  6. Someone you know, but who is not a close friend.
  7. A child whose parents are both dead.
  8. Someone who sees a crime being committed.
  9. One of two children born to the same mother at almost the same time.
  10. A person or company that employs workers.
  11. Someone who lives next door to you or near you.
  12. Someone who travels and visits places (often foreign countries) for pleasure.
  13. Someone who is against you in a fight or a game.
  14. Someone who betrays their country or friends by working for an enemy.
  15. Someone who loves to discuss and pass on news or rumours about other people’s private lives.
  16. An unusually talented or clever person.
  17. One of the the owners of a business who shares the profits and losses.
  18. A person who represents his or her country abroad.
  19. Someone who travels on foot, especially in an area where there are also cars.
  20. Someone who helps another person to commit a crime.


  1. colleague
  2. bachelor
  3. widow
  4. employee
  5. celebrity
  6. acquaintance
  7. orphan
  8. witness
  9. twin
  10. employer
  11. neighbor
  12. tourist
  13. opponent
  14. traitor
  15. gossip
  16. genius
  17. partner
  18. ambassador
  19. pedestrian
  20. accomplice

Source: Vocabulary Games and Activities 1 New Edition by Peter Watcyn-Jones

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on March 24, 2014

#EngVocab #EngGame: vocabulary related to democracy

Since it’s 4 days before the Presidential Election (Pilpres), let’s do #EngGame & learn #EngVocab at the same time. Topic: democracy.

The rule is simple: guess the words related to democracy based on the clues given. Let’s start with an example. :)

C _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a series of coordinated activities, such as public speaking & demonstrating, designed to achieve a social/political goal.

@redhoyasa: Campaign

Good job! Let’s start the game! :D

  1. D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a form of government in which all eligible people have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives.
  2. E _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office.
  3. P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: head of state in a presidential system.
  4. R _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a political order whose head of state is not a monarch and in modern times is usually a president.
  5. C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a person seeking/nominated for election to a position of authority such as president, member of parliament.
  6. G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: the means by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state.
  7. O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people.
  8. C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a system of fundamental laws and principles that prescribes the nature, functions, and limits of a government.
  9. P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ P _ _ _ _: a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy.
  10. O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: comprises one or more political parties or other organized groups that are opposed to the government.
  11. P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a national representative body having supreme legislative powers within the state.
  12. A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a regime that is characterized by/favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom.
  13. B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: administrative system in which the need/inclination to follow rigid/complex procedures impedes effective action.
  14. R _ _ _ _ _: form of government: the set of rules, cultural or social norms, etc. that regulate the operation of government.
  15. D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual, the dictator.


  1. democracy
  2. election
  3. president
  4. republic
  5. candidate
  6. government
  7. oligarchy
  8. constitution
  9. political party
  10. opposition
  11. parliament
  12. authoritarian
  13. bureaucracy
  14. regime
  15. dictatorship

Source: Vocabulary Related to Democracy on My English Pages

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on July 5, 2014

#EngGame: English Common Mistakes

Hello, fellas! It’s Thursday already! How’s your day? Weekend is coming closer :))

Well, tonight I want you to correct some mistakes in the sentences. Hope you’re not sleepy yet, fellas. Are you ready?

  1. I had an interested conversation with Keenan yesterday.
  2. We have been living in London since a long time.
  3. I’ve just cleaned this room so try not to do a mess.
  4. Those were big dogs, weren’t them?
  5. Try eat more vegetables if you really want to lose weight.
  6. It’s hard not to be a bit jealousy of her success.
  7. Steven is more taller than I remember.
  8. If you are bored we can do a game of chess.
  9. She was born on midnight.

Time’s up, fellas! Have you corrected the sentences? I bet you can correct all of the mistakes, rite?

Now, I’m going to give the correct sentences with their explanation. Don’t forget to count your scores ;)

  1. I had an INTERESTING conversation with Keenan yesterday. INTERESTING is used to describe something. INTERESTED describes how we feel.
  2. We have been living in London FOR a long time. FOR is used with a length of time. SINCE points the beginning of a period of time.
  3. I’ve just cleaned this room so try not to MAKE A MESS. Make a mess is a collocation, so we should use make a mess, not do a mess.
  4. Those were big dogs, weren’t THEY?. THEY is a pronoun used as the subject of a verb. THEM is used with the object of a clause.
  5. Try EATING or TO EAT more vegetables if you really want to lose weight. TRY needs to be followed by an -ing verb or ‘to’.
  6. It’s hard not to be a bit JEALOUS of her success. JEALOUS is an adjective, JEALOUSY is a noun.
  7. Steven is TALLER than I remember. MORE is not needed in this sentence. TALLER is the correct comparative adjective.
  8. If you are bored we can PLAY a game of chess. Don’t forget that chess is a game. If it’s a game, we use PLAY, not DO.
  9. She was born AT midnight. We use AT to show the times, not ON. We use AT because there’s a particular time which is 12 o’clock in the middle of night. AT is used to show an exact or a particular time. Meanwhile, ON is used to show when something happens. e.g. Many shops don’t open on Sundays or What are you doing on Friday?

That’s a wrap, fellas! I have to end today’s session. Have a good rest so that your Friday’d be wonderful! Good night :)

Compiled by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on June 27, 2013

#EngGame: Compound Words (1)

Hiyya, fellas! Do you know which day is the most dreadful, aside from Mondays? It’s the day after a long holiday. *malas*

So, to cheer you up, check out the following 10 sets of pictures, arrange the letters and fill in the blanks. 

Here are some clues: 1. Not all of the letters may be needed. 2. Answers are all compound words.

As mentioned in the clues, all answers are compound words. They are all two words which are joined together.

A compound word is made when two words are joined to form a new word, the meaning may be very different from the meanings of each component.

1. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. T-H-I-N-G-E-L-O-O-M.


2. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. S-R-O-W-C-S-A-L-T-K. 


3. _ _ _ _ _ _. D-I-N-E-C-O-I-S-H-A. 


4. _ _ _ _ _ _ _. P-A-R-T-U-B-I-O-R-I. 


5. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. N-E-W-M-O-K-R-T-O-H. 


6. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. O-O-O-M-A-R-K-B-O-W. 


7. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. D-O-N-E-H-E-Y-W-O-I. 


8. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. S-O-H-A-T-E-B-U-N-S.


9. _ _ _ _ _ _ _. B-I-A-R-I-T-A-W-O-N.


10. _ _ _ _ _ _. P-E-C-A-H-I-B-A-T-U.


There goes all 10 sets of pictures, fellas. Pretty easy, huh? 


1. Moonlight; 

2. Crosswalk; 

3. Inside; 

4. Airport; 

5. Hometown;

6. Bookworm; 

7. Honeydew; 

8. Sunbathe; 

9. Rainbow; 

10. Teacup. 

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on April 1, 2014

#EngVocab #EngGame: phrasal verbs related to computer

It’s phrasal verb day on . :)) Anyway, who knows what a phrasal verb is? We have discussed this in our previous sessions. :)

A phrasal verb is usually a two-word phrase consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. Examples: turn on, shut down.

Today we’re gonna do an on phrasal verb. The theme? I bet you’re using computer everyday, so it’ll be about computer. :)

Here’s how to join : fill in the gaps with the right letters so they’ll form phrasal verbs. There’ll be clues as well. :)

  1. T _ _ _ O _: to activate or cause to energize by the use of a button or switch.
  2. B _ _ _ U _: to make a copy in case something happens to the files on the computer.
  3. L _ _ O _/ I _: to go onto a computer network by typing in a personal code.
  4. S _ _ _ _ _ O _: to turn something on.
  5. C _ _ _ _ O _: to move the mouse over an icon, word, or other object and click.
  6. S _ _ U _: to assemble or prepare a piece of hardware.
  7. P _ _ _ _ O _ _: to make a copy of something from a computer to a word processor.
  8. P _ _ _ D _ _ _: to click on a word or item that opens up a list of options or functions.
  9. T _ _ _ O _ _: to shut down an operation, to stop the flow of energy by the use of a button or switch.
  10. L _ _ O _ _: to go off a computer network by signing out.
  11. S _ _ _ _ _ D _ _ _: to move gradually to the bottom of text or graphics.
  12. H _ _ _ U _: to connect to something.


  1. Turn on
  2. Back up
  3. Log on/in
  4. Switch on
  5. Click on
  6. Set up
  7. Print out
  8. Pull down
  9. Turn off
  10. Log off
  11. Scroll down
  12. Hook up

Source: Fluent English by Barbara Raifsnider

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on March 10, 2014

#EngClass: stative or non-continuous verb

Tonight I’d like to share a topic related to grammar. It’s about stative or non-continuous verb. Who knows what this is? :)

Stative verbs are verbs that aren’t used in continuous tenses (Present Continuous, Past Continuous, Future Continuous).

Stative verbs are usually used to describe states that last for some time. Example: need. In a sentence: I need some drink.

Here are other examples of stative verbs: like, love, hate, want, agree, know, realize, wish, belong, understand, have, promise.

Let’s do an exercise on stative verbs. Please fill in the gap with the correct form of verb in the brackets. :)

  1. I ___ (not/think) I ___ (know) her. Do you?
  2. I ___ (think) I ___ (need) something to drink. I ___ (be) so thirsty!
  3. The thing that ___ (worry) me is that more and more people ___ (lack) the empathy for others.
  4. A: Anita ___ (look) so pale. B: I __ (know). Lately she ___ (feel) frustrated in her job.
  5. In a relationship what ___ (matter) the most is that you ___ (understand) each other.
  6. A lemon ___ (contain) a lot of vitamin C. And it also ___ (taste) sour!
  7. A: Do you ___ (recognize) that man? B: Um.. Sorry, I ___ (not/remember) him.
  8. A: Whose book is this? B: It ___ (belong) to Rudy. A: I __ (doubt) that. He __ (not/like) reading!
  9. A: What ___ you ___ (think) about abortion? B: It ___ (depend) on how you ___ (look) at it.
  10. A: I ___ (prefer) milk to tea anytime. B: You ___ (have) such a weird taste.


  1. I don’t think I know her. Do you?
  2. I think I need something to drink. I am so thirsty!
  3. The thing that worries me is that more and more people lack the empathy for others.
  4. A: Anita looks so pale. B: I know). Lately she ___ (feel) frustrated in her job.
  5. In a relationship what matters the most is that you understand each other.
  6. A lemon contains a lot of vitamin C. And it also tastes sour!
  7. A: Do you recognize that man? B: Um.. Sorry, I don’t remember him.
  8. A: Whose book is this? B: It belongs to Rudy. A: I doubt that. He doesn’t like reading!
  9. A: What do you think about abortion? B: It depends on how you look at it.
  10. A: I prefer milk to tea anytime. B: You have such a weird taste.

Source: Stative Verbs

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on February 24, 2014


#EngQuiz: Commonly confused words in English

In this post, we’re going to have a little practice on how well you can differentiate some commonly confused words in English. For example: What’s the difference between affect & effect? :)

Let’s see this sentence. Fill in the gap with the right word:

“Andy’s absence did not ___ (affect/effect) us.”

“affect with an a as a verb and effect with an e as a noun” – @_Electra330_

“affect” – 

Let’s start! Choose the right word from the brackets to fill in the gap.

1. Thanks for your (advise/advice). It’s really helpful!

2. like all seafood (accept/except) octopus.

3. I need to go to the (stationary/stationery) store to buy some pencils.

4. If you want to be fluent you have to (practise/practice) your English a lot.

5. Put on the (break/brake) if you want to stop the car.

6. Her new hair and the makeup (complement/compliment) each other well.

7. Please don’t go! I don’t want to (lose/loose) you.

8. What do you want for (desert/dessert)?

9. I think I’ll (choose/choice) this shirt. It’s better than that one.

10. The school (principal/principle) usually leads the flag ceremony at school.

Sources: Commonly confused words & Common Errors in English Usage

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, February 17, 2014

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#EngVocab #EngGame: vocabulary related to work

If you have nothing to do tonight, join the . We’ll practice vocabulary related to work. :)

Just like our previous (well, some of them), the rule is: guess the word in each number from the definition given. Let’s start. :)


  1. H _ _ _ _ r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: the department in a company that deals with hiring and firing.
  2. C _ _: the company executive with the most decision-making power.
  3. P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: everyone who works for the same company or employer.
  4. C _ _ _ _ _ _: a semi-separated office space defined by partitions that generally rise halfway to the ceiling.
  5. R _ _ _ _ _ _: to actively seek new workers.
  6. B _ _ _ _ _ _ _: awards other than a salary paid to an employee, such as medical coverage or vacation leave.
  7. N _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: a business information exchange between individuals, groups, or companies.
  8. F _ _ _: to dismiss from a job.
  9. P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: conforming to good business ethics; a person trained specifically for a job or industry.
  10. D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: money taken out of a paycheck for taxes, insurance, retirement plans, etc.
  11. P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: advancement from one position to a higher one, usually with a pay increase.
  12. C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ c _ _ _: a telephone call that allows people in different locations to conduct business over the phone.
  13. T _ _ _ c _ _ _ _: a clock that is used to punch an employee’s time in and out on a time card.
  14. N _ _ w _ _ _ _: the amount of money paid to an employee after deductions.
  15. L _ _ o _ _: to dismiss a number of employees due to a reduction in business or need for their services.


  1. Human Resources
  2. CEO
  3. Personnel
  4. Cubicle
  5. Recruit
  6. Benefits
  7. Networking
  8. Fire
  9. Professional
  10. Deductions
  11. Promotion
  12. Conference call
  13. Time clock
  14. Net wages
  15. Lay off

Source: Fluent English by Barbara Raifsnider

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on February 10, 2014