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#EngQuote: Quotes from “How I met your mother”

Any of you watched How I Met Your Mother? What do you think of the show, fellas? As for me, I don’t usually interested in watching any sitcom (or basically any English show). I don’t know why, but I enjoy HIMYM so much.

In this post, we’ll be sharing some legen — wait for it — dary quotes from How I Met Your Mother. So guys, if you love HIMYM as much as I do, check out these quotes, because they’re gonna be legen — wait for it — dary! 🙌🙌

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Now, who’s gonna rewatch HIMYM all over again?

 

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

 


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#EngKnowledge: Spoilers (and why they’re disliked)

In this occassion, we’re going to talk about spoilers. I trust you’re familiar with the word. Now, is it just me who think that spoilers are annoying?

A spoiler is an element which threatens to give away important details concerning the turn of events in any fictional work. Normally, the details of the conclusion of a story’s plot, such as the climax or ending, are considered as spoilers.

Now, it’s understandable that after enjoying a thrilling movie, book, or TV series, we want to share the excitement. For example, you just saw the Batman vs. Superman and you wanted to share your enjoyment with fellow fans. At the same time, the more words spread about the movie could mean the bigger chance of more people want to see it. In that case, it should benefit the movie, no?

However, I think the most interesting part of enjoying a fictional work is getting surprised by the turn of events. That’s why, some people, including me, dislike spoilers. We just don’t want the surprise ruined.

How about you, fellas? Spoilers, liked or disliked?

“yes if it comes with too much details.” – @chisselicious

“yeah, me too.” – Rony Rahmatullah ‏@ronyyrahm

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“Here in Brazil there are magazines to inform spoiler what going to happen in soap opera. Maybe is cultural in some countries.” – snap:ricardolsilva ‏@ricardorocky

“Definitely no for spoilers. They ruin my wild imagination.” – rosita ‏@rosreads

“DISLIKED” – アイダ ‏@aifadafaa

“for some reason, I do need spoilers to share about it. Because there are a few of unexpected scenes that we can’t guess b4.” – Ahmad Ade Syabihis ‏@Ahmadade_

It’s a common knowledge in the internet that before posting something that might contain spoiler, we should begin with ‘Spoiler Alert’ or ‘Major Spoiler Alert’ or ‘Warning: Contains Heavy Spoiler’. This way, other internet users are given choices if they would like to continue reading the post or not.

However, it gets trickier when we are talking face to face. I normally start by asking, “Do you want me to spoil it or not?” If my friend says no, I shut it immediately.

“Hello friends, I’m agree with you, spoilers aren’t good to enjoy the history of tale, movie or something like that.” – Halejito Hescobar ‏@halejogars

” “Me too.” – diankape ‏@dekaryapa

 “Disliked. But for some people, they got some satisfaction because they feels like “I know much more than you”. Meh!” – Fauzi Soemantri ‏@Kido26

“Depend. I only accept spoilers when i ask them for it, if i didnt ask, so please dont tell me anything. :D.” – Nuniek Sudiningsih ‏@nuniek52

“I like when people spoil the major details :D it’s enticing to learn about the minor details after.” – Sarah Assegaf ‏@sarahshahnaz

“I hate it, it always ruins the fun!” – Yoza Anshori ‏@masyoza

All right, fellas! Let us conclude our #EngKnowledge discussion by realising that we all like teasers, just a little bit, to entice but not reveal too many details. When in doubt, I think it’s safe to say, “Go watch the movie/read the book.” Thank you for sharing your views on spoilers!

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 18 April, 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

#EngVocab: Wall-E vocabulary

I was randomly looking for some cool #EngVocab to share today. So, I started to Google the movie Wall-E – and went for the search engine suggestion “Wall-E vocabulary.”

It’s interesting how this movie seemed to be used in English learning classes, to learn vocabularies and so on. What’s more interesting, they are related to environmental causes/issues and about the ability to live. Oh, incase no one knows the movie, this is the poster of the movie:

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And here is a sneak peek of its trailer – it’s worth to watch when you have the time.

The #EngVocab are most likely not to be found in the movie conversations, but are related to the movie. So, here they are:

  1. Inhabitant. Meaning: living in one place.
  2. Amiable. Meaning: friendly.
  3. Live. Meaning: to be alive, to have a life rich in experience.
  4. Devastate. Meaning: to destroy.
  5. Survive. Meaning: continue to live or exist in spite of (an accident or ordeal).
  6. Directive. Meaning: an official or authoritative instruction.
  7. Elusive. Meaning: difficult to catch or hold.
  8. Befuddle. Meaning confused.
  9. Sedentary. Meaning: settled and therefore accustomed to sitting or doing little exercise.
  10. Corpulent. Meaning: obese or overweight.

That’s it fellas for today, I hope these #EngVocab are useful.

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Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, April 25, 2015


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#EngKnowledge: History of superhero films

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Avangers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Superhero film focuses on the actions of individuals with superhuman abilities dedicating their life to protect the public.

Most superhero films are based on comic books, though there are always exceptions. RoboCop, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, and Hancock are examples of films that were made original for the big screen. Whilst Green Hornet is an example of a film based on a radio series.

The history of superhero films went back to the 1940s, after the boom of superhero comic books. Before they came to the big screen, they were adapted to TV series aired on Saturdays, originally aimed for children.

Beginning with Mandrake the Magician (1939), it was then followed by big names like Batman (1944).

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Top: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) | Bottom Left: Batman (1944) | Bottom Right: Superman (1978)

Between 1950-60, the comic industry faced a decline. (Decline = penurunan) But it didn’t stop the theatrical release of Adventures of Superman, starring George Reeves.

A big change happened in the 1970s after the success of sci-fi/fantasy film Star Wars. Studios began to release the first major big-budget superhero feature film, with advance technology (for that time).

More success stories happened in 1980s, with films like Superman II (1980), Robocop (1987), and Batman (1989). And the 1990s saw the peak of superhero films with more varieties in titles and themes.

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Top Left: The Crow (1994) | Top Right: Star Wars OT | Bottom Left: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) | Bottom Right: Spawn (1997)

You might remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) or the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), if you are old enough to watch it.

In 1994, The Crow set a record as the first independent comic superhero to be made a franchise. The film added elements of action to a superhero film, with a darker and more violent story. Unfortunately, here’s a tragic story behind the making of The Crow; the lead actor Brandon Lee died during the shooting process.

The Crow’s success subsequently led to more films by ‘smaller’ comic producers, like Spawn (1997) by Image Comics.

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Top: Men in Black (1997) | Bottom: Unbreakable (2000)

Men in Black (1997) set record as the first MARVEL product to win an Oscar for Best Makeup. In the 2000s, there was an increased interest in superhero films, with MARVEL becoming a top name for superhero films. Many can’t get over Tobey Maguire’s role as Spider-man (2002), one of the biggest blockbuster ever. I personally like Andrew Garfield better, but to each of their own.

Note:

  • To each of their own. Meaning: semua punya pendapat masing-masing
  • Can’t get over. Meaning: tidak bisa melupakan
  • Blockbuster. Meaning: istilah untuk film yang sukses meraih pemasukan tinggi.

Aside from those mentioned above, there are also more interesting alternative styles of superhero films, like Unbreakable (2000).

Why do superhero films become more popular in the 2000s? Expert says it has something to do with social-political climate. 9/11 and the following wars made people crave for a hero to save the day. Films made a great escape for them.

The 2010s saw many successful reboots of successful superhero series.

Note:

  • Reboot. Meaning: Pembuatan ulang.
  • Crave. Meaning: mendambakan.
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Top: The Dark Knight (2008) | Bottom: Spider-man (2002)

Who can forget Heath Ledger’s role as Joker in The Dark Knight (2008)? Sadly, apart from giving him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, the role also led him to his death. The Dark Knight set record as the most Oscar-nominated superhero film ever, with 8 nominations.

How is the future like for superhero films? Well, it seems exciting.

To compete with MARVEL, DC Comics prepared a film universe, started with Man of Steel & the sequel Batman v. Superman (2016).

Question: What’s your favourite superhero film?

batman, superman, the avengers – @arie90skid

Gatotkaca :D the original superhero of Indonesia – @AsriEsti

Question: How about superhero film from Indonesia? – @purwamel

Wiro Sableng. :) – @Kido26

I remember seeing a local comic series called @NusantaRanger . Hopefully one day Indonesia can make its own big budget superhero films.

But some of you might remember this TV series! :D

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Saras 008 (1998 – 2000)

Sources:

  • Wikipedia,
  • screenrant.com,
  • IMDB,
  • comicvine.com

 

Compiled by @animenur for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 29 March 2015

 

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#EngQuiz: Guess the movies’ nouns, adjectives and verbs!

Are you an avid movie watcher? The game in this article is related to movies!

I will mention a movie title and then you have to guess three things. They are three words consisting of 1 (one) noun, 1 adjective and 1 verb based on what you viewed on the movie. And don’t forget each end of the word mention the type of the word: noun is (n), adjective is (adj) and verb is (v).

For example:

  • Q: “Harry Potter”
  • A: “Boy (n), brave (adj), hide (v)”

Do not:

  • mention the characters’ names, actors/actresses names or special names/items in the movie,
  • only English words are accepted,
  • and NO rude words please.

Questions:

  1. 101 Dalmatians
  2. Wreck-it-Ralph
  3. Les Miserables
  4. Inception
  5. Finding Nemo
  6. Rio
  7. 17 Again
  8. Amelie
  9. Toy Story
  10. Wall-E

Answer:

  1. ..
    • “Dogs(n) Smart(adj) Run(v).”- @tiffany_Wjy
    • “lady (n) cruel (adj) kidnap (v).” – @IbnuFJ
  2. ..
  3. ..
    • “Prisoner (n), loyal (adj), struggle (v).” – @sonyafel
    • “fabric (n), beautiful (Adj), sing (v).” – @erna27
    • “convict (n), melancholy (adj), revolt (v).” – @yantiyanto
  4. ..
    • “Dream (n), dream (adj), dream (v).” – @ituteguh
    • “dream (n), complicated (adj), compete (v).” – @AnofZuldian 
  5. ..
    • “Ocean (n), Brave (adj), Swim (v).” – @tintin_gustin
    • “clown fish (n), little (adj) , disappear (v).” – @deasydonald 
  6. ..
  7. ..
    • “glasses (n), handsome (adj), wish (v)” – @atherizt
    • “Basketball (n), young (adj), shoot (v)” – @YanuarYusuf7 
  8. ..
    • “prodigy (n) mysterious (adj) move(v)” – @nurinaay
    • “photo booth (n), artistic (adj), meet up (v)” – @miamiamiya
  9. ..
    • “Attic (n), incredible (adj), donate (v)” – @OwLuck
    • “Cowboy (n) faithful (adj) run (v)” – @salscy 
  10. ..
    • “robot (n), sincere (adj), search (v)” – @__kharisma
    • “robot (n) lonely (adj) build (v)” – @wayanoo
    • “Trash (n), dirty (adj), repair (v) @JempolJail

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at ” –@EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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#EngVocab: Movie vocabulary

  1. Bomb. Meaning: a movie that is not popular and makes little money.
    • Example:
      • “Don’t waste your time seeing that movie. It’s a bomb.”
  2. Blockbuster. Meaning: in contrast with “bomb”, this is a popular movie & makes a lot of money.
    • Example:
      • “This movie is one of the most successful blockbusters that have ever been made.”
  3. Write-up. Meaning: a review of product, movie, restaurant, or other things related to entertainment.
    • Example:
      • “The write-up said that movie was terrible.”
  4. Flick. Meaning: a movie.
    • Example:
      • “Have you seen any good flicks lately?”
  5. Mind-blowing. Meaning: impressive.
    • Example:
      • “Seeing this movie is a mind-blowing experience. I love it!”
  6. Kick-off. Meaning: start something.
    • Example:
      • “The movie festival will be kicking off at the end of November. Can hardly wait!”
  7. Live up to someone’s expectation. Meaning: to be as good as someone thought something would be.
    • Example:
      • “I knew that the movie was awesome. It totally lives up to my expectation.”
  8. Upcoming. Meaning: soon to happen.
    • Example:
      • “The upcoming James Bond movie will be exciting!”
  9. Hype. Meaning: a lot of positive publicity.
    • Example:
      • “I don’t usually want to watch a movie that has too much hype. Is it worth the watch?”
  10. Gags. Meaning: funny moments.
    • Example:
      • “This movie has plenty of gags. I’m sure you’ll like it.”

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, November 2, 2012

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