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#EngVocab: London skyscrapers

Did you know that City of London has unusual names for their buildings? Don’t worry this is what the short #EngVocab will be :)

  1. This one is called the cheesegrater.


  1. This one is called the Gherkin.


  1. This is known as the walkie talkie.


So, London has a somewhat particular uniqueness in calling their skyscrapers. Unlike in New York where you would know its skyscrapers by its official name, e.g., Empire State Building. Londoners tend to call their skyscrapers, or even promote it, as everyday objects.

The Cheesegrater, The Gherkin and The Walkie Talkie – do they resemble the named objects? Can you see them in this magazine article’s photo?


Or on this photo?


So, here is The Leadenhall building and a real cheesegrater. They are looked a like, right?



This is the 30 St Mary Axe Building and a real gherkin, do you think they are the same?


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This is 20 Fenchurch Street Building and a real walkie talkie. Is it a huge walkie talkie?




Apparently they are called so as Londoners want their skyscrapers as part of the city – more of a sculpture rather than a building, but on the other side, it might just be kind of a “bragging.”

Either way, they are interesting #EngVocab to be used on these skyscrapers, quite funny as well. What do you think, fellas? That’s it for today’s #EngVocab, I hope you had fun learning it :)

Pictures’ source: Google images, own documentation

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Thursday and Wednesday, March 28 and April 4, 2015.







#EngPic #EngQuiz: Guess the events!

Tema #EngPic #EngQuiz kali ini adalah nama-nama acara (events’ names)

Pemenang #EngPic #EngQuiz hari ini mendapatkan 1 (satu) buku kami “Things Your English Books Don’t Tell You” Publisher: @redaksipanda!

Syaratnya: menjawab semua pertanyaan paling cepat dan benar :)


Catatan: walaupun pertanyaannya berbahasa Indonesia, jawabannya harus berbahasa Inggris


Ready, fellas? :)



Q1. Judul pameran ini adalah “Disobedient Objects”. Dalam bahasa Inggris, apa arti “Disobedient Objects”?


Q2. Judul event ini adalah “New Cross Music Crawl”. Bisa dijelaskan apa maksud dari “Music Crawl”?


Q3. Judul dari pameran ini adalah “Museum of Broken Relationships”. Apa maksud dari judul tersebut?


Demikian pertanyaan2 #EngPic #EngQuiz kali ini! INGAT jawab dengan bahasa Inggris :)


Hints to the answers ada juga di #EngPic tersebut :)

Even though I said hints are in the pictures, but the answers should be your own answers…so..


The winner goes to…

…… @nsmeidianty :)

So here are the answers





A1. “@nsmeidianty: Disobedient object is object created by non-commercial designer and sometimes made with limited sources”

A2. “@nsmeidianty: a music show on the certain road that will present young musicians”

A3. “@nsmeidianty: a museum where we can see the emotional stories about love”


Once again, congratulations @nsmeidianty!

Satu buku “Things Your English Books Don’t Tell You” telah diberikan kepada @nsmeidianty! Cc @redaksipanda


  • Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on October 11, 2014

#EngQuote: From 2013 Familiar Names

It’s our last Saturday for 2013 fellas! I cannot believe 2013 is going to be over.

2013 has faced some ups and downs indeed in the world and Indonesia, sad moments occurred while new hopes emerged.

So today I will be sharing some #EngQuote from familiar names of the year 2013 about the past, present and future, hope it’ll inspire you :)

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” – Nelson Mandela

“I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life and all men and women of goodwill: let us be ‘protectors’ of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.”- Pope Francis

“End mass surveillance. And remind the government that if it really wants to know how we feel, asking is always cheaper than spying” – Edward Snowden

‘When I had bad times here, the club stood by me. All my staff stood by me, the players stood by me,you stood by me, and your job now is to stand by our new manager. That’s important.” – Sir Alex Ferguson

“I must work from morning to the next morning if I have to, to show the people that I am working. That’s what they want to see from me.” – Joko Widodo

“Here’s hoping that some day, in the not-too-distant future, the misfortunes of Fantine (of Les Miserables) will only be found in stories and never more in real life,” – Anne Hathaway

“I was at Richard Griffiths’s funeral earlier this year. Everyone there talked about how happy and content he was, which was absolutely true. Someone saying the same thing about me at my funeral: that’s what real success would look like.” – Daniel Radcliffe

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.” – Margaret Thatcher

“If politicians put the same amount of energy that we put into our (clothing design) collections. I think designers could be great politicians.” – Isabel Marant

Hope those #EngQuote inspire you :)

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on December 28, 2013














#EngTrivia #EngGame: Words, Names and Conditions of Weather

Afternoon dear fellas :) how’s your Saturday going?

Seems we are all having a mix day , eh? But no fear… we will have an exciting session which I hope you all will contribute in :)

By the way, what’s the weather like today in Indonesia?

Is it rainy? Windy? Sunny? Are you familiar with these words? What words are they?

@yadiiapry: So HOT.”

@cath_mw: cloudy.”

Can you mention the seasons that existed around the globe? Come share with us what you know in today’s #EngTrivia :)

Here is a clue: There are 4 seasons that are known to the world, can you guess them?

If you think there are more, mention us :D I am waiting for your answers and you might get an RT :)

So, the words I was stating before like rainy, windy are words or could also be

@amusukadiwija: Names of weather”

Or also can be

@CHRISTIANATAA: the weather condition”

Aaaand the four seasons areee

@yuukiiikoo: spring summer fall winter”

Or it could be also

@fauzixazhari: Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer.”

Haha this one is exceptional

@masyoza: spring, summer, autumn, winter.. and durian season :p”

In tropical climate of course.. “@Anindyasd: there are more tropical seasons; dry and wet season :D”

Tropical climate usually existed in countries across the equator like Indonesia

Here’s another question: do you think UK (North) and Australia (South) are now facing the same season?

@ditahersiyanti: I think not, bcs UK & AUS are located on the different side of earth, …”

@ditahersiyanti: UK is in the north & AUS is in the south, so faaar ._.”

@kinansahusainy: nope! UK is now facing the fall and I think Aussie is facing spring rn :)

Yes, interestingly even though there are 4 seasons in the UK and Australia, but they are not facing the same one at the same time

By the way… anyone knows what’s the difference between fall and autumn? Or are they the same? Share your opinion :)

@amusukadiwija: yes, autumn is used in British English, and fall is used in US English. Both autumn and fall have same meaning.”

@Anindyasd: Fall usually refers to what is happening in nature” this is also mentioned in “History of English in 10 Minutes”

Wow.. “@vioUul: they’re d same. Autumn’s commonly used in UK, while fall’s common for US. My friend’s baby named Autumn Brittannia ”

Wow you all have done so well in contributing the #EngTrivia :) Are you up for more questions? But this time in #EngGame form :)

The #EngGame would be guessing a weather related word in English or Indonesian depending on what I will be giving, anyone up for it? :)

So if I say Summer you have to state the Indonesian and if I say Salju you have to state the English word, okay fellas?

Best answers get RT! Ready, set, go!


1. Dingin

2. Winter

3. Fall/Autumn

4. Panas

5. Warm breeze

6. Windy

7. Sunny

8. Musim hujan

9. Sunny spell

10. Snow storm

11. Musim panas

12. Spring

13. Typhoon

14. Thunder Storm

15. Blizzard

16. Heatwave

17. Banjir

18. Gerimis

19. Hujan deras

20. Mendung

There you go fellas! Looking forward to your answers! Best answers get RT! See you in 20 minutes! :)





Wow great answers fellas! Will post the best answers now :) Here we go!

A1. Dingin is “@yuninaCARina: Cold”

A2. Winter is “@adeliameiditta: Musim dingin”

A3. Fall/Autumn is “@afifahandryn: Musim gugur”

A4. Panas is “@yoitsratna: Hot ”

A5. Warm breeze could be “@yuninaCARina: Sepoi sepoi” or “@n1nav: Angin (yang) hangat”

A6. Windy is “@addicTea: Berangin”

A7. Sunny is “@yuninaCARina: Cerah”

A8. Musim hujan is “@rullyyy : rainy season”

A9. Sunny spell is “@Kibaldinata: Kadang cerah, kadang ujan” or can be said “(ada) kemungkinan terang (disela-sela hujan/mendung)”

A10. Snow storm is “@morends: Badai salju. ”

A11. Musim panas is “@Mastinxian: Summer”

A12. Spring is “@masyoza: musim semi”

A13. Typhoon is “@amusukadiwija: Angin puyuh/topan”

A14. Thunder storm is”@MasRafa: Badai petir” or can be “badai (hujan) disertai petir”

A15. Blizzard is “@n1nav: Badai salju parahh” as it is a severe snow storm

A16. Heatwave is “@elisabet_hth: Panas terik” also can be “@masyoza: gelombang hawa panas”

A17. Banjir is “@LeeFirly: Flood

A18. Gerimis is “@fairandaS: Drizzle ”

A18. Also can be “@Alvando40: Light rain ”

A19. Hujan deras can be “@artyindart: Heavy rain ”

A19. Also “@Ara_Agnia: pouring rain”, this term is used a lot like: “It’s pouring outside.” = “Hujannya deras diluar.”

A19. Or use the idiom “@Electroboyzz: Raining cats and dogs”

A20. Mendung is “@IchsanBanjo: Cloudy” or Re: @anindittaaa mendung = gloomy bisa juga :) karena gloomy dan cloudy tidak ada bedanya namun gloomy cenderung ke keadaan sedangkan cloudy lebih ke jenis cuacanya

Well done fellas! You have all have done so great! Sorry i couldn’t RT all of you


No Winter in Australia?

@Farhanzii: But there’s no winter in Australia” <- Really? How so?

@karlinakuning: yaps, because it is in the tropical climate area :)” <- But those in the South Australia do have winter if I am not mistaken

@SimplyCheecky: sorry to jump in, but Australia does have winter, especially if you live in the southern part of Australia.”

So there is winter in Australia “@mdptyo: no winter in Australia? oh really? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Australia#Snow … pic.twitter.com/vH41CLX9n7

@Farhanzii: Actually there’s a place in south-east australia. That have a winter. Especially south hemshire”


Hope it has made your Saturday fun and enjoyed this #EngTrivia #EngGame on weather words :) Hope it has been useful!


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on September 14, 2013