Tag Archives: picture

#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?


pickle b

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.







#EngVocab: Little picture story on time

It’s just about to be midnight in Jakarta, while the spring sun still shines in London…



Everyone seem to enjoy their afternoon in the park…



Oh, but is it afternoon? It’s 6.20 pm? I guess this is evening already…

You start to stop to look at the time by spring here, let alone the summer… the night seems far.


Yet, the time for the cherry blossoms won’t be for LONG they say…


As spring is still here, there is time to cherish it

Hope you like that little picture story, fellas – see if you can pick up different #EngVocab related to “time.” :)

Photos: admin documentation

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, April 18, 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.



Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 13.11.25

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 13.30.12

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?

Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 13.43.21

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 14.03.18

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 14.15.47

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 14.22.22

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

#EngPic: 20 Things About Autumn?

Hiya Fellas, I hope you have a great day so far. Autumn approaches in the northern side of the earth. Do you know what autumn is? I found this #EngPic once and it does reflect Autumn quite well.


(Source: Found in Facebook/Tumblr)

See if you recognise any of the vocabularies. Do you know what they mean?

Autumn is….

“Season after summer and before winter a.k.a fall season” – @melvamelpuss

Try answer these next questions to test your knowledge on these vocabs!


  1. No. 18 says “crunchy leaves,” does that mean you can eat it?
  2. No. 2 says “no sweat, no frost bite” does that mean you will not be sweating or get frozen?
  3. No. 4 is about the “brisk breeze,” is that about the wind?
  4. No. 3 says “colourful leaves,” does it mean they are not green?
  5. “Bon fires,” what are they?


1. “noooo haha.” – @miekenafff

“Daun kering…” = @Djachsan

2. “It’s warm.” – @betharihani

3. “Brisk breeze is talking about the wind, i.e. in Indonesian ‘angin sepoi.'” – @rizky_paramitha

4. “Most of them turn red, orange and yellow.” – @betharihani

5. “Api unggun.“ – @Djachsan

“A fire when we’re do camping.” – @Yusuke3192:

That’s it for the answers! Thank you for the contributions! I hope you had fun!

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on September 13, 2014




#EngPic: Mistakes on School Textbook

I am thinking of doing another #EngQuiz today. Hands up if you are in!

All right, let’s begin. I posted a picture that has been circulating heavily on various social media platforms lately.

Look carefully. Rumor has it that this was taken from an elementary school textbook.


Yes, as you can see, the text is filled with fatal mistakes. Which is sad since this is supposedly a textbook.

So, for our #EngQuiz session today: I’d like to challenge you to rewrite the small text into a grammatically correct one!

If 140 characters are not enough, you can write it in your smartphone and screenshoot it!

The winner will receive cool gifts from us and @redaksipanda :D The first correct answer will win!

Let the game begins! :D I am waiting for your answer, fellas!

@mgibrann11: Today Andi was absent from school. He got a toothache. He went to hospital with his mother. After he was examined He was being given a prescription by the doctor, and then he went to the pharmacy to take his medicine. He took the medicine three times a day.

We have a winner!! Congratulations, @mgibrann11 :D The first with the correct, complete answer!

There are just too many problems with the text in the picture.

@Attinfy: min aq bingung. ini masa lampau apa skrg. itu kan nyeritain andi bolos sekolah. hari ini.. jd itu td pagi apa sekarang ? hehe

As @Attinfy pointed out, there is no clear time frame in the text. The sentences do not even have To-Bes.

Even worse, ‘sick dent’ is not even a word (and I wonder where the author got that from).

We are not saying that all school textbooks make this mistake. There are good textbooks and they deserve praise.

But whenever such thing happens, we need to speak up because our education is at stake here.

At stake = dipertaruhkan.

Compiled by @animenur for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 12 October 2014.

#EngPic: “School of Accent” artworks

So fellas, ready for the #EngPic session? :D Here it goes!

Recently London was filled with art institutions/academies’ exhibitions showcasing students works. It occurs every summer.

One of the things I found from the MFA Fine Art show in Goldsmiths are these artworks

School of Accent I_1school of accent II_1The “School of Accent I” consisted of a screen with school chairs and a menu

School of Accent I_2

The menu is a dvd interactive menu, so you have to choose it using the remote control.

I was so curious, so I tried, I chose one of them. And this came up.

School of Accent I_3

It turns out the choices were usernames of people that the artist interviewed. The one I chose came from South Africa.

The person talked about what the South African accent is like and how it sort of relates to British accent.

School of Accent I_4

The “School of Accent II” consisted a clip of her giving some sort of presentation..

School of Accent II_4

Throughout it, a British man was commenting on her pronunciations. Every word commented, it became like this

School of Accent II_3

So here the British man commented on her accents. Correct on the things she pronounced not quite right. Commenting on how she talks.

It’s interesting how she chose this performance/installation way of making an artwork with the title “School of Accent”

Are fellas confused of what’s going on? Is it really an artwork? How is it an artwork? Let us know what you think :)

Remember this session we had on “Grammar” https://englishtips4u.com/2014/07/12/engtrivia-why-grammar/ … ? Is it something to do with it? What’s your view as an audience?

@GiboSinatra: does it sound like british? Thought SA also speak with French” Yes it does actually, interestingly :)

“@Ferverferver: awesome!”

Might be a challenging Q: If you are in Ting’s position, would you ever make an artwork about English accents? Or any other accents?

Well I hope you enjoyed the #EngPic session :) Who knows it can inspire some of you to do artworks related to languages :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on July 12, 2014

#EngPic: Indonesian Events in England

Hi fellas :) I hope you had a good Saturday so far :D

Did you know that outside of Indonesia there are Indonesian cultural events going on?

And in England, it is no exception :D Here are some #EngPic that admin would like to share how our culture are shown in the English land :)

First up, guess who was in Trafalgar Square :D This square is a very iconic landmark in London, England


Year 2014 is the first time Indonesia get to share their culture in Trafalgar Square. Many countries have done the same, even yearly!

Trafalgar Square is dedicated to the Battle of Trafalgar hence Nelson’s column is in the middle as he led the battle.

Which you can see it standing behind the stage. From here you can also see Big Ben. “Hello Indonesia” is the name of the event.

Beside performances, there were Indonesian food and crafts being sold by Indonesian representatives from Indonesia and England.

Representatives & workshops all shared our uniqueness on unity and diversity. It was a colourful day in Trafalgar Square :)

I think the highlight would be the crowd “dangdutan” in the ending in front of the famous National Gallery :D


There are so many photos that could be shared but I think @londonfriend has the best photos for our #EngPic -> http://ow.ly/yhBme :D

Besides in Trafalgar Square, Nottingham University’s Indonesian Student Society held their yearly “Indofest” on site

While “Hello Indonesia” was by the Indonesian Embassy and Governmental institutes, “Indofest” was held by Indonesian students in UK

It has food and crafts being sold, performances, Indonesian games, sports, Batik workshop, and photo exhibition #EngPic

Surprisingly, as the #EngPic shows, not only kids get to play “balap karung”, the adults too :D


There were a lot of stands and people, you also can see the smoke of the satay grilling from here :)


See if you can guess what’s on the right pocket of the bag? :D I really miss it now :( it was sold for £1!


To be honest, these kind of events are bringing home closer to those who are far and it promotes Indonesia more and more :)

Just like what this #EngPic says :) Photo by @yantiyanto


And on that note, who wouldn’t resist a tipat cantok and cendol drink with ketan XD Photo by @yantiyanto


So that’s it for our #EngPic today :) I really hope you enjoyed the session :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on June 21, 2014

Photo sources: @daedonghae and @yantiyanto



#EngPic: London Transport (2)

Those who have looked up or know about London, it has a real famous Routemaster’s Red Bus

Or known as the red double decker bus that has stairs on the back

The real Routemaster Red Bus has been discontinued since 10 years ago due to its engines


Routemaster bus on route 159 drives over Westminster Bridge in Londonhttp://www.doubledecker-bus.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/routemaster-2.jpg


Since then, the famous you-can-jump-in-from-the-back bus hardly seen on the roads of London

These ones existed instead, along the previous Routemaster ones if they are still around



Yet, hope comes back when a new version and I guess much friendlier engines were produced

They look like this one, interesting isn’t it?




In this new Routemaster bus we can go in through three doors, one on the front, the middle and the back as it has two sets of stairs

Unlike the ordinary ones it has only one sets of stairs and you can only come in through the front

Note: London never misses a person not paying their use of transport, you have to show a valid ticket to travel

But lately admin has been spotting this one, and look what it says :D


Apparently it is to celebrate the Year of the Bus – 2014 :)

I hope you all have enjoyed the session!


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on May 24, 2014





#EngPic: London Transport (1)

So it is Saturday evening, anyone up for a little #EngPic session? :)

Has anyone heard of the train network in London such as the Underground? Or the red bus? The routemaster?

I could not agree more “@septiaanrml: I knew! They said train network in London is so confusing”

Well all of the transports in London is called Transport for London or abbreviated to TfL.

These are the many tube/train lines that existed in London also description on some symbols:


This is what the map looks like https://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/standard-tube-map.pdf and it is quite complicated as @septiaanrml said before. Here is a preview:


So in this map, you can see the different lines’ colours being used to show which train line passes where.

In a station you would find one of these, can you guess what it is?


@pitrooy: that should be station too :))” yes it is :) this would the symbol for an Overground Station..

@wibybiw: Underground!!!! ” not quite! It is for the overground, a red circle would be for the underground :)

Yep, this is the complete right answer :D “@sofyanlich: The sign of no smoking, the sign of way out and the name of its station”

@IsJustYoga1: i want it!!” You want the map? :)

In every station you would find one of these to make sure you get off on the right station :)

You will always find one of these too, what do you think it is?


In London we travel using a card named Oyster so this is a reminder to how to use it :)

So there you go our #EngPic session for today! I hope you had fun! Sorry for the delay that occurred

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on February 22, 2014

#EngPic: Good Grammar Graffiti?

Graffiti or a mural might not be a good thing for some, but how many times have you found it grammatically wrong?

So today’s #EngPic is the good grammar graffiti/mural session and why not try answer the questions along with it :)



1. Always Living in Harmony – why not “always live in harmony”?

Graffiti Ad 2

2. Stop Driving – why not “stop drive”?


3. Smash the system – why not “crash the system”?


4. Keep Smiling – why not “keep smile”?


5. God Listens – why not “God listen”?


So I think they are all grammatically right… but what do you think? Can you answer the questions, fellas? :)

Sadly these are the only #EngPic I could share today, why not try answer no. 1? :) “@ChatrineClarisa: tweet morree!!.. It’s fun. :)”





Thank you for answering fellas :) I got all the answers now! Let’s see what fellas have to say :D

A1. “@dian_tenan: gerund kah ? *soktau*” Yes, you are right :)

A1.”@Ajannaka: because living is gerund as a subject.”Always living in harmony” is a phrase. Using “live” would need a subject.”

A1. “@Zurich_05: Gerund after preposition”

A2. “@AstriSusianti: Stop is a verb that is usually followed by gerund.”

A2. “@CepriMaulana: because after stop must be followed by gerund, right?” Yes, you’re right :)

A2. “@IzazakiaPutra: because double verb is not allowed to occur in English grammar since it’s unfit”

A3. “@oneworldwill: they use “smash’ means to destroy something. Smash is more make sense.”

A3. “@oneworldwill: maybe because “crash” means to collide with something…”

A3. “@paopao1712: smash: to destroy,,there is no ‘crash the system'”

A4. “@oneworldwill: keep is always followed by GERUND if it means doing something continuously not store or save them.”

A4. “@_greenapple7: kata keep harus diikuti + v-ing .”

A4. “@ChatrineClarisa: because keep and smile are both infinitive and they can’t be combined. So change “smile” into a gerund.”

A5. “@_mommymemo_: cause GOD belongs to the third singular person so must using es/s in their verb.. :D”

A5. “@fitri_anita: because subject is singular, so the verb should be added by “-s/-es””

Well done fellas for your contributions :) They are so helpful and I hope this #EngPic session has been helpful too! I hope you had fun :D


@fyulinanto: Isn’t “smile” kind of noun? And gerund = noun ?

@ChatrineClarisa: @fyulinanto smile is a verb, not a noun. So we have to change it into a gerund to use it as a noun .

<- “Smile” can be a noun as well but in this case “smile” is not a noun following the word “keep” @fyulinanto@ChatrineClarisa. PS: Mau tahu lebih banyak tentang “Keep Smiling”? Cek sesi tgl 28/04 kami bersama @KenalLinguistik :)#EngQAs


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on May 3, 2014


Picture sources:



Goldsmiths Leaflet 2013


#EngGame #EngPic #EngVocab: desserts

Hello, fellas! Who’s hungry? I am.. Hehe. If you’re not, I’m gonna make you! If you love desserts then this is the #EngGame you should join.

Here’s how to play the #EngGame: I will give you pictures of desserts and you will have to guess the names. Easy, right? So let’s start! :D


1. What’s the name of this dessert?


2. What’s the name of this dessert?


3. What’s the name of this dessert?


4. What’s the name of this dessert?


5. What’s the name of this dessert?


6. What’s the name of this dessert?

vanilla cupcake 2

7. What’s the name of this dessert?


8, What’s the name of this dessert?


9. What’s the name of this dessert?


10. What’s the name of this dessert?


11. What’s the name of this dessert?


12. What’s the name of this dessert?


13. What’s the name of this dessert?


14. What’s the name of this dessert?


15. What’s the name of this dessert?


16. What’s the name of this dessert?


17. What’s the name of this dessert?


18. What’s the name of this dessert?



  1. ice cream.
  2. cookies.
  3. brownies.
  4. candies or sweets.
  5. (chocolate) cake.
  6. cupcakes.
  7. waffles.
  8. donuts.
  9. pudding.
  10. muffins.
  11. pie.
  12. pastries.
  13. banana split.
  14. macaroons.
  15. (chocolate almond) toffee.
  16. frozen yogurt.
  17. banana fritters (aka pisang goreng).

Source: Desserts and Sweets Vocabulary Word List

All pictures are taken from Google Images. Drag and drop an image to search for its source.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on November 18, 2013

#EngGame #EngPic #EngVocab: cooking instructions

Hello, fellas. How are you? Who celebrated Islamic New Year today or perhaps last night? Did you do anything interesting? :)

Whatever you did today, make sure you end it with participating in our today’s #EngGame. If you love cooking, then you should! :D

Today’s #EngGame category: cooking instruction. I’ll give you pictures of cooking instructions & you have to guess the verbs (V1/V-ing). :)

Before we start, here’s an example. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


@Putrindhw: boil…”


1. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


2. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?

General Mills Advertising

3. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


4. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


5. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


6. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


7. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


8. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


9. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


10. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


11. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


12. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


13. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


14. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


15. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


16.  What is the cooking verb described in this picture?




  1. fry.
  2. bake.
  3. cut.
  4. grill.
  5. peel.
  6. grate.
  7. whisk.
  8. slice.
  9. stir-fry.
  10. add.
  11. drain.
  12. stir.
  13. steam.
  14. knead.
  15. pour.
  16. chop.

All pictures are taken from Google Images. Drag and drop an image to search for its source.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on November 5, 2013


#EngGame #EngPic #EngVocab: beach & sea creatures

Fellas, in the past few days I spent my afternoon going to this place (guess!). Today, let’s play #EngGame about it!


DYK? We can’t only find fish at the beach, but also other creatures. In the #EngGame you will have to guess their names based on the images.

1. What is it called in English?

starfish32. What is it called in English?

2909063. What is it called in English?

Coral-Reefs-sea-life-114579_700_10424. What is it called in English?

normal_Laticauda-colubrina-35. What is it called in English?

jelly-fish-jill-buschlen6. What is it called in English?

Palaemon_serratus_Croazia7. What is it called in English?

Snails-457x3058. What is it called in English?

beach-crab-ocean-lg 9. What is it called in English?

sea-anemone-410. What is it called in English?

mussel11. What is it called in English?

Ulva lactuca, Spiddal, Co. Galway12. What is it called in English?


13. What is it called in English?

giant-clam_541_600x45014. What is it called in English?

Johnsons_sea_cucumber15. What is it called in English?

barnacles16. What is it called in English?

O_aculeataRag183_Web17. What is it called in English?


Thank you for guessing the names of the beach/ sea creatures whose images I just shared. Now it’s time to check your answers!


  1. starfish.
  2. octopus.
  3. coral.
  4. sea snake.
  5. jellyfish.
  6. shrimp.
  7. sea snail.
  8. crab.
  9. anemone.
  10. mussel.
  11. green algae or sea lettuce.
  12. sea urchin.
  13. clam.
  14. sea cucumber.
  15. barnacle.
  16. brittle star.
  17. horseshoe crab.

Thank you for your participation in #EngGame today. I hope we all learned something. Before I go, I have a message for all of you. :)

Indonesia has so many beautiful beaches. If you live near the beach, visit it, enjoy it, preserve it, & cherish it while you have it. :)

Beaches in big cities in Indonesia are usually too polluted to be enjoyed. Where is the pollution from? The mainland, rivers, waters.

So if you still want to enjoy beaches near you & meet those beautiful creatures, it’s very important to keep your environment clean. :)

Source: The Beach at Enchanted Learning

All pictures are taken from Google Images. Drag and drop an image to search for its source.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on October 22, 2013








#EngVocab #EngPic: types of meat

Hello, fellas! How are you? And how was your Eid ul-Adha celebration (if you were celebrating)? Or how was your holiday in general today? :)

Speaking of Eid ul-Adha, I think it’s the best time to talk about types of meat and how we say them in English. Interested?

So here they are, fellas, types of meat and how we say them in English, with pictures.

1. Beef: the meat from a cow.


2. Chicken: the meat of a chicken.


3. Pork: the meat from a pig.

Porterhouse Style Center Cut Pork Chops

4. Crabmeat: the meat from a crab.


5. Duck: the meat of a duck.


6. Lamb: the meat from a young sheep.


7. Turkey: the meat of a turkey.


8. Mutton: the meat from an adult sheep.


9. Goose: the meat of a goose.


10. Goat meat: the meat of a goat.


11. Poultry: meat from birds such as chickens.


12. Bacon: meat from a pig that is treated with smoke/salt, and is often cooked in rashers (= thin pieces).


13. Rabbit: the meat from a rabbit.

raw meat rabbit

14. Veal: meat from a young cow.


15. Venison: the meat from a deer.


16. Mince/ground beef: meat, especially beef, that has been cut into very small pieces using a machine.


17. Meatball: meat that is cut into very small pieces, shaped into a ball, and cooked.


18. Stewing steak: beef (= meat from a cow) that is suitable for cooking in a stew. e.g. rawon meat.

stewing beef

19. Ham: the meat from the top part of the back legs of a pig, preserved using salt or smoke.


Questions and Answers

  1. Q@morends: are chopped meat, mince, and ground beef the same? | A. According to this http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chop%20meat …, chopped meat, mince, and ground beef are the same. :)
  2. Q@JTob135: come on That’s minced beef shaped like ball.. | A. That’s the western version of meatball. Now, this is the Indonesian version of meatball. :)
  3. Pentol
  4. Q@mosi_chan: Indeed! So Bakso is not meatball kecuali kl ga ad kuah | A. Yes, bakso = meatball soup. :)
  5. Q@kiev_artc: Mince or minced? | A. Mince = noun; minced = adjective. Minced meat = this is correct. :)
  6. Q@ardinirmala: Lhoh mince itu bukan verb yak? | A. one word can have more than one meaning. Feel free to check your dictionary. :)
  7. Q@JTob135: I thought Mutton is for Goat and Lamb is for sheep.. if you shop in U.S supermarket Mutton is for Goat meat | A. mutton and goat meat are used interchangeably. Different parts of the world call meat from goat/sheep with different names. :)

Source: Types of meat on Macmillan Dictionary

All pictures are taken from Google Images. Drag and drop an image to search for its source.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on October 15, 2013

#EngPic: “The Pronouns”

Greetings fellas :D Saturday is here and I hope it has not been a bad day for you all :)

Look at this #EngPic. Now tell me, what is it? What do you see? Is it a poem? Game? I am sorry, it’s abit blurry


Is it from a book? What kind of book would it be? Who is it for? When was it made?

Share your thoughts, comments, reponses with the hashtag

Yes it’s “@AubreyPlaysBass: a story”, any other guesses?

Yes it is something to do with it “@ncitraaaaaa: the pronoun’s?”

Sadly, no… “@Ernieee1203: idk, shakespeare?”

How so? “@daraamentari: seems like tarot book?”

You can say it like that.. “@AubreyPlaysBass: a folk story? Legend?”

Yes they do :) “@outer_space24: seems they bold some pronouns like I and they. Its not really clear tho”

So the book is a…

A fun grammar book for children called The Infant’s Grammar made in 1824

As this is taken from one of David Crystal’s book, I am going to quote several things he said

He stated colourful guides such as this one were popular when formal teaching of English has been established in the end

Of 18th century. Those guidance books which have rhymes, poetry, games, puns, “playful methods of exposition” seemed to be sought after. Dictionaries, spelling guides and other grammar books are selling well too at the time

So this kind of book would be used to help children understand it better and has no intention to replace any school learning books

This book seems to make the grammar groups as group of people coming to a certain gathering

Moreover the subtitle of the book is “or a Pic-nic Party of the Parts of Speech”

So what do fellas think? Are there such books existing nowadays?

It seems they were formed in such way indeed “@OKTindriani: it’s like a pieces of story i think :o”

Well of course the modern English is not as complicated as then, but such grammar books might be useful to anyone

Well I hope you enjoy the #EngPic session today :)

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on November 23, 2013


Evolving English by David Crystal

#EngPic: London Weather Forecast Reading

Happy Saturday fellas! Heard Bali is really hot, but London got its winter keep kickin in! Either way, hope your Saturday is well :)

Speaking of the weather… I am going to do an #EngPic on London weather :)

Before I share the #EngPic, it’s best to read the previous session about weather I did https://englishtips4u.com/2013/10/23/engtrivia-enggame-words-names-and-conditions-of-weather/ … :)

If you have read it, look at this picture….


Pay attention to the time, images of the weather and the temperature only

I am going to give you several questions based on the #EngPic for you to answer now, best answers as usual get RT :)


Q1. On 09 Nov 2013, what’s the weather image telling you at 15:00?

Q2. Can you summarise what the weekend weather is?

Q3. Between the weekend, which day is better and why?

You can answer it with your own words or using the #EngVocab #EngGame discussed previously on weather conditions

I will give you approximately 1 hour to answer and looking forward to your answers as this is for practising after all :)

Tips: try answering them in a sentence instead of only one word and don’t worry about your grammar, this is not a test :)





A1. For sure that 15:00 weather image is “@celinetnz: Cloudy” and it seems to have a chance of this as well “@naufalrizkisep: I think it is drizzle.” This weather image like this in London is pretty common to be found and the sun appearing is known to be the “sunny spell”.

And yes “@MeyMaiaMey: The weather on 9 nov 13 at 15.00 not too good. I mean ‘Rainy'”

A2. “@detya_sukkie: it’s horrible. heavy rainy comes almost all weeks.” Well I wouldn’t agree completely if you look at the #EngPic

@naufalrizkisep: It’s relative cloudy in the weekend. Saturday has a probability that it will rain at 12:00 until 15:00.”

A3. “@Electroboyzz: sunday is better. Because all the time has a good weather. It’s good for you if you have a vacation or something fun outside”

It’s getting quite late so I think it’s best to finish our session here then :) Thank you for all the participation, hope this #EngPic session has been useful :)

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on November 9, 2013

Source of Picture: UK Weather Forecast App

#EngVocab: Words Related to Bathroom

  1. Faucet: A device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled. #EngVocab #EngPic¦C¦L
  2. Toilet: A large bowl for urinating or defecating into. #EngVocab #EngPictoilet-llqq-001
  3. Shower: A place in which a person bathes under a spray of water. #EngVocab #EngPicPicture 234
  4. Shower head: A perforated nozzle for spraying water on a bather taking a shower. #EngVocab #EngPiceco_flow 002
  5. Shower valve: The part of the shower that controls water flow and temperature. #EngVocab #EngPicconcealed-shower-valve-a2302
  6. Plunger: A device used to clear blocked pipes by means of water pressure. #EngVocab #EngPicUNS03008_1_1.tif
  7. Bath mat: A mat for someone to stand on after getting out of a bathtub. #EngVocab #EngPicbath-mat
  8. Toilet paper holder: An item that holds a roll of toilet paper. #EngVocab #EngPic091508_toilet

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on September 26, 2013

#EngPic: Viking Theme Restaurant

So… Today I will be sharing a fun #EngPic:)

Remember our session on British English and how English words also comes from the Vikings?

Well.. the other day admin went to a Viking restaurant and it was a very interesting place :)

Even though they are already using proper English in their menu, they definitely gave the experience that you are in their era

Such as this one :)


A lot of potteries and unusual cutleries :)


This is what the fork looks like and we find it very weird to use :/


And the entertainment? One guy with this interesting instrument sounding like the Scottish bagpipe


Indeed! :D “@msnadrn: yet very manly!”

So what do you guys think? Very interesting, right?

@mamimemoo: lovely. Please kindly share where can we find that restaurant :)” <- it’s at Gamla Stan (the Old Town) in Stockholm, Sweden :)

@d4_Josh: Garpu tala pengambil kehendak” <- haha it is isn’t it?

@IchaMarricha: And its so scare maybe” <- quite scary hehe

@fathurrohmenn: Cool! Just like the Vikings B-)”

@Rhefine: Looks like a Devil’s spear :v”  <-haha :)

Thanks for the participation today fellas! See ya tomorrow!


Photos are credited to @hoodiehxran :)

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on September 21, 2013