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#EngKnowledge: The Sound of Music

Hey fellas :) I hope your Saturday has been well :D

Have you heard of the songs “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and “My Favourite Things”?

Do you know what movie it comes from?

@vinceputri: Edelweiss, Edelweiss bless my homeland forever :)

@blukrisna: I love that film! best musical I’ve ever seen!

@silmy94: yes i have, love that songs

@Istiquers: Do re mi, i <3 it

If your  answer is “The Sound of Music” then you are correct :) Today’s #EngKnowledge will be this movie :D

“The Sound of Music”, a movie released in 1965, tells the story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family.

The movie was based on a Broadway theatre play based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp.

The Broadway play’s plot was not as true to the story but it is based on the real family’s existence.

The plot tells the journey of a young postulant at Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg, Austria, named Maria.

The nuns and Mother Abbess have found her troublesome.

When there was a request from a widowed Austrian naval captain looking for a governess for his seven children, Mother Abbess asks Maria to accept it even though Maria was reluctant.

Captain Georg von Trapp, the widowed Austrian naval captain, seems so strict to his children.

Maria then breaks the ice to the kids by teaching them singing and allows them to play, even planned a trip around Salzburg for them when their father’s away with a lady that he likes at the time.

The children’s singing impressed a friend of the Captain and wanting to enter them to the Salzburg Festival.

In the story the captain disapproves, but the story goes on with music surrounding them.

The singing activities made us the audience felt engaged, wanting to sing-a-long, as the songs were not hard to sing.

Since then Sound of Music songs were known to the world up until today, to some are songs to be learnt as beginners in music.

Some of the songs could even be our way of learning English such as “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favourite Things”.

They have quite catchy melodies and easy lyrics, which is a perfect way to learn something new.

Before I end the session, here are parts of “Do-Re-Mi” lyrics and see what you get from it:

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Here is a link to the song’s video, see for yourself how the actual song is: http://youtu.be/xIjobdArtiA or http://ow.ly/vHRV8

I hope you guys had fun this session :) Hope you have a great weekend :D

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

#EngClass: Onomatopoeia

Hello, fellas! How’s your day? This time, we’re going to learn about onomatopoeia. Are you ready?

Onomatopoeia is an imitation of a sound in words. It can be animal sounds or action sounds.

Do you know the word ‘bang‘ or ‘whoosh‘? Both of them are the examples of onomatopoeia. ‘Bang‘ represents the sound of a sudden loud noise, such as a gunshot or an explosion. ‘Whoosh‘ is used to describe something that happens very fast, with no pauses or delay.

You can find the examples of Onomatopoeia in comics. Now, I will give you some examples of onomatopoeia. Enjoy!

  1. ‘Bah.’ An expression of anger or disapproval.
  2. ‘Bong.’ A musical noise made especially by a large clock.
  3. ‘Creak.’ A noise made when something creaks.
  4. ‘Thwack.’ The short loud sound of something like a stick hitting a surface.
  5. ‘Ding dong.’ A written representation of the sound of a bell.
  6. ‘Echo.’ A sound that is heard after it has been reflected off a surface such as a wall or a cliff.
  7. ‘Poof.’ An exclamation used to show that something has happened suddenly or by magic.
  8. ‘Hmm.’ Something you say when you pause while talking or when you are uncertain.
  9. ‘Hush.’ An exclamation used to tell someone to be quiet.
  10. ‘Hurray.’ An expression of excitement, pleasure or approval.
  11. ‘Pow.’ A word which represents the noise of an explosion or a gun being shot.
  12. ‘Slurp.’ To drink a liquid noisily as a result of sucking air into the mouth at the same time as the liquid.
  13. ‘Murmur.’ The sound of something being said very quietly.
  14. ‘Ouch.’ To express sudden physical pain.
  15. ‘Screech.’ A long loud high noise which is unpleasant to hear.
  16. ‘Phew.’ An exclamation used when you are happy that something difficult or dangerous has finished or is not going to   happen.
  17. ‘Vroom.’ A written representation of the sound of a car engine at high speed.
  18. ‘Tsk.’ A written representation of the sound made to show you disapprove of something.
  19. ‘Swoosh.’ The sound of air or water that is moving quickly.
  20. ‘Achoo.’ Represents the sound of a sneeze.

Compiled by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday,  July 4, 2012

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#EngTrivia: Verbs to describe animal sound

Apakah kalian tahu bagaimana suara hewan disebut dalam bahasa Inggris? Seperti halnya dalam bahasa Indonesia kita punya kambing yang mengembik atau kucing yang mengeong, berikut beberapa verb atau kata kerja yang digunakan untuk mendeskripsikan suara hewan (penulisan nama hewan dalam bentuk plural).

  1. Bats (kelelawar) = screech.
  2. Bears (beruang) = growl (suaranya berbunyi “Grrr”).
  3. Bees (lebah) = hum, buzz.
  4. Birds (burung) = chirrup, chirp, twitter, tweet, sing.
  5. Cats (kucing) = mew, purr, meow, hiss.
  6. Chickens (ayam) = cluck.
  7. Cows (sapi) = moo.
  8. Crickets (jangkrik) = chirp, creak.
  9. Dogs (anjing) = bark, woof.
  10. Dolphins (lumba-lumba) = click.
  11. Doves (merpati) = coo.
  12. Ducks (bebek) = quack.
  13. Elephants (gajah) = trumpet.
  14. Flies (lalat) = buzz, hum.
  15. Goats (kambing) = bleat, baa.
  16. Horses (kuda) = clop, neigh, snort, whinny.
  17. Lions (singa) = roar, growl.
  18. Mice (tikus) = squeak, squeal.
  19. Monkeys (monyet) = chatter, gibber, whoop.
  20. Mosquitoes (nyamuk) = whine.
  21. Owls (burung hantu) = hoot, scream, screech, shriek.
  22. Pigs (babi) = oink, snort, grunt, squeal.
  23. Rabbits (kelinci) = squeak, drum.
  24. Sharks (hiu) = hom hom.
  25. Turkey (kalkun) = gobble.

Nah, jadi paham kan kenapa namanya dan kenapa lambangnya burung? Hehehe…


Compiled and written by  for  on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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