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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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  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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#EngVocab: The Escapist

So, have you heard of the word “The Escapist”? The first time I heard about the phrase “the escapist” is from a @coldplay song, do you know this song?

It’s a hidden track in the end of their 3rd album, Viva La Vida.

“It’s my first time tbh, does it come from ‘escape’?” – @amyhumaira

Yes, indeed, it comes form the word “escape.” Escapist can be seen as an adjective and a noun, but before I give the real meaning to it, look at the @coldplay lyric:

“And in the end We lie awake And we dream Of make an escape”

“i just checked, the escapist means running from reality or avoiding reality x)” – @amyhumaira

“I guess it means the specialist of escaping,, :D haha.” – @Agandani

Yes, but not literally.

So, by looking at the @coldplay lyric, it is showing how we would escape our real thoughts; go dream or go to our fantasies. And just like @amyhumaira and @Agandani were suggesting, The Escapist is about the person who did this kind of “escape.”

This “escape” is also known as “escapism.” “Escapism” is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an “escape” from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term to define the actions people take to help relieve persisting feelings of depression or general sadness (Wikipedia).

“Tendency of staying away from the cruel life, finding something beyond like having imagination? I dont really know xD” – @amyhumaira

“The escapist” is also or maybe more commonly known as “daydreamer” or a “wishful thinker.” Hence, @coldplay‘s “The Escapist” lyric sounds like the person wants to “dream” and “escape.”

“So, escapist is someone who denies fact? Haha (escape from the reality)” – @maulbulet

Not quite denying, it is more like just escaping for the time being like daydreaming.

So, here are the #EngVocab for today: the escapist, escape, escapism, dream, daydreamer, wishful thinker. We all can be “the escapist” but don’t neglect our responsibilities either. On that note, here is @coldplay The Escapist for you all fellas :) It’s quite a good song to relax with too.

See if you feel like being “The Escapist” for the night :) Thank you to all who have contributed to this #EngVocab session :D


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, February 7, 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

#WOTD: Incongruous

So fellas, have you heard of the word incongruous?

@diningtyas99: haven’t but now i know the meaning” what is it then? :) #WOTD

@diningtyas99: tidak layak/pantas” yep, itu salah satu artinya, ada yang mau sharing lagi? Mungkin sinonim bahasa Inggrisnya? #WOTD

@diningtyas99: unsuitable mungkin min:/” yea that can be one, anyone else?

Incongruous is a very hard word indeed, but somehow becomes one of the words to explain another word

On the English dictionaries of course

The main meaning of “incongruous ” is “it is not in harmony” or “it’s not harmonious”

So it could mean “tidak layak”, “tidak pantas”, “unsuitable”, “inappropriate” and so on

So what do you think of this #WOTD? Would you replace “inappropriate” or “unsuitable” with ” incongruous” on your writings?

@ChristinaJeje: yes i’ll replace it Xoxo.”

@mayaaa_ym: even i have no idea how to pronunce it” how to pronounce incongruous is [in-kong-groo-uhs]

@syarifahay: the cooler the vocabs, the more amazing the writings. Haha.” <- true but you have to make sure it is not incongruous :D

@syarifahay: agree! Haha :D”

That’s it for today’s #WOTD session :) I hope it has been useful for you :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on June 28, 2014




#WOTD: Archive

Archive is a word that we hear a lot, especially relating to history, today it will be our #WOTD

Today I am suggesting one way to think of the word “archive” in English

Note: Could be really complicated to think of, but relax, it is for fun to know

I hope it will be interesting for you, fellas :)

Archive’s has synonyms including:

collection of records, chronicles, documents, files, scrolls, writings, clippings

One of the powerful, yet complicated, statements that admin could find about Archive is by Jaques Derrida

In the book “The Archive Fever” he stated:

“The archontic power…must be paired with….the power of consignation…the act of consigning through gathering together signs.”

The archontic power he meant here is the power of the archive itself, or could be his reference to the origin of the word.

The power of consignation – act of cosigning itself, comes form the gathering of lots of signs

Signs here can be anything, any words, objects, anything that could be signs to you, to us, the humans.

Thus archive is a pile of things indeed, nowadays could be physically and digitally found anywhere in the world

It is a collection of signs or things that we think might be connected and can be reopened again in the future

So, would you call a diary an archive? Maybe…

I hope this session has been interesting for you :)


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on May 17, 2014



Jaques Derrida, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), p. 3

#WOTD: British English (8) – Proper

In this occasion, we are going to talk about one word that is used a lot in the UK. Some said it’s a slang, whilst some other said you can use it formally.

This is a proper room.

Have you heard of a sentence like the one above? What’s ‘proper’?

Proper means yang seharusnya/pantas. – @syarifmaulanaa

layak/patut. – @gurbachev

Seperti kata gaul kita “yang beneran”, “yang benar-benar” maka arti dari kata BrE “proper” adalah “nyata” (genuine, real) – @EnglishTips4u

Catatan: BrE adalah British English.

‘Proper’ (BrE) bisa diartikan sebagai kata gaul untuk ‘real’ (AmE). Seperti contoh sebelumnya:

  • BrE: This is a proper room.
  • AmE: This is a real room.

Maksud yang ingin disampaikan dari kalimat di atas adalah bahwa: kamarnya lebih baik atau lebih besar dibanding kamar manapun yang ada di sekitarnya atau yang pernah dilihatnya.

Kata ‘proper’ (BrE) di atas ditempatkan sebagai kata gaul (atau slang) dan digunakan untuk menunjukkan bahwa sesuatu lebih baik daripada yang lain.

Question: Nah, jika memang dipakai sebagai kata gaul, apa mungkin dipakai secara formal juga?

Oxford Dictionaries juga setuju bahwa ‘proper’ digunakan sebagai kata gaul (informal) dan kata formal dalam percakapan BrE.

Selain dari itu, adjectival phrase seperti ‘a proper…’

Bahkan adjectival phrase seperti ‘a proper…’ ditemukan di beberapa buku di tahun 80an seperti…

  1. Ann Thwaite’s 1984 biography of Edmund Gosse: ‘He had worked with magnifying slides but he had never had a proper microscope.’
  2. A Proper Tea: An English Collection of Recipes

So ‘proper’ is a proper word, right?

Dari pengalaman pribadi admin selama tinggal di London, ‘proper’ memang banyak digunakan dalam percakapan sehari-hari. Jadi jangan heran kalau kita dengar kata ‘proper’ dari orang Britannia/Inggris yang maksudnya ‘real,’ ‘genuine,’ ‘authentic,’ ‘yang benar.’

Akhirnya ngerti pas Matt Bellamy ngomong ‘I got proper fish’. – @_Aisyahs

liam payne once tweeted “get a proper job!” – @sarah_mutia




Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, January 25, 2014

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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

#WOTD: Bank

Happy Saturday fellas :) Hope you have a great one also Happy Galungan and Kuningan to those who celebrated :)

Since it’s late evening already and Saturday…I am trying to find something fun to share and funnily what comes on my mind is…

 The word: Bank

This becomes our word of the day (#WOTD)

Did you know that the word Bank has quite a lot of meanings?

@ben_andz: mmm money bank and the bank of a river.. Or.. Hmm.. Something like that *peace*” yes you are right :)

For today I am going to focus on these two meanings only :)


1. A bank can be “the land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake”. One of the synonyms included “embankment”

In the famous London city the word bank in this context pretty much existed a lot including Embankment, South Bank, and Bank itself and those places are areas alongside the Thames River

2. A bank is also “a financial establishment that uses money deposited by customers for investment, pays it out when required, makes loans at interest, and exchanges currency”

For a trivia, the Bank area in London now has been established as an office area which most of them are banks. Interesting isn’t it?

So I leave you there with this short #WOTD Bank :) Thank you for your attention and see you tomorrow :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on November 2, 2013



#GrammarTrivia: By the way vs By any chance

Evening fellas x) I hope the gloomy weather lately ain’t putting your spirit off! So what are we going to share, discuss or talk about now?

Here’s something interesting to discuss on this rainy day:

@shayasasha: By the way & by any chance, do they have similar meanings ?”

What do you think?

@vectoreza: by the way can be used to start or change any topic. Also used to add information. Example : my brother is graduating, by the way, he is top of the class. 2.EX: By the way , have u found my baseball bat ? | By any chance is used for asking in a polite way : Are you Hungarian, by any chance ?

@msnadrn: “by any chance” used to ask a question or request in a polite way and “by the way” is a phrase indicating that the speaker is casually opening a new subject.

@mutiahathifah: “by the way” is used to introduce a different topic and “by any chance” is commonly used when there is doubt.

@vitarohmana: by any chance used especially in questions, to ask whether something is true, possible, etc. ex : are you in love with him, by any chance? meanwhile, by the way used to introduce a new, less important topic

@ranihsnt: the words are used when you’re asking something that might be true is actually true

Interesting and super answers shared there fellas! Well done! :D

Yes, it is known that “by the way” is an idiom (source: http://freedicionary.com  under Way as noun)


Google also gave a web definition on “by the way” such as your answers :DScreenshot_2013-07-02-21-37-51

Meanwhile, “By any chance” comes from “chance” as noun (source: http://freedictionary.com  under Chance)


According to oxford dictionary dot com, the most updated official dictionary, “By any chance” is…


That’s it for today fellas! Sorry for the delay, internet is not friendly on a rainy evening *sigh*

@shayasasha: Thank u for sharing” thank you for your interesting question and everyone who has been contributing! :D

Source: freedictionary.comoxforddictionaries.com, google.com

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on July 2, 2013

#EngQuote: Quotes of the Day 18th June 2013 Compilation

So today I am going to share a few #EngQuote for you fellas :)

This time they are taken from various sites’ Quote of the Day

I found them inspirational and motivational, I hope for you too

And they are also for fun to know :)

Here they are!

“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.” ― Winston Churchill

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.” – James M Barrie

“Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.” – William Penn

“There’s no trust,
No faith, no honesty in men.”  — Romeo and Juliet, Act III, sc. Ii (William Shakespeare)

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens

“How poor are they that have not patience!”  — Othello, Act II, sc. Iii (William Shakespeare)

“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.” – Stan Smith

“Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.” – Terry Pratchett








Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on June 18, 2013

#WOTD: Extemporaneous

So today I am going to give you a short #WOTD session taken from a website =)

After searching word of the day posts on the web, one caught admin’s attention and that is….

Extemporaneous from http://wordthink.com  …. anyone have heard of it before?

So what does it mean? Such an interesting word and so hard to spell! Or not… anyone knows?

@rhamaaa:Harry poter magic’s word ? :))” sadly nope x)

@LisSagaraBagja: Spoken without preparation?” yap, you’re right!

So “extemporaneous” is….


Still confused with the word? Searching it in google gave another explanation like this one

Finding this word is quite difficult, it seems that Google itself gave some suggestions on the search such as


So fellas, what do you think of the #WOTD? Know any sentence example you might have heard, seen or can you create one? Tell us!

One example I can think of:

“I wonder if my dad would come up with a long extemporaneous speech when he gets this present.”

@iethaita: she’s doing a long extemporaneous vacation around the world right after she broke up from her boyfriend.”

@risyamaya: My boyfriend made an extemporaneous party to celebrate our anniversary.

@auliafath: caught by surprise, I had to make an extemporaneous speech at awards banquet”

@aisyahkamaliaa: my sister and her husband extemporaneous build new bedroom for their baby.” Should be ‘extemporaneously built a’

@aisyahkamaliaa: this word only for past?” Ehm, actually it could also be present like “extemporaneously build a”

@VFaradhika: my family had warned him that a wedding shouldn’t be held extemporaneously, but he did it anyway”

More about them -> extemporaneously – definition of extemporaneously by http://www.thefreedictionary.com/extemporaneously …

Well done fellas for creating great examples! One long word, aye?

I found some difficult ones here > Sentences and phrases with the word extemporaneous http://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/sentences-with-the-word/extemporaneous.html …

Yes they are synonyms :) “@aarumkusuma: extemporaneous = extemporary (?)

So that’s it fellas, hope today’s #WOTD has been interesting! Mau memperkaya vocab, why not look for word of the day x) See you tomorrow!

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