Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Quick Quiz



He knows many languages (?) English, Japanese, and Chinese.

(= That is or namely)

1. =
2. .
3. :
4. ;

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Monday, 27 February 2017

Turbulence



Turbulence

Word Form
Noun

Meanings
1. An uncontrolled situation.
2. The state of being turbulent.

Examples
1. The company swung to profit and eased pressure amid turbulence.
2. A JetBlue flight experienced turbulence last week. 


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Friday, 24 February 2017

Expedient



Expedient

Word Form
Adjective / Noun

Meaning
Adjective - Suitable.
Noun - Something appropriate for the purpose.

Examples
1. No doubt the cooperation is an expedient measure.
2. It might be expedient to make a compromise.
3. This policy is a political expedient.


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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Hangman



Hangman


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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Dishearten



Dishearten

Word form
Verb

Meaning
1. To make someone lose hope.

Examples
1. Mark was disheartened by the unlucky event. 
2. Don’t be disheartened!

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/dishearten?q=Dishearten
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Dishearten
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/disheartening?q=Dishearten#disheartening__2


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Kitty: Don't touch it ! It's mine... Don't touch me as well!



Kitty: Don't touch it ! It's mine... Don't touch me as well!
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Quick Quiz



Mark was (?) by the unlucky event.
(= To make someone lose hope.)

1. disheartened
2. dishearten
3. scrutinized
4. scrutinize

Hints
1. Dishearten
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/dishearten?q=Dishearten

2. Scrutinize
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/scrutinize

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Monday, 20 February 2017

WOTD - Crunch



Crunch

Word Form
Noun / Verb

Meanings
Noun - 1. The sound of crunching.
Noun - 2. A difficult situation that you need to make a decision.
Verb - 1. To eat some hard food with a crackling noise.
Verb - 2. To crush something noisily.

Examples
1. He doesn’t do anything when it comes to the crunch.
2. Apple feels the crunch as the sales of iWatch dip.
3. Jeffrey was crunching potato chips noisily.

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/crunch?q=Crunch
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Crunch
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/crunch_1

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Afford



Afford

Meaning
To be able to buy or do something.

Example
1a. He can’t afford to buy a house. (Right) 
1b. He couldn’t afford to buy a house. (Right)
1c. He is not able to afford to buy a house. (Right)
1d. He doesn’t afford to buy a house. (Wrong)

Reference
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/afford
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/afford

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Paulo Coelho Quote



J: Just focus on what you wanna achieve.

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. 
Paulo Coelho 

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He’s so smart!… :)




He’s so smart!… :)
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Come on! Today is Sunday, my friend! 



Come on! Today is Sunday, my friend! 
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Saturday, 18 February 2017

That’s why Garfield is so fat…



That’s why Garfield is so fat…

Spawn
Meaning: To cause something new.


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Nicolas Chamfort Quote



J: You gotta choose a happy life.

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Nicolas Chamfort

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Oversee



Oversee

Word Form
Verb

Meaning
To supervise.

Examples
1. The SEC is responsible for overseeing activities in the stock market.
2. He is appointed to oversee the negotiations.

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/oversee?q=Oversee
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Oversee
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/oversee


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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Break in



Break in

Meaning
To begin to wear in order to make comfortable.

Examples
1. My new running shoes haven’t been broken in.
2. What is the importance of breaking in new shoes?
3. How to break your running shoes in?

Remark:
That’s the photo I took last Saturday. I just walked in the sports ground.

J: I put on my new running shoes to run my marathon this year although I know it is not good… LOLZ… Yup… The shoes hurt my feet after running 40km during the marathon… Damn it!

Reference
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/break--in
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/break


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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Oh, kitty … it’s mine…



Oh, kitty … it’s mine…

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In full flight



In full flight

Meaning
To escape as fast as possible.

Examples
1. The thief was in full flight after stealing a lot of money.
2. We were in full flight after a bomb exploded.

References
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/in_full_flight
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/in+full+flight

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Quick Quiz



The thief was in full (?) after stealing a lot of money.
(= To escape as fast as possible.)

1. water
2. drive
3. flight
4. plane

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Monday, 13 February 2017

So sweet...



So sweet... :)
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Prune



Prune

Word Form
Verb

Meanings
1. To remove some parts of a plant.
2. To reduce the size of something.

Examples
1. He pruned the branches last week.
2. It is not an easy task to prune the budget. 

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/prune?q=Prune
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Prune
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/prune_1

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Oh, I just wanna help you...



Oh, I just wanna help you...

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Miss the boat




Miss the boat

What does it mean?

—————————

Miss the boat

Meaning
Too late to take advantage of an opportunity.

Examples
1. The stock price surges to a record high. You really miss the boat.
2. The summer sales start now. Don’t miss the boat.

References  
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/miss+the+boat
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/miss-the-boat
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/miss-the-boat
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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Stephen Chbosky Quote



J: That’s life.

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.
Stephen Chbosky

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

LOLZ!



LOLZ!

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Latch on


Latch on

Meaning
To begin to understand something.

Examples
1. It took me two hours to latch on to what he was talking about.
2. How do you know if your baby is latched on correctly?

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/latch-on
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/latch-on
http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/american_english/latch-on

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Quick Quiz



It took me two hours to (?) to what he was talking about.

(= To begin to understand something.)

1. call round
2. come apart
3. latch on
4. pass out

Hints
1. Call round
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/call-round

2. Come apart
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/come-apart

3. Latch on
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/latch-on

4. pass out
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/pass-out

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Let me kiss you! :)



Let me kiss you!  :)

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Atlanta?! Not Hong Kong?!



Atlanta?! Not Hong Kong?! 

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WOTD - Blight



Blight

Word Form
Verb / Noun

Meanings
Verb - To destroy.
Noun - The condition of being blighted.

Examples
1. The severe weather blighted the crops.
2. The car accident cast a blight on his life.  
3. The charity works to save lives blighted by war, disease and disaster.

References
http://www.yourdictionary.com/blight
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/blight?q=Blight
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/blight_1

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Theodore Roosevelt Quote



J: Oh, let me prepare myself first.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. 
Theodore Roosevelt

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Fun with English - Marathon



Fun with English - Marathon

Do you know why the marathon distance is set to 42.195km?

Answer:
http://marathons.ahotu.com/archives/226-why-is-the-marathon-distance-set-to-42-195-km

The origin of the marathon
In the year 490 B.C., Miltiade a Greek general from Athens inflicted a serious defeat on the Persians in the plains of Marathon, a small village in the northwest of Athens. In order the convey the news of the victory, a Greek soldier, Phidippides, ran at a stretch from the battlefield to Athens. After delivering the news, he collapsed and die.

What distance did he actually run? We certainly don’t know the exact distance, because we don’t know the route he followed.

I made a little test. I went to the Google maps web site and asked for the direction from Marathon to Athens.With the modern road system, the distance is 42.3 km. Isn’t that amazing? But most historians assume that the distance ran by Phidippides was around 40 km.



1. Inflict / To inflict something on someone
Meaning: To cause something unpleasant to happen.
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/inflict

2.Convey
Meaning: To communicate or express a thought.
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/convey

3. Stretch
Meaning: A continuous area of land or water.
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/stretch

4. Collapse
Meaning: To suddenly fall down and become ill or unconscious.
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/collapse_1

Remark:
J: I really wanna run! LOLZ!

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Friday, 3 February 2017

Don’t tickle me!… Aargh!…



Don’t tickle me!… Aargh!…

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The whole nine yards



What does it mean?

—————————-

The whole nine yards

Meaning
All of something or everything you have.

Examples

1. He is very rich. He has lots of things - five dogs, ten racing cars, a big house with a swimming pool and a basketball court, a listed company - the whole nine yards.

2. On the floor were books, magazines, a computer, a cup of tea and the whole nine yards.

3. I wanna be rich. I will go the whole nine yards to get it.
(= To keep doing something no matter how difficult it is.)

References
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/the+whole+nine+yards
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/whole-nine-yards?q=whole%20nine%20yards
http://www.smart-words.org/quotes-sayings/idioms-meaning.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_whole_nine_yards
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/go+the+whole+nine+yards

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Just like me... LOL



Oh, just like me... LOL

Thank God, my left hand is alright to type anything on social media... LOL :)

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Lemony Snicker Quote



J: You should trust yourself first when you are well-prepared.

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Lemony Snicket

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

WOTD - Autistic




Autistic

Word Form
Adjective

Meaning
Autism spectrum disorder.

Examples
1. Autistic children have trouble communicating.
2. I don’t think all autistic children have special talents.

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/autism?q=Autistic
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Autistic
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/autistic



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A drug on the market (or a glut on the market)



A drug on the market (or a glut on the market)

Meaning
Something that is overabundant.

Examples
1. Smartphones are a drug on the market.
2. Computer sales fall dramatically because computers are a drug on the market.

References  
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/a+drug+on+the+market
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/drug-on-the-market
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/drug_on_the_market



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