Enrich your Vocabulary

1. Try to retrieve word meaning before looking at the gloss or definition on the other side.

2. Practice with word cards in small intervals, rather than concentrating the rehearsal process in a single time period. The more widely spaced the repetitions, the better.

3. Make use of newspapers and other resources in each practice session.

4. Vocalize each word when looking at it to promote deep processing and long-term storage.

5. Use to learn it in your mother tongue , at least during early stages of learning; translations are easier to understand.

6. Practice pronouncing difficult words, using mnemonic or word attack strategies to break them into morphological units. Try to use especially difficult words in sentences.

7. Avoid placing related words (synonyms, antonyms, hyponyms, and so on) together.

8. Once items have been learned receptively, advance to productive learning by constructing sentences with new items, using them in writing assignments, and so on.

Group Discussion I


     Plays performed in England in the Middle Ages almost invariably had religious overtones. But by 1500 the impact of the Italian Renaissance was spreading throughout Europe and reaching Britannia’s shores. No longer were plays exclusively religious — now there was a growing interest in reviving the classical Greek plays of ancient times. Many old manuscripts of these plays had lain dormant in monasteries for hundreds of years. With the fall of Constantinople to the Turks on May 29, 1453, hordes of Greek scholars fled the city to seek refuge in Italy and points west.
    The documents they brought with them included the plays of ancient Greece, which were revived to the delight of Renaissance audiences throughout western Europe. Because native English words were often inadequate to express the ideas in these plays, the natural solution was to anglicize the Greek words. Drama entered the English language in 1515 and was joined by theatre, chorus, comedy, tragedy, orchestra, irony, prologue, dialogue, epilogue, episode, critic and climax, all of which come from Greek.

Interview Skills

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There is a strong tendency in American English to smoosh the halves of hyphenated word and phrases together and drop the hyphen, so we commonly see phrases such as "enter your login and password." This is a misuse of "login" since logging in involves entering both your ID and password,and "login" is not a proper synonym for "ID" alone, or "user name" commonly abbreviated to the ugly "username". 
Such mashups are influenced by the world of computer programming, where hyphens and spaces are avoided. If you would prefer to use more standard English, it would be appropriate to use "login" as the adjectival phrase: "Follow the correct login procedure." But the verbplusadverb combination should not be hyphenated: "Before viewing the picture of Britney you'll need to log in." "Log on" and "logon" mean the same thing as "log in" and "login" but are less common now. LOGON/VISIT