Sunday, 31 March 2019

Name the game!

Name the games for which clues are provided:

1)  A game played on a lawn, with balls, mallets, hoops and a peg.
2)  There are 28 pieces, split into two sections, either blank or marked with numbers from 1 to 6.
3)  Played with pawns, knights and bishops.
4)  Played with shuttlecocks.
5)  Played with a ball and racquets and terms like love, deuce and advantage.
6)  A game played with a set of clubs, on a manicured piece of land, trying to get a ball into a small 
7)  Played with nine a side, with a bat and a ball.

Answers  tomorrow on the Facebook page

Saturday, 30 March 2019

That dashed word!

Complete the following, and explain the meaning:

  1. Jug- 
  2. Shilly-
  3. Pooh-
  4. Willy-
  5. Helter-
  6. Namby-
  7. Hogen-
  8. Nulla-
  9. Mumbo-
  10. Hodge-
Answers  tomorrow on the Facebook page

Friday, 29 March 2019

Ssh! Find the Silent letters in these words!

  1. Often.
  2. Psychiatry.
  3. Hour.
  4. Gnostic.
  5. Knock.
  6. Pneumatic.
  7. Rhyme.
  8. Psalm.
  9. Almond.
  10. Cupboard.
Answers  tomorrow on the Facebook page

Thursday, 28 March 2019


What is a collocation?
This is a relatively new grammatical term. What I mean by that is that it wasn't taught to me when I was learning English in School 👴😊! This is partly because we were just a decade or so after the British Raj! So, for the most part, we just got used to using some words together!
Which is what a collocation is; "words that are used together by native English speakers". Some common collocations are :
1) A person with hair that appears yellow, is called a person with 'blond/blonde" hair depending on whether it is a male or a female. We do not call them yellow-haired!!
2) We say that people make mistakes not do mistakes.

These are just a  few of the various types of collocations. Will do more blogs on them later.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Words that end in -ment

I am giving you clues to words that end in -ment below:

  1.  A program/show that gives pleasure to its audience:  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ment.
  2.  Peaceful and happy: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ment.
  3.  Shelling by artillery cannons: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ment.
  4.  Making a deal or a contract with someone: _ _ _ _ _ment.
  5.  Changing for the better: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ment.
  6.  Mourn:_ _ ment.
  7.  An institution that makes laws in a democracy: _ _ _ _ _ _ment.
  8.  Something that you use to do something useful: _ _ _ __ment.
  9.  A solemn declaration while writing a will: _ _ _ _ _ment.
  10.  Something that you play to make music: _ _ _ _ _ _ment.
  11.  Placing of money for a profit: _ _ _ _ __ _ment.
  12.  These are often given in a Court of law: _ _ _ _ _ment.
Answers  tomorrow on the Facebook page.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Find the word that means

  1. Able to use both hands with equal ease.
  2. A bent missile invented by Australian aborigines.
  3. A group of ten years.
  4. Consisting of several types.
  5. A sea abounding in islands.
  6. Views or principles spread around deliberately.
  7. Several letters are interwoven into one.
  8. A Mosque tower from which the call to prayer is given.
Answers tomorrow on the Facebook page.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Words beginning in "Can-"

  1. A cute yellow bird
  2. Card game
  3. Sign of the Zodiac
  4. Walking stick
  5. Primitive boat.
  6. Frank
  7. White heat
  8. Box for holding tea, cigarettes.
  9. Famous French dance.
Answers  tomorrow on the Facebook page

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Contemporary phobias

What is the fear of opening an email called? Aperpiphobia
What is the fear of bills called? Versurphobia
What is the fear of brands called? Nomenophobia
What is the fear of growing old called? Senecophobia
Just some of the new words one comes across these days!

Monday, 7 January 2019

Speaking English

You can learn to speak English just like you learn anything else, learn the rules and then PRACTISE!
Getting mastery over the grammar and vocabulary is unnecessary, just the bare essentials to get your ideas are enough; then take the plunge and speak. 
Now, it would help to speak with friendly people who are willing to correct you without looking down on you, as you would learn in a 'user-friendly' environment, which is perfect for learning fast!
Do that with the English Learning Channel where our friendly Conversation Specialists will help you to learn in a pleasant friendly atmosphere over Skype. They are native English speakers who will help you develop the right accent too!