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Gourmand – Word of the Day

Posted: February 22, 2021 at 11:53 am   /   Spoken English, Vocabulary

Gourmand – Word of the Day  Meaning: [noun]: Somebody who enjoys eating and eats in large quantities History: Gourmand – Word of the Day Basically, Gourmand – Word of the Day, the origin of this word is still unknown. However, it is believed that it is connected with the word ‘gourmet’ and came into the limelight […]

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Rank and File – Idiom of the Day and Idiom meaning in Hindi

Posted: February 22, 2021 at 10:58 am   /   Spoken English, Vocabulary

Rank and File Idiom meaning in Hindi सामान्य जन, जनसाधारण Referred to an ordinary person History: idiom meaning in hindi : The phrase originated as a military term back in the 16th century. This is because troops used to stand next to one another (rank) and in a straight line (file) while marching. And, the […]

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Laconic – Word of the Day

Posted: January 25, 2021 at 10:36 am   /   Spoken English, Vocabulary

Laconic – Word of the Day  Meaning: [adj] : (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words. History: History dates back to the late fifteenth century, roughly in the 1580s. Debated of Greek and Latin origin.From Greek LakonikosFrom Latin Laconicus History also says that people of Sparta in Greece had the habit […]

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Perfunctory – Word of the Day

Posted: January 18, 2021 at 11:10 am   /   Eng Grammar, Spoken English, Vocabulary

Perfunctory – Word of the Day Meaning: Lacking in interest or effortSuperficial or routine Origin: Perfunctory is a word whose origins can be found entirely in Latin. The word first appeared in English in the late 16th century, and comes from the Late Latin word perfunctorius, meaning “done in a careless or superficial manner,”. Another possible […]

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Chase Rainbows – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 18, 2021 at 11:08 am   /   Spoken English, Vocabulary

Chase Rainbows – Idiom of the Day Meaning: When someone is pursuing fanciful or unrealistic goals, he is said to be chasing rainbows. Origin: The term comes from the old tale about finding a pot of gold if one digs at the end of the rainbow, where it touches earth. Obviously, no such thing exists. So […]

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Lackadaisical – Word of the Day

Posted: January 17, 2021 at 10:50 am   /   Spoken English, Vocabulary

Lackadaisical – Word of the Day Meaning: Lacking enthusiasm, zest and determination; carelessly lazy. Origin: There are times when life seems to be one unfortunate occurrence after another. We’ve all had days when everything was going wrong. When someone had such a day back in the 17th century, people would say “Lackaday” to express their […]

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A plum job – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 17, 2021 at 10:41 am   /   Spoken English

A plum job – Idiom of the Day Meaning: A good job which is well-paid and relatively easy. Origin: It is said that “plum” in the 17th century was slang for £1000, a very large sum indeed in those times. This use was then applied to some political jobs, thought by the man in the […]

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All dressed up and nowhere to go – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 15, 2021 at 3:48 pm   /   Spoken English

All dressed up and nowhere to go – Idiom of the Day Meaning: Fashionably or smartly dressed for an anticipated occasion that does not take place.Ready for an event or occasion that has since been canceled.Prepared for action but having nothing to do or unable to be proceeded with. Origin: The initial version of the […]

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Berate – Word of the Day

Posted: January 13, 2021 at 1:26 pm   /   Spoken English

Berate – Word of the Day Meaning: Scold or criticise someone in anger Origin: This word traces its origin back to the mid-16th century. It is a compound of two words: be-(meaning “thoroughly”), and rate. Here the origins are a bit hazy. It’s possible that rate – and by extension berate – comes from the same ancient word that […]

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A Little Bird Told Me – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 13, 2021 at 1:24 pm   /   Spoken English

A Little Bird Told Me – Idiom of the Day (Also A Little Birdie Told Me) Meaning: This idiom is used to convey that the speaker knows something but chooses to(or has to) keep the identity of their informant secret. Origin: There are multiple possible origin stories for this expression.  Some attribute it to Ecclesiastes 10:20 […]

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Cerulean – Word of the Day

Cerulean – Word of the Day

Posted: January 11, 2021 at 10:38 am   /   Eng Grammar, IELTS, Spoken English, Vocabulary

Cerulean – Word of the Day Meaning: A deep sky-blue colour. Origin: This word dates back to the mid 17th century. It comes from the Latin word caeruleus, meaning “sky-blue”. In turn, caeruleus originates from the Latin word caelum, meaning “sky”. Usage: I’m thinking of painting the walls of my living room in cerulean blue, to remind myself of my vacation in Santorini.The […]

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Cold Turkey – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 7, 2021 at 9:39 am   /   Spoken English

Cold Turkey – Idiom of the Day Meaning: Completely and abruptly stopping a habit as opposed to phasing it out of your life. Usually used to refer to a bad habit or an addiction. Origin: The expression first appeared in 1921 in the Daily Colonist in British Columbia. In that period, the phrase was related to quitting […]

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Describe a method to save money. IELTS CUE CARD 2021

Posted: January 6, 2021 at 3:44 pm   /   CUE CARDS, IELTS, IELTS CUE CARD 2021, Speaking Part 1, Speaking Part 2, Spoken English

Describe a method to save money. IELTS CUE CARD 2021 You should say: what the method is? when did you start to use it? how you knew it and explain why it is helpful? Answer Well, I’m not good at saving money and I tend to buy things without careful consideration. It’s hard to save if […]

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Common English Words Used in IELTS Speaking

Posted: January 6, 2021 at 2:40 pm   /   IELTS, Speaking Part 1, Speaking Part 2, Spoken English, Vocabulary

Common English Words Used in IELTS Speaking IELTS Speaking module is for 15 minutes. You have to impress the examiner within this short period. To be able to do this, you should talk spontaneously. If you make frequent pauses because you’re in search of the right words, spontaneity goes for a toss. You will be […]

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