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World Literature / Novel Laureate in Literature in 2018 and 2019
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:41:29 AM »
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria's Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Two winners were named - one for 2019 and one for 2018 - because the prize was not awarded last year.The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it in 2018 after a sexual assault scandal.

Tokarczuk, who also won the Man Booker International Prize last year, was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize, with this year's Nobel going to Handke.

The 76-year-old Austrian playwright, novelist and poet was recognised for "an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience", the academy said in a statement.

However, he has been a highly controversial figure for his support for the Serbs during the 1990s Yugoslav war, and for speaking at the 2006 funeral of former Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic, who was accused of genocide and other war crimes.

PEN America said it was "dumbfounded by the selection of a writer who has used his public voice to undercut historical truth", in a statement from its president, Jennifer Egan.
Tokarczuk, 57, considered the leading Polish novelist of her generation, was rewarded "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopaedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life".

The author is a Polish best-seller whose books blend the real with the mystical.

Her debut novel was published in 1993, and her breakthrough came three years later with Primeval and Other Times, which is set in a mythical village and traced Poland's history from World War One to the 1980s.

"She's a writer preoccupied by local life, but at the same time inspired by maps and speculative thought, looking at life from above," the judges said.

Her work "centres on migration and cultural transitions" and "is full of wit and cunning", they added.

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Writing Skill / Grammatical accuracy
« on: July 17, 2019, 05:21:30 PM »
Knowing grammar is must to produce  standard  error-free sentences.Go through the link to  read the article to know the particular process to improve grammar.

Writing Skill / Writing notes in the class
« on: May 20, 2019, 12:53:28 PM »
Note-taking is a one of the good habits to improve listening and writing simultaneously.One has to listen and write note accordingly . It can keeps a students so involved and alert  organize ideas almost accurately delivered in the classroom. 

Applied Linguistics & ELT / Listening a song
« on: March 24, 2019, 11:52:38 AM »
Listening songs can be highly educative if someone wishes to acquire listening skill. Here is a link that suggests some songs for improving listening skill.

Listening Skill / Listening a song
« on: February 03, 2019, 11:24:29 AM »
To be skilled listener, one can sign a song every day. Song itself is very entertaining and educative in many regards.Below is a list of all the ways that listening to music can improve your English skills.

Strengthen your vocabulary and listening skills.
Speak like the locals do.
Perfect your pronunciation.
Catch obvious grammar mistakes.
Discover more about English culture.

English Grammar / Conditional sentences
« on: July 25, 2018, 03:05:37 PM »
Conditional Sentences are also known as Conditional Clauses or If Clauses. They are used to express that the action in the main clause (without if) can only take place if a certain condition (in the clause with if) is fulfilled. There are three types of Conditional Sentenc

Speaking Skill / Ielts speaking
« on: July 25, 2018, 03:02:16 PM »
 You will get neceesary information on IELTS speaking in the following link.

American Literature / Death of a sales Man
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:15:57 PM »
Is this possible to trigger  out women position from Linda and unknown woman?

English / Stress Management
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:36:20 AM »
I have got these very important to follow. What's about you?
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English / Human being
« on: September 09, 2017, 03:14:23 PM »
What quality should one possess to become a human being?

English / Eight food idioms that are right under your nose
« on: May 04, 2017, 11:01:59 AM »
The term in a nutshell refers to a short description, or a story told in no more words than can physically fit in the shell of a nut. But the origin of the term tests those limits with the most longwinded of tales. The ancient Roman encyclopaedist Pliny the Elder claimed that a copy of Homer's The Iliad existed that was small enough to fit inside a walnut shell. Almost 2000 years later in the early 1700s the Bishop of Avranches tested Pliny's theory by writing out the epic in tiny handwriting on a walnut-sized piece of paper and lo and behold, he did it!

English / Learn a word everyday for GRE
« on: December 27, 2016, 10:15:08 AM »

Verb :(of something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative) become less intense or widespread.

Synonyms:   subside, die down/away/out, lessen, ease (off), let up, decrease, diminish, moderate, decline, fade, dwindle, recede, tail 
                       off, peter out, taper off, wane, ebb, weaken, come to an end; archaicremit  , cause to become smaller or less   
                        intense,allay,dampen, tone down

Example :             a. The storm suddenly abated.
                          b. Maria Frederick Theresa would not abate her rights, but before she ~~at could assert them Frederick had entered   
                             Silesia and made himself master of it.
                        c. This action would not have been sufficient to abate the odor nuisance.

Antonyms for abate

advance,   develop, enlarge, expand, extend, forward, grow, increase, raise, rise, incite, win,amplify, enhance, intensify, magnify, prolong and revive

English / Super surprized supermoon
« on: November 13, 2016, 10:14:56 AM »
This Monday is giving us the chance to behold Super surprized  SuperMOON after 68 years. Don't miss it!

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English / Music and memorable quotes
« on: September 29, 2016, 12:35:53 PM »
Where words fail, music speaks. (Hans Christian Andersen)

English / Pale faces and my perception
« on: July 24, 2016, 11:57:47 AM »
Why does poor grade make you sad?Why haven't you  prepared yourself properly for presentation , quiz or any other exams? I am also turning gray with you. Your poor grade reflects on my face as I feel my whole efforts has gone in vain.  :'( :'(

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