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Lesson Posted on 15/12/2017 Tuition/BBA Tuition/Soft Skills for Business Language/Spoken English Art and Creativity/Creative Writing +1 Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Personal Effectiveness Training less

Ivanka Trump Launches "Complicit" A Word Of The Year

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Ivanka Trump launches 'Complicit' a word of the year: Dictionary.com is a web portal dedicated to English language. Every day they come up with a word of the day. This website closely work with the development of English language and current developments in writing in press, periodicals, books and other... read more

Ivanka Trump launches 'Complicit' a word of the year:

Dictionary.com is a web portal dedicated to English language. Every day they come up with a word of the day. This website closely work with the development of English language and current developments in writing in press, periodicals, books and other material.

Yesterday they have declared 'complicit' as its word of the year.

Complicit: The particular word is used by Ivanka Trump for the fragrance she launched. Scarlett Johansson in a glittery gold dress launched it. The other developments like, Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic increased the use of the word "complicit”. Dictionary.com then chosen it the word of the year for 2017.

Lexicographer Jane Solomon told revels the meaning, "This year a conversation that keeps on surfacing is what exactly it means to be complicit," she further added, “Complicit has sprung up in conversations about those who speak out against powerful figures in institutions, and those who stay silent."

March 12. "Saturday Night Live" launched the sketch starring Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump in a glittery gold dress peddling a fragrance called "Complicit" as it reveals "She's beautiful, she's powerful, she's complicit."

I remember a quote of David Crystal, “A feature of English that makes it different compared with all other languages is its global spread” I remember he used it in the preface of his book, ‘‘Stories of English’ David Crystal. He goes further and explains how English is spread across the globe and how it’s form, syntax is different from each other. Sir David Crystal is lexicographer of Cambridge encyclopedia and is the only senior most authority alive today.

I wonder if other languages also practice the same thing, they will get enriched and will remain in use for more years. Else the touch screen reality and ever changing diction will make any established language irrelevant within 10 years.

Surprisingly on April 5, Ivanka, Solomon said. It was the day after she appeared on "CBS This Morning" and told Gayle King, among other things: "I don't know what it means to be complicit."

The other development on Oct. 24, Arizona Republican Jeff Flake harshly criticizing President Donald Trump and urging other members of the party not to stand silently with the president. He used 'complicit' word as follow.

"I have children and grandchildren to answer to, and so, Mr. President, I will not be complicit," Flake said.

I soon will be writing on the words which have become absolute in 2017. As this year has been a year of heavy political turmoil and political upheaval like never before. This year also is the year when many writers surfaced their talent in writing in revival style. The movies, music, dance, drama, public relations, advertising and political arena went on revivalism raga.

As fashion changes every season and so do the language. Let us get updated with in vogue new terminologies.

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Lesson Posted on 15/12/2017 Art and Creativity/Creative Writing Language/Spoken English

The English Words Which Are Out Of Use In 2017

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Out-Of-Use Words In 2017 As we are approaching the fag-end of the year 2017, it is time to take a look back at language. Every year when we read news paper new words are added and some old words are removed from use. The devout news paper readers observe it with relish. They hone their language with... read more

Out-Of-Use Words In 2017

As we are approaching the fag-end of the year 2017, it is time to take a look back at language.

Every year when we read news paper new words are added and some old words are removed from use.

The devout news paper readers observe it with relish. They hone their language with razor sharp usage of words. They are the people who win the hearts during public speaking.

We can call them the lost words in English during year 2017

1. Ambodexter, n: One who takes bribes from both sides

2. Betrump, v: To deceive, cheat; to elude: This particular word is used this year by only The Asian Age in India and Spectator in west. This is used for the news from US and Latin US.

3. Coney-catch, v: To swindle, cheat, deceive

4. Hugger-mugger, n, adj, and adv: Concealment, secrecy; clandestinely

5. Nickum, n: A cheating or dishonest person

6. Quacksalver, n: A person who dishonestly claims knowledge of medicine

7. Rouker, n: A person who whispers or spreads rumors, this particular word is used this year the most acclaimed daily The Asian Age and spectator in west.

8. Man-millinery, adj: Suggestive of male vanity or pomposity

9. Parget, v: To daub the face or body with powder or paint

10. Snout-fair, adj: Fair-faced, comely, handsome

11. Slug-a-bed, n: One who lies long in bed through laziness

12. Losenger, n: A false flatterer, a lying rascal, a deceiver

13. Momist, n: A person who habitually finds fault; a harsh critic,

14. Peacockize, v: To pose or strut ostentatiously

15. Percher, n: An ambitious or self-assertive person

16. Rouzy-bouzy, adj: Boisterously drunk

17. Ruff, v: To swagger, bluster, domineer.

18. Sillytonian, n: A silly or gullible person

19. Wlonk, adj + n: Proud, haughty; splendid

20. Fumish, adj: Hot-tempered, irascible, passionate

21. Awhape, v: To amaze, stupefy with fear

22. Hugge, v: To shake with fear or with cold

23. Merry-go-sorry, n: A mixture of joy and sorrow

24. Stomaching, adj: Given to cherish anger or resentment

25. Swerk, v: To become dark or gloomy

26. Teen, v: To vex, irritate, annoy, anger

27. Tremblable, adj: Causing dread or horror

28. Wasteheart, int: Used to express grief, pity, regret

29. Dowsabel, n: Sweetheart, ‘lady-love’

30. Ear-rent, n: Figurative cost of listening to trivial talk

Unfamiliar they may be now but at least one could be returning to modern use as part of a campaign to highlight how long-lost words are still relevant today.

These 30 words are selected by language experts at the University of York as being ripe for revival. Senior Lecturer Dominic Watt and his research team spent three months scouring historic texts and etymological dictionaries to create the list.

They are grouped into themes which Dr Watt in Forensic Speech Science at the University of York, he undertakes forensic phonetic casework on a part-time basis.  Dr Watt co-designed and delivers the MSc in Forensic Speech Science at York, the only course of its kind.  He has degrees in linguistics and phonetics from the Universities of Edinburgh and Newcastle, and has held teaching and research positions in the speech sciences at institutions throughout the UK and in Germany.

I personally admire Dr Watt as a Professor of Mass Communication. I appreciate this passion and study in the language domain. I shoulder his view on its importance in modern life: post-truth (deception), appearance, personality, behavior, and emotions.

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English Written and Spoken: Exercise To Gain Familiarity

Adithya

A few simple procedures to follow to improve your English:1. Reading simple children's storybooks to start off with understanding word placement and sentence construction.2. Write out short essays to judge your grip on the language.3. Copy down paragraphs from newspaper articles to understand advanced... read more

A few simple procedures to follow to improve your English:

1. Reading simple children's storybooks to start off with understanding word placement and sentence construction.

2. Write out short essays to judge your grip on the language.

3. Copy down paragraphs from newspaper articles to understand advanced word placement and sentence construction.

4. Make a note of words in the copied paragraphs and find their meanings and how these words are used in a sentence.Online dictionaries or generic over the counter dictionaries should help this process.

5. Use a thesaurus to find out words that have a similar meaning to the words you just found the meanings to using a dictionary.

6. Readout sentences aloud. The paragraph which you copied from newspapers can be used for this process. You can also select paragraphs from magazines, textbooks and other sources of English prose.

7. Use an online dictionary to find out how words are pronounced.

8. Watch the news from both national and international channels. Do note that you do not have to pay attention to the content of the news but to the manner in which words are pronounced and the style of speaking English. You will notice that there are two dominant methods of speaking English, the British accent and the American accent, there are other accents (for example English with an influence of Arabic, or French or Russian in various news channels).

9. Write out more complex essays based on an article that you have read in the newspaper or magazine or from any other source of prose.

10. Read, copy and find the meaning of words of articles found in the Editorial Section of newspapers as senior journalists write the articles on this page. The end result of these procedures will leave you with a better grip on the English language both written and spoken.

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Answered on 02/09/2017 Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Business English Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

Ajay Prana

Professional Trainer

Hello Kiran, Isn't it obvious that Creative Writing can be in any language and not necessarily English? If it's not English, then you should only be creative enough and the translation part can be taken care by someone else. If it's English, according to me, to be creative you don't need to... read more
Hello Kiran, Isn't it obvious that Creative Writing can be in any language and not necessarily English? If it's not English, then you should only be creative enough and the translation part can be taken care by someone else. If it's English, according to me, to be creative you don't need to have outstanding written skills, but you just need to be good enough. Sometimes, simple English can make an article awesome. Just know who your target audience is/are and prepare yourself accordingly. Practice can always help in improving yourself. Thanks! read less
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I am from Kanpur and want to join short term Creative writing course in Delhi. Please some one guide... read more
I am from Kanpur and want to join short term Creative writing course in Delhi. Please some one guide me to find out best college in Delhi read less

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You can find good online courses of reputed universities around the world on coursera and udemy you can first try and have a look at it before moving to another city. It will save you a lot of money, time, energy and effort of shifting to another place.
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Lesson Posted on 03/06/2017 Art and Creativity/Creative Writing Language/Spoken English

English Grammar -- Apostrophe

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

English Grammar – Apostrophe We all learn English grammar in school and they we forget to follow the rules, today when Indian education system has reached to its ugliest end. Students do not want to study, parents are busy in their daily job or business. Teachers are marginally paid and not been... read more

English Grammar – Apostrophe

We all learn English grammar in school and they we forget to follow the rules, today when Indian education system has reached to its ugliest end. Students do not want to study, parents are busy in their daily job or business. Teachers are marginally paid and not been trained to develop and cater their craft.

Result: A girl who knew nothing stood first in Bihar last year, this year 70% are failed and acquired 1 or 2 marks. The rest of the states also share this miserable reality. Only they did not flash in headlines.

The harsh reality is reflected in employment numbers, Indian fresh doctors, engineers and many other professionals failed to acquire job today and foreign companies do not want to recruit them as they lack in basic English speaking with written communication.

Today we will learn the use of Apostrophe, we use apostrophe to show the possession in English language. It is interesting to read the complete usage of this apostrophe.

Apostrophe is a valuable tool given to us by English. We use –‘s in singular and –s’ in plural form. Nouns ending with‘ s ‘ adds   ‘s  to form singular possessive. In plural possessive nouns with ending‘s’ we add ‘es’ to it.

Names ending with es pronounced iz.

Linguistically anarchy: While writing Jesus’ is correct by Hart’s rule p.31. Jesus’s is also used in revised English Bible 1989.

Be careful in following usages

  1. A fortnights’ holidays 
  2. A two weeks’ holiday
  3. A rupee’s worth            
  4. Two rupees’ worth

Your money’s worth. One should place it correctly. There is no need of apostrophe for go to or take to usages like

"I am going to Chitale stores", "He will take me to Candy shop".

When we use pronoun and establish the entity then we do not need to add the apostrophe.

In country like India, we always read and watch the names of hotels or shops, Quality Walls’s ice cream, or Talvalkar’s gym. It should be Quality Walls ice cream and Talvalkar gym.

Apostrophe is not used for plural non-possessive like, Possessive pronouns: its hers, ours, theirs, yours and whose.

Last and important tip: There are no words such as - her’s, our’s, their’s, your’s.

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Lesson Posted on 24/05/2017 Language/Spoken English Art and Creativity/Creative Writing Language/Phonics

Indian English Language Mistakes Part -2

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Indian English Language Mistakes Part -2 Linking Verbs Normally we use following verbs as linking verbs Appear, be, become, feel, get, go, grow, look, prove, remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste, turn. These verbs are often followed by adjectives instead of adverbs. In these sentences the adjective... read more

Indian English Language Mistakes Part -2

Linking Verbs

Normally we use following verbs as linking verbs

Appear, be, become, feel, get, go, grow, look, prove, remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste, turn.

These verbs are often followed by adjectives instead of adverbs. In these sentences the adjective describes the subject of the sentence and not the verb which is why an adverb is not possible.

Look at these examples:

Rupali seemed tired. (not tiredly)
Amar seemed angry
The lassi tastes fine.
The sbattery is low.
Vishal grew tired of listening.
The cake all went bad.
He remained calm.

However the verbs in the list are not always used as linking verbs.

The cake went bad. In this sentence the verb 'went' is being used to link the adjective 'bad' to the noun 'food'.

The game went badly. In this sentence the verb 'went' is used to mean 'progressed' and the adverb 'badly' is explaining how.

Amar grew angry. In this sentence 'grew' is being used to link the adjective 'angry' to 'Amar'.

The wheat grew quickly. 'Quickly' here does not describe the wheat but the speed at which they grew. Here 'grew' is not linking the noun, 'Amar' to the adjective, 'angry'.

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Lesson Posted on 04/05/2017 Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

Types of job Interviews

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Types of Interviews While doing job or business we come across many different types of interviews methods and techniques. If you are a fresher then you might experience a combination or all of these. Screening Interviews: They are used for a large number of applicants and employer has a very less... read more

Types of Interviews

While doing job or business we come across many different types of interviews methods and techniques. If you are a fresher then you might experience a combination or all of these.

Screening Interviews:

They are used for a large number of applicants and employer has a very less time to shortlist them. Screening interviews are usually done by phone, they are very short in nature, the questions focuses on basic qualifications.

Telephonic Interviews:

These are used to overcome the geographic obstacles. When the applicant lives in another city or state, Telephonic interviews are used they are longer and detailed in nature. Here are a few guide lines for you.

  • Be well prepared.
  • To focus all your attention on the interview.
  • Use a land line to avoid the possibility call drop or poor reception
  • Conduct the interview in a quiet private premise
  • Ask family members and friends not to disturb you during the interview
  • Avoid distractions and focus on the interview.

If you are busy then tell them you are busy and ask to schedule a time later in the day or week. Don’t worry, interviewers know they are calling you without an appointment and are very flexible – they will work with you.

One-on-One Interviews:

This is the most common interview method and involves you and the interviewer alone in a private office. Now your dress, appearance, non-verbal communication skills and other visual factors, as well as your verbal communication skills matters a lot. You need a to undergo a crash course of soft-skills to clear these type of interview.

Panel Interviews:

Sometimes the employer will have a “selection committee” or for some other reason there will be multiple people involved in conducting interviews. In these panel interviews you must connect and engage every member of the panel in you. You need to be smart while answering their questions. Always remember when one person ask you a question the others observe you. Each panel member has your resume and you know nobody from them. To win their hearts you need a wit and wisdom. That you learn in crash course of soft-skills.

Serial Interviews:

In a serial interview you will meet with several people throughout the day, usually back-to-back. They are physically and mentally tiring and often consume entire day. They are typically used for senior-level positions, but there are exceptions. You can learn the guide lines of behavior and reactions in soft-skill crash course. 

Lunch Interviews:

Sometimes the employer will take you to an interview lunch or even dinner. These interviews evaluate your social skills and manners. Really this is very tricky and most of the candidates fail during these interviews. These interviews are conducted only for prestigious posts. What and how you eat, who do you sit and how you describe the food and mood is matters a lot. What examples you put and how you appreciate is the most challenging part of it. Only after and ex-tempo lectures of mine can shape you ready for it.

Group Interviews:

The interviewer will ask questions of no one in particular in hopes that a “leader” will emerge. Group interviews are used rarely but they are used to find the leadership qualities in you. It is a challenging task to make realize other person what and how you are the best leader. Post soft-skills ex-tempo lectures of mine can guide you to prepare for these kinds of interviews.  

Stress Interviews:

They are used during all Indian government examinations for officers. This interviewer may make the room physically uncomfortable by turning up the heat, make the candidate sit in an uncomfortable chair or sometimes even stand, ask off-the-wall questions that have nothing to do with the job and possibly refuse to answer your questions. These interviews are designed to taste your talent and patience. An officer always works under pressure and interviewer wants to check you psychological level of stress.

Conclusion:

Employers always conduct different type of interviews to know the candidate inside-out. In the days of growing competition one must be well equipped to face the challenges of the world. I wish you best of luck. I urge you to learn what are soft-skills and communication skills. Today there is learned youth but they lack in communication and soft-skills.

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Lesson Posted on 04/05/2017 Language/Spoken English Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

Spoken English past actions

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Here is some of the Spoken English for past actions: What did you do last Friday? - I went to a baseball game. Where did you go? - I went to Detroit. When did you get back? - I got back on Saturday night. Where did you stay? - I stayed with my parents. What did Sameer have for lunch? - She... read more

Here is some of the Spoken English for past actions:

  1. What did you do last Friday? - I went to a baseball game.
  2. Where did you go? - I went to Detroit.
  3. When did you get back? - I got back on Saturday night.
  4. Where did you stay? - I stayed with my parents.
  5. What did Sameer have for lunch? - She had soup and sandwiches.
  6. What did he eat last night? - He ate Chinese food.
  7. How was the weather? - It was wonderful.

 

 

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Lesson Posted on 08/04/2017 Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

Writing the Non-Fiction Book Review

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Start with title, author, place, publisher, publication date, edition, pages, special features (maps, etc.), price, ISBN. Engage the reader with your opening sentence. Set the tone of the review. Be familiar with the guidelines -- some editors want plot summaries; others don't. Some want you to say... read more
  • Start with title, author, place, publisher, publication date, edition, pages, special features (maps, etc.), price, ISBN.
  • Engage the reader with your opening sentence. Set the tone of the review. Be familiar with the guidelines -- some editors want plot summaries; others don't. Some want you to say outright if you recommend a book, but not others.
  • Remember – always review the book you read -- not the book you wish the author had written.
  • If this is the best book you have ever read, say so -- and why. If it's merely another nice book, say so.
  • Include information about the author-- reputation, qualifications, etc. -- anything relevant to the book and the author's authority.
  • Think about the person reading your review. Is this a librarian buying books for a collection? A parent who wants a good read-aloud? Is the review for readers looking for information about a particular topic, or for readers searching for a good read?
  • Your conclusion should summarize, perhaps include a final assessment. Do not introduce new material at this point.
  • To gain perspective, allow time before revising.
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