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Lesson Posted on 23 Jun Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching

Vocabulary for ART

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Dexterity- Skill in using your hands. E.g., You need manual dexterity to be good at art. Artistry: The skill of an artist. E.g., He played the piece with effortless artistry. Finesse: Great skill or style. E.g. He played the orchestra with great finesse. Ingenious: Having or showing clever new ideas.... read more

Dexterity- Skill in using your hands. E.g., You need manual dexterity to be good at art.

Artistry: The skill of an artist. E.g., He played the piece with effortless artistry.

Finesse: Great skill or style. E.g. He played the orchestra with great finesse.

Ingenious: Having or showing clever new ideas. E.g., It’s an ingeniously designed piece of art.

Amateur: one who engages in a pursuit, study, science, or sport as a pastime rather than as a profession. E.g., She played soccer as an amateur before turning professional.

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Lesson Posted on 23 Jun Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching

Vocabulary for Advertising

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Advert: Brtish Informal: An advertisement. E.g., I never watch the adverts on T.V. Promotion: A set of adverts for a particular product or service; activities are done to increase the sales of the product. E.g., We are doing a special promotion of Sony Bravia T.V. Blurb: A short description of a book,... read more

Advert: Brtish Informal: An advertisement. E.g., I never watch the adverts on T.V.

Promotion: A set of adverts for a particular product or service; activities are done to increase the sales of the product. E.g., We are doing a special promotion of Sony Bravia T.V.

Blurb: A short description of a book, film written on the cover or case of the book, DVD etc. E.g., The blurb says that this is Subhash Ghai’s most excellent movie.

Plug: Informal: Praise or attention that somebody gives to a new book, film etc. E.g., He managed to get in a cap for his new book.

Hype: To advertise something a lot and exaggerate its good qualities. E.g., This week his much-hyped new movie opens in London.

Ballyhoo: flamboyant, exaggerated, or sensational promotion or publicity. For Eg: it turned out that the ballyhoo was the result of a movie being filmed on the street.

Other words are publicity, ad, commercial, Trailer., propaganda, flyer.

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Lesson Posted on 23 Jun Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching

Vocabulary for FOOD

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Appetizer: A small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one's appetite. ‘the meal started off with an assortment of appetizers including mini egg rolls and fried mozzarella’ Bland (of food or drink) mild or insipid.‘bland and unadventurous... read more

Appetizer: A small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one's appetite. ‘the meal started off with an assortment of appetizers including mini egg rolls and fried mozzarella’

Bland (of food or drink) mild or insipid.‘bland and unadventurous vegetarian dish’

Gourmet A connoisseur of good food; Hotels in the city are busy wooing gourmets with food.

Cuisines: A style or method of cooking, especially as characteristic of a particular country, region, or establishment. We spent the evening sampling the local cuisine’

Culinary: Of or for cooking. ‘culinary skills’ ‘savor the culinary delights of the region’

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Lesson Posted on 23 Jun Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching

Synonyms for Anger with sentences

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Outrage: To make somebody very shocked and angry. For Eg The killings have outraged the entire community. Enrage: To make somebody extremely angry. For Ex: The newspaper article enraged him. Indignant: Showing anger. For Eg: She was very indignant at the way she had been treated. Irate Very angry.... read more

Outrage: To make somebody very shocked and angry. For Eg The killings have outraged the entire community.

Enrage: To make somebody extremely angry. For Ex: The newspaper article enraged him.

Indignant: Showing anger. For Eg: She was very indignant at the way she had been treated.

Irate Very angry. Irate customers/callers/ Irate letter/ phone call. It is not usually followed by a preposition.

Bicker: To quarrel about things that are not important. For Eg: The children are always bickering about something or other.

Squabble: To quarrel noisily about something that is not important. For Ex My sisters were squabbling over what to watch on TV.

Row: To have a noisy argument: For Eg : She rowed with her parents about her new friend.

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Lesson Posted on 19 Jun Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching

Useful Vocabulary and Idioms With Alphabet 'b'

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BANKRUPT Not having enough money to pay what you owe. The firm went bankrupt in 2003 and all its assets were sold off. Bankrupt verb: legal costs almost bankrupted the company. Bankruptcy: the company files for bankruptcy in 2006. There could be further bankruptcies among small farmers. BUST... read more
  1. BANKRUPT  

Not having enough money to pay what you owe.

The firm went bankrupt in 2003 and all its assets were sold off.

Bankrupt verb: legal costs almost bankrupted the company.

Bankruptcy: the company files for bankruptcy in 2006.

There could be further bankruptcies among small farmers.

BUST – we lost our money when the travel company went bust.

INSOLVENT – the company has been declared insolvent.

BROKE – I am always broke by the end of the month.

 

  1. BETRAYAL

TREASON – The crime of doing something that could cause danger to your country, such as helping its enemies during the war.

They were charged with treason and sentenced to death.

INFIDELITY- The act of not being faithful to your wife, husband or partner by having physical relations with sb else.

His reputation has been damaged by allegations of marital infidelity.

She could not forgive his infidelities.

 

  1. BIASED

PARTISAN – Strongly supporting one particular person, group or set of ideas, especially without considering it carefully.

Most newspapers are politically partisan.

The speakers were encouraged by a large partisan crowd.

 

  1. BLAME

DENOUNCE – TO CRITICIZE SB/STH STRONGLY, USUALLY IN PUBLIC.

The project was denounced as a scandalous waste of public money.

CENSURE – to criticize sb strongly, and often officially, because of sth they have done.

He was censured by the council for leaking Information to the press.

 

 

 

 

  1. BLANK  

IMPASSIVE – not showing any feeling or emotion.

The two men remained impassive throughout the trial.

  1. BOAST

BRAG – TO TALK TOO PROUDLY AND IN AN ANNOYING WAY ABOUT STH YOU HAVE DONE OR STH YOU OWN.

I am not bragging but I think I did very well in the interview.

GLOAT – To feel or show pleasure in your own success or good luck or sb else’s failure or bad luck, in an unpleasant way.

She was sill gloating over her rival’s disappointment.

 

  1. BREAK

INFRINGE – To break a law; to limit sb’s legal rights:

The material can be copied without infringing copyright.

They said that compulsory identity cards would infringe civil liberties.

She refused to answer questions that infringed on her private affaires.

RETRACT – To say that sth you said earlier is not true or correct or that you did not mean it:

He made a false confession which he later retracted.

RECANT – To say publicly that you no longer have the same belief or opinion.

In 1633 he was forced to recant his assertion that the earth orbited the sun.

 

  1. BROOD

To think a lot about sth that makes you annoyed, anxious or upset:

You are not still brooding over what he said, are you?

He sits in his armchair brooding on how life has let him down.

POUT -To push out your lips, to show that you are annoyed or unhappy about sth.

She pouted angrily.

The young clerk pouted his lips as if he was going to object.

SULK – to look angry and refuse to speak or smile because you want people to know that you are upset about sth.

He went off to sulk in his room.

MOPE- To spend your time doing nothing and feeling sorry for yourself.

Instead of moping around the house all day, you should be out there looking for a job.

 

  1. BUY

PICK STH UP – To buy sth, especially cheaply or by chance:

We managed to pickup a few bargains at the auction.

SNAP STH UP –

To buy or obtain sth quickly because it is cheap or you want it very much.

All the best bargains were snapped up within hours.

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Lesson Posted on 19 Jun Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching

'A or An'

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Articles Kinds of articles: There are two kinds of articles: Indefinite a/an Definite the a/an + singular countable. Usage based on sound The choice between a/an is determined by the initial sound of the word following it. If the word begins with a consonant sound, use a; if the word starts... read more

Articles

Kinds of articles:

There are two kinds of articles:

  1. Indefinite a/an
  2. Definite    the
  3. a/an + singular countable.

Usage based on sound

The choice between a/an is determined by the initial sound of the word following it. If the word begins with a consonant sound, use a; if the word starts with a vowel sound, use an. Note that consonant and vowel refer to sound, not to the letters of the alphabet. a, e, i, o, u are letters of the alphabet, not sounds.

Vowel sounds are a, aa, ii uu, a aye, o, owe ang ah.

Usage-based on structure

A/an is used before a singular countable noun that is mentioned for the first time and does not refer to a particular person or thing.

What’s this? This is the bus.

What’s that? That is orange. (the is not possible here).

Note:

  1. a) A singular indefinite countable noun cannot be used without a/an:

We don’t say:

This is a pen.

That is an elephant.

  1. b) uncountables without a/an.

An uncountable singular noun does not take a/an:

This is water/sugar. (not, a water/sugar)  

This is ink/oil. (not, an ink/oil).

  1. a/an + noun (as a class)

a/an is used before a singular countable noun when it represents a class when one means all/every. That is called a classifying function of a/an.

A triangle has got three sides. (all triangles)

A horse is an animal. (all horses).

a/an +noun (profession etc.)

a/an is used before a singular noun denoting profession; occupation; post; rank; caste; community; religion; nationality or political loyalty.

He is a teacher. She is a Christian

He is German. She is a socialist.

a/an + noun (degree/title): a/an is used before a noun denoting a degree/title:

He is a graduate. She is an MSc.

a/an +noun (rate)

a/an is used before a noun expressing the rate:

Fish sells at Rs. 50 a kilo.

She can type 40 words a minute.

Bananas sell at Rs 5 a dozen.

He goes home once a week.

a/an + verb-noun (verb used as a noun)

a/an is used before a verb used as a noun.

He has gone for a walk.

Have a look at this book.

He gave a talk on grammar.

I have a bath at 9’ clock.

a/an + a person’s name

a/an is used before Mr/Ms/Mrs/Miss +surname to indicate that his/her identity is not known to the speaker:

A Mr Smith wants to see you.

A Mrs. Smith gave me his letter.

 

The article The will be covered in the next chapter

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Lesson Posted on 19 Jun Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching

Vocabulary for Body language

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Demeanour: Outward behaviour. Eg: Her demeanor changed from happy and excited to down and depressed within a second. Splendour: Magnificent and splendid appearance; grandeur. Eg: The dress still retained a richness and splendor unlike any garment she had worn since that day. Persona: The aspect of... read more

Demeanour: Outward behaviour. Eg: Her demeanor changed from happy and excited to down and depressed within a second.

Splendour: Magnificent and splendid appearance; grandeur. Eg: The dress still retained a richness and splendor unlike any garment she had worn since that day.

Persona: The aspect of someone's character that is presented to or perceived by others. Eg: the public persona and the private person are two very different people.

Disposition: A person's inherent qualities of mind and character. Eg: He has the disposition of a saint.

Composure: The state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself. Eg: she was struggling to regain her composure

Deportment: The way a person stands and walks, particularly as an element of etiquette. Eg: poise is directly concerned with good deportment.

Poise: Graceful and elegance.

Temperament: A person's or animal's nature, especially as it permanently affects their behaviour. Eg: she had an artistic temperament.

Nonchalant: (of a person or manner) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm. Eg: She was talking about my present life in such a nonchalant way and acting as though it wasn't important.

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Lesson Posted on 19 Jun Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching

Vocabulary related to Crime and Punishment

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Extenuation: The action of lessening the seriousness of guilt or an offence. Eg: No plea could be urged in extenuation of their crime. Forfeit: Lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing. For Eg: those unable to meet their taxes were liable to forfeit their... read more

Extenuation: The action of lessening the seriousness of guilt or an offence. Eg: No plea could be urged in extenuation of their crime.

Forfeit: Lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing. For Eg: those unable to meet their taxes were liable to forfeit their estates.

Remission: The reduction of a prison sentence, especially as a reward for good behaviour.‘ Eg: For every two days they work, the prisoners earn one day's remission of their sentence.

Penance: Punishment inflicted on oneself as an outward expression of repentance for wrongdoing. For Eg: But such a desire can be forgiven, as long as one takes the proper penances into consideration.

Wrath: Extreme anger  For Eg: He hid his pipe for fear of incurring his father's wrath.

Capital Punishment: The legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime. For Eg: Through this we can also see that capital punishment is not necessarily a form of punishment at all.

Malefactor: A person who commits a crime or some other wrong. For Eg: She must have been a terrible malefactor indeed if her crimes are in proportion to her penalty.

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Lesson Posted on 19 Jun Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching

Vocabulary for clothes

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Easy care clothes: These need not be ironed after they are washed. Baggy: baggy clothes are very loose on your body. Eg Baggy pants. Dressy: suitable for a festive or formal occasion. Eg Wear something dressy, Kate, we're going to a cocktail party. Eg: the sweater can be worn under a blazer for more... read more

Easy care clothes: These need not be ironed after they are washed.

Baggy: baggy clothes are very loose on your body. Eg Baggy pants.  

Dressy: suitable for a festive or formal occasion. Eg Wear something dressy, Kate, we're going to a cocktail party. Eg: the sweater can be worn under a blazer for more dressy events.

Off the Peg: of clothes) ready-made. Oh, it's off the peg, rather than designer, but, well, a girl has to do what a girl has to do.’

Tailor-made (of clothes) made by a tailor for a particular customer. Eg: tailor-made suits.

Vintage clothes:  clothes from an earlier period

Classic style: a simple, traditional style that is always fashionable. dressed to kill: wearing clothes that attract admirers

hand-me-downs: clothes that are passed down from older brothers or sisters to their younger siblings. Ex I got fed up with having to wear my sister's hand-me-downs.

a slave to fashion: someone who always feel the need to wear the latest fashions

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Answered on 07 Jul Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching/Band 6 in IELTS

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To score nine bands, you need to have an excellent command on the English language. Moreover, you need to know how to answer different types of questions and what all things to be kept in mind.
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