Saturday, December 25, 2010

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Watch the advertisement and write related words and expressions in English

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Monday, November 15, 2010

विडंबना (viḍambana) defined in English

Synonym of the word 'irony', विडंबना implies the presence of two conflicting parameters in a situation.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Conversation on colors/ colours

The most striking and obvious colours my students pick up are 'white' and 'black'. While holding conversations on colours, always remember the importance of shades in your life.
Here are some points worth noting:
1. Use words like 'hues', 'shades', 'patterns', 'light', 'dark', 'tinge'
2. When talking about your favorite color, add a pinch of excitement to your eyes as well as your voice.
3. Relate the shade with things around you- clothes, paint, furniture, trees- anything that reinforces your interest in the colour.

Conversations on Looks

Next time you comment on or compliment someone's looks, use these words:
1. Beatific
2. Blissful
3. Deliberate
4. Puzzled
5. Convinced/ convincing
6. Confident
7. Mischievous

These seven Adjectives can be used with Nouns like 'face', 'smile', 'expression' or 'look','personality' besides others. The most common Verbs that match the Adjectives include 'looks', 'appear','bears' and more...

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I am returning to this topic after a long long time!
Here is the word of the day:
It means possible

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Discussion Session on Vocabulary Test

Know more about Fast tips to crack questions based on Vocabulary. Attend the online discussion class on the Test on English Vocabulary for TOEFL-iBT

Discussion Session on English Test on Prepositions

I Speak You Speak English: Speak what you listen

Here is the link of my upcoming class on I Speak You Speak English- Speak what you Listen:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Which is more important?

As I teach English daily, I often wonder what my students want to learn in the I Speak You Speak English classes. When it comes to choosing from Vocabulary, Grammar or Pronunciation; the question moulds itself to "How to teach all these essential elements to my students?"
To answer it straight, I use media files, play YouTubes and show PPT's in the classes to place the learners in a real-life English-Speaking Environment. From there on the participants hold Live Conversations in the sessions and get instant feedback from me. I often correct them on the Singular-Plural Rule, Tenses or appropriate usage of Words.

What and how do you as a student expect to learn from an online class where the teacher leads you in a practice session on Speaking English?

Conversations on Negotiation and Bargaining

How do you ask for a discount at the posh Mall next door with your head held high? How do you convince your client that your services come at a fixed charge? After all, you do not indulge in any kind of bargaining when it comes to offering your consultancy.

What about striking a deal? Negotiating a deal or agreement with business groups and organizations or Government representatives; involves the use of technically professional language.

In one of my Classes on I Speak You Speak English, we started with a list of words relating to Bargaining and Negotiation. Then, the students and I held situation-specific Conversations where a negotiating party spoke dialogues with others.

The most frequently used words and phrases were:
1. "Our company's policy is..."

2. "True, but we do not work on these conditions..."

3. "Sorry Sir, our Terms and Conditions are fixed..."

Try to figure out some more. You can even type your own dialogues here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

How to study online?

If you often wonder how to study online, here is an Online class only for you:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Speaking on Spinning

Follow the link and prepare your speech for today's class

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My first class on Speaking: I Speak You Speak English

Well, this topic is dedicated to all my students attending my online classes.
Here is your chance to share with everyone your experience about the first class. You are invited to openly state what you liked or disliked about my class or what really kept you going in the class.

Hope to hear more from you