Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Today's quiz

Good evening! Working hard on your vocabulary? Then today’s quiz is handy!
                                            Discontented     Solace       Threadbare
1.     Let us leave it to the reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure, and over every new novel to talk in threadbare strains of the trash with which the press now groans. (Northanger Abbey by Austen, Jane )
2.     It would make him discontented and unhappy. ( Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave by Douglass, Frederick)
3.     There it must be, I think, in the vast and eternal laws of matter, and not in the daily cares and sins and troubles of men, that whatever is more than animal within us must find its solace and its hope. ( The Island of Doctor Moreau by Wells, H.G.)

Daily vocabulary

Good evening! Hope you had a good day and have some energy to revise your daily vocabulary!
                                   Eloquent      Solace       Threadbare
1.     He wore the same suit that I had seen him in five years before; it was torn and stained, ______, and it hung upon him loosely, as though it had been made for someone else.  (Moon and Sixpence by Maugham, W. Somerset )
2.     She did not speak, but she looked up at him with a face made very ________ by happiness, and a smile which said, "No one can refuse me anything today.  (Little Women by Alcott, Louisa May )
3.     The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its _______ was visiting and news. ( Pride and Prejudice by Austen, Jane)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Before-go-to- bed vocabulary revision))))

Good evening everyone! Here is your before-go-to- bed vocabulary revision!)))
                        Discontented            Eloquent                 Threadbare
1.     They found Mary, as usual, deep in the study of thorough-bass and human nature; and had some extracts to admire, and some new observations of _________ morality to listen to. ( Pride and Prejudice by Austen, Jane)

2.     Collins was _________ in her praise.( Pride and Prejudice by Austen, Jane)

3.      When she was _______, she fancied herself nervous. ( Pride and Prejudice by Austen, Jane)


Good evening! Here are some synonyms for “beautiful”:
·        Attractive
·        Elegant
·        Handsome
·        Stunning
·        Divine
·        Dazzling
·        Bewitching
·        Gorgeous
·        Appealing
·        Cute
·        Exquisite
·        Charming

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Navruz Day!

Happy Navruz Day!
It’s an ancient holiday here in Central Asia and I decided to upload some stories about the national humor hero- Nasreddin Hodja.
Here is the first one. Please enjoy!
Delicious Stew
One day Nasreddin Hodja bought two kilograms of meat from the neighborhood butcher. He brought the meat home and asked his wife to cook a real nice stew for dinner. Thus secured the evening meal, he happily headed off to his field to work.
Hodja’s wife did cook the stew but at about lunch time a few of her friends and relatives came over. Having nothing else to serve to her guests, she served the stew. They all ate heartily and finished it all.
Hodja came home after a long day’s work and asked his wife if the stew was ready.
“Ahh,ahh! You have no idea what befell the stew.” his wife said, “The cat ate it all.”
Nasreddin Hodja, suspicious, looked around and saw the scrawny little cat in one corner, looking as hungry as himself. Hodja grabbed the cat and weighed him on his pair of scales. The poor thing weighed exactly two kilos.
“Woman,” said the Hodja, “if this is the cat,where is the stew? If this is the stew, then where is the cat?”