10th National Conference at ELTIS, Symbiosis, Pune

Eltis Sifil, Symbiosis, Pune is happy to announce its 10th National Conference on "A 360 Degree View of Language Teaching Materials: Development, Utilisation and Evaluation” on February 07 and February 08, 2020. Do please try to attend it. Thank you. Dharmendra https://youtu.be/eqKVlw1QiMQ

Books in print or electronic form

A conversation between two passengers on a train: A: I have around 1500 books on various subjects. B: Good. I have more than 30 GB books. πŸ€” Their discussion for about an hour after this conversation convinced me that the number of books one has doesn’t matter, either in print form or electronic. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚πŸ€£

NIP

There is a nip in the airβ€”winter’s on its way, that’s for sure. A note (only for my students πŸ˜œπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚): The word "nip" has a variety of meanings in different contexts and also in combination with other words. Here’s an interesting collection with explanation: https://www.fluentlingua.com/Spoken-English-Detail/Nip.aspx

Donkey work for donkey’s years

It takes donkey work for donkey’s years to learn how to use an apostrophe in English. β€” Dharmendra Sheth (a dog-tired language learner) πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Notes for my English language students: 1. donkey work = boring but necessary work that demands a lot of effort 2. donkey’s years = a very long time

Sunrise on Sunday

Just a thought: I hardly get to see sunrise on a Sunday. The speed of transition from the Land of Nod to the Land of Early-rising Folk is slower than that of an elephant carrying a load uphill. Dharmendra Sheth