IELTS Edge Workshop on 21 July 2019 — Details

IELTS Edge A 3-hour workshop to learn how to prepare for IELTS and get the desired band score Contents Format and Assessment Criteria for General and Academic Modules, How to improve Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing Vocabulary, Grammar and Pronunciation Day, Date and Time Sunday, 21 July 2019, Morning 9 to 12 Venue Fluentlingua, UG 46, Ascon Plaza, Behind Bhulka Bhavan School, Anand Mahal Road, Surat (Gujarat) 395009 Fee Rs. 500/- How to register Please click the link "Register" on and fill in the form, and make the payment in advance–cash, cheque, PayTm (9825442418) or bank transfer. No on-the-spot registrations, please. Bank details for online payment Account Holder: Mr. Dharmendra Rameshchandra Sheth Account No: 03881000053595 Bank: HDFC bank Branch: Adajan Branch Code: 000388 RTGS/NEFT IFSC: HDFC0000388 Do please spread the word about this workshop! Thank you.

The Sounds of English

Hello everyone, Pronunciation matters! Yes. Pronunciation plays a vital role in one’s career. Your speech is your identity. English being a language of commerce, industry and education across the globe, it is imperative that you improve your pronunciation in English. For non-native learners of English, it is important to adopt a model and then stick to it. This video is for those non-native learners or users of English who want to learn the phonemic transcription used in most dictionaries in the world, thereby improving the intelligibility of their speech. Ideally, we should work on Sounds, Word Stress, Rhythm and Intonation. However, this video is only for the sounds of English. The following information may help you. Standard British Pronunciation (called RP) Total 44 Sounds 1) 24 Consonant Sounds 2) 20 Vowel Sounds (12 pure vowels + 8 diphthongs) By the way, I am not a native speaker of English. So treat my pronunciations and suggestions as guidelines, not rules. My aim is to sensitise learners to this important aspect of speech. Best wishes, Dharmendra.

Funnyfying Proverbs! ;-)

Hi everyone, This morning I tried to give a funny twist to some famous proverbs. I hope you enjoy reading them. Original: A bad workman blames his tools. Twisted: A bad workman blames his boss. Original: An idle brain is the devil’s workshop. Twisted: An idle brain is the writer’s workshop. Original: As you sow, so shall you reap. Twisted: As you show, so try to be. Original: Don’t judge a book by its cover. Twisted: Don’t judge a person by his tears. Original: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Twisted: Don’t share all your woes with one person.

What does it mean?

A friend of mine forwarded this image to me. It’s an interesting piece of material for a creative writing exercise. Can you write a couple of lines on what the sculptor might have tried to convey?