*Lose*, *loss* and *loose*; let’s study the difference

Dear English language learner, *Lose*, *loss* and *loose*; let’s study the difference in less than 2 minutes. Do please share this message / video with people in your circle. Happy Learning, Happy Sharing! Dharmendra Fluentlingua https://lnkd.in/fbq7kUA #vocabulary #englishlanguage #learning #englishlanguagelearners #elt #englishlearning

The Village Blacksmith

The Village Blacksmith  by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Under a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. His hair is crisp, and black, and long, His face is like the tan; His brow is wet with honest sweat, He earns whate’er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man. Week in, week out, from morn till night, You can hear his bellows blow; You can hear him swing his heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look in at the open door; They love to see the flaming forge, And hear the bellows roar, And watch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor. He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys; He hears the parson pray and preach, He hears his daughter’s voice, Singing in the village choir, And it makes his heart rejoice. It sounds to him like her mother’s voice, Singing in …

Different strategies for different results

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.”  Nobody actually knows who said that, but it’s one of those truths that everyone knows but not many can really put it into practice. Most people do the same things again and again, year after year, and expect different results. I can only sympathise with them.

Big white cars with films on windows

Big white cars with dark films on windows Yesterday evening while going from my home in Pal to my institute in Adajan, Surat, I saw three big white cars; two without number plates and one without a number. Incidentally, each of them had a black film coating on windows, so nothing inside was visible. As far as I know, a dark film coating on windows is not allowed. And it’s obvious that each vehicle has to have a clearly written number. Moreover, I was disgusted by the audacity of one of the drivers when he whizzed past me through the traffic and stood in front of the line near the traffic police.

Keep it up… ignoring your critics

There’s an old African proverb: The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks. Interesting, isn’t it? Please do remember it when you are on a roll. [Note, especially for my language learners: “on a roll” means “experiencing a period of success or good luck: Cambridge Dictionary]