Spoken English Workbooks — A Christmas Gift

Hi everyone, Season’s greetings! If you know an English language learner, consider giving him/her a language-focused gift ELWA — English Language Workbooks for All. Happy Learning, Happy Sharing! Dharmendra Sheth https://www.amazon.in/English-Language-Workbooks-Spoken-Books/dp/8194052637/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=Dharmendra+Sheth+elwa&qid=1577447143&sr=8-1

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 Evaluationโ€ 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. ๐Ÿค” 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

NIP

There is a nip in the airโ€”winter’s on its way, that’s for sure. A note (only for my students ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚): 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. โ€” Dharmendra Sheth (a dog-tired language learner) ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ 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