Feb 27th

Life Attitude......

By Ubaid e Raza
 A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one." The grandson asked him, "Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?" The grandfather answered:

"The one I feed."
May 21st

Practical rules of Pronounciation

By Ubaid e Raza
When the English tongue we speak,

Why is "break" not rhymed with "freak"?

Will you tell me why it's true,

We say "sew" but likewise "few",

And the fashioner of verse

Cannot cap his "horse" with "worse"?

"Beard" sounds not the same as "heard",

"Cord" is different from "word";

"Cow" is cow but "low" is low,

"Shoe" is never rhymed with "foe";

Think of "hose" and "dose" and "lose",

And of "goose" and also "choose";

Think of "tomb" and "bomb" and "comb",

"Doll" and "roll" and "some" and "home",

And since "pay" is rhymed with "say",

Why not "paid" and "said" I pray?

We have "blood" and "food" and "good",

"Mould" is not pronounced like "could";

Wherefore "done" but "gone" and "lone"?

Is there any reason known?

No in short, it seems to me
Sound and letters disagree.

from: Practical Rules for Pronounciation
May 16th


By Ubaid e Raza


What is collocation?

Collocation refers to a group of two or more words that usually go together. A good way to think of collocation is to look at the word collocation. Co - meaning together - location - meaning place. Collocation are words that are located together. A good answer to "What is collocation?" is: Collocation is a group of two or more words that like to hang out together. Here are some examples of common collocations that you might know:
make tea - I made a cup of tea for lunch.
do homework - I did all of my homework yesterday.
May 16th

English Learning Tip

By Ubaid e Raza
Keep a journal and write a sentence or two in English every day. You can answer questions like: 1. How am I feeling today? 2. What am I thinking about today? This will help you expand your vocabulary and practice your grammar.
Apr 8th

English to Enjoy Life

By Ubaid e Raza
 Today, studying languages is as important as it is finishing high school, studying in college, and being educated in general. Even though it is not compulsory, everybody should understand how opportunities will show up in their lives more often just by being multilingual. Learning languages is affordable and will really make the difference in your professional life.

There is no denying that learning English, when you are not a native speaker is practically mandatory. This is not limited to our working lives. If we don’t speak English we might many times be left ‘out of the system’. English rules the Internet and technology world. Practically all languages loan English terms to talk about technology, they are becoming universal words. On the other hand, English students learn through technology. Information about subjects that you find interesting, especially regarding technology and science, may be published in English.

Learning the language will give you the tools to access such material, and it will also let you communicate with students and researchers in those fields. English is the most widespread languages and the mostly taught second tongue for non-natives. Learning in the context of native locals also helps the process. That is the reason why many people are currently taking English classes in Houston where not only are they taught by a native English speaker, but also they can continue to speak the language when the lesson is over.

Of course, if you already speak English, you cannot make due with only one language. According to a Czech proverb “You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you live only once”.

Learning a foreign language can help you better understand your own culture as well as other different ones. You will be surprised to find how much you and other cultures have in common, and how much you can differ. If you are interested in music, films, literature, TV programs or any other form of culture in general, a foreign language will give you a different overview. For instance, people who take Italian Classes in Boston can now appreciate the ancient history from another point of view. The Italian renaissance marked the close of the middle Ages in Europe. Renaissance in Italian means re-birth. During this period, people re-discovered learning and looked back to the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome for their inspirations. The whole paradigm was changed. Learning Italian allows you to plunge into this world-changing period of time in history. Learn English to Enjoy Life.
Apr 1st

Conditional Clauses

By Ubaid e Raza

Conditional Clauses : TYPE - 1

There are five types of conditional sentences.

This type is used to express natural laws and habitual reactions. In this type of sentences, the verbs in both clauses are in the Present tense.

Examples :

  1. If you heat ice, it becomes water.

  2. If you cool water, it becomes ice.

  3. If electricity fails, we use an oil lamp.

  4. If he is tired, he doesn’t go for a walk.

Conditional Clauses : TYPE - 2

This type of sentence is used to refer to imperative actions, like commands, advice, requests etc., The conditional clause (if – clause) is in the present tense and the main clause takes the imperative form.

Examples :

  1. If electricity fails, switch on the generator.

  2. If you are tired, don’t go out.

  3. If you see Kumar, please ask him to meet me.

  4. If the temperature does not come down, call in the doctor.


Conditional Clauses : TYPE - 3

This means that it is quit probable that action in the if – clause will be performed. In this type, the conditional clause (if – Clause) is in the Present tense and main clause.

Examples :

  1. If I go to Ooty, I shall wear woollen clothes.

  2. If you stop smoking, your health will improve.

  3. If you go to Palghat, you may visit the Malampuzha dam.

  4. If it rains for two weeks now, we may have a good harvest.

     5-     If he plays well, he will become the district champion.

Conditional Clauses : TYPE - 4

The type is used to refer to states and actions that are unlikely to happen or are unreal, In this type, the verb in the conditional clause is in the Simple past and the main clause uses WOULD with infinitive without TO.

Examples :

  1. If I were rich, I would travel round the world.

  2. If I were a lion, I would live in a forest.

  3. If he ran fast, he would get there in time.

  4. If you had wings, you would fly.

  5. If I dropped my watch, it would break.

Conditional Clauses : TYPE - 5

This type is used to refer to actions that are impossible to occur. Here we know that the condition cannot be fulfilled because the sentences refer to only past events. In this type, the conditional clause is in the Past perfect. The main clause uses: Would + have + past participle form of the verb.

Examples :

  1. If he had studied harder, he would have passed.

  2. If a few more people had voted in his favour, he would have won the election.

  3. If you had asked me for help, I would have helped you.

  4. If you had shut the gate, the hens would not have gone out.

  5. If I had known all the questions before, I would have got hundred per cent.