Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Learn Opposites

Meaning of Opposites

A person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else is known as an opposite. These lie in an inherently incompatible binary relationship. The term ‘antonym’ is used as a synonym of opposite, although it has some other meanings too.

Alphabetical list of Opposites and their meanings


Word Opposite
abundance lack
alike different
arrival departure
awake asleep
always never


Below above
Birth death
Best worst
Bitter sweet
Boy girl


Cheap expensive
Clean dirty
Cool warm
Clever stupid
Child adult


Dead alive
Devil angel
Difficult easy
Dirty clean
Dull interesting


End beginning
Enemy friend
Exit entrance
Easy difficult
Equal different


Female Male
Fortune Bad luck
Flat hilly
first last
float sink


good bad
good evil
to give to take
to go to come
guilty innocent


heaven hell
hungry thirsty
horizontal vertical
heavy light
here there
high low


in out
inside outside
insult compliment
intelligent silly
import export


kind cruel


to lead to follow
to learn to teach
loose tight
lose find
loud quiet


More less


new old
north south


open shut
over under
out in

past present
pretty ugly


Quick slow
quiet loud


right wrong
rude polite
real fake
rich poor
rainy sunny


Slow fast
soft hard
start finish


Tomorrow yesterday
thin thick


Urban rural
useful useless


Village town
violent gentle


wealth poverty
wet dry
white black
whole part


young old
yes no


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Advantages of Universities

A degree from a university means many thing to many different people. Only you can define the importance of a degree such as this to you and only you can determine whether or not now is the time for you to pursue a university degree. If you are unsure about how advantageous a university degree could be to your life let's look at some of the advantages to a university education in relationship to a community college education.

Money. The first obvious advantage of a university education would be in future earning potential. A four-year degree trumps a two-year degree almost every time. There would have to be exceptional circumstances for someone with a two-year degree to earn more over the course of a lifetime than someone with a four-year degree in the same exact field. While a degree does not guarantee employability, it does improve the odds as well as the income potential that is associated with the field you are entering into. If you have a two-year degree the decision to continue your educational pursuits can be a tough one but it is well worth the effort in the end.

Housing. This is another distinct advantage that universities offer over community colleges. In fact, many universities are now offering housing opportunities to students with families in addition to those students who have no families. Colleges and universities are offering all kinds of value when it comes to housing and meal plans. A great deal of the college experience is missed when you do not live on campus. For this particular reason students wishing to enjoy the experience that dorm life provides often consider universities over community colleges.

Diversity. This is another key component that is often missing at the community college level. International students find no real price breaks between universities and community colleges so they tend to opt for the housing and cultural atmosphere that universities present rather than going with the limiting educational, residential, and cultural experience offered by many community colleges. You will find students of different races, religions, cultures, and nations on the university level-far more than will typically be seen in a community college unless you are attending community college in a very culturally diverse city such as New York.

Culture. This is something that is often lacking on the community college level, as they are largely commuter campuses. You will not see quite the opportunity to experience art, music, the theater, and other wonderful experiences that universities pride themselves in offering to their students. There is nothing quite like the cultural offerings of most large universities and if you get the opportunity I hope you will take the time to stop and experience some of the wonderful things that being in a university community present you with an opportunity to experience.

Research opportunities. On a university level you will have the opportunity to participate in research projects with certain professors if your prove yourself worthy and express an interest. This is something that isn't as likely on the community college level as most professors in a community college are dedicated to teaching rather than research. You will find that the experience of working on a large-scale research project is unlike anything you are likely to experience again if you ever get the chance.

Confidence. There is nothing quite like a college degree from a university to help you become a more confident person both personally and professionally. This is something that really can't be achieved on the community college level but can only be experienced by getting a degree from a university. If you lack confidence when dealing with others or in your career, I hope that you will find that your university education is just the thing to help you feel more confidence on all levels of your life.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Conjunction is a part of speech(basically a word) that connects two or more sentences together.

Examples of Conjunctions:-

Ram and Shyam (Here the word and is used as a conjunction).

I was getting bored so I started playing (Here the word so is used to connect two sentences)

Other examples

She is thin but beautiful.

He is running because he is late.

Types of Conjunctions:-

Co-ordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating Conjunctions

Know more by reading this excellent tutorial on Conjunctions.

English Teaching Job in India

India is a country of many religions and beliefs. It is one of the most majestic countries of this world. There are many languages that are spoken in this part of the world like Hindi, English, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi etc. People who have a good knowledge of English are treated with utmost respect in India. The demand for English speaking persons is increasing day by day. The demand is due to the mushroom growth of many multinational companies.

If you have a passion for teaching abroad then India is the place where you should explore the teaching opportunities. There are plenty of teaching opportunities available in India and for most of these; a TEFL certificate is a must. TESOL or TEFL Certification Course is a Three week intensive onsite initial Teacher training course. This is a widely popular course which would equip you with all the necessary education to handle the responsibilities of a teaching job abroad. If you love teaching, love to mix with people of different religions then India is the place for you.

English teachers are in great demand in India and people treat the teachers with a lot of respect. Besides getting a job in the government sector, qualified EFL teachers can get a job with the help of various voluntary placement agencies. To get a good job, one must have a degree in the field of education or a good deal of teaching experience, as well as a TEFL or similar certificate is usually necessary.

TEFL certificate holders can get a good salary depending on the kind of experience he/she possesses. Several schools offer furnished accommodation to the qualified persons. There are usually 6 working days in a week so if you planning to come to India then be prepared to teach for six days a week.

If you are not in a mood to get a permanent job then there are several contractual job opportunities which you can find with the help of the placement agencies in India. Time period of the contract can extend up to 1 year or more. A minimum experience of two years or more is required in most of the cases.

The working conditions in India are good and you can be placed mostly in the rural areas or villages. The wonderful scenery of Indian villages, its mesmerizing culture and friendly people will make your stay here some thing to remember all your life. The best thing you will find in India is the Indian food. India is famous for its spices and as a result Indian food is prepared with lots of spices and tasted spicy and delicious. Besides you can enjoy a wide variety of foods. Indians have a great culture and while living in India, you can be a part of the important Indian festivals like Holi, Diwali, Id, Dusshera, Christmas etc.

Thus, if you are planning to come to India to teach English then you have made the best decision of your life. I wish you best of luck for your stay in India. Happy teaching!

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My new English Poem- The Child

The Child

Looking at the moon, trying to reach for it in the sky;
Seeing the butterflies and wondering how it could fly,
Smelling the flowers and shouting in joy!
Yipeee....the world is my toy....the world is my toy...!!

These 4 lines of the poem is trying to depict the mentality of the child.For him the world is a toy and he can play with it. The mother nature has showered the blessings upon the mankind in so many forms- Moon,Sky,Stars,Mountains,Flowers,Fruits etc.

Crux- We should take a pledge and protect our environment so that more and more child should come and use it as their playground.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Types of Nouns

Let's discuss today about the nouns and its types.

Nouns- A noun is a word that is used in place of a person, place, animal or thing. Nouns are of various types that are discussed below:-

1- Common Nouns - These are words that are used to denote a class of objects like boy,girl,ball,bat,baby,book,car etc.

2- Proper Nouns- These are words that are used to denote specific individuals like Ram,Mohan,Rinki,Pinky,New York etc.

3- Collective Nouns- These are names of collections. Examples are bunch,pile,swarm,crowd etc.

These were the most common types of nouns with examples.

Source:- Nouns | Collective Nouns

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Are you ready for Online education?

We live in the information age. We are so accustomed to information at the speed of light that the prospect of not having immediate access to countless facts and figures with the simple click of a few buttons for many of us is simply disconcerting. For this reason, it only makes sense that there are many people across the nation and around the world who are embracing the idea of ​​learning and educational opportunities with every ounce of enthusiasm that if they can muster.

At the same time there are an equal number of people around the world who are desperately trying to cling to traditional methods of dealing with things. In fact, some people actually still play solitaire with a deck of cards. For those who believe that the information age has left them to some extent, the chances are pretty good that online learning may not be the best option available to you.

Below you will find some questions that can help you narrow down whether or not you would really benefit from taking some of the many online courses that are offered to the current information age learning.

1) Are you disciplined? This may seem a matter as trivial because we would all like to think that we are disciplined to some extent. The problem is that when you are in the driver's seat for your own education you need to have a little over a low degree of discipline. You must be able to meet deadlines, take tests, and stand accountable for learning is the information you need to learn to pass the course. There is no one to blame but yourself if you can not do well in your online course and some people just do not be in the driver's seat when it comes to motivating and stimulating themselves and their learning practices.
2) How do you learn best? We all have different methods of learning for which we retain information better than others. Online courses are reading intensive. If you have difficulty in retaining the information you read, you may need to find another method of learning or to seek solutions with the help of the course instructor before progressing in a learning environment on-line.
3) Do you have a true desire to succeed? The answer to this question is very important to determine whether online learning is in your best interest. There are many paths you can take to achieve education and the degree you want. This is not the way to the masses, at least not yet. This type of learning, more than any other is easy to give up through apathy. If you are determined to do homework, study notes, and really learn the material presented to you then you really do not need to waste your time or time of the instructor constantly excuses . Online courses are largely self-training, but you have a limited amount of time to learn the material before needing to move. The teacher is responsible to provide the information and material, but you are responsible for everything that happens from this moment. Are you ready for this responsibility?

Whether you are a first time college student or a professional who is returning to school after a long absence online learning can open new doors of opportunity for you to enjoy learning. You must be willing to walk through those doors and take the information presented to you But to be successful. My sincere hope is that everyone reading this will consider carefully whether or not the lack of structure that many online courses provided will be conducive to your learning and special needs education before taking the plunge .

The need for education

Education is basic fundamental and an important ingredient required for development of any society. Education of a person improves his social status, his mental status, his knowledge, and his abilities to develop his skills to face practical lie situations. Education is the only weapon with which one can kill ignorance and fight with unawareness. An educated person can perceive things in a better way because he ahs a broad mind with which he can see the things differently. He has a broadened mind with which he is able to understand all the faces of any problem and then he will be able to handle the situation in a better way.

Status of education is high in developed countries but if we talk about developing countries the scene is just opposite. The literacy rate in developing countries like India is very low. Though continuous efforts are being made by the government to achieve the higher literacy rate but still the target is far to achieve and it will take years to achieve the targets that are being set by the UNESCO and the government of these countries.

But why is this so? Why the literacy rate is not up to desired mark despite of continuous efforts? What are the major barriers which prevent spread of education? The reasons can be best described as:
Lack of Education and Infrastructure facilities which prevent the literacy rate from being reaching up to desired mark, poverty in a major segment of population which prevents the parents from sending their children to schools, Gender inequality that means female are not given the same preference as the male which should not be and the traditional caste practices which also plays a major role in preventing the education to reach the light of education to reach all the doors.

If people from developing countries are able to overcome these barriers the education level will definitely rise in these developing countries.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The benefits of Online learning

Online learning has several advantages associated with it. We are living on the internet age and people are shifting themselves from the old tricks of learning to new ones and are concentrating the focus on online learning.Online learning is really easy and convenient and can be started from anywhere in the world. The basic requirement for online learning is a computer and an internet connection. The world is shrinking and more and more knowledge is readily available to the students,so we should make full use of it.

1) Easy learning. Online learning is extremely easy and students can start learning from their home itself provided they have a computer with an internet connection. Learning is fun,easy and enjoyable if its online. Gone are the days when children used to opt for boring classroom sessions.Now you can interact and engage in effective communication online with like minded people.
2) Flexible learning. Online learning is the most flexible form of learning in today's society. Students can start learning whenever they can and there are no fixed timings associated with this form of learning. We know we have a hectic schedule and therefore this mode of learning better known as e learning is best for working professionals as it gives them the freedom to learn whenever they have time to do so.
3) Easy access. There isn't enough that can really be said about this. Online education comes to you wherever you happen to be able to connect to the Internet. Whether you are at home, at work, or your favorite Internet café you can have the convenience of taking your work with you and enjoying the environment in which you are completing your work.
4) Cheap- Online education is cheap and students can opt for online education in any of the subjects- English,Hindi,Maths,Science etc. This type of education is cheap as it does not cost you anything to learn a subject. Many of the tutorials are free to use and others charge a small fee to access their reserved resources.The aim is to target a larger audience in a smaller fee.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How to learn English easily

Learning English has become extremely easy with the advancement of the internet. People have started learning online and have started to show more faith on the learning methodologies that have evolved online. So,prepare yourself for the next generation of learning- E learning.