English Vocabulary with Examples | Consternation | Elation | Perturbation

October 28, 2013
English Vocabulary with Examples | Consternation | Elation | Perturbation

Read the following excerpt from a short story “Keeping it from Harold” by PG Wodehouse, a brilliant humorous writer. “The four adults surveyed the innocent child in silence.  On the faces of three of them, consternation was written.” The underlined word consternation means a state of paralyzing dismay.  Read the excerpt once again.  Can...
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A Short Introduction to The Seven Ages by William Shakespeare

October 24, 2013
A Short Introduction to The Seven Ages by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, the brilliant playwright, wrote literary masterpieces which were greatly admired for their keen observation and portrayal of diverse human characters.  He also wrote profound philosophical verses describing the human experience.  One poetic verse which is taken from the delightful play “As you Like It” is The Seven Ages by William Shakespeare.  It...
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Komodo Dragon and Frilled Dragon | Two Amazing Kinds of Lizards

October 23, 2013
Komodo Dragon and Frilled Dragon | Two Amazing Kinds of Lizards

In the rather strange and fascinating world of lizards, apart from the chameleon, there are many other kinds of lizards numbering approximately 9766 species.  Two amazing kinds of lizards are the Komodo Dragon and the Frilled Dragon or the Frilled Lizard which you may have heard of through Discovery Kids or National Geographic Kids. ...
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Information about Chameleons | A Few Kinds of Chameleons

October 21, 2013
Information about Chameleons | A Few Kinds of Chameleons

Have you seen a chameleon changing colors in wildlife programs like Discovery Channel or the National Geographic channel?   Even if you have not seen a chameleon in a program, you may have heard about the amazing fact that chameleons are a kind of lizard which can change colors.  Shall we learn a little more...
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Nelson Mandela’s Presidential Inauguration Speech in Pretoria, 1994

October 18, 2013
Nelson Mandela’s Presidential Inauguration Speech in Pretoria, 1994

Nelson Mandela, the extraordinary world leader, who withstood 27 years of imprisonment to become the first president of a free and democratic South African republic, gave many inspiring, memorable and thoughtful speeches.   Let us go through and reflect upon a few lines of one of Nelson Mandela’s most remembered speeches, the presidential inaugural speech...
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Mark Anthony’s Speech at Funeral in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

October 17, 2013
Mark Anthony’s Speech at Funeral in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

The art of public speaking and moving audiences with rhetoric has been on display since antiquity.  William Shakespeare, the brilliant English literary luminary, beautifully captured the art of speech writing along with the imagined histrionics in his epic play Julius Caesar. Let us briefly discuss Mark Anthony’s Speech at the public funeral of Julius...
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