Get a move on!

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Context

It was 4th of September when Robin was told by his father John, that they are going to Vancouver by flight at 8:00 PM the next day. He was on cloud nine (click here) as he was bored stiff in his house. His mom packed their clothes and they were all ready. They thought they would head over to airport at 4:30 PM, but at moment when they had to go, their taxi punctured due to which they had a delay of 1 hour.

“We have to get a move on, else we will miss the flight”, said John. After some time they reached the airport sharp at time anyhow and the family hence reached Vancouver to enjoy their time.

 

So did you see when you have to get a move on?

Yup! You got that right.

It is used to say someone to hurry up.

So it means: To hurry up.

Examples:
  • Idiomatic sentence: You better get a move on or you will miss the train.

Normal sentence: You better hurry up or you will miss the train.

  • Idiomatic sentence: Get a move on guys, subscribe to our email list so that you never miss a post.

Normal sentence: Hurry up guys, subscribe to our email list so that you never miss a post.

 

Let me know in the comment section below about the time when you got a move on :))

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What is the meaning of ‘down the line’?

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Context

Yesterday a member of our home ‘Your English Vocabulary’ contacted me via contact form (I don’t like to reveal the real name, let’s name him Joe) and the email said something like this:

“Hi there, I really love the way you teach. I totally understand your concepts and teachings and I think you should post on daily basis.”

I replied:

“Hello Joe,

 I am glad that you love our content. We will try to publish at least 10 blogs a month, but the problem is, we have a tight schedule day in and out. So each member of our team contributes a little for the blog, someone at replying the emails while I write and edit post (Of course I get the idea from my Sunita ma’am and my experiences) and further things by other members. Everyone has a quite busy schedule but we will definitely try to increase the number of posts down the line.

Regards,

Your English Vocabulary.”

His reply: “I understand that. By the way what is the meaning of down the line?”

Hopefully from the context you would have got a clue what it actually means:

Well, if not….

It means: in the future.

Examples:

  • Though Ben is working quite hard, let’s see if he makes it in any competition down the line.”
  • Robin is a good basketball player, but I am not sure if he will play like this down the line.”

Do you know now what it means when someone uses this idiom ‘down the line’?

Let me know in the comment section below.

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Do you ‘face the music’?

Do you face the music?

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Context Story: “Rohan was one of the naughtiest students in my class. He used to fight on every little petty issue (small issues, which should be ignored) with everyone in his class and spent the whole time just doing these naughty things and playing video games. Soon came the pre-boards. He was still not focusing on his studies and was more involved in unnecessary activities.

Days passed by and it was the D-day, the day of high school board exams. Rohan went to many of his classmates for giving him some of their notes so that he could get through (Click here!) the examination. Alas! It was too late. He has no other option but to face the music.

Did you see why Rohan has to face the music?

Yes, you are right.

Because of his actions.

Still don’t know what it means?

It means: To face the consequences of your actions or to face a particular situation.

Examples:

  • A= “I don’t know what’s wrong with my History, I bombed in it again.”

B= “Please don’t mind, your attendance in classes is even less than 25%. Now face the music and give a retest in the second semester.”

  • A= “Do you know David was hospitalized yesterday due to liver damage?”

B= “It was quite obvious. He was a regular drinker. He has to face the music now.”

Let me know in the comment section below when you faced the music in your life?

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How I ‘got through’ my examinations?

How I got through my examination?

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Context Story: “This summer I went to Mumbai (my nanny’s place) to spend my summer vacations. I didn’t want to mess up my holidays by taking the notebooks there, so I did not bother much about my studies. I enjoyed my holidays to the fullest because I knew I would surely get through my examinations. Days passed by and soon came the semesters. The thought that I would do good in my examination has now changed to –“Will I get through this time?”

Things were still up in the air whether I will get through or not. I studied with my best possible ways I could and gave my exams. The results were declared after 10 days. I don’t know how to express my happiness but I was on cloud-nine (Click here!) knowing the fact that I got through my examinations.”

Do you get through your examinations every time?

Sorry if you are offended, I don’t doubt your intelligence but getting through my Chemistry exam during my school age seemed next to impossible.

Still don’t know what it means? No problem.

It means: To pass an examination.

Example:

  • Getting through the chemistry examination during my school age was one of the most difficult things which I have been through.
  • If you didn’t work at all, don’t expect to get through any competitive examination.

Let me know in the comment section below what subject or field you find difficult to get through.

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Did anyone ever help you with ‘no strings attached’?

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Did you ever go to a shop where shopkeeper offered a gift (not a candy, of course) after you purchased some item from his shop with no strings attached?

It’s quite rare though.

Getting your work done for free or a favor with no strings attached seems to be too good to be true in this world. Hope you understood what it means when a person says ‘no strings attached’.

Well, if not here is it:

It means: without any conditions or extra cost (NON-PROFIT).

Examples:

  1. Idiomatic sentence: We are giving two free t-shirts if you buy one denim jeans from our shop with no strings attached.

Normal sentence: We are giving two free t-shirts if you buy one denim jeans from our shop without any hidden fees and terms.

  1. Idiomatic sentence: Your English Vocabulary is providing free service to all the interested English learners with no strings attached.

Normal sentence: Your English Vocabulary is providing free service to all the interested English learners without any extra fees or program cost.

  1. Idiomatic sentence: NGO’s are working for social welfare with no strings attached.

Normal sentence: NGO’s are working for social welfare without any extra or hidden fees.

Tell me in the comment section below about the time when you helped someone with no strings attached (use idiom as well while commenting).

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Collocations in English- YOU SHOULD NEVER IGNORE!

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Welcome Home!

So for today we got collocations to cover which seems not to be an issue for a native English speaker, but a non- native English speaker has to put in extra efforts to learn them because they are often difficult to guess.

Don’t know what collocations are?

A collocation is a pair or group of words that are often used together to sound more natural like a native.

We make loads of mistakes day in and out while speaking and please don’t get me wrong, I won’t be like your typical English teacher who will point out where should be your adjective and verb while constructing your sentences. Our posts will be majorly on practical English rather than bookish English.  In the post below there are two sentences- one in red which shows how non-native English speakers would say about a situation in a particular context, while on the other hand the sentence in green is how a native English speaker would say the sentence in same context. I don’t say all are incorrect, but when it comes to speaking fluently, these collocations or the natural way how natives use particular phrase sounds far better than what we would sound if we just plainly say these particular sentences.

It’s going to be a ride for all English learners and I am already so pumped up from inside that I just can’t wait to start it off, so without further ado let’s get down to the business and see some of collocations to enrich your active vocabulary:

  • Highly unlikely

Non-natives say something like this- “I did not think that the car would come my way and hit.”

A native would have said- “It was highly unlikely that the car would hit me.”

  • Room for improvement

Non-natives say something like this- “Though you are doing well, you can improve.”

Native would have said- “Though you are doing well, there is room for improvement.”

  • Ridiculously expensive

Non-native would say- “I don’t want to go to that mall ever again because the products are so expensive.”

Native say- “I don’t wanna go to that mall again because the items are ridiculously expensive.”

  • Strongly object

Non-native would say- “I totally object all the food product companies which use harmful chemical in their products.”

Native would say- “I strongly object all the food product companies who use harmful chemicals in their products.”

  • Dash your hope

Non-natives- “Loosing the stage competition made me give up my hopes of becoming a great musician.”

Natives say- “Loosing the stage competition dashed my hopes of becoming a great musician.”

  • Hasty decisions

Non-natives say- “He made a decision very fast which made him regret his mistakes down the line”

Natives say- “He made a hasty decision which made him regret his mistakes down the line.”

  • Spectacular failure

Non-natives say- “Although the producer had put millions of dollar, the film failed very badly.”

Natives say-“Although the producer has put millions of dollar, the film was a spectacular failure.”

  • Share someone’s opinion

Non-natives say- “I think Harry’s is correct that clay works best for thick hair.”

Natives say-“I share Harry’s opinion that clay works best for thick hair.”

  • Casual link

Non-natives say-“Population is responsible for the poverty all over the place.”

Natives say- “There is a casual link between population and poverty all over the place.”

  • Offer insight

Non-natives say- “I am glad that I subscribed to Your English Vocabulary, it gives deep knowledge of every English topic for free.”

Natives say- “I am glad that I subscribed to Your English Vocabulary, it offers a deep insight of every topic for free.”

 

Now what to do- here’s is the exercise for you.

Go through each of the given collocations and notice how native English speakers use it.

Repeat the same process after one day and see how many you remember.

Practice the same for four to five consecutive times till the time it doesn’t become your active vocabulary.

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How to learn Idioms and Phrasal verbs?

How to learn idioms and phrases?

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Welcome back to your home ‘Your English Vocabulary’- The place for every English learner who has struggled a lot in their English skills and want to improve their spoken English and vocabulary.

I received an email yesterday from one of an active member of our blog who said-

“I really love your blog. The articles and your way of teaching is something that I dig a lot. In your recent blog about idioms you explained the idiom really well and I understood that as well, but I forgot it after two days. I would really love if you see this topic (how to learn) in your blog because if I am feeling this issue, it is possible that other people are also feeling the same- Pankaj, India”

Well…Thanks for the reply. Hopefully by the end of this bog post we will be able to make a difference and clear your doubt.

So without further ado, let get down to the business:

When was the last time you saw any interesting movie? I guess you still remember many of the dialogues from the movie.

You know why?

Reason- According to science anything seen or heard in context of something leaves a deep impact in our mind, hence it is easy for a person to relate each concept of what he saw or heard in the scenario down the line.

It is for this reason we try to find the most appropriate image according to that particular idiom, phrase or collocation so that it may help you create a link with that particular word and you remember better. Next thing is we first tell a short scenario where we use the particular idiom or phrase many a times so that you get used to the way it is used in sentences. There are many examples as well, which further clears your doubts regarding that particular idiom or phrase along with the normal sentence without the use of the idiom so that you understand where to substitute the particular given idiom or phrase.

But now, let me tell you something. Though we do our best to imprint the particular phrase or idiom in the minds of our reader, it is not sufficient yet. We do our 100 percent but we are not magicians. You also got to put in some extra effort to learn and go along with our course. Don’t worry we won’t ask much; rather just few minutes of your day complete you exercise.

EXERCISE?

Yes! You have to complete some exercise as well to improve and learn. So what you have to do is to read our blogs attentively and think of a context when you could use the particular given phrase. Use the comment box as your exercise sheet and write your own sentences using the given idiom or phrase. Next you have to open your mobile video recorder or your camera and think of a situation where you can use that particular idiom and try speaking a few sentences about the scenario using that idiom and see how you could say that better. I call this ‘The film technique’ which has tons of benefits if you notice. On the one hand it helps in your spoken English and building confidence while on the flipside it can be used to see how you can further improve and sound even more natural.

Moreover if you ever feel like you need help regarding this or a check whether you are speaking properly, don’t hesitate just send me your audio on- [email protected] and I will suggest you how you can say that better (since we get tons of emails, it is not possible to listen every audio and reply but we try our best).

So follow these techniques and you will notice a major change in you present scenario.

Till then take care and?

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I am ‘on cloud-nine’

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Context

It took about a year to put this idea of Your English Vocabulary to execution mode but after so many obstacles and efforts, the day has finally come when it is live on internet. I was on cloud nine when I saw my first post and first subscriber subscribing to my blog for future updates. There are many happy moments in our life but only few are so special which make us feel on cloud-nine.

Hope you understood what it means to be on cloud nine?

Well, if not, here it is:

Meaning: It simply means you are extremely happy.

Remark: We often use this idiom for the situations which made you extremely happy after achieving something remarkable which you have wanted to happen for long.

Examples:

  1. Idiomatic sentence: The wrestler was on cloud-nine after winning the championship for the first time.

Normal sentence: The wrestler was extremely happy after winning the championship for the first time.

  1. Idiomatic sentence: Ben was on cloud-nine after the release of his company’s first advertisement.

Normal sentence: Ben was extremely happy after the release of his company’s first advertisement.

  1. Idiomatic sentence: Robert was on cloud-nine after hearing the news that he was selected in interview.

Normal sentence: Robert was extremely happy after hearing the news that he was selected in interview.

Tell me in the comments section below about the time when you were on cloud-nine (using this idiom) .

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Why English courses are not enough?

Why courses are not enough?

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A warm welcome again to your own home ‘Your English Vocabulary’- The place for every English learner who has struggled a lot in their English skills and want to improve their spoken English and vocabulary and lemme tell you one thing for sure, with no strings attached (Click here!)

It was about eight years back when I was trying to find some magical guidance online which will turn me to a fluent English speaker. I switched to one website claiming to have provided 100% fluency like a native with their high and mighty statements like- ‘Only 50 seats limited, apply soon’ or ‘10000 people joined, when are you?” and etc. I was on cloud-nine finding my dream site but the high prices on the other hand blew my mind. Moreover the contents or blogs were funneled to purchase one after the other products on and off their sites (affiliate sites I meant).

I knew switching sites won’t bear any fruits because I did not want to mess up the whole thing by applying parts of my learning from each site, so I remained to one at a time and whenever I switched to the other I completely followed the new instructions given by the new English teacher. I took many offline courses where teachers claimed to provide material as well as techniques for the betterment of my spoken English and vocabulary. The bottom line after taking each course was a feeling which said- “My English still had a room for an improvement (as if something was missing)”.

Now since I felt this issue doesn’t mean that I was not serious about improving my English skills or the courses were bad. I won’t say they were bad, but the data inside each course was not enough to make me a confident English speaker.

You know why?

Because English is a vast topic which any teacher cannot teach you within one course or an eBook.

It has vocabulary, collocations, idioms, phrases etc. where each topic in itself is so wide and important that each topic should be paid attention to. Hence I created ‘Your English Vocabulary’ where we will take you step by step from your present state to advanced level English learners and speakers.

I won’t be throwing one full course one at a time; rather we will be covering each part of every category one by one so as to make everything clear and root it deep in your mind. If we want we can throw all our courses up at once, but it will be all in vain because there is casual link between each category (idioms, phrasal verbs, collocations etc.) which we developed to implant the understanding deep in your minds naturally and painlessly.

Are you in for the English journey?

Ready and excited?

Me too.

What are you waiting for?

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How to start a conversation in English?

How to start a conversation in English?

Do you have difficulty while speaking English?

Are you the one who often steps back just because you don’t know what to say to the person in front?

If that’s you, I hope till the end of this page, I will be able to make a difference in your present scenario and you will be able to start a conversation with anyone- formal or informal, social gatherings, pub or at school.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business:

  • Hi! What’s up? – It’s just an informal way of asking the person if anything happened since we last met.
  •  Hi! What’s new? – Same as above.
  • I wonder if we – this is hands-down the best phrase to strike the conversation with the person you might know but you have not spoken to him/her lately.
  •  What you have been lately – we use this phrase to inquire the person in front about what he has been doing lately.
  •  How are you getting on? – An alternative of saying ‘How are you?’
  •  You doing Ok? – We use this phrase to ask the person in front about the present condition if he has gone through some tough experience.
  •  Hey! Long time no see! – We use this phrase when we have not met the person in front for a long time.
  •  Hi! How is your day going? – It is often used in informal situations such as friends, family and colleague.
  •  Did you hear what happened…? – We use this phrase in informal situations relating to some incident that happened to strike up your conversation.
  •  How have you been? – Alternative phrase for ‘How are you?’
  •  I don’t think we have met before – we use this phrase to strike up a conversation with someone at a party. It is said something like this: “I don’t think we have met before- My name is Joe……..”
  •  “So from how long have you been following him/her?” – It is how a native will strike up a conversation in a concert or function.
  •  “I really loved the place, especially the food, drinks and all. What do you say?” – You can use this phrase to strike up a conversation with a stranger at a beach, new city or party.
  •  “It’s such a nice view, isn’t it?” – you must have understood when to use it.
  •  “This is my favorite song- I just love rock songs. What about you?” – Natives often use this phrase to strike up a conversation at a bar or a party.
  •  “I just love this player, I think his team is gonna win. What do you say?” – I still use the same phrase to strike conversation at a stadium during a match – Football, Cricket or Hockey.

The above phrases are some of the conversation starters which you may use to start your conversation with anyone. Tell me in the comment section below in case if I missed any.

Hope this article added some value to your vocabulary, so please share and subscribe for more of it.

I will get back to you with some more free content soon till then try to strike up your conversation using these phrases and see if you can.

I know you can.

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