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Australian Learning Materials Available

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Professor Zero Aug 28, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm working on a project for the Northern Territory Department of Education which includes a large volume of online learning media. This media is publicly accessible at:…Continue

Would you use the word "gifted" in this way?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robinoz Jun 24, 2013. 2 Replies

The news media reported that "Angelina Jolie had "gifted" Brad Pitt a $30,000 Tiffany watch for father's day".Do you think it is correct to use gifted in that context?What other words might have been…Continue

Tags: Pitt, Fathers', Day, Bradd, watches

What in the world is an onomatopoeia?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jhunpari Jul 16, 2013. 3 Replies

It sounds like a medical term, or the name of a South African cactus plant, but it describes words in English whose spoken sound is the same as the actual sound. For example, the words "buzz", "hum",…Continue

Tags: onomatopoea, words, of, definitions

Why English is the international language

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sima Jun 21, 2013. 11 Replies

A native English speaker, when I worked as a business and computing teacher in the United Arab Emirates, I helped Emirati students with aspects of English. Even though we had a huge number of very…Continue

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Why is it that everything now seems to be "Live"?

One of my interests is wrist watches. Elegant engineering packaged in such a small space. It's been a life-long interest.As a watch fanatic, I receive several newsletters. Today I received a newsletter, the heading of which included "Live images" and "Live photos". Now, I don't know about you, but I've never…See More
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"The use of words (such as hiss or murmur) that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong. The little train rumbled over the tracks. "
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Why is it that everything now seems to be "Live"?

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 4:43 2 Comments

One of my interests is wrist watches. Elegant engineering packaged in such a small space. It's been a life-long interest.

As a watch fanatic, I receive several newsletters. Today I received a newsletter, the heading of which included "Live images" and "Live photos". 

Now, I don't…

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Listening is Very Important ... Learn to Listen

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 3:31 4 Comments

Before I tell you my story, you need to know that a "crown wheel and pinion" is a piece of equipment from a motor vehicle's engine (see image at left). A "Crown Law opinion" is a legal opinion from the Crown Law Department. I worked at the Traffic Accident Investigation Squad where we often sought crown law…

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Some Silly English Words - Words I Don't Know

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 10:30 8 Comments

Aboriginal (black) Australians have no system of counting. To them there is either one person or a mob of people. Then they talk of a big mob or a little mob. They didn't need numbers.

English has developed different names for groups of animals. Instead of saying "There is a GROUP of ducks" or "a group of birds" or a "group of horses", we have a large list of different names just to make it hard.

For example, a group of cattle is called a "herd of cattle". A group of…

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Language is Learnt from Others - Not Always Correctly

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 1:30 5 Comments

When people use a particular word or expression, others begin to use the same word or expression. But if the word or expression is being used incorrectly, then others learn incorrect use.

For example, I often hear people such as news readers use the word "amount" when it should have been "number".

Number…

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At 2:58pm on December 31, 2013, I am Vietnamese gave Robinoz a gift
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Happy New Year 2014! My best wishes to you and your family in the new year. Wish you have a successful and lucky year ahead!
At 11:36 on June 3, 2013, ⊱ Mickey ⊰ said…

Hello, Mr. Robinoz!

At 15:45 on June 1, 2013, yuanyi1996 said…
Hi Robinoz ,

I saw your comment at the discussion section . I strongly agree with what you said on it . Hope you have a great day !
At 9:34 on May 31, 2013, mitran said…

My dear.... Many thanks for the request. As i see...You learn my language, right? What a nice person you are...I can help you. But first, please tell me the reason. I mean : the reason ...why you learn Vietnamese's language. hihihi...don't tell me that..your wife is Vietnamese. lol... Nice to meet you dear.

 
 
 

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