The English Corner 10 october

Honey catches more flies than vinegar
You can obtain more cooperation from others by being nice.
Lightning never strikes in the same place twice
An unusual event is not likely to occur again in exactly the same circumstances.
The pen is mightier than the sword
Words and communication have a greater effect than war and fighting.
Make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
Manage to product something good using poor material.

 Phrasal Verbs
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb. Below you will find a list of phrasal verbs in alphabetical order with their meaning and an example of use.
bail out- 1) Pay money to secure someone's release 2) Rescue from financial difficulties    
1) When he was arrested, his family refused  to bail him out. 2) The government bailed out the bank.
take off- Leave the ground
The plane took off at 7 o'clock.

Word    Meaning
promote    Use advertising and publicity to         try to increase sales of a product.
U.S.P.    Unique Selling Proposition;  a dec        laration of what makes a product         different.

Synonyms and Antonyms
moderate (adjective)

1. avoiding extremes in behavior or expression he was only a moderate drinker, generally stopping after a couple of glasses of wine
Synonyms- temperate
Near Antonyms- excessive, extreme, inordinate, radical; irrational, unreasonable, unreasoning; extremist, fanatic (or fanatical), rabid; unbridled, unchecked, uncontrolled, unrestrained
Antonyms- immoderate, intemperate
2. avoiding major social change or extreme political ideas the principal's moderate position on cell phones is that students can use them at school but only for emergencies
Synonyms- central, centrist, middle-of-the-road
Near Antonyms- excessive; conservative, reactionary, rightist; leftist, liberal, progressive; fanatic (or fanatical), rabid, subversive, violent; agitating, exciting, fomenting, incendiary, inciting, inflammatory, instigating, provocative, provoking; rabble-rousing; dissenting
Antonyms- extremist, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultra
3. being about midway between extremes of amount or size a moderate snowfall was forecast for the region
Synonyms- average, intermediate, mean, median, medium, middling, midsize (also midsized), middle, modest
Near Antonyms- excessive, extreme; exceptional, rare, strange, uncommon, unusual; distinctive, idiosyncratic, special, unique; individual, peculiar, private
4. marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low a city that is celebrated for its moderate climate
Synonyms- balmy, equable, genial, gentle, mild, clement, soft, temperate
Near Antonyms- blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, rough, squally, stormy, windy; misty, rainy, showery; bleak, cloudy, dismal, foggy, gloomy, gray (also grey), hazy, overcast, sunless; bitter, dirty, foul, nasty, raw
Antonyms- harsh, inclement, intemperate, severe

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