The English Corner 16 December

Posted Date : 16-Dec-2017

(The) best things in life are free.
You don't have to pay for what is important: happiness, friendship, good health.
(A) constant guest is never welcome.    
If you come to visit too often, your host will be less pleased to see you.
Dead men tell no lies.    
A dead person cannot cause difficulties by revealing something that it would be preferable to conceal.
(An) Englishman's  home is his castle.    
An Englishman's home is a place where he feels safe, enjoys privacy and can do as he wishes.

 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.
rig out- Dress or equip    
The old lady arrived all rigged out in her best clothes.
turn away- Refuse entrance to someone
Hundreds of fans were turned away from the football stadium.

Common Mistakes and
 Confusing Words in English

career (n)/ carrier (n)/ courier (n)
Career as a noun is used to describe the job or series of jobs you do during your working life, especially if you continue to get better jobs and earn more money.
For example: "I never imagined I would end up with a career in teaching."
Carrier is a noun, it can mean person or thing that carries something, or someone who does not suffer from a disease but has the infection can give it to someone else.
For example: "Australians voted British Airways, their least favourite carrier for flights to the UK."
A courier is someone who carries important messages, packages or documents for someone else.
For example: "The United Parcel Service (UPS) is the largest courier service in the world."

anklington-Blend of the words 'ankle' and 'wellington'. A short wellington boot.  A wellington boot is a rubber boot worn in wet conditions.
bitcoin- Bitcoin is both a cryptocurrency and an electronic payment system. It allows people to send or receive money across the Internet without going through a financial institution.
citizen journalism- News collected and reported by ordinary people, especially through the use of blog software.

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