The English Corner 08 Jully

Posted Date : 08-Jul-2018

Facts about Animals!
The sailfish is the fastest swimmer, reaching 109 km/h (68 mph). The slowest fish is the Sea Horse, which moves along at about 0.016 km/h (0.01 mph). The largest jellyfish ever caught measured 2.3 m (7'6") across the bell with a tentacle of 36 m (120 ft) long. Sharks are immune to all known diseases. New Zealand is home to 4 million people and 70 million sheep.

Collective Name  Animal

 herd        of    wolves
pack        of    wolves
rout        of    wolves

A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries

Bridges: (suspension, iron chains) James Finley, Pa., 1800; (wire suspension) Marc Seguin, Lyons, 1825; (truss) Ithiel Town, U.S., 1820.
Car radio: William Lear, Elmer Wavering, U.S., 1929, manufactured by Galvin Manufacturing Co., "Motorola."

Words with a heart  
heart of hearts-   the depths of one's conscience or emotions  
heart of oak -  a brave person  

An idiom a day, keeps  confusion away 
All over Hell's half acre
(USA) If you have been all over Hell's half acre, you have been traveling and visiting many more places than originally intended, usually because you were unsuccessful in finding what you were looking for. It can also be used to mean everywhere.
Bread and butter
Bread and butter issues are ones that affect people directly and in a very important way.
Cock and bull story
A cock and bull story is a lie someone tells that is completely unbelievable.
Drop a bombshell
If someone drops a bombshell, they announce something that changes a situation drastically and unexpectedly 

Buzz Words

Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
Flightmare : Blend of 'flight' and 'nightmare'. Unpleasant air travel experience (lost luggage, missed connections, etc.)

Tongue Twister

Excited Elephants Exercise With Energy
(Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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