The English Corner 07 August 18

Posted Date : 07-Aug-2018

sitting duck

A sitting duck is an easy target, a person who is easy to deceive.
The young girl was a sitting duck for the photographer.
go hand in hand
If two or more things go hand in hand, they are associated or often happen at the same time.
In big cities, poverty and violence often go hand in hand.
hell-bent on something
If you are hell-bent on doing something, you are recklessly determined to do it, even if it is dangerous or stupid.
Although he is still weak, he's hell-bent on playing the match.

Common Mistakes and 

Confusing Words in English
driving test / test drive
A driving test (also known as a driving exam) is a procedure designed to test a person's ability to drive a motor vehicle.
For example:-
Ash passed his driving test.
A test drive is when you drive an automobile to assess it, usually before buying it.
For example:-
It's good fun going on a test drive.
Note - This sentence might help you to remember:-
You need to have passed your driving test in order to take a test drive.

 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.
butt in (on)- Interrupt impolitely.    
It's rude to butt in on a conversation.
try on-    Put on or wear something to see if it suits
or fits    
I'm not sure about the size.  Can I try it on?

Cloud computing- A computing service which enables access to a shared pool of resources (servers, data storage, applications, etc.) over the Internet. Users can access and use tools or applications through  a web browser without having to install them on their computers.
Bookaholic- A compulsive book buyer or a prolific reader.

Tongue Twister
How may saws could a see  saw saw if a see  saw could saw saws?
(Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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