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The English Corner 13 September 2018

Posted Date : 13-Sep-2018



Economics Terminology  
Distribution - The manner in which total output and income is distributed among individuals or factors (e.g., the distribution of income between labor and capital).  
Earn - Receive payment (income) for productive efforts. 
Gross domestic product (GDP), real - GDP corrected for inflation.

A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
Autopilot: (for aircraft) Elmer A. Sperry, U.S., c.1910, first successful test, 1912, in a Curtiss flying boat.
Avogadro's law: (equal volumes of all gases at the same temperature and pressure contain equal number of molecules) Amedeo Avogadro, Italy, 1811.

PROVERBS
proverb - is a saying that makes a truth or piece of wisdom easier to remember e.g. a stitch in time saves nine 
better the devil you know than the devil you don't
 it may be better to endure a situation that you are accustomed to than to risk a change for something that may be worse My friend wanted to change banks but he felt that it was better the devil he knew than the devil he didn't so he stayed with his old bank. 
children and fools speak the truth
children and fools say things without knowing or thinking what they mean but often what they say is true The child said that the woman was very fat. This was true. Children and fools speak the truth. 
different strokes for different folks
everyone has different interests and tastes The man loves to read all night and sleep all day. It is different strokes for different folks. 
early to bed, early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise
going to bed early is good for you Early to bed, early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise was the advice that my grandmother gave me. 

Buzz Words
Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
Overparenting:  Being excessively protective of one's children in order to guarantee their safety and ensure their success in life.
Staycation : A vacation in which you stay at home and relax or visit places close to where you live.

Tongue Twister

The big fat cat sat on the rat.
(Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

 




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