Verdant — vocabulary activity


Hi everyone,

Could I make a suggestion, please? Let’s add colour to our communication by learnig new words / solidifying known words.

You can share any word that you like, preferably the one you’ve recently learnt.

The easiest way to do it is to share a screenshot of a dictionary entry of the word of your choice.

Let me set the ball rolling. Here’s my word:
verdant – covered with healthy green plants or grass.
Example: verdant fields / countryside
Synonym: lush

Best wishes,
Dharmendra

Dharmendra Sheth
Founder, Fluentlingua,
Surat

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Innovative Gadgets

Innovative gadgets suggested by Dharmendra Sheth of Fluentlingua, Surat
Innovative gadgets

Sometimes, just as a layman, we think of certain innovative gadgets or machines that don’t exist, or perhaps don’t exist the way we want them to be. We hope that some day some genius will make them and they will be easily available on the market. We imagine that such products will make our life better. Everyone has experienced this at some time or other. Here are two of the many things I have in mind. Do please share what gadgets you want to have.

Best wishes,
Dharmendra
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Living with Corona

It seems we as humans will have to learn to live with Corona. The situation isn’t going to change for the better overnight. Shutting down businesses isn’t a solution. In fact, it will create another set of problems.

Imagine a shop or an office or a bank or an academic entity that is functioning smoothly. If one of the members is found Corona positive, authorities ask them to close down. That’s an illogical thing to do. That one person detected positive may stay indoors, but what about those others? They might have already been affected. They aren’t going to stay indoors all the time. Then what? And what about the disruption (and loss) it causes because of this closure.

One thing is for sure that everyone who comes in contact with the virus doesn’t fall ill. Because if that was the case, more than half the world would have perished. You and I go shopping, meet friends and relatives, travel locally and we are bound to have come in contact with someone who is corona positive. Not everyone of us has fallen ill. In fact, a medical professional told me that there are some tests to know whether you were infected by the virus and your body created some antibodies and you didn’t fall ill. You even don’t know that something like that happened. So immunity, I guess, plays a major role. And immunity has got a lot to do with positive mind-set and environment, healthy food and happy life. I am a layman but I will be happy if qualified professionals throw light on this matter.

And, by the way, children are the worst sufferers. Everyone knows that online education is not a solution. Apart from education, what about the psychological trauma that children go through. Most educationists know how difficult it is for children and adolescents to cope with this situation.

The best strategy to my mind is:
Take precautionary steps, educate the public, and prepare SOP for offices, shops, etc. And, of course, keep looking for easier, cheaper and effective cures and preventive measures.

I wanted to post it yesterday on “The International Day of Happiness”, but I thought my post would be lost in a myriad other posts.

Anyway, stay healthy and be happy.

Dharmendra Sheth
Fluentlingua, Surat

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Mimetic Desire

Hi

I have received the following message Mimetic Desire via WhatsApp from a friend Dr Yogesh Kashikar (Maharashtra, India). I found it interesting and so I am sharing it here. I don’t know the original writer, though.

Mimetic Desire

Have you ever seen children at a party playing with balloons. One child suddenly grabs a red balloon and yells: “This balloon is mine!”
Inadvertently, all the children drop their balloons and fight over this red balloon. A very dumbed down example of what René Girard calls “mimetic desire.”

A lot of our desires don’t emerge from within, but from ‘outside’. We import our most powerful desires from imitating the desires of other people.

In fact, the entire advertising industry is founded on the exploitation of borrowed desire. Human desire is not a linear process, where a person autonomously desires an inherently desirable object. Rather, we desire according to the desires of others. If we are not aware of this, others will influence us on what to desire.
And this is amplified on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram which are excellent conduits of mimetic desire.

French thinker Montesquieu, explained it beautifully “If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think they are happier than they actually are.”

Getting clear about what really matters to you is incredibly important, and not as simple as it appears.
Don’t follow the desires of others.Understand that what makes them feel rich and fulfilled is not the same for you.
Look for your own happiness & stay blessed forever.

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Tip 21 Acceptable in English or not

Accuracy plays a vital role in communication. Mastering rules is tedious and time-consuming for English language learners. They need to develop a feel for accuracy by exposing themselves to a lot of natural, authentic and fluent language. They need to study nuances of the language carefully and for a long period of time. How? Here’s a sample activity.
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Useful bits of English

Every small thing matters in English language learning. Paying attention to nuances of the language increases your speed of learning. Here are four simple tips to help you improve your accuracy. .
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Tip 17 Useful Expressions — 1

Vocabulary development is a long and tedius process if you don’t know the what and the how of it. If you are alert, you will come across new expressions every day. Studying words in isolation will not suffice. You will need to pay attention to groups of words and their connotative meanings. One of the best ways to improve your idiomatic and metaphorical language is to study the expressions in detail using authentic material and then to use them in your own real-life situations. Here’s an interesting set of expressions to give you an idea about what I mean.
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