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Welcome to Learn English Easily,my new blog where I share my passion and patience as an educator, writer and motivator. The main reasons that prompted me to create this blog are to share and guide, to shed the light and shower the love on our journey of life under the shed of positive mindset. Learning English might be stressful and cause our anxiety level to increase. It all depends on how we accept the subject. If we try to open our hearts, minds and souls with FAITH for the sake of our love to God, He will grant us the ability to be strong and to move on for our own self development and for our professional development, and He will grant us the ability to share our knowledge, skills and talents as a service to others willingly....eventually, we can feel the passion and patience flowing gracefully by God’s will…making our learning process stress free, lowering our anxiety level and enabling us to achieve higher performance and greater achievements. Thank you God for Your Endless Blessings.. With love and light,

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vocabulary and Reading Quest

Vocabulary Quest
§  synonym using Oxford Thesaurus &
§  meaning using Oxford Advance Learner’s Dictionary

Reading Quest   Based on HOTS (higher order thinking skills):
o   analysis(review, dissection, scrutinize, distinguishing between facts and inferences),
o   synthesis (creatively builds a structure from diverse elements or ideas; put parts together to form a whole with emphasis on creating  a unique and new meaning.),
o   evaluation (use criteria to make and justify judgments about something) and
o   affective (respond with a statement of feeling, emotion, attitude and opinion without a standard appraisal; expressing feeling, emotion, opinion or attitude)

Article:   “Spice It Up!” –article taken from Urban Health, issue83, page:11,January 2012

 “Spice It Up” Vocabulary Quest :
1.      Evolve (v)  synonym: educe, emergegrow, increase
 meaning:   i.    To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors.
                    ii.   To become open, disclosed, or developed; to pass through a process of evolution.
                    iii.  To unfold or unroll; to open and expand; to disentangle and exhibit clearly
                           and satisfactorily; to develop; to derive; to educe.

2.      Delectable (adj)  appetizing, scrumptious, tasty, yummy
                                  i.            Greatly pleasing; delightful.
                                ii.            Greatly pleasing to the taste; delicious.

3.      Stimulate  (v) activate, arouse, trigger, vitalize
                                i.            To rouse to activity or heightened action, as by spurring or goading; excite.  
                              ii.            To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or part).
                            iii.            To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.

4.      Cathartic (adj, n)  cleansing, purgative, purifying
                                i.            (adj) emotionally purging, strongly laxative
                              ii.            (n) a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels

5.      Aphrodisiac (adj) amatory, amorous, erogenous
                                i.            (adj)arousing or intensifying sexual desire.
                              ii.            (n) something, such as a drug or food, having such an effect.

“Spice It Up” Reading Quest :
The ancient societies valued and appreciated the distinguished quality of spices. The potential usage of spices from generations to generations has triggered the awareness of today’s modern societies to explore and discover the hidden beneficial values of spice despite all the perilous consequences. Thus, we can justify that the eminent quality spice usage has emerged as spices are now being used effectively not only for cooking but also for contemporary purposes in our modern societies.  

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