Reductions

When natives speak, they reduce the pronunciation of certain words and phrases. This can be confusing for non-native speakers who are often unfamiliar with these reductions. Learning some common English reductions will improve your comprehension and make you sound more natural to native speakers. English reductions are usually not taught in English language schools but you need to know reductions in order to understand conversations between native English speakers. Reductions are used extensively in TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers. Here are some common reductions: Whassup: what is up Gimme: give me Lemme: let me Gonna: going to Gotta: got to Wanna: want to Dunno:… Read More

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Filler Words

Hi Guys, you might already use words without realizing them. When you can’t think of the right word to use in a sentence, you might say “umm, ok, I mean, i guess, you know, actually” and other. These give you a break while you think, without an awkward, silent pause, right? But what are those in English? Yap, those are filler words. Filler words are words (and phrases) that are used to fill silence when you’re speaking. They’re words that don’t add any real value to the sentence. They simply keep you going while you come up with the rest of your sentence. Their actual name is “discourse markers,” but… Read More

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WAGYU

You as steak or beef lover exactly know Wagyu. But what makes it so special and expensive? Wagyu – a Japanese beef cattle breed – derive from native Asian cattle. ‘WAGYU’ refers to all Japanese beef cattle, where ‘Wa’ means Japanese and ‘gyu’ means cow. Wagyu beef is popular around the world because of its superior eating quality compared with other breeds of cattle. Not only does wagyu beef have higher levels of intra-muscular fat, or marbling, but the meat texture is finer, resulting in a more flavoursome eating experience. A ‘super beef’ of sorts, wagyu is known for its marbled appearance and for being so tender it actually melts… Read More

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Happy Eid Mubarak 1442 H

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ Selamat Hari Raya ‘Idul Fitri 1442H Mohon Maaf Lahir & Batin 🙏 تَقَبَّلَ اللهُ مِنَّا وَمِنْكُمْ صَالِحَ الْأَعْمَالِ وَجَعَلَنَا اللهُ وَإِيَّاكُمْ مِنَ الْعَائِدِيْنَ وَالْفَائِزِيْنَ

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Islam in Indonesia at glance

Islam in Indonesia at glance Indonesia became the world’s largest Muslim country over a period spanning centuries, yet experts are still undecided on how it actually came about. In Indonesia, Islam spread peacefully unlike in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, where it came under its sway as a result of Arab conquests. Islam came late to the archipelago known since 1965 as Indonesia (‘the isles of India’). Though it is likely that merchants from Gujarat first brought the new religion to Sumatra in the 9th century, it was not until the 13th century that the religion began to grow. It spread, not on the hooves of conflict… Read More

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