SURABHI’S ENGLISH CLASSES FACE BOOKING AND GOOGLING

SURABHI’S ENGLISH CLASSES FACE BOOKING AND GOOGLING

Hello! So, we’ve had enough rainfall, the weather is more pleasant and the sun does not parch (dehydrate) anymore. In short, things look brighter and happier…despite this, I saw a student of mine yawning early in the morning. When I admonished him, he pouted (yes, apparently, the boys pout too) and blamed it upon a

DOES SOMETHING SMELL NICE OR DOES IT SMELL?

Hello, how are you all? I am sure you have started writing your stories. Trust me, it’s fun. So tell me, how is it going, I mean learning English? Do not be deterred (put off) from your goal, mid way, continue learning and practicing. I know, it’s frustrating (trying) at times, and the progress is

FASHIONISTA

Good morning, first day of the college! Wow, so you’re all geared up to make an impact on the first year students, aren’t you? I am sure with that contemporary (fashionable) attire (outfit, dress); you’ll soon earn the title of the fashionista of the college. Great going, buddy… But hey, wait a minute — your

STEREOTYPES

Good morning! There are times, when everything is going wrong, when even your darling pooch (doggie) turns around and sinks its teeth in you. It’s like the Gods have decided to teach you a lesson and the consequences are that you roam around like a zombie scratching your brains to fathom a reason for Gods’

LOCALLY ACQUIRED FOREIGN ACCENT

Good morning! ‘Locally Acquired Foreign Accent (LAFA) in Contemporary Ghana’ is the title of a paper written by Joe Arthur Shoba, Kari Dako and Elizabeth Orfson-Offei. I read the paper and decided to borrow the title for today’s article. We do it too. Right from copying the twang to the expressions, we tend to imitate

COMEDY OF MANNERS

Good morning! Congreve’s Way of the World, Love for Love and The Old Bachelor; Thomas Shadwell’s Bury Fair; John Dryden’s Marriage a la Mode and Charles Sedley’s The Mulberry-Garden and the racy Bellamira are examples of some of the works of the Restoration Comedy. Restoration comedy refers to English comedies written and performed in the

Lamp post

Good morning! Every time, you keep your word, you’re creating an image of yourself; every time, you go back on your words, you’re creating an image of yourself…Reputations are not built in a day, it takes years of resilience, hard work and fortitude (patience) to get people to think well of you. Sticking to a

SURABHI’S ENGLISH CLASSES ENGLISH AT EVERY LEVEL

Hey! Why does every professional course has English as a subject, in whichever form — compulsory English, business English or communicative English? Why is it that aspiring doctors, MBAs, chartered accountants and other professionals are made to study the subject that is seemingly not important to them as far as their professional curriculum goes? Have

WHAT’S A LIMERICK?

Good morning! The more you push your children into speaking English, the more they’ll dislike it. I’m no child psychologist, but I do know that anything that is forced upon you is not very palatable (pleasant). Just leave the kids alone, they’ll learn English on their own. It is a necessity and with time your

500TH ARTICLE

Dear Readers, Good morning! Why did I start with ‘Dear Readers’? Well, that’s how one is supposed to start a letter— with an apt salutation. To make it ultra formal, I could have started with just ‘Readers’, but then there is no need for any formality between us now. You are ‘dear’ to me and,

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