Archive for the ‘Words’ category

  1. Words in the news: trade-off

    Origin: Breaking the Trade-Off Between Efficiency and Service What if a manufacturer had to deal with customers waltzing around its shop floor? What if they showed up, intermittently and unannounced, and proceeded to muck up the manufacturer’s carefully designed processes left and right? For most service businesses, that’s business as usual. In a restaurant or […]

  2. Words in the news: let off steam

    Origin: Serbia Rage Room Helps To Let Off Steam NOVI SAD, Serbia — Savo Duvnjak looks around the room, lifts a metal baseball bat and wrecks everything in sight – bed, table, shelves, chair – until there’s nothing left to wreck. This isn’t a criminal onslaught. It’s the Rage Room. And it’s smashing its way […]

  3. Words in the news: in a row

    Origin: College Student Who’s Never Played Basketball Sinks 4 Great Shots In A Row, Wins $10,000 He shoots, he scores — and scores, and scores and scores! On Monday, Gustavo Angel Tamayo, a 23-year-old student at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., wowed the crowd gathered in the school’s gymnasium when he scored a lay-up, a […]

  4. Words in the news: Truncate

    Origin: Type A individuals can be described as people who are impatient, lack tolerance of others and have high levels of personal anxiety. Type A individuals also have a strong urge for competition, have high desire to achieve goals, always rush to complete activities, will happily multi-task when placed under heavy time constraints. Even though […]

  5. Talking about movies in English video

    Let’s cut to the chase — we all love movies. We love to talk about our favourite movies, but don’t have the right words. In this lesson we’ll go over some common movie vocabulary that you regularly hear, as well as some slang and Hollywood lingo that will help you understand your favourite stars talk […]

  6. Words in the news: Spawn

    Origin: More than 10,000 megalitres of water flowed down the river in just eight hours, the biggest single pulse in a two-week flush designed to mimic the spring snow melt. The high-volume release was part of continued efforts to restore the parched river, which was reduced to just 1 per cent of its annual flow […]