My next 3-month challenge is to acquire a native American English accent. From now on, how much earn and how successful I become will depend on how well I speak. Therefore, it is time to get my English accent right!
Luckily I found a great audio book on Youtube and upon little researching, I found the free PDF book to follow along. Please click on below link for the PDF book and enjoy the practices! 🙂
1. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
2. “What is consistent in your life; is your life”
3. “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”
4. “I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.”
-Louis C. K.
5. “The secret of success is consistency of purpose.”
Continue reading Quotes about consistency
- womb – the organ in the body of a woman or other female mammal in which a baby develops before birth:
Researchers are looking at how a mother’s health can affect the baby in the womb.
- prevalent – adj. common or widespread
These diseases are more prevalent among young children.
Trees are dying in areas where acid rain is most prevalent.
- repellent – n. serving or tending to drive away or ward off – often used in combination (a mosquito repellent spray)
- sanction – an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law:
The U.S. is reportedly a supporter of stronger international sanctions.
Many nations have imposed sanctions on the country because of its attacks on its own people.
Trade/economic sanctions will only be lifted (= stopped) when the aggressor nation withdraws its troops.
- Dispute – an argument or disagreement, especially an official one between, for example, workers and employers or two countrieswith a common border:
Wang and Kerry also discussed territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
a bitter/long-running disputea border disputea pay/legal/trade dispute.
They have been unable to settle/resolve the dispute over workingconditions.The unions are in dispute with management over pay.
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Words relevant to “Encourage” – inspiration, cheer, motivation, strength, excitement, support, hope and confidence
- We were encouraged to learn foreign languages at school.
- The council is encouraging the development of the property for both employment and recreation.
- They’ve always encouraged me in everything I’ve wanted to do.
- The best way to encourage him was to disagree.
1) Phrases to use when someone hasn’t started yet.
You can say following phrases to someone who’s trying to decide whether to do something that seems difficult or risky:
- Give it a try.
- Go for it.
- Why not?
- It’s worth a shot.
- What are you waiting for?
- What do you have to lose?
Your roommate sees a job opening. She seems like she wants the job, but she’s hesitating to apply for it. You think she should go ahead and apply.
- You might as well.
Your sister will be able to finish school a year early if she takes a few extra difficult classes, but isn’t sure if she should. You think it’s a good idea.
- Just do it.
Continue reading A word around “Encourage”
- Zest -(excitement) enthusiasm, eagerness, energy, and interest:
“On the contrary,” she smiled, “my life took on a new zest.”
It’s wonderful to see the children’s zest for life.
He approached every task with a boundless zest.
The recording captures the zest of this live concert performance.
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Relevant words with Enthusiasm – energetic, eagerness, excitement
- One of the good things about teaching young children is their enthusiasm.
- After the accident he lost his enthusiasm for the sport.
- I just can’t work up (= start to feel) any enthusiasm for the wholeproject.