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  1. Language point

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Caught in the crossfire' means to become involved in an unpleasant situation in which people are arguing with each other. Originally, this term referred to people who were accidentally trapped between two opposing armies in a battlefield. In fact, the English language contains many terms originally used in times of war which are now part of our general vocabulary. See ...

  2. Using suitable dialogue to create characters

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... speaker, as they have to develop an ear for the way in which different people speak. Subtleties of speech- the vocabulary, the tone of voice, the phrases, the accent- can all do a lot to create ... of voice and choice of vocabulary is appropriate to the situation. A character faced with a major road accident would not say: 'Oh dear, there seems to be a spot of bother here.' ...

  3. Vocabulary boxes

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Due to technical problems, Young Post is unable to run vocabulary boxes at the bottom of its pages. They will be resumed next week. ...

  4. Bring on the bling!

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen 'Bling' is a new word that has quickly become widely understood and used in modern English. It can be both an adjective and a noun. 'Bling' originally described jewellery that attracted attention because it was b ...

  5. Legend in her own lifetime

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Any handbag photographed on the arm of Kate Moss is guaranteed success. Longchamp has hit the jackpot with its new Legend handbag, one of Moss' favourites and now with a waiting list a mile long. Made from black patent leather, this hip style is avai ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's assertiveness must be seen in the context of Asia's contesting nationalisms

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE

    ... nationalisms The year 2010 is a year to remember in US-China relations. Since that time, the very strategic foundation of the relationship has undergone incremental erosion. The vocabulary employed to describe approaches to managing bilateral ties has changed, captured by the decreasing use of an "engagement" vocabulary, a passing transit through the concept of "hedging", ...

  7. liberal studies

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to cage home owners bizarre? If so, why? 3 Should cage home residents be given public housing faster than any others, given their terrible living conditions? Vocabulary 1 I will never go back ... dining room, besides the large bedrooms and garden. Answers: Reading comprehension: 1. c, 2. a, 3. b, 4. d Vocabulary: 1. unhygienic, 2. prosperous, 3. spacious ...

  8. News - World - LANGUAGE

    The 12 words that show which sex you are: experts use language to define gender divide

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by GDN

    ... at the University of Ghent in Belgium, highlighted by the books blog MobyLives, which analysed the results of half a million vocabulary surveys, and found that "some words are better known to men than to women and the other way around". As MobyLives put it, "our vocabularies are awesomely sexist". The 12 words with the largest difference in favour of men (with the numbers ...

  9. Vocabulary

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vocabulary feasibility (n) the quality of being doable. 'Feasible' is the adjective Example: The government is studying the feasibility of connecting the networks of CLP and Hongkong Electric. (SCMP, October 18, 2003) to canvass (v) to solicit information or opinions. It has double 's'. 'Canvas' with a single 's' is a strong, heavy cloth ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Land of the Huldufolk

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Tim Pile

    ... here?" The language is as dramatic and otherworldly as Iceland itself and has a vocabulary that bamboozles tongue-tied travellers. Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano which caused so much disruption ...




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