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Human Capital Managers

The Human Capital Managers, Esau and Jacob

They are two jolly friends but as different as Esau and Jacob. What makes the difference between them is their disposition to how they live their lives. While Esau procrastinates, Jacob takes prompt action on issues whenever they arise. They are two types of human capital managers. So it happened one day that Esau gradually took ill. Instead of him to visit his doctor upon seeing the symptom of his… Read More »The Human Capital Managers, Esau and Jacob

A LESSON FROM THE CLOUD

A presentation by Chris Nkwocha Can you take a lesson from the cloud? Have you taken some time to observe the cloud? As one mass of cloud moves, another follows, and another follows, and yet another and another follows and on and on. You may have observed that no two masses of cloud are the same. They come in different shapes and sizes that are better admired by those who… Read More »A LESSON FROM THE CLOUD

earsore

How to Avoid Causing People an Earsore

A sore can be excruciatingly painful. It sometimes can be embarrassing when you have a sore that has defied all manner of treatment on a part of your body that everyone can see. You may decide to have it bandaged as you endure the pain. There is another sore that is plaguing nonnative speakers of English. It’s called earsore. Earsore is one of the words in my list of new… Read More »How to Avoid Causing People an Earsore

Choose the Right Word

Each question offers two options. Two words that can be used to complete the sentence but only one answer is correct. Choose the correct word for each question. [qsm quiz=12]

English Language Trivia

English Language Trivia

How much do you know about the English language? Beyond the grammar and diction, there are some amazing facts about the English Language. These include how many people speak the language, where they live, how English words evolve and more. This English Language Trivia will help you learn some facts about the English Language. Why not try your hands on our quiz of the week and see how much you… Read More »English Language Trivia

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule of Spoken English

In 1854, the word diastema/daɪsti:mə/ was first used to mean a space between teeth. Little did I know that tooth gap is a health issue until this write up. When the gap is at the upper front teeth, it could make a smile look really cute. Surprisingly though, some persons are not comfortable with diastema or tooth gap. As you read this script, you also can see spaces or gaps… Read More »The Golden Rule of Spoken English

Word Stress

Word Stress: What You May Not Know

What is Word Stress? The likely answers are The force or energy applied to a particular syllable of a word The extra emphasis given to a particular syllable of a word The volume given to a particular syllable of a word to make it stand out. These simple but complicated answers are saying the same thing in different ways. The answers imply that each syllable in a multisyllabic word is… Read More »Word Stress: What You May Not Know

Why the Vowel is not your Friend

Vowels are very important in spoken languages. In fact, without vowels, we can’t pronounce almost any word. For instance, if you were asked to say these words: prnc, dg, fr, drnk, bnc, ls, what will you say? Nothing? Yes, they don’t pass as words because they don’t have vowels in them. This explains why I strongly say that the best definition of the vowel is “sound letter”. Vowels are sound… Read More »Why the Vowel is not your Friend

Spot the word with the /ᴈ:/ sound

The sound /ᴈ:/ is a very interesting sound. Although it occurs in a number of words in English, not so in many African languages. We can say the sound is alien to Africa. But you can easily spot the sound by the way it is spelt. It can be spelt ‘ir’, ‘or’, ‘ur’, ‘our’,  and on. Here is a quiz to test if you can identify the /ᴈ:/ sound in… Read More »Spot the word with the /ᴈ:/ sound