20 September, 2019

Sentences for practice from Past Indefinite tense and Past perfect tense

1.When he realised that she had been conned, she contacted the police.

2.When met her again, she had got hitched to an American man.

3. They tucked colourful flowers in their hair to look more beautiful.

4. Vikram Bhat regaled his audience with spooky stories from time to time.

5. Singer Jennifer and Max threw a lavish engagement bash yesterday.

Lavish

Bash :

6. For his movie " Street " , he became the toast of Bollywood.

Toast of a place : Become popular or get admired

7. They toasted them ( in / with Champagne ).

                        OR

They drank a toast to them.

He threw a party in Los Angeles to toast their engagement with their blended family and friends.

Propose a toast to someone / toast something or someone with or in something / Drink a toast to someone or something : to wish someone success / luck / express appreciation towards someone / celebrate something


Sentences from Present perfect and Past Indefinite

1. The Delhi police have arrested three fraudulents who allegedly duped Bollywood actress Isha by pretending to be Australian Tax officer.

Dupe :

2. The caller coaxed her into sharing her account number.

Coax :

3. He has struck gold with a new business idea.

Strike gold :

4. I was taken by surprise when I came face to face with one of my friends. ( Passive )

Taken by surprise :

5.We arranged a customized cake with a film roll and a car on it for the birthday boy.

Customized :

6. He has never been on time but today he was. It was a tad unusual.

A tad :

7. He took to Instagram to share his pictures.

Take to :

8. A fake booze racket was busted in a district of Rajasthan.

Booze :

Bust :

9. In the last few days, discussion on the climate crisis has taken center stage.ke

Take center stage :

10. I Iaw a guard toting a machine gun.

11. He coped out of doing the stunts when he felt that the stunts were gnarly

14 September, 2019

Questions based on interview

INTERVIEW

Everyone goes through an interview in his or her life at some point of time : a student has to face interview to enroll himself in a good school, parents have to do the same because they want their kids to be a part of one of the best schools, youngsters have to go through interview to achieve their goals and last but not least a job seeker, of course, for a good job. Interview taking or giving is an art. We fall in the category of those people who go through interview for a decent job. The better we are at interview skills, the more chances we earn to see ourselves designated in a well established company. Considering that most of freshers feel nervous or frustrated at the time of interview because of their first interview of lack of interview skills or knowledgeh and they get rejected, we have created a conversation, which is likely to be handy for all those Job seekers who either have hot rejected or don't have suitable answers to questions asked in interviews.

In the form of a conversation, some important questions that are usually asked in interview

Interview conversation :

Interviewee : May I come in , Sir ?

Interviewee : Yes , come in. Have a seat , please.

Interviewee : Thanks , sir. I am Rohit and I am here for the job of tele calling

Interviewer : Introduce yourself ? Would you mind introducing yourself ?

Tweak this introduction as per your job profile
Interviewee : Good morning, thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity to make you walk through my background.  I am a recent post graduate of human resources from IMT as well as potential HR. As for my qualification, I successfully completed my first degree in the same. Different workshops and internship have added a lot to my previous knowledge. During the workshops and the internships, I learnt to bring out the best ethics and I was appreciated for my performance by the management. Apart from acdemic arena, I also shone at extra curricular activities. At college level, I got an opportunity to conduct an exhibition of Arts and works with my college friends where we did it phenomenally. I supported various humanitarian causes so much so that I worked with an NGO named '  for my tAbhinav'. As for my taste, I like reading newspaper and updating myself with what is happening around the globe. I also have fascination for language so I am learning French. My objective is to see myself placed in one of the best companies. My mantra of life is to flow like a river that never looks back.

Interviewer : Nice one , Have you ever worked in any company /

Interviewee : Sorry , sir , I have not done any kind of job anywhere but if I get a chance , I will not let it go waste and try to do my best.
                   
                                   OR

I am devoid of working experience in an organization as an employee but I love using my talent to bring more business to a worthy product

Interviewer : What can we expect from you ?

Interviewee :  I won't say much. You can expect from me the same as an employer expects from his employee.

Interviewer :  What salary do u expect ?

Interviewee: Being fresher , I am not in the state to decide my salary. So I want you to decide my salary on the basis of my potential. I want such a salary package that neither hurts me nor the reputation of
your company.

                               OR

Putting salary on the back burner, I would like to say learning from you by working with you must be my first priority.  If you want me to tell you what I expect, I would like to be offered such a salary package that neither hurts me nor the reputation of your company.

                              OR

Salary I am expecting from this job must be in the range of 12k to 15k. Considering my resume, you can decide what I deserve.  By the way, what is being offered for this job.

                              OR

I can't judge by myself what salary I deserve. Being a fresher, my priority must be associated with the company like yours and hone my skills. As far as salary is concerned, you can pay as per the salary slab I fit in.

Interviewer : What is your strength ?

Interviewee: My communication skills and being fast learner make me stronger than the other candidates.

Interviewer : What is your weakness ?

Interviewee; The way I see through is that it is foolishness to let others know and then get benefitted from it. But someone finds me at fault and advises me to work on that, I will happily do that.

Interviewer : What is BPO ? What do you understand by BPO ?

Interviewee : BPO is an abbreviated form
of Business Process Outsourcing. It is a strategic step for companies that are looking to improve service levels, reduce costs, streamline processes and improve process efficiencies. BPO is a system of
getting done the specific work provided by the third party. The best known firm “ Wipro “ is an
example of BPO Industry.  Knowledge Process outsourcing and Legal Process outsourcing are some of thes segments of business process outsourcing industry. Knowledge Process Outsourcing describes
the outsourcing of core information related to business activities which are competitively important or
form an integral part of a company’s value chain.

Interviewer : Why do you want to join us ?

Interviewee : It is a great privilege for anyone to work in a reputed company like yours and I believe that your company is the best place for me to hone my skills and widen my horizons. If I am given a chance
to be a member of your company , I will be able to translate my dreams into action.

Interviewer :  Why did you opt for only BPO ?
Interviewee : The reason why I want to see myself placed in a BPO is that I am interested in this particulars sector. Moreover , I would love to have global exposure. BPO has got a great boom and I believe thatm communication skills and flexible nature suits the profile for this job.

Interviewer :  What motivates you ?

Interviewee: My habit of inculcating new things, my enthusiasm to expose myself to various new things motivate me to work hard. The challenging environment around me also helps me to work hard.

Interviwer : Can you work under pressure ?

Interviewee : Sir , working without any pressure does not let you create anything new or your specialty. It is real experience to work under pressure. So, I am ready to work under any circumstances.

Interviewer : Do you want to ask me any question ?

Interviewee : Thanks for giving me this opportunity , I just want to know whether I will be able to use my innovative ideas with you or not.

Interviewer : Congrats ! You are selected , you can join from tomorrow.

Interviewee : Many many thanks

 In the case of experienced candidates


Interviewer : Why did you leave the last job ?
Interviewee : There is no specific reason behind it. I am always grateful to the companies and the employers that have given me privilege to work with them. I have learnt something or the other from
each and every company. But to get under way in life , change or readiness to work for betterment or to shape your career is necessary. Simply, I would like to say that the way a company needs changes to
survive in the market, I would also like to experience a new world.


                             OR

Being honest is more important than hiding reality.  So keeping the same thought in my mind, I would like to tell you the reason behind my resigning from my position. Well, I was hired for the post of .......... and for three years, I continued with them with the same profile. But for some months, I had been feeling my expertise was being overlooked and the job I was there for was not getting utilised.  If I had been there only for money, it would have been like killing or losing my expertise. I personally believe a person's satisfaction matters a lot. If your job satisfies you, you enjoy your job that leads to growth of yours and that of the company as well.

Interviewer : What salary are you expecting from this job ?

Interviewee : The company I am working with offers me an annual package of ............
So, in terms of my experience, I am expecting 30 % hike.

                                     OR

The job I have applied for demands salary in the range of ............ Could you please let me know what salary you have set for this post.

11 September, 2019

Past Continuous Tense



Affirmative sentences

1. When I heard our shop was ending abruptly, I sulked for two days.

Sulk :

2. He was popping his neck when I saw him.

Pop neck : Crack neck

3.He was trying to pop on his shoes by himself.

Pop on : Wear

4. He was holidaying in Himachal Pradesh with his family, when he got a call to audition for the film.

5. He was trying to skin me.

Skin : Decieve

6. Those days I was hunting for an apartment in Mumbai.

Hunting for : Looking for

7. When he was sprinkling salt over salad, he pushed me.

8. Both the boys were donning big wide smiles.

Don : Have a smile on face

9. At the party, you were gorging yourself on Rasgullas like a glutton. I knew that you were not going to eat anything for the next three days.

Gorge oneself on sth : Eat a lot in a greedy way



05 September, 2019

Self introduction


HOW TO GIVE AN IMPRESSIVE INTRODUCTION ?

If one goes for an interview or thinks of going for his first interview, the first thing that comes to his mind is how he will introduce himself before the interviewer in the best manner. Some of the interviewees hate introducing themselves as they don't understand what interviewer is looking for. Self introduction is not just a way to introduce oneself but also an icebreaker between an interviewer and an interviewee. It is an opportunity to set the tone of any job interview as well as a way used by an interviewer to make an interviewee feel comfortable.

LIST OF DO'S AND DON'TS

Don't tell your family background to interviewer because during interview, you are given less than 90 seconds. If you let your interviewer know about your family background, you might miss telling your selling points or your achievements that matter a lot more than any other information. If interviewer seems to be interested to know about you personal life, you can.

Don't waste the opportunity that you get by cramming a long unsuitable self introduction. To self introduction, you should add such stuff as can keep your interviewer hooked to what you are saying. Talking about your preferences over and over again makes your very first impression weak. Instead of it, it is good for interviewee to summarize his accomplishments and achievements that fit the bill for the best introduction.

Being a fresher, the important points that you are supposed to incorporate in your self introduction are :

Qualifications

Educational experience at school or college level

Most important achievements and accomplishments

Motivation behind you, drive, taste and attributes

A sample of self introduction for freshers 

Good morning, thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity to make you walk through my background.  I am a recent post graduate of human resources from IMT as well as potential HR. As for my qualification, I successfully completed my first degree in the same. Different workshops and internship have added a lot to my previous knowledge. During the workshops and the internships, I learnt to bring out the best ethics and I was appreciated for my performance by the management. Apart from acdemic arena, I also shone at extra curricular activities. At college level, I got an opportunity to conduct an exhibition of Arts and works with my college friends where we did it phenomenally. I supported various humanitarian causes so much so that I worked with an NGO named ' Abhinav'. I am devoid of working experience in an organization as an employee but I love using my talent to bring more business to a worthy product. As for my taste, I like reading newspaper and updating myself with what is happening around the globe. I also have fascination for language so I am learning French. My objective is to see myself placed in one of the best companies.  My mantra of life is to flow like a river that never looks back.

That's all about me.

Thanks.

The more difficult it is to introduce for a fresher, the easier it is for experienced candidates as experienced candidates have already worked and they have a lot to say.  They have to make their potential employer count their previous achievements and accomplishments, and the nature of their job.

Before leaving this page, I would like to suggest to you not to cram it like a child, and to tweak it as per your profile.  Cramming kills your ideas and stops you from being creative.

31 August, 2019

Tongue Twisters

" Upper roller lower roller, Kacha Papad Pakka Papad and Black background brown background "

These tongue twisters must have taken you back to your childhood if you used to say them in your childhood. If you didn't, let me tell you what tongue twisters are. If you look up the phrase " Tongue Twister "  in any internationally known dictionary, you will get to know exactly what it means.

A tongue twister is a set of words that can be either a sentence or a phrase of an alliteration, a part of figure of speech, that has a repetition of a same sound either at the beginning or at the end of  a word. . Some tongue-twisters are humorously vulgar if they are mispronounced, while others simply add amusement value.

Imagine of how one can be benefitted from tongue twisters !

It is very difficult even for native speakers to say tongue twisters. They are in every language and train a speaker to speak  much more clearly as well as much faster.  It helps from a kid to an adult. Even actors and politicians try these tongue twisters to hone their articulation skills as they have to speak before a huge audience.

Tongue twisters also help tongues to articulate those syllables that are not easily spoken when used together. Moreover, it is a great fun when we say them and challenge others around us like our friends or the members of our family to say them
On the second Sunday in November, the whole world enjoys saying tongue twisters by saying by themselves and challenging others because this day , International tongue twister day is observed

To boost your confidence, to get rid of confusion creating sounds, to gain fluency and to have fun, practise the following tongue twisters.

              TONGUE TWISTERS

Try to say any of these tongue twisters five times in a row

1. Upper roller, Lower roller
    Upper roller, Lower roller

2. Black background, Brown background
    Brown background, Black background

3. She sells sea shells by the seashore
And the shells she sells by the seashore are sea shells for sure

4. Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,
    Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
    Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?

5. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.

6. Betty bought a bit of better butter to make her bitter butter better

7. He threw three throws.

8. Freshly fried flesh

9. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked

10. Teacher teaches, cheater cheats

11. Red lorry, Yellow lorry

12. A short silk shirt

13. Good blood, Bad blood

14. The sun should shine soon.

15. Flip flop, click clop , slick slop

The toughest tongue twister ever ! 

The sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.

According to the Guiness Book of records it's the most difficult tongue twister in the world




28 August, 2019

Questions on flicks

Here is a list of some interesting questions which can help you have a good conversation with your friends around you. If you are a movie buff, you will , surely, enjoy asking and answering these questions.

Q.1 Which films do you like to watch - content driven films like Badhai Ho or Uri or the films that have big stars and why ?

Q.2 The biopic of which legendary personality would you like to work in and why ?

Q3. The story of which flick will you call an edgy roller coaster ride ?

Q.4 The movie of which genre do you usually watch and why ?

Q.5 If I ask you to suggest me a family film, which film would you like to suggest to me to watch ?

Q.6 If you produce  or direct a film, which two young talents would you like to rope in your film ?

Q.7 Do you think that you are a movie buff ?

Q.8 Which Bollywood movie would you like to suggest to me ?

Q.9 Being a girl or a woman, do you watch chick flick or the films of other genre ?

Q.10 Do you have any film that you would like to watch over and over

Q.11 The films of which actor do you look forward to watching and why ?

Q.12 Which biopic has influenced you a lot
?

Sentences for practice from Past Indefinite tense and Past perfect tense

1.When he realised that she had been conned, she contacted the police. 2.When met her again, she had got hitched to an American man. 3....