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On this page, we focus on some Terms, Grammar tips, Etymology Analysis, Proverbs, idioms, Slang, Sayings, Quotes, Patterns, Pet Phrases, Topics, Articles, Letters, Music and Drama.

#Lexicon
martial art /ˈmɑːʃəl ɑːt/
Karate /kəˈrɑːti/
taekwondo /taɪˈkwɒndəʊ/
judo /ˈdʒuːdəʊ/
kung fu /ˌkʌŋ ˈfuː/
wushu /ˈwuːʃu/
ninja /ˈnɪndʒə/

kickboxing /ˈkɪkˌbɒksɪŋ/
boxing /ˈbɒksɪŋ /

parkour /pɑːˈkʊə/ SYN freerunning /ˈfriːrʌnɪŋ/



kickboxing /ˈkɪkˌbɒksɪŋ/
boxing /ˈbɒksɪŋ /

parkour /pɑːˈkʊə/ SYN freerunning /ˈfriːrʌnɪŋ/

#Grammar
I wish her to call me tomorrow.
I wish you would stop smoking.
We all wish (that) the snow would stay forever.

I wish she would come
tomorrow.
I wish she were (was) here
now.
Don’t you wish (that) you could fly?
I wish I spoke Japanese.

I wish she had come
last day.
I wish you had n ’t said that.


Michael Swan – 632, wish

#Etymology
noun + verbing
backbreaking
money-making
time-consuming
breathtaking

noun + P.P.
handmade
homemade
henpecked

#Proverb | Saying | idiom | Slang |
Better a Live Coward Than a Dead Hero

#Quote

if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging“.


#Pattern
x coupled with y
Reading coupled with listening will help your fluency.

x can pave the way for s.th. or s.o.
Their unique approach paved the way for an extraordinary leap into the deep earth.

#Pet Phrase | Catch Phrase
Bingo! interjection, exclamation
Bingo! That’s the one I’ve been looking for.
URNAN Dictionary
3rd Entry

#Photo Dictionary
OXFORD Photo-Dictionary – Public Transportation

#Topic | Article
What question you will ask a famous person? 185 Questions and Answers Topic 91, P. 257

#Letter
expresses appreciation for something that was done. Business Letters for busy people, P. 66

#Music
The Sound of Silence

#Drama
Extra 4, E17

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