If I had the Wings of an Angel

Casting a furtive glance over his shoulder, the felon slipped out the main prison gate to be swallow up in the Britsh fog. A plethora of escapes from supposedly secure prisons embarrassed the hapless wardens. To compound their problems, the officials were badgered by irate citizens who accused the guards of accepting bribes from convicts …

To The Point

Calvin Coolidge, our thirtied president, was named “Silent Cal” by reporters because of his laconic speech. One Sunday, after Mr. Coolidge had listened to an interminable sermon, a throng of newsmen gathered around him. An intrepid reporter accosted the Chief Executive: “Mr. President, we know that the sermon was on the topic of sin. What …

Roots of Mental Activity

For humans, an important part of life is our ability to think about and remember words, ideas, and experiences. The roots in this unit cover the important mental processes of thinking, believing, questioning, and remembering. Word List ment admonish menegur, menasihati comment komentar demented gila demonstrate mendemonstrasikan mental metal mention menyebutkan mindful sadar mindless tak …

Compound Words

A compound word has at least two parts, and each part is, by itself, a separate word. Sunlight, for example, is formed by combining sun and light, and from that information we can make a good guess at what the word means. We could define it as “light that comes from the sun” or “light …

Paradoxical

seemingly absurd or self-contradictory. It would be paradoxical to advocate an inquiry into inquiries, but we can begin to see criteria that will make them more likely to succeed. The paradoxical truth is that nothing is more unpopular with the public than the pursuit of the public interest. In the end his interest in ‘ordinary’ …

How Not to Get Your Way

How Not to Get Your Way

Sumber Bacaan It is difficult to change someone‘s opinion by badgering him. The child who begs his mother to “get off his back” when she implores him for some assistance with the household drudgery, may very well plead interminably for some special privilege when he wants something for himself. How paradoxical that neither is able …

Galvanize

Galvanize artinya  Menggembleng, atau membangkitkan atau mengajak seseorang untuk mengambil tindakan, shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action. galvanize juga bisa juga diterjemahkan jadi galvanisasi, artinya  melapisi besi atau baja dengan lapisan seng pelindung agar terlindung dari korosi. coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc. Frustration, disillusionment and above all a …

It’s a Man’s World

Apa kabar teman-teman pembaca? Ini adalah artikel khusus untuk teman-teman yang sedang berjuang untuk meningkatkan penguasaan vocabulary level advanced secara alami. Semoga bisa meningkatkan Reading Skill teman-teman pembaca. Materi ini saya olah dari buku 1100 Words You Need to Know dari Murray Bromberg, berdasarkan pengalaman pribadi saat belajar dulu. It’s A Man’s World How paradoxical …

Solving The Servant Problem

The worlds of science-fiction abound with wonders. Yet modern technology progress so rapidly that what may be today’s wild dream maybe next year’s kitchen appliance. A British scientist has prognosticated that within ten years every sub-urban matron will have her own robot servant. One task this domesticated automaton will not have to contend with will …

Reading Wisely

A youngster who reads voraciously, though indiscriminately, does not necessarily gain in wisdom over the teenager who is more selective in his reading choices. A young man who has read the life story of every eminent athlete of the twentieth century, or a coed who has steeped herself in every social-protest novel she can get …

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