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Reasons and Tips for Learning English Effectively in Singapore

>> Aug 30, 2016

Learning English as a second language is challenging. It is particularly so for non-English speakers in countries like Singapore. Singapore and other Chinese speaking countries find learning English difficult. However, they have to take English classes.

Reasons for taking English Classes

-       International and national channel of communication

English is an international agreeable language for communication. It is the main language through which businesses are transacted. Political, social and economic treaties are made in English internationally, so your child should learn English.

All classes in Singapore schools are taught in English. Mastering English (writing and reading) is therefore a great skill.

-       It is compulsory.

The ‘A’ level General paper and the ‘O’ level English papers are compulsory. As a child born or residing in Singapore, your child must take English classes because it is a compulsory class. Poor performance in English may be the reason your child fails to get to university.

-       A pre-requisite for passing other subjects
Most subjects are taught in English. These subjects include Geography, Literature, Psychology, History, and Economics. For your child to pass these subjects, he or she must be able to read and understand English.

Tips for learning English

Whether your child is a fast or slow learner, the following tips will simplify learning of this second language:

1.     Hire a personal tutor
Getting your child a tutor doesn’t imply dumbness. It is, in fact the best way for your child to get attention and focus on the most important aspects of the language. A professional English tutor, which we found from Smile Tutor, a tuition agency in Singapore understands all the basics of English and they also know the best way of tutoring different individuals. Therefore, you should get your child a tutor for the best results in all subjects.

2.     Find your child a speaking partner
If you are a good English speaker or learning to speak English, then your child is in the best company. Talking to them in English often will help them put to use what they have been taught in school and also what the tutor has taught them.

3.     Practice. Practice. Practice.
Encourage your child to speak and read the language as much as possible. The best way of learning English and making use of learnt vocabulary and phrases, besides spoken words is Books. The best way to learn English is reading a lot of English literature. Books build vocabulary.

4.     Active listening 
Your child should be encouraged to listen to English speakers over the radio, TV, or videos posted online. Listening and mouthing, and/or vocalizing the spoken words help in pronunciation and will eventually make you a good English speaker.

5.     Speak to yourself
Do not tell off your child when they speak to themselves. As they talk to themselves in front of a mirror, the words and phrases learnt will remain fresh in the mind and builds confidence.

6.     Leaving comfort zones
The best way for your child to learn English is by stepping out of the norm. They will be embarrassed when they use the wrong words or abusive words but after the laughter, they will have learnt something new.

In conclusion, the best way of learning this important language is by getting all in. TV, Radio, and YouTube (Google) are the best English learning partners, besides people.

Author Bio
Mary Ling is a remarkable English tutor Singapore has. She loves travelling, reading and tutoring. Her services are highly sought after and you can get a consultative session with her on her blog. Read more and learn English the easy way.


Various Benefits of Organizing Wedding Receptions on a Dhow Cruise

>> Aug 29, 2016

The Dhow cruise in Dubai is famous for the unique experience it provides. Nowadays, the cruise is also becoming a preferred option for organizing various types of events.

Events that may be organized on a Dhow

Most people focus on making the events organized by them memorable. In order to make the events unique, many of them prefer to organize them on the traditional wooden boat called Dhow. Few of such events include:

Family get together

The Dhow offers a good option for hosting a family get together. The hectic lifestyles followed by most people nowadays leave little time for bonding and connecting with family members. In such situations, organizing a family get together presents a good option to stay connected with the family. The sumptuous cuisine and the host of entertainment options provided at a Dhow cruise make it the perfect venue for a family get together.

Corporate events

Many companies nowadays search for suitable venues to host various kinds of corporate meals and events. The Dhow venue can provide a different experience for a corporate event. It offers a unique experience to discuss the various work related issues amidst the serene waters of the creek.


Birthdays mark a special day in a person’s life. Hosting birthday parties on a cruise is a good way to surprise your loved ones. Dhow cruise birthday parties can help make the day special. It can ensure that the guests have a marvellous time.

Wedding receptions

A wedding reception is often the most important day in a person’s life. Most people opt for wedding halls in Dubai to hold receptions. While these are a traditional choice, some people also prefer to choose unconventional venues like Dhows to organize their wedding reception. Organizing the reception on a Dhow provides a unique experience to the guests and the couples. The marvellous memories of the event are sure to be cherished throughout your life.

Advantages of holding wedding receptions in a Dhow

The trend of organizing wedding receptions at a Dhow is increasingly becoming popular. Many people choose the venue to make their reception interesting and different. The various benefits offered by hosting receptions at a Dhow include:

  • The wooden interior of the Dhow lends an aesthetic and romantic appeal to the ambience which helps in making the wedding reception an elegant and memorable experience.
  • Hosting a wedding at a Dhow offers a number of cuisine options ranging from Asian, Indian, Arabic, Continental and various other types of cuisines.
  • Dhow cruise weddings offer a number of entertainment options for the guests ranging from Tanoura dance, magic shows, comedy shows, puppet shows and many more.
  • When you host a wedding at a Dhow, the guests get an opportunity to enjoy the scenic views of the creek.
  • A Dhow cruise wedding enables your guests to enjoy a personal and private space which makes it a memorable experience.

A Dhow cruise wedding is a good option if you want to make your wedding a unique and memorable experience.


Bollywood – Where Indian Fashion Trends Are Born

If one were to examine the history of Indian fashion trends, one would discover that most of them have their genesis in Hindi film industry. The start was made in the decade of the 60s with pairs that dazzled on the silver screen like Madhubala and Dilip Kumar, Mala Sinha and Rajendra Kumar, Meena Kumari and Raj Kumar, not to forget Nargis and Raj Kapoor, and has continued to this very day with the likes of Alia Bhatt and Sahid Kapoor, and Katrina Kaif and Siddharth Kapoor. All these big names and many more trendsetters have played very important roles in setting fashion benchmarks that have been adopted and followed by generations of fashion-conscious females in India.

The Beginning of the Fashion Obsession

It perhaps all started with the iconic pair of Madhubala and Dilip Kumar. Ironically, they were more recognized for their tragic character portrayals than for their fashion sense. However, the public’s hearts were won over by Madhubala with her winsome looks and fetching smile. Small wonder that the ladies of that generation were heavily influenced by her beautiful sarees, and also later came under the sway of Mala Sinha’s body-hugging churidars and kurtas, not to speak of her ‘bird’s nest’ type of ornate wigs. Then there was Sharmila Tagore, the quintessential Bengali beauty, who made men’s hearts beat faster with her seductive backless cholis.

In the decade of the 70s, the silver screen was set aflame by Hema Malini, truly a dream girl if there was one in the Indian film industry. She sported the most glamorous looks with her designer sarees with the alluring blouse neck designs that created a sensation. On the other hand, Meena Kumari’s simple appearance that was a personification of serenity, though much appreciated, never had the ladies in frenzy for obvious reasons. Another tragedy queen, Nargis, however, created quite an impact with the ladies of that era with her flowing white sarees and salwar-kameez with an umbrella cut.

The Dare to Bare Attitude

For those who are inclined to think that the early days of Indian color cinema were dominated by fashion trends that were wholly ethnic, it will come as a surprise that it was as early as the 60s that leading ladies like Nutan and Tanuja shed their inhibitions and their clothes to don swimming costumes for the first time ever in the history of Indian cinema. After these two, Sharmila Tagore and Saira Banu continued the trend with their shiny one-piece swimming costumes that had the eyes of scandalized audience riveted. Sharmila went a step further by wearing a polka dot bikini in the movie ’Amne Samne’. One cannot, of course, really say that the swimming costumes sparked off any fashion trends in Indian society, but what it did was to bring them out of the closet and open it up for discussion, which in itself was a very bold step for the time not so much for the dress itself but for the morality involved.

What cannot be ignored was the fact that even the male leads of the times like Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Biswajit and the Mukeherjees, Joy and Deb were not far behind in going topless. While they donned swimming costumes in an effort to blend into the screenplay, our very own macho man Salman Khan apparently needs no excuse to rip his shirt off and display his awesome muscles. Leading ladies of today performing item numbers have also almost erased the contribution to the fashion industry of screen vamps like Helen, Bindu, Jayshee T, Padma Khanna, etc. Sadly, there is almost none today that is really challenging the fashion industry quite like the stars of yesteryears. Of course, even today the actors are very well-dressed thanks to the efforts of the fashion designers who are very much clued into international fashion designs but fashion trends, on the whole, are far more transient than before.

Author bio: Monica Fernandez is a fashion designer who has been dressing up quite a few of the top stars of Bollywood. She has recently unveiled a new line of ethnic wear with extremely bold blouse neck designs that has received critical acclaim.


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