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(2018-11-13)

با عضویت رایگان میتونید از طریق پنل کاربریتون به آرشیو اصطلاحات، داستان ها و مطالب آموزشی دسترسی داشته باشید.

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Quote of the Day:

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.

- Vernon Howard

Word of the Day (برای هر سطح):

bounce /baʊns/ (verb)

1. if something bounces or you bounce it, it moves quickly away from a surface it has just hit or you make it do this

The ball bounced twice before he could reach it.

2. to jump up and down on something

She bounced up and down excitedly on the bed.

3. to move a child up and down while he or she is sitting on your knee in order to entertain him or her

بالاجستن، پس جستن، پریدن، گزاف گویى کردن، مورد توپ وتشرقرار دادن، بیرون انداختن، پرش، جست، گزاف گویى

مترادف: banish ,boot ,eject ,cast out ,chase ,dismiss ,drum ,expel ,extrude ,kick out ,oust ,out ,rout ,run off ,throw out ,turf ,[ ,] ,turn out

متضاد: employ ,engage ,hire ,retain ,sign ,take on

theological /ˌθiːəˈlɑːdʒɪkl/ (adjective)

1. connected with the study of religion and beliefs

a theological college

وابسته بعلوم الهى

botany /ˈbɑːtəni/ (noun)

1. the scientific study of plants and their structure

کتاب گیاه شناسى، گیاهان یک ناحیه، زندگى گیاهى یک ناحیه

ostracize /ˈɑːstrəsaɪz/ (verb)

1. to refuse to let somebody be a member of a social group; to refuse to meet or talk to somebody

He was ostracized by his colleagues for refusing to support the strike.

از حقوق اجتماعى محروم کردن، با اراء عمومى تبعید کردن، از حقوق اجتماعى و سیاسى محروم کردن، از وجهه عمومى انداختن

rat on (phrasal verb)

1. to tell somebody in authority about something wrong that somebody else has done

Where I come from, you don't rat on your friends.

2. to not do something that you have agreed or promised to do

The government is accused of ratting on its promises to the unemployed.

to give any thought to

Definition:

to reflect upon something; to consider something; to think about something a lot

Synonym or related:

analyze, appraise, consider, contemplate, deliberate, evaluate, examine, mull, mull over, puzzle over, reflect, speculate, weigh, appraise, brood, cerebrate, cogitate, daydream, debate, dwell, excogitate, figure, meditate, mind, mull over, muse, ponder, reason, reflect, revolve, roll, ruminate, study, think, noodle around, perpend, put on thinking cap, think out, think over, turn over

 

Scenario 1:

Colleague 1: Sales are really picking up. Every sales route has expanded by at least fifty percent. It's at the point where salespeople are only able to see each customer once every two weeks.

Colleague 2: Have you given any thought to breaking up the routes and hiring more salespeople?

Colleague 1: I hadn't really considered that as I was just concentrating on the increased sales but I guess I should think about breaking up the routes.

 

Scenario 2:

Husband: My annual vacation is coming up soon. You know I don't usually give any thought to where we might go.

Wife: I have been thinking about it a great deal. I think that this year we should go somewhere really different.

Husband: What have you got in mind?

Wife: Well, I picked up some travel brochures for Tibet, Madagascar and The Galapagos Islands.

Husband: Interesting.

 

Search in the Real World

to give any thought to - Examples:

1) ... is prompting many to plan for retirement, all too few of us give any thought to what services we might need in our advanced years.

2) ...few city planners give any thought to disabled walkers.

3) I wonder if people ever give any thought to what exactly the troops are doing.

4) ... whether private individuals or local authorities, give any thought to the working conditions of those who provide that care.

5) I don't think they give any thought to the fact that the money they are receiving was earned by someone else.

6) ... name on the map. It was not a place I had ever given any thought to.

7) I was feeling guilty that I hadn't even given any thought to what I was going to do for those in need during this season of ...

8) Webb asked Rushlow if he had given any thought to how different the fire would have been if there had been sprinklers.

9) Everything is ready to go. I haven't given any thought to do what I might do if we don't start on time because I ...

10) I was only young and hadn't given any thought to starting a family.

11) Classes are constructed. The reality is no-one gives any thought to which teacher will get which class until the principle has knowledge of who will ...

12) ... topsoil, a humble thing no one but a serious, intelligent farmer gives any thought to.

13) It seems that some people are content to just eat whatever without actually giving any thought to whether it's good for you.

14) Oops! I signed up to the website this morning without giving any thought to this malevolent behavior.

15) Budgeting also remains a major concern with only 52 per cent giving any thought to financial goals, spending habits and ways to manage money.

16) I never actually gave any thought to what Greg was playing as far as the melody of the flute ...

17) had the lottery dream and even played the lottery on occasion, but I never gave any thought to money and the mind-body-spirit connection.

18) ... makes me wonder if the programmer who set this page up gave any thought to what happens if there is an infinite number of comments.

19) Of course, I never gave any thought to where the stone might end up once it disappeared out of view ...

20) We never gave any thought to this line of reasoning, because we were just naturally pragmatic.

Short Story

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A visit to Taj Mahal

TAJ MAHAL, the most famous mausoleum in the world, built by the emperor SHAH JAHAN to keep alive forever the memory of his beloved queen, MAMTAZ MAHAL.

For five-and-twenty years of my life had I been looking forward to the sight now before me. Of no building on earth, I heard so much as of this, which contains the remains of the Emperor SHAH JAHAN and his wife. We had ordered our tents to be pitched in the gardens of this splendid mausoleum, that we might have our fill of the enjoyment, which everybody seemed to derive from it; and we reached there about eight o’ clock. I went over the whole building before I entered my tent, and I can truly say that everything surpassed my expectations.

After my quarter of a century of anticipated pleasure, I went on from part to part in the expectation that I must by and by come to something that would disappoint me. But no, the emotion which one feels at first is never impaired; on the contrary, it goes on improving from the first sight of the dome in the distance to the minute inspection of the last flower upon the screen round the tomb. One returns and returns to it with undiminished pleasure; and through at every turn the visitor’s attention to the smaller parts becomes less and less, the pleasure which he drives from the contemplation of the greater, and of the whole collectively, seems to increase; and he leaves with a filling of regret that he could not have it all his wife within his reach.

The Emperor and his queen lie buried side by side in a vault beneath the building to which we descend by a flight of steps. Their remains are covered by two slabs of marble; and directly over the slabs, upon the floor above, in the great centre room under the dome, stand to other slabs of the same marble, exquisitely worked in mosaic. Upon that of the Queen, amid wreathes of flowers, are worked in black letters passages from the Koran-merely mosaic work of flowers, with his name and the date of his death.

The slab over the Queen occupies the centre of the apartments above and in the vault below, and that over her husband lies on the left as we enter. At one end of the slab in the vault her name is inwrought, “Mumtaz-i-Mahal banu begum,” the ornament of the palace, Banu Begum, and the date of her death, 1631.

The building stands upon the north side of a large quadrangle, looking down into the clear blue stream of the river Jumna, while the other three sides are enclosed with a high wall of red sandstone. The entrance of this quadrangle is through a magnificent gateway in the south side opposite the tomb; and on the other two sides, are very beautiful mosques facing in wards, and corresponding exactly with each other in size, design, and execution.

The mausoleum itself, the terrace upon which it stands, and the minarets, are all formed of the finest white marble inlaid with precious stones. The wall around the quadrangle including the river face of the terrace is made of red sand stone, with cupolas and pillars of the same white marble. The marble was all brought from the Jaipur territories upon wheeled carriages, a distance. I believe, of two or three hundred miles; and the stand stone from the neighborhood of Dhaulpur and Fatehpur Sikri. Shah jahan is said to have inherited his partially for this color from his grandfather, Akbar who constructed almost all his buildings of this same stone.

We visited the Moti Masjid or pearl Mosque. It was built Shah Jahan, entirely of white marble. There is no mosaic upon any of the pillars or panels of this mosque; but the design and execution of the flowers in bas-relief’ are exceedingly beautiful. It is a chaste, simple and majestic building; and is by some people admired even more than the Taj. Few, however, go to see the “mosque of pearls” more than once, stay as long as they will at Agra; and when they go, the building appears less and less to deserve their admiration; while they go to the Taj as often as they can, and find new beauties in it, or new feelings of pleasure from it, every time.

از طریق کنترل پنل متیونید به آرشیو تمام داستانهای کوتاه دسترسی داشته باشید.

فهم هر متن علمی و عمومی (از جمله متن های بالا) ارتباط مستقیم با تعداد لغاتی که بلدید داره.

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