words with silent words and expressions, how to improve your communication skills
Words with a silent ‘T’
In English, a silent letter is a letter in a specific word does not resemble to any sound in the words pronunciation. Look at the word – ‘Listen’. When you are saying the word, observe that the‘t’ is silent.
Similarly we have many more words where‘t’ is silent. For these words we have different spelling patterns. If we have these patterns – “_sten”, “_ften”, “_stle”, usually, we do not pronounce ‘T’.
_sten, _ften, _stle = Silent ‘T’
- ‘_sten’ – listen, fasten, moisten
- ‘_ften’ – soften
- ‘_stle’ – castle
Expressions in English, which use the noun/verb ‘work’.
1. Work out
Meaning: exercise / find a solution
Example: Harry works out at gym every day.
2. Dirty work
Meaning: Unpleasant work
Example: She did the dirty work on that project
3. Get worked up
Meaning: become angry or annoyed/ excited/ emotional
Example: Do not get so worked up about something that you cannot do anything about.
4. Work on
Meaning: do work on something
Example: a) I worked on a project. b) Don’t worry. I am working on it.
Meaning: work too much
Example: He is a workaholic
6. Work it
Meaning: Do something confident (it is a phrase of encouragement)
Example: Work it, girl!
Meaning: too much work
Example: He overworked but underpaid.
8. Work like a horse
Meaning: work a lot/ work very hard
Example: Jenny works like a horse.
How to Improve Your English Communication Skills
6 tips to improve your English communication skills:
- Listen & observe
- The more speak the better you will be
- Create English atmosphere around you
- Make an eye contact while speaking
- Check your posture and body language
- Get rid of fear and have confidence