Recommendation 1 from ‘The NY Times’

Article Name:‘A picture of language’

By: ‘Kitty Burns Florey’

As the article goes on to show the things with the help of the diagrams, at first it is difficult to understand, but on understanding the principle behind it all, it is easy, What is rally fascinating is that no matter how long we have been on this earth, this art of diagramming is still very new to almost all of us.

Summary:

The article talks about the art of diagramming sentences that was invented 165 years ago by S.W. Clark. His book, A Practical Grammar on the same was published in 1847. The theme of the book was grammar, but what was really different about the book was that words phrases and sentences were classified according to their offices and various relationships with one another.

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Learn Words from the article:

Grammar: Sentence structure
Whimsical: Fanciful
Tradition: Custom
Utterance: Sound
Specimen: Example
Indicative: Suggestive

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘One Tibetan woman’s tragic path to self-immolation’

By: ‘Jason Burke’

Avery detailed article that will take you through the life of his young woman and evoke empathy. the story will make you realise how precious every life is no matter how simple it is. Further, the oppressive policies mentioned in the article will make you realise that freedom, the only happiness with most of us has been taken way in more than one way.

Summary:

The Article narrates the tragic story of self-immolation of a Tibetan woman, Tsering Kyi and this tragic story goes on to relate many such incidents that have only increased over an year. And, oppressive policies are deemed the reason for such increasing number of people self-immolating themselves. The article also mentions the hill town of Dharamshala, where the pictures of people who have sacrificed their lives are put up as martyrs. The article in a very well way has described the oppressive changes that the government has implemented in the society, which has led to increasing numbers of such incidents.

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Learn Words from the article:

Province: Region
Martyrs: Sufferers
Exile: Banish
Community: Neighbourhood

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Should all police-officers really be university-educated?’

By: ‘Daniel Bear and Johannes Rieken’

Well, that is exactly what is needed for the police officer knowledge of basic laws, but above all what is required is that police officers are able to handle the people well with compassion and strictness where required. And, college degree is not a prerequisite to do so, but experience.

Summary:

The article talks about the Winsor report that has raised many questions regarding the professionalism in police services. By some this has been taken to the logical end that university degree holder officers will be able to dispense their duties well. However, the article states that the main drawback of policing has been not education but their inability to connect with the community. Further, the article states that lack of college degrees does not mean that officers are not capable, but even when asked to recite the laws for anything, they will be able to do it.

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Learn Words from the article:

Challenge: Dare
Misleading: Deceptive
Accredited: Attributed
Acquired; Obtained.

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