Around a Bend

Thomas (as the narrator): When some people asked me to write a radio play on ghosts, I couldn’t think of any good idea. So, I asked them whether some of my experiences in a deserted house in a village in North Kerala would be good enough. They said it was alright so long as it … Continue reading Around a Bend

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How to write Book Reviews Movie Reviews and Radio Plays

Writing Book Reviews You can download any number of book reviews from the net. Times magazine publishes proper book reviews which could give you good models. There are five steps in writing a book review Choosing a book Reading it Taking down notes Planning and writing the first draft Final draft Choosing a book:  For … Continue reading How to write Book Reviews Movie Reviews and Radio Plays

The Astrologer’s Day (The Other Side)

A Better Decision Guru Nayak took out the knife again from his rag-bag and examined its sharpness. He had kept in sharp all these years. Its colour had changed from shiny steel to stained brown. But its sharpness remained the same, just like the strong determination in his heart. He got down where the bus … Continue reading The Astrologer’s Day (The Other Side)

Reported Speech (Lesson)

Reported Speech English teacher: This is a very important lesson. Our English teacher said that this was a very important lesson. The first sentence contains the actual words of the speaker. Usually this appears in quotations, like, The English teacher said, “This is a very important lesson.” However, when you go home and tell this … Continue reading Reported Speech (Lesson)

Conditional Clauses Exercises

Conditional Clauses  Sentences with ‘if’ in them are called conditional sentences. The clause which contains ‘if’ is called a conditional clause.1.1. Is it true that you were ill? I didn’t know that.If I had known that, I would have visited you.1.2. I hear that he needed some money. Nobody told me. So, I didn’t know.If … Continue reading Conditional Clauses Exercises

Conditional Clauses

Conditional Clauses Sentences with ‘if’ in them are called conditional sentences. The clause which contains ‘if’ is called conditional clauses. 1.1. Is it true that you were ill? I didn’t know that. If I had known that, I would have visited you. 1.2. I hear that he needed some money. Nobody told me. So, I … Continue reading Conditional Clauses