The Raven and the Swan is one of Aesop’s fables and tales to learn vocabulary in context with images. Study this English fable and listen to the text by selecting any part of the story. Practice listening and reading comprehension and improve your advanced vocabulary in authentic context at the same time. Source of story: … Read more
The Eagle and the Jackdaw is an English fairy tale from Aesop’s Fables to let you practice vocabulary in context and improve your reading comprehension. You can also select any text and listen to it to improve your listening ability. Source of story: Gutenberg Project at www.gutenberg.org The Eagle and the Jackdaw An eagle, flying down from … Read more
Jealous 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 1 Jealous 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 1 /ˈdʒel.əs/ (adj) feeling unhappy or bitter because other people have some advantages or possessions, envious, covetous, green-eyed, resentful, green with envy, desirous – protective, suspicious, wary, watchful Maybe you’re jealous of others’ success at work. Perhaps you’re envious of your friend’s … Read more
Begrudge 1100 Words You Need Week 42 Day 3 Begrudge 1100 Words You Need Week 42 Day 3 /bɪˈgrʌdʒ/ (verb) to give or allow resentfully or unwillingly, feel aggrieved or bitter about, be resentful of, envy someone’s possession or enjoyment, resent, be jealous of, be envious of But the Councilors would be furious. There were … Read more
Covet 1100 Words You Need Week 36 Day 4 Covet 1100 Words You Need Week 36 Day 4 /ˈkʌv.ɪt/ (verb) to desire something strongly particularly something that belongs to another person, envy, yearn for, crave, wish for, have one’s heart set on, long for, hunger for, thirst for, want, hanker Once all of the items … Read more
How much land does a man need? How much land does a man need? An elder sister came to visit her younger sister in the country. The elder was married to a tradesman in town, the younger to a peasant in the village. As the sisters sat over their tea talking, the elder began to … Read more
Envy Envy (noun & verb) /ˈen.vi/ noun: the state of being jealous of others’ success, possessions, etc. – jealousy – resentment – greed – covet – resent: The childless woman was gazing at a mother and her newborn with envy.