The Fisherman and His Wife – English Fairy Tale

The Fisherman and His Wife – An English fairy tale by Brothers Grimm with a podcast and visual dictionary in context and text-to-speech to improve your English Source of story: Gutenberg Project at www.gutenberg.org Listen to the audiobook below. The Fisherman and His Wife There was once a fisherman who lived with his wife in a … Read more

The Dog and the Shadow – English Fairy Tale

The Dog and the Shadow The Dog and the Shadow – learn English with fairy tales from Aesop’s fables with a podcast, list of useful words and phrases, illustrated flashcards and text-to-speech, ideal for young learners and beginners. A DOG, crossing a bridge over a stream with a piece of flesh in his mouth, saw … Read more

Avarice 1100 Words You Need Week 28 Day 4

Avarice 1100 Words You Need Avarice 1100 Words You Need Week 28 Day 4 with synonyms, antonyms, authentic examples and flashcards for GRE, TOEFL & IELTS /ˈæv.ər.ɪs/ (noun) an extremely strong desire to have more wealth, greed, cupidity, greed for wealth, greediness, materialism, covetousness, acquisitiveness, avidity, avariciousness If you remember being taught in grammar school … Read more

The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs – English Short Story

The Money’s Paw The Money’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs Part I. Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at chess, the former, who possessed ideas about the game involving radical changes, putting his … Read more

Materialism 1100 Words You Need Week 21 Day 4

Materialism 1100 Words You Need Materialism 1100 Words You Need /məˈtɪə.ri.ə.lɪ.zəm/ (noun) an obsession with material things and ignoring the spiritual dimension of life, greed, greediness, acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness Materialism is a form of philosophical monism that holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all things, including mental states … Read more

Cupidity 1100 Words You Need Week 16 Day 3

Cupidity 1100 Words You Need Cupidity 1100 Words You Need /kjuːˈpɪd.ɪ.ti/ (noun) greed for money and possessions, avarice, materialism, rapacity, covetousness, greediness, acquisitiveness, avidity, avariciousness But when I am alone with myself, I have not the courage to think of myself as an artist in the great and ancient sense of the term. Giotto, Titian, … Read more