Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Improving Your Speech

People judge you by what you do or say. The way you appears to others reveals your personality. Your speech - the words you use, how you use them, and the tone of your voice - is also directly related to your personality. What do you think of the girl who mumbles when she speaks? Do you respect the boy who uses coarse language?

Here are some tips you should observe when you speak:

First of all, speak clearly. This will make your voice pleasing and your message well understood. Do not swallow your words. Learn to control your breathing. Shallow breathing prevents you from speaking clearly. Fill your lungs with air, expand your chest, and your raise your shoulders and throw them back.

Secondly, speak in a moderate tone of voice. Girls' voices are pitched higher than boys'. Study what pitch is pleasing and easy for you, and speak in that pitch. Remember that a loud high-pitched voice is irritating. Likewise, if you speak low and too softly, your listeners will gave to strain themselves to hear what you are saying and may soon simple ignore you.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Expressing One's Viewpoint on an Issue

A quotation states "Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and keep on saying it." The quotaion seems to imply that if you have something to say express your own viewpoint.

There are many isssues around us particularly on ecology and environment. In this lesson, you will express your own opinion on an issue you feel strongly about. Your purpose will be persuade someone to agree with you.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Searching for Patterns in Sequences: Arithmetic, Geometric and others

Meaning of Sequence:
Did you know that a sequence or progression is a set of numbers written in a special order by the application of a definite rule. Each number of the sequence is called a term. The first number is called the first term, followed by the second term, third term and so on.
Illustrative Examples:--------------Rule
A. 1,4,9,16,25.......................................Squaring counting numbers from 1 to 5
B. 2,4,6,8,10.........................................Every term after the first is obtained by adding 2
to the preceding one.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Keeping the Surroundings Clean

There is nothing more pleasing than seeing a clean and orderly surroundings. It will contribute to the well-being of the family members.

Ornamental plants used as hedges, potted flowering plants such as roses, daises, dwarfed yellow bells and a small backyard vegetable garden, could bring an air of pleasantness and freshness in the surroundings.