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20 Ways to Get Good Karma

20 Ways to Get Good Karma

Instructions for Life by The Dalai Lama

  1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  3. Follow the three R’s:
    –  Respect for self,
    –  Respect for others and
    –  Responsibility for all your actions.
  4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
  7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  8. Spend some time alone every day.
  9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
    think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
  15. Be gentle with the earth.
  16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  19. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
  20. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Idioms about Money

1) Ante up: pay, produce a necessary amount of money

EXAMPLE:I had to ante up a lot of money to get my car fixed.

2) Back on your feet: return to good financial health.

Break the bankBreak the bank

EXAMPLE:My sister is back on her feet after losing her job last year

3)Bottom dollaryour last dollar

EXAMPLE: He spent his bottom dollar on some new clothes to wear for his job interview.

4)Break the bank: win all the money at a casino gambling table.

EXAMPLE:He broke the bank at the casino and walked away with a lot of money.

5)Buy off : give money to someone to stop them from doing their duty

EXAMPLE:They tried to buy off the politician but he refused to go along with their plan.

6)Cash in your chips: exchange or sell something to get some money

EXAMPLE:I decided to cash in my chips to get some money to go back to school.

7)Cheapskate: a person who will not spend much money, a stingy person

EXAMPLE:My friend is a cheapskate and won’t even go to a movie with me.

8) Chip in: contribute money or pay jointly

EXAMPLE:Everyone in our company chipped in some money to buy a wedding present for our boss.

9)Clean up: make a lot of money, make a big profit

EXAMPLE:I cleaned up at the horse races last year and still have some of the money left.

10)Feel like a million dollars/bucks: feel wonderful

EXAMPLE:Although I have been sick for a few weeks I feel like a million dollars today

Essential English Idioms

Here are the most common and essential English idioms which are used commonly in our daily conversations. At least two examples are attached to the idioms for the better comprehension.  At the end of the idioms some tests and questions have been provided to you.

to dress up : to wear formal clothes, to dress very nicely

  • We should definitely dress up to go to the theater.
  • You don’t have to dress up for Mike’s party.

 at last : finally, after a long time

  • We waited for hours and then the train arrived at last.
  • Now that I am sixteen, at last I can drive my parents’ car.

 as usual : as is the general case, as is typical

  • George is late for class as usual. This seems to happen every day.
  • As usual, Dora received first prize in the swimming contest. It’s the third consecutive year that she has won.

 to find out: get information about, to determine (S)
This idiom is separable only when a pronoun is used, as in the second example.

  • Will you please try to find out what time the airplane arrives?
  • I’ll call right now to find it out.

 to look at : give one’s attention to; to watch

  • The teacher told us to look at the blackboard and not at our books.
  • I like to walk along a country road at night and look at the stars.

 to look for : to try to find, to search for
An adverb phrase such as all over can be put between the verb and preposition, as in the second example.However, the idiom cannot be separated by a noun or pronoun.

  • He’s spent over an hour looking for the pen that he lost.
  • So there you are! We’ve looked all over for you.

 all right : acceptable, fine; yes, okay
This idiom can also be spelled alright in informal usage.

  • He said that it would be all right to wait in her office until she returned.
  • Do you want me to turn off the TV? Alright, if you insist.

 all along: all the time, from the beginning (without change)

  • She knew all along that we’d never agree with his plan.
  • You’re smiling! Did you know all along that I’d give you a birthday present?

 little by little: gradually, slowly (also: step by step )

  • Karen’s health seems to be improving little by little.
  • If you study regularly each day, step by step your vocabulary will increase.

 to tire out : to make very weary due to difficult conditions or hard effort (also: to wear out ) (S)

  • The hot weather tired out the runners in the marathon.
  • Does studying for final exams wear you out? It makes me feel worn out!

 to call on: to ask for a response from; to visit (also: to drop in on)

  • Jose didn’t know the answer when the teacher called on him.
  • Last night several friends called on us at our home.
  • Why don’t we drop in on Sally a little later?

 never mind: don’t be concerned about it; ignore what was just said

  • When he spilled his drink on my coat, I said, “Never mind. It needs to be cleaned anyway.”
  • So you weren’t listening to me again. Never mind; it wasn’t important.


A. Choose the appropriate idiomatic expression to substitute for the italicized word or words in eachsentence below. Idioms from previous lessons are indicated by number.

1. Nan is trying to find the purse that she lost yesterday.

a. finding out

b. looking at

c. looking for

2. As is typical, Doug is late for the meeting.

a. At last

b. All along

c. As usual

3. Were you able to determine what his occupation is?

a. to find out

b. to pick up (Lesson 1)

c. to call on

4. I am very weary after all that physical exercise today.

a. turned off (Lesson 1)

b. tired out

c. never mind

5. John’s mother knew that he wasn’t telling the truth from the beginning.

a. all along

b. all right

c. little by little

6. Some old friends of mine visited us last night.

a. called on

b. called up (Lesson 1)

c. wore out

7. Eventually, Mario will be able to speak English better than he does now.

a. Never mind

b. Sooner or later (Lesson 1)

c. At last

8. Is it acceptable for Mary to borrow our car for a few hours?

a. right away (Lesson 1)

b. all right

c. step by step

9. Would you please give your attention to me while I’m talking?

a. dress up

b. look at

c. wear out

10. They waited for forty-five minutes until finally the waiter brought their food.

a. at last

b. little by little

c. at first (Lesson 1)

B. Fill in each blank with the appropriate form of an idiomatic expression from this unit only.

Bob: Jim, should we ___________________________ for the party tonight?
Jim: No, informal clothes are fine I’m ______________________ my shoes. Have you seen them?
Bob: No. Did you check that closet by the front door?
Jim: Of course, I did! Gosh, my legs hurt. I’m really _____________________ from playing so much soccer
Bob: What did you say?
Jim: Oh, __________________________. It wasn’t important.
Bob: Sorry, I’m ____________________ the TV news. It’s about the robbery.
Jim: Have the police ______________________ who stole the million dollars?
Bob: No, they haven’t.
Jim: ______________________ I’ve found my shoes! They were in that closet by the door
Bob: I told you so!

The “Most”…

The most SELFISH one letter word….” I ”    AVOID  IT.confidence

The most SATISFYING two-letter word…. ” WE “   USE  IT.

The most POISONOUS three-letter word…. ” EGO“   KILL  IT.

The most USED four-letter word….” LOVE “   VALUE  IT.

The most PLEASING five-letter word…. ” SMILE “   KEEP  IT.

The fastest SPREADING six-letter word…. ” RUMOUR “   IGNORE  IT.

The hardest WORKING seven-letter word….” SUCCESS “   ACHIEVE  IT.

The most ENVIABLE eight-letter word….” JEALOUSY “   DISTANCE  IT.

The most POWERFUL nine-letter word….” KNOWLEDGE “   ACQUIRE  IT.

The most ESSENTIAl ten-letter word….” CONFIDENCE ”    TRUST  IT.


Interesting words and languages

There’s no Explanation! Just read it to the end…

    1. The first word spoken on the moon was “okay”. (Or not – see comments).
    2. Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means “the capital” in the Korean language.
    3. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
    4. There are only four words in the English language which end in “-dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
    5. The “you are here” arrow on maps is called an ideo locator.
    6. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
    7. The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe.
    8. The symbol used in many URLs (Web addresses) is called a tilde. (~)
    9. The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
    10. In English, “four” is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.
    11. Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.
    12. The word “trivia” comes from the Latin “trivium” which is the place where three roads meet, a public square. People would gather and talk about all sorts of matters, most of which were trivial.
    13. TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard.
    14. “Speak of the Devil” is short for “Speak of the Devil and he shall come”. It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention. That’s why when you’re talking about someone and they show up people say “Speak of the Devil”.
    15. The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means, “the King is dead”.
    16. Only three words have entered English from Czech: polka, pilsner, and robot.
    17. The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language.
    18. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
    19. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
    20. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is:- pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
    21. The only other word with the same amount of letters as it is its plural:- pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses.
    22. The longest non-medical word in the English language is FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION, which means “the act of estimating as worthless”.
    23. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
    24. The longest place-name still in use is: ‘Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturi


  1. pukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakit natahu’ it is the Maori name of a hill in New Zealand.
  2. The longest place name in the UK is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, it means The name means: “St Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave”.
  3. The longest word in the Old Testament is “Malhershalahashbaz”.
  4. Mafia in Old Arabic means ‘sanctuary’.
  5. Some long running myths say that a pregnant goldfish is called a prat, twit, twat and twerp. The correct word is actually “gravid”which describes the condition of a female livebearing fish when carrying young internally.
  6. Karaoke means ‘empty orchestra’ in Japanese.
  7. The first message tapped by Samuel Morse over his invention the telegraph was: “What hath God wraught?”
  8. The first words spoken by over Alexander Bell over the telephone were: “Watson, please come here. I want you.
  9. The first words spoken by Thomas Edison over the phonograph were: “Mary had a little lamb.”
  10. “Papaphobia” is the fear of Popes.
  11. The Academy Award statue is named after a librarian’s uncle. One day Margaret Herrick, librarian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, made a remark that the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar, and the name stuck.
  12. The three words in the English language with the letters “uu” are: vacuum, residuum and continuum.
  13. “Underground” is the only word in English that begins and ends with the letters “und.”
  14. A baby in Florida was named: Truewilllaughinglifebuckyboomermanifestdestiny. His middle name is George James.
  15. ‘Dreamt’ is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’.
  16. The word ‘Bye’ is used in both English and Spanish meaning the same thing.
  17. “Pogonophobia” is the fear of beards.
  18. In Chinese, the words crisis and opportunity are the same. (Or not – see comments)
  19. The infinity character on the keyboard is called a “lemniscate”.
  20. The salutation ‘good bye’ came from God bye which came from God be with you.
  21. “So-long” came from the Arabic “salaam” and the Hebrew “shalom.”
  22. The word ‘nerd’ was first coined by Dr. Seuss in ‘If I ran the Zoo’.
  23. Before Jets, Jet lag was called Boat lag.
  24. The word “monosyllable” actually has five syllables in it.
  25. There are no words in the English language that rhyme with month, silver, purple or orange.
  26. The letter “n” ends all Japanese words not ending in a vowel.
  27. It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
  28. ‘Zorro’ means ‘fox’ in Spanish.
  29. The verb “to cleave” has definitions which are antonyms of each other: to adhere and to separate.
  30. The verb “sanction” also has definitions which are antonyms: to sponsor and to ban.
  31. You won’t find a “6″ in Cameroon phone numbers–the native language has no sound for “x.
  32. “The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.”
  33. There is a seven-letter word in English that contains eleven words without rearranging any of its letters, “therein”: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, I, therein, herein.
  34. Rhythm” and “syzygy” are the longest English words without vowels.
  35. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them would burn their houses down – hence the expression “to get fired.”

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