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1041 . There is no net transfer of energy by the particles of the medium in which waves?
Stationary waves

1042 . Jaspal Rana is a distinguished athlete in which game?

1043 . Which provides the largest part of the demand for loanable funds in India?
Corporate businesses

1044 . Moho discontinuity lies at the depth of approximately howmany kilometers?
400 km

1045 . Who was well-known patron of the Mahayana of Buddhism?

1046 . From the evolutionary point of view, which is the most primitive animal?

1047 . By whom are the Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court are appointed?

1048 . What is reduction of oxide with carbon at high temperature called?

1049 . Which is the higest plateau in the world?
Pamir Plateau

1050 . Who authored the Tamil epic 'Silappadikaram' ?
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1051 . S. Vijaya Lakshmi and Nisha Mohita are associated with which game?

1052 . How many gold medals did India win at the XIth Asian Games?

1053 . At what level does the Natura 2000 network operate?

1054 . Which atmospheric layer that reflects radio waves is called?

1055 . How is Manimekalai is looked?
As the Odyssey of Tamil

1056 . Where can the report of the UPSC discussed?
In Parliament before being accepted

1057 . Conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy occurs in which thing?

1058 . What is the main source of revenue to meet different expenditures?
Internal borrowings

1059 . What is a line on a map which joins places having the same rainfall called?

1060 . Which Gupta king is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas?
Skanda Gupta
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1061 . The oldest monarchy in the world is that of which country?

1062 . Starch iodide paper is used to test for the presence of which agent?
Oxidising agent

1063 . In the case of a 'test-tube baby' where does fertilisation take place?
Outside the mother's body

1064 . The direction of ocean currents is reversed with season in which ocean?
In the Indian Ocean

1065 . By which inscription is the earliest example of a land grant is provided?
The Satavahanas

1066 . The powers of the Election Commission are given in which Article of the Constitution?

1067 . New exim policy has choosen which town for 'the pottery export?

1068 . The boundary between North and South Korea is marked by which line?
38th Parallel

1069 . The Grand Banks are famous fishing grounds in which region?
North-West Atlantic

1070 . To which satvahana king is the Prakrit text 'Gatha Saptasai' is attributed?
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1071 . Why does diffusion of light in the atmosphere take place?
Due to dust particles

1072 . Which Element present in largest amount in human body?

1073 . Which of appointment is not made by the President of India?
Speaker of the Lok Sabha

1074 . The present demographic transition of India is indicative of which thing?
Typically increasing urbanisation

1075 . Who wrote Tughluqnamah ?
Amir Khusrau

1076 . Who was the first winner of' Dada Saheb Phalke Award?
Prithvi Raj Kapoor

1077 . What is the mean of Ad Valorem?
According to value

1078 . What is formed by dissolution of base or acid in water?

1079 . Which is the smallest Union Territory?

1080 . In which year was India was invaded by Timur Lame?
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The hardest part is memorizing all those new words!

It has to be done though. You cannot hope to master the language successfully without learning the words and phrases that make it up.

The best way to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of idioms is through reading.Hence, making that list of new words is important! However, watching English movies will give you a bigger knowledge of idioms and phrases.

Now, when you build your English vocabulary as well as stock of phrases and idioms,you can disintegrate your learning into two levels:

Fundamental level: There are 2000 to 2500 words which are called the foundation blocks of English language. These words are not particularly listed but comprise of each first word for every meaning that you learn to the count. These include certain words like how, why, where which are not replaceable by another word. For phrases and idioms, the cardinal ones will fall in the fundamental category.

Extensive level: Every word, phrase or idiom with similar or opposite meaning and intent as of the fundamental ones will form the extensive list for a more in-depth learning.

Tips for expanding vocabulary:

? One word at a time
Do not try to learn the entire dictionary in a weekend. That will not do you any good! Start small. Once you find a new word, incorporate it in your daily use.

? Spend every spare minute reading
Read, read, and read! Books will expand your vocabulary to a large extent.Pay close attention to what you are reading. If you do not understand a word, use a dictionary to find its meaning.

? Context skills

Usually, while reading it is easy to decipher the meaning of a word from the sentence it is used in i.e. the context. In this sentence, you can figure out that the word ‘decipher’ means to understand or convert into normal language. If you come across a word that you cannot completely understand, before turning to the dictionary, trying figuring out what the word could mean. Then, you can cross check with the dictionary to see if you were right. This will build your context skills and it is important in English because a lot of words are similar and pronounced in the same way. Some words even have the same spelling but mean something completely different.

? Practice

Of course, practice makes perfect. Use the new vocabulary you have, or you
might forget it before you even get a chance to use it. After learning a word
and understanding the context it is used in, make it a point to put that word in
your sentences.

? Use the dictionary

I know I said do not learn the dictionary in a day, but skimming through it and picking out words that fascinate you is a good exercise. Learn these words and use them so you get used to the context they are used in.

? Play with words

Play games like scrabble or words with friends or ruzzle. These games can increase your vocabulary in a fun way. Ask friends to help you along the way.Since these games have a competitive twist, you intend to learn new words
faster. Even Pictionary is a good game to learn new words. Since you are drawing the words out, the meaning of the word stays with you.

? Crosswords

Make it a point to do the crossword every day. They can be a little overwhelming but with a little help, one can usually manage to complete the whole thing. They not only give you new words as you go through the thesaurus, but you general knowledge also expands. I think this is a brilliant exercise for learning a language.

? Write a journal

Start a written journal where you pen down your thoughts in English. This way you can practice writing as well. Remember to use the words you learned that day.

? Listen

When others speak, listen! Observe how native English speaker use their words. Do not hesitate in asking what they mean if you don’t understand something. When you learn listen, you will also learn the usage of idioms,
phrases, slang and colloquialisms. This will make you more fluent as well as understandable.

? Associations

When you learn a new word, associate it with something so that you have an easier time recalling it later. It could be a colour, a feeling, another word, or anything else. For example, ‘quintessential’ – one of my favorite words –
means ‘the perfect example of something’. You can associate it with your favorite dish, your favorite actress or actor, your parents. Use these associations to remember the word.

? Make a list of words

In a diary you keep with you, make a list of all the words you come across in a day. When you get home or in your free time, open a dictionary and find the meanings of each word you collected.

? Learn the roots

Make it a point to learn the roots of the words. This is an interesting way to remember the words. Mostly every word in English has roots in either Latin or Greek. It is fun to learn how the word came about. Languages keep
evolving, so a word that meant something in the 17th century would not mean the same today.

? Use the word

Again, this point is so important that I am repeating is over and over again. If you do not use the words you learn, you will forget them. Learn to use the words. Make is a habit.

? Prefixes and suffixes

English has a lot of words that use prefixes and suffixes. A prefix is a word that is added before another word. A suffix on the other hand is a morpheme that is added to the end of a word.

“Do It Right Now”: Steps to Start Improving instantly

Step 1: Pick a subject or a noun
Step 2: Look for words and descriptive phrases in the dictionary which can describe or narrate about the subject
Step 3: Note down the relevant words with it’s meaning/s, synonyms and antonyms
Step 4: Now, using those words, construct descriptive sentences about the subject and place phrases in the right sequence.
Step 5: Repeat the process with other topics, objects and nouns.
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