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At GEC we believe that your success is our success. Stay updated on all Global English Centre news and events.

Global English Centre

1 week 2 days ago

**Tips of the Day**

~COMMON ENGLISH IDIOMS TO USE IN OUR DAILY LIFE~

1) Curiosity killed the cat
Meaning: Being inquisitive can lead to an unpleasant situation.

2) Don't put all your eggs in one basket
Meaning: Do not put all your resources in one possibility.

3) Have a blast
Meaning: To have a good time or to enjoy.

4) Hit the road
Meaning: To depart, to start the journey.

5) Hit the sack/sheets/hay
Meaning: To go to bed.

6) It takes two to tango
Meaning: Actions or communications need more than one person.

7) Kill two birds with one stone
Meaning: To accomplish two different things at the same time.

8) Miss the boat
Meaning: Someone missed his or her chance.

9) Off the hook
Meaning: To escape a situation of responsibility, obligation or (less frequently) danger.

10) Once in a blue moon
Meaning: Happens very rarely.

11) Picture paints a thousand words
Meaning: A visual image is far more descriptive than words.

12) Piece of cake
Meaning: A job, task, or other activity that is easy or simple.

13) He / she's a big fish
Meaning: Being the boss, the leader.

14) Pushing up daisies
Meaning: Euphemism for dying or death.

15) Spill the beans
Meaning: To reveal someone's secret.

-GLOBAL ENGLISH CENTRE-

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Global English Centre

1 week 4 days ago

It's another class session with our international teen students.
All of them are coming from different countries just to learn and improve English through our study program. It is such an amazing experience for us! We hope the students will improve their English in just a flick of time. All the best! πŸ’ͺ

#gec #geckk #geckotaki #english #learning #study #studygram #program #learnenglish #education #studyinkk #studylife #japan #china #korea #country #international #kotakinabalu #studentlife #kkcity #sabah @ Global English Centre

Global English Centre

1 week 4 days ago

**Tips of the Day**

GRAMMAR - Punctuation

1) Full stop / period - [ . ]

=> To use at the end of a sentence and other most abbreviations.

E.g: Jason walked to school.

2) Question mark - [ ? ]

=> To use at the end of a sentence that asks a question.

E.g: What would you like for breakfast?

3) Exclamation mark - [ ! ]

=> To use after a sentence that expresses strong feelings.

E.g: Wow! What a surprise!

4) Quotation mark - [ " " ]

=> To enclose the exact words spoken by a person.

E.g: Mom said, "Do your very best."

5) Parentheses - [ ( ) ]

=> To enclose parts of a sentence that might be omitted.

E.g: Todd is taller (over six feet) than anyone else in class.

6) Colon - [ : ]

=> To use after a salutation or before a list.

E.g: Dear Mr. Johnson:
The colors are as follows: red, blue, yellow, green.

7) Apostrophe - [ ' ]

=> To show ownership or in place of letters omitted in a contraction.

E.g: I have Amy's book.
Matt can't go to the store.

8) Comma - [ , ]

=> To use a comma between words in a series.

E.g: Jason bought pencils, paper and crayons.

=> To use a comma in addresses or dates.

E.g: Our family moved to Toronto, Canada on May 10, 2009.

=> To use a comma after words or a phrase at the beginning or end of a sentence.

E.g: Last summer, our family went to the beach.

=> To use a comma after the greeting and closing of a letter.

E.g: Dear Aunt Janet,
Sincerely, Taylor.

-GLOBAL ENGLISH CENTRE-

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Global English Centre

1 week 5 days ago

Welcome to Kota Kinabalu city to Lee So Young & family, all the way from South Korea πŸ‘ The GEC Team wishes you all the best for your studies here at GEC πŸ’ͺ

#gec #geckk #geckotaki #southkorea #korea #korean #family #study #english #studygram #program #studyenglish #learning #learn #learningenglish #welcome #kkcity #kk #education #kotakinabalu #summerprogram #sabah

Global English Centre

1 week 5 days ago

**Tips of the Day**

~OTHER WAYS TO SAY "GREAT"~

1) Marvelous
E.g: He certainly is a marvelous actor.

2) Wonderful
E.g: We had a wonderful time last night.

3) Terrific
E.g: I feel absolutely terrific today!

4) Awesome
E.g: They had an awesome task ahead.

5) Incredible
E.g: The noise from the crowd was incredible.

6) Extraordinary
E.g: What an extraordinary thing to say!

7) Phenomenal
E.g: The results have been phenomenal.

8) Superior
E.g: You're a very superior young woman.

9) Excellent
E.g: She speaks excellent Japanese.

10) Superb
E.g: His performance was absolutely superb.

11) Outstanding
E.g: That was an outstanding performance!

12) Magnificent
E.g: Kota Kinabalu city sunset view was so magnificent!

13) Exceptional
E.g: This weather is exceptional for June.

14) Spectacular
E.g: This is a spectacular movie.

-GLOBAL ENGLISH CENTRE-

Global English Centre

1 week 6 days ago

*Monday - Enrollment Day*
Please welcome our new student, Ms Mamiko Naritsuka from Japan to study at GEC.
We wish Ms Mamiko to have a pleasant study environment with us. Study smart! πŸ’ͺ

#globalenglishcentre #geckk #geckotaki #japanese #japan #studyinmalaysia #studygram #studyhard #studysmart #student #study #program #newstudent #learningenglish #welcometomalaysia #kkcity #education #english #sabah

Global English Centre

1 week 6 days ago

**Tips of the Day**

~12 MOST MISUNDERSTOOD WORDS~

1) Historical

You think it means: Historic

Actual meaning: Pertaining to the past, but not necessarily important to it or a part of it.

2) Novel

You think it means: Any book

Actual meaning: A book that is a work of fiction.

3) Less

You think it means: Fewer

Actual meaning: A smaller amount of uncountable nouns.

4) Continual

You think it means: With no interruptions

Actual meaning: Duration over a long period of time, not necessarily without interruption.

5) Infamous

You think it means: Famous

Actual meaning: Having extremely bad reputation; never used in a positive manner.

6) Systematic

You think it means: Systemic, pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.

It means: Involving a system, method, or plan; orderly.

7) Proscribe

You think it means: Prescribe; to order the use of something, such as medication; to direct or dictate.

Actual meaning: To denounce, banish, outlaw or exile.

8) Penultimate

You think it means: Above, beyond, or better than ultimate.

Actual meaning: Next to last.

9) Precocious

You think it means: Cautious or misbehaving.

Actual meaning: Unusually advanced in development, especially mentally.

10) Alternate

You think it means: Alternative

Actual meaning: To interchange successively or regularly.

11) Moot

You think it means: No longer open for debate or closed to discussion; factually wrong.

Actual meaning: Open for debate; an assembly of authoritative persons; or an argument or discussion.

12) Nauseous

You think it means: Nauseated

Actual meaning: To induce nausea.

-GLOBAL ENGLISH CENTRE-

Global English Centre

2 weeks 1 day ago

GEC will be closed today, 31st of August 2019 for Malaysia Nasional Day !

Classes will resume as per normal on Monday 2nd of September!

The team here at Global English Centre wish you a " Selamat Hari Merdeka”. Have a nice holiday and remember be safe !!!!!

Some Info:
Hari Merdeka, also known as Hari Kebangsaan is the official National day of Malaysia as defined in the Article 160 of the Constitution of Malaysia, to commemorate the Malayan Declaration of Independence on 31 August 1957. The day is marked by official and unofficial ceremonies and observances. β€” at Global English Centre

Global English Centre

2 weeks 2 days ago

**Tips of the Day**

~5 IDIOMS ABOUT KNOWLEDGE~

1) Knowledge is power

Meaning: The more someone knows, the more equipped that person is.

E.g.: Knowledge is power. If you know something about the past, it may help you to anticipate the future.

2) Learn the ropes

Meaning: To learn or understand the basic details of how to do or perform a job, task or activity.

E.g.: We have a few high-priority projects we need to get done now, so you'll need to learn the ropes on your own.

3) Can't make heads or tails of

Meaning: Failing to understand or confused about something.

E.g.: I've been working with the new software for hours, but I still can't make heads or tails out of it.

4) Burning the midnight oil, pull an all-nighter

Meaning: Used by students to indicate late night/all night studies.

E.g.: I'm going to have to pull an all-nighter if I'm going to get this term paper done in time for school tomorrow.

5) Know something backwards and forwards

Meaning: To be an expert or intimately familiar with something.

E.g.: I've read this book so many times, I know it backwards and forwards.

-GLOBAL ENGLISH CENTRE-

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