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October 2013 Blog Posts (246)

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all the EC members!


I’m a subscriber to “My American friend” podcast blog.

Today I’ve got a link to the newest episode devoted to the Halloween.

I’ve learnt some nice idioms about death  like


“to be BORED to DEATH”,

“to come to a DEAD END”,


“to be a DEAD RINGER for”… by listening 

There’s also a transcript there.

I hope you like it,…


Added by Svetlana on October 31, 2013 at 20:14 — 3 Comments


Added by hala on October 31, 2013 at 16:48 — 3 Comments

I Have an Idea

EC blog part is one of my favorite parts on this site and I have benefited from it. It offers us learners a good chance to practice our writing. Writing is no doubt a useful method to test your words and expressions. It is also a fine platform to share your sparkling ideas with the others.…


Added by ⊱ Mickey ⊰ on October 31, 2013 at 13:30 — 33 Comments

Holiday to the space? It's already possible!

I have always been in love with watching movie related to the space or science. Latest movie that i have watched related to it is "Gravity", acted by two famous stars, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. I always wonder if i can even feel to be in the space, feel the zero-gravity impact then fly around,…


Added by Anonymous on October 31, 2013 at 9:07 — No Comments

Can music make you smarter?

This topic is no longer new or surprising thing to talk about, many of you pernaps, have been acquired an information which said that listening to classical music could be one of good reason to make your brain smarter. This statement remains not very fundamentally working, but a kind of research…


Added by Anonymous on October 31, 2013 at 8:31 — 2 Comments

annoying friends but beloved one :)

I just saw this pic at a site and it reminds me one of my beloved friend that I wont forget her ..that is right that she is busy with her family and her study and me too but she always is in my heat :-*

Have you ever had a friend that do something exactly the time that she does not have to do that…


Added by A dream on October 31, 2013 at 8:30 — 33 Comments

Writing Challenge: Write 2 Connect

I'm not a person that frequently is writing things by passion, but I admit that the words have a great effect in the people.

When the people write novels, poems or other types of writing, they can attract the attention of the other people and they can transmit your feelings through your words. In that moments that persons can establish one relationship by the writing and they don't need stay together for establishing that relationship, because the words express of feeling of author of…


Added by Carlos Andres Rodriguez on October 31, 2013 at 3:36 — 4 Comments

Discussion Question: "Mexico Considers Soda Pop Tax"

Listen To News: Mexico Considers Soda Pop Tax ~ 29 October 2013…


Added by Daniel on October 30, 2013 at 22:00 — 6 Comments

Halloween FAQ

Are you new to a country that celebrates Halloween? Here are some questions you may have. 

When is Halloween?

October 31st. 

What is going to happen on Halloween night in my neighbourhood?

When it gets dark outside, kids will dress up in…


Added by Tara Benwell on October 30, 2013 at 18:00 — 15 Comments

Wordless Wednesday (OCT. 30, 2013)

This itchy scalp is driving me crazy;

I should really change my shampoo!…


Added by Grace on October 30, 2013 at 16:00 — 18 Comments

Three Kisses

Oops! I almost lost my dear right arm due to my naughty niece. Thank God, I can still type this blog with it here. What happened?

We were playing with blocks when a call rang. Oh, there came my lovely dinner! [I was too lazy to cook dinner tonight] Then I left her alone in…


Added by ⊱ Mickey ⊰ on October 30, 2013 at 15:00 — 22 Comments

Half noble, half beggar...

I still can’t forget the face of Villan. Actually, after after all these years ,I always remember his face at the first day of my pension. Villan was the employee of Secretariat Office.All of his property was just his salary.The first day of the month, when Villan takes his salary, he starts to talk.This day when he came back office from the bank. You could figure out from the bulge of his pocket that he puts all of his salary in his left…


Added by A dream on October 30, 2013 at 13:42 — 17 Comments

subtitles ... yes or no ?

I don't think it's a good idea to watch movies with subtitles.when you do so ,you are not just listening to the actors , you are also reading .This makes it difficult when you actually talk to people . In fact there are no subtitles in real life ... so it is better to practise your listening without relying on subtitles.

Added by abdejlil saadi on October 30, 2013 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

The Benefits of Drinking Water


Water has no taste, still we love it.  Who doesn’t enjoy taking a glass of cold water on a sweltering heat? More or less 70% of the body mass of human being is made of water. According to the studies drinking of eight glasses of water a day meets the demands of this liquid that our body needs. So, drinking water should receive your proper attention.

When you are short of water in your body, the brain sets off the thirst mechanism of the body. You should listen to the cues and…


Added by Mily Ghosh on October 30, 2013 at 11:28 — 4 Comments

Wondering if how can we live without technology? Let's see what happens.

We have been living in the era where technology is no longer as kind of supporting tool of our lives, we have been relied on it or most likely can't live without it (especially for youngsters), and some of us don't even think or feel about it. This is a kind of an illustration that can be alert for us to think what if the day comes and take everything we need in terms of gadgets or devices.

This video will show you, how crazy…


Added by Anonymous on October 30, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments

He is indeed magician!

A lot of people have been arguing to pick who is the best footballer between Ronaldo and Messi. They always compare these players with anything they see in their version as a complete footballer, while every player has its uniqueness and each of them is different. Almost all of the football fans around the world have agreed that these players are exceptional,…


Added by Anonymous on October 30, 2013 at 9:47 — 1 Comment

My first post!

Hi everybody!

It's my first post :)

Added by Irina Mirina on October 30, 2013 at 9:41 — 6 Comments

Extracts of my novel 'So-called sugar.' continuation of Chapter 23

 I visited her on a Saturday morning after the night shift. She opened the door with a rare smile, for the first time she appeared okay and calm.


‘Hi, Swetha, Good morning. You look great today.’


‘Is it?’


‘You have smiled for the first time after a long, long time.’


She just smiled to acknowledge.


‘Vigz, will you have coffee?’


‘I am starving. I need coffee and a heavy…


Added by Vedanth on October 30, 2013 at 7:33 — 1 Comment

National Pledge

Dear Friends,

We, Indians have National Pledge and it is an oath of allegiance to the Republic of India. It is commonly recited by Indians in unison at public events, especially in schools, and during the Independence Day and Republic Day Celebrations.  It is commonly found printed in the opening pages of school…


Added by Bala from India on October 30, 2013 at 7:18 — 32 Comments

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