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Featured Blog Posts – November 2011 Archive (23)

Everyone has their own problems…


10th floor, I saw a happy couple was fighting together!

9th floor, I saw brave strong Peter was…


Added by Mahgol on November 30, 2011 at 9:43 — 24 Comments

What I learned Today


+ I learned that the mind is like a field, and every idea that we think about it for a long time is like watering, and we will get only what we plant either good ones or bad ones.…


Added by tHe uLtImAtE on November 29, 2011 at 17:00 — 19 Comments

Research - English Students

Hi everyone!

I would like to invite you all to take part in a research I have done with English students from My English Club about the English learning process. So, please, just answer this questionnaire, if possible.

Thanks in advance,

Joyce Fettermann.…


Added by Joyce Fettermann on November 25, 2011 at 18:00 — 10 Comments

Cyber-bullying: my personal experiences

After I finished writing my latest blog about my experiences on main chat room, I read this term: cyber-bullying on a local newspaper. Somehow, I noticed that this term is suitable to describe some rude behaviors that I saw on my virtual life whether on MyEC, Facebook, etc.

What is cyber-bullying?



Added by Ario on November 24, 2011 at 2:30 — 22 Comments

Wordless Wednesday #20

Winning caption by English teacher Bart Bonomie: "What's the area code for heaven?"

You can also upload your own Wordless Wednesday photo on your blog! Challenge your readers to write a caption. 



Added by Tara Benwell on November 23, 2011 at 18:30 — 10 Comments

Embed Plus - A tool for teachers and learners

I was browsing a great post called Top 100 Tools of 2011 and I came across a tool that I thought would be very useful for us on MyEC. It's called Embed Plus. This site allows you to make a few changes to online videos before you upload them to MyEC. You can upload edited videos directly to the…


Added by Tara Benwell on November 22, 2011 at 17:30 — 5 Comments

Photo Challenge #9: Unforgettable Memories

Hi guys,

Are you a teacher, employees who have many co-workers and colleagues, students, a housewife,  activists or have many friends? I challenge you to participate in the photo challenge this month. This is an exciting moment that you can create and become unforgettable memories.You can also invite your spouse…


Added by Nadiyah on November 22, 2011 at 3:30 — 13 Comments

How to Spot a Spammer

Have you ever gotten a message like this? 

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( …


Added by Mr. Bob on November 21, 2011 at 16:46 — 11 Comments

My English experience


i remembered that during my high school days, my English was super bad and i meant it was really really really bad. i wrote triple 'really' so that you can imagine how awful and terrible it was.


there was once, during English examination, we were asked to write a narrative essay. we were given few boxes of simple cartoon pictures along with some short notes stated under each picture. it was a story about a thief who entered 'my' house during…


Added by messy on November 19, 2011 at 14:30 — 32 Comments

A word makes a poem ( Part 1 )



One month ago I sent an e-mail to all my friends here in MyEC, I asked them to inspire me with words each should chose one so I can write poetry about them. It was a challenge, a great one. I got 25 requests from my friends.

During this time, I like any human, moved through good and hard times in my life, So some of the poems will look sad. Sorry about that.

Any way, I…


Added by Mr_Night on November 19, 2011 at 11:33 — 15 Comments

Writing Challenge #37: 5 Sites for Improving English Language Listening

1. euronews, an English site with short and concise news, which help you to keep informed.

2. Weekly News, short audio news reports, where you can also practice reading and speaking with a proper intonation.

3. listen-to-english, a blog…


Added by viviana on November 17, 2011 at 21:37 — 9 Comments


Let me introduce my self.

my name is Roy, my full name is Roy Gerhana Tarigan,my familly call me boy, you know why ?, because i'm born as a boy (hehehe), but some of my friend call me ROY and another friend call me Gerhana or ROGER (ROy GERhana). when i'm still in Senior High School my friend call me Gerhana or ROGER but now in my work place my partner call me Roy, you can call me Roy or ROGER.

Now i will tell you, why my parents named me ROY GERHANA TARIGAN

Ok, my first…


Added by Roy gerhana on November 16, 2011 at 16:00 — 5 Comments

I don't know what to write

I am confused, I have no idea to write in my blog right now but I want to write something at least about my experience to share to friends in EC but how can I start a word? Sometimes I have some ideas, but I can't express it  in paragraphs, it's difficult, also sometimes I have been writing something and then suddenly stop writing it and try to write another topics but it dosen't continue. I think, writing is need a special skill, to make a good paragraph we have to able to arrange and…


Added by Aspiandi on November 16, 2011 at 3:50 — 11 Comments

Rajesh's Wordless Wednesday #4

Winning caption for this WW goes to teacher Tara: "I can't believe she stood us both…


Added by Rajesh on November 16, 2011 at 1:00 — 12 Comments

How much can you do and stay sane? ( Why I Haven't Been Here Lately )

What is the busiest schedule you have ever had in school? To be more clear, I am asking how many classes you have ever taken or taught on a weekly basis?

I love teaching English, but I have been teaching 43 classes a week! That is 23 classes in the mornings and 20 classes at night, each week.

I admit that I haven't been able to prepare for classes the way I would like to.  I also admit that I have been very poor at keeping in touch with my English Club friends since I arrived…


Added by Mr. Bob on November 15, 2011 at 17:30 — 13 Comments

Writing Challenge #37: 5 Online Dictionaries for English Learners

 5 Free Online English Dictionaries for English Learners/teachers:


1. Longman - a user-friendly online dictionary with detailed meanings for each word.

2. Cambridge - providing you with concise meanings and pronunciation.

3. TheFreeDictionary - the world's most…


Added by Expector Smith on November 15, 2011 at 14:30 — 22 Comments

Chit chat challenge, Learn people's personalites from main room chat

This challenge was held a long time ago by Nadira. And some friends already shared their experiences in their blog posts. Actually, I wanted to write about this topic, but I felt hesitate hesitant. Some other friends already wrote a pieces of information that I thought was helpful for us.

So, I decided…


Added by Ario on November 10, 2011 at 16:00 — 19 Comments

Wordless Wednesday #19

 Winning caption by Valentine: "No panic, we are not professionals, but you are in the reliable hands."

Image by @imadruid for…


Added by Tara Benwell on November 9, 2011 at 14:30 — 9 Comments

Doctor: The second God on this earth ? ? ?

Leaders ,trains and Doctors never come on time in India.

Here, I want to talk about…


Added by Rajesh on November 8, 2011 at 18:00 — 35 Comments

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