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What if You Are Having Difficulty Visiting MyEC?

It can be so frustrating if you can't use MyEC - for some members, no day is complete without visiting MyEC. 

Sometimes MyEC does encounter technical problems or you're having some other connection problems, which will make it so hard for you to read or write blogs or comments on MyEC. 

What if it's the case? Apart from reporting the problem to MyEC tech team, What would you do? 

I'd visit other websites instead while hoping MyEC is accessible again. I'd even try to…


Added by Expector Smith on July 25, 2016 at 2:31 — 11 Comments

When life gives you lemons..........

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is a popular American saying. This proverbial phrase is used to encourage people to be optimistic when they are faced with adversities in life. 

In other words, when things turn sour like lemons, without getting discouraged, we should work hard to conquer the…


Added by Shoba on July 21, 2016 at 5:30 — 22 Comments

Can We Do?

I like anything which has smell of motivation whether are books, quotes (like this one topic I arise here), stories and so on. I realize the lives are not easy what a motivator have said :D…Why we didn’t it make easier. How we could do this? As my understanding is just be a simple person and put positive thinking in your mind. It is a short message but has deep philosophy.

Let me to take…


Added by Icha on July 20, 2016 at 4:30 — 9 Comments

Memories Shared, Memories Forgotten

For those of you that has a Facebook account, I'm sure once in a while you will be caught by surprise when certain 'Memory' being shared by your friends, or even being reminded by Facebook. Yesterday was one of those days for me. While browsing through my Facebook, I was taken aback by a 2011 photo shared by Facebook. 

Oh God! It was such a major throw back for me. It made me want to flip through the old photo albums (yes, to the young people, we the older generations have the hard…


Added by noaslpls on July 18, 2016 at 5:00 — 18 Comments

I need some words of motivation

Nowadays life is teasing me or testing me. I am trying to overcome. Sometimes life seems so cruel but I believe this test will see its end soon.

I will be active again when everything would be settled. I miss my EC activities so much. I am zealous to write more blogs but time does not allow me. I hope I will be with you all again in near future.…


Added by Seeker on July 15, 2016 at 10:02 — 20 Comments

Blog Challenge: discourse markers " Welcoming myself back ;) "

* I made up this conversation . It's NOT REAL. I just tried to use some of the discourse markers in a conversation, not a paragraph or an essay :) *

Host: Good morning all :) I'd like to welcome back my lovely friend ( belle ) , how are you doing ?

Me: I'm…


Added by Belle on July 7, 2016 at 5:30 — 10 Comments

Blog Challenge: discourse markers

Discourse markers? Unfamiliar to you, right? In fact, you use discourse markers more often than you may think. 

A discourse marker is a word or phrase that is used to connect or organize what you say or write, for example, 'so', 'OK', 'right' and 'by the way/incidentally' are often used as discourse markers. Some people might call them 'linking words' or 'linking adverbials', though. 

You may be familiar with the following discourse markers: as far concerned, on the…


Added by Expector Smith on July 5, 2016 at 3:30 — 16 Comments

After 3 years……………


Added by mitran on July 3, 2016 at 0:17 — 24 Comments

I'm so disappointed!

I had been away from MyEC for quite a long time and now that I'm back I'm very much disappointed by the number of the mistakes I make when I write something. My English wasn't good before I joined MyEC many years back but then I improved my English language skills to a degree that I was able to score 8 out of 9(btw, I consider that score more of a miracle and a blessing of God then a true reflection of my writing skill!) in writing section of IELTS Academic Test when I took the test about 2…


Added by nida on July 2, 2016 at 12:00 — 32 Comments

Mobile phone MyEC

I'm writing on my mobile phone/cell phone - I'm on vacation and away from my computer.

This is the first time I've written a blog on my cellphone. I hope this blog looks natural on your computer.

It can be so challenging to write a blog on your mobile - unless you're familiar with texting in English on a cellphone.

You're writing on a smaller screen you're unfamiliar with - without the supporting software installed on your computer. And, the Internet connection may not be as…


Added by Expector Smith on June 24, 2016 at 2:00 — 22 Comments

My New Writing Challenge: TO BE UP TO

My dear friends! Today I am up to no good!  Ha-ha! I am going to offer you one more writing challenge with the idiom TO BE UP TO! It is not as easy as you may think because this idiom may mean different things depending on a noun following it. Of course I am not going to keep you in the dark…


Added by Tanya on June 18, 2016 at 13:00 — 42 Comments

You’re welcome to correct mitran.

        Teacher Expector gave this challenge..And it made me crazy…: to correct…I wonder…why he didn’t use these words : to correct mitran’s mistake. If he used like that then nothing happens. Now, because of him…I will understand the word “correct mitran” with another meaning.…


Added by mitran on June 18, 2016 at 5:30 — 29 Comments

Blog Challenge: have something up your sleeve

Friends this is my first post on EnglishClub hope you'd like it

     Tomorrow is my birthday and also my first exam of final term. We friends have this tradition of throwing each other surprise birthday parties since last year. Today in lunch break I tried to read their faces whether they have something up their sleeves or not,but couldn’t figure out anything as they were all busy talking only about tomorrow’s paper. Either they…


Added by Sidra on June 17, 2016 at 17:00 — 19 Comments

When you try to correct each other

Yes, we encourage you to help (to) correct each other. I hope you'll agree it's worth it!

When you try to correct each other/one another, you should make sure you really know the ropes. Leave what you aren't sure about uncorrected, for example, if you're not sure about 'part of something', then don't assume the sentence 'Making mistakes is part of learning' is incorrect. 

I suggest you look it up in a dictionary if you're not sure about a…


Added by Expector Smith on June 16, 2016 at 15:00 — 12 Comments

Find and Correct the Mistakes IV

My dear friends! As I have nothing to do while my wife is so busy swearing Russian at the construction workers repairing our Kiev…


Added by Danny Clark on June 16, 2016 at 10:30 — 123 Comments

Blog Challenge: have something up your sleeve

Ram: Do you know about the unexpected meeting called by Mr. Deepankar?

Ravi: Yes! I have been called in the meeting as well.

Ram: What can be the objective of the meeting?

Ravi: God knows! Mr. Deepankar…


Added by Seeker on June 15, 2016 at 7:30 — 18 Comments

Blog Challenge: have something up your sleeve

Yes, it's an idiom which means 'have a secret idea or plan that you intend to use later' or 'have a surprise plan or solution (to a problem)'.

You may have something good or bad in your sleeve, for example, you may try to cheat by having a card hidden in your sleeve:)  I hope you have something great for a puzzling problem or a situation, though. 

You could write a short paragraph by using the idiom - it can be fun if you really get the picture. Here's a sample…


Added by Expector Smith on June 14, 2016 at 1:00 — 17 Comments

It's all Greek to me

Yes, you got it - it means 'it's too difficult for me to understand'. Hey, don't get me wrong - it's not that 'what you wrote is all Greek to me':)

In fact, I'm trying to learn more about medical terminology (medicine English) - a mouthful! Some of the terms are just too long or too difficult to pronounce - they are driving me up the wall

Some of the words are just Greek while some are derived from Latin. It can be so hard to…


Added by Expector Smith on June 8, 2016 at 0:00 — 20 Comments

Dry the quilts

It's good to dry the quilts in the sunny day, but need to be aware of thunderstorms which come suddenly.

I put my blanket on the roof yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day. However, you will never know the weather change. Suddenly, a thunderstorm came like dogs and cats which made my blanket soaked in the rain. 

Added by Hua Jo on June 7, 2016 at 3:30 — 11 Comments

One More Writing Challenge: an American Date

My friends! I'd like to propose you one more writing task. Analyzing the results of my "American" tests I have decided to start this challenge. First of…


Added by Danny Clark on June 4, 2016 at 15:30 — 71 Comments

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