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How About Some Riddles???

Hi all!!!  I was looking around for something that you might enjoy and I found riddles!!!!   I so hope you will enjoy trying to guess them.  

(1)  It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it?

(2)  What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a…

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Added by ★ღ ˚ Paula✰ •* ˚ on September 15, 2017 at 13:32 — 16 Comments

A Weird Nightmarish Dream

This night, after staying up late as usually chatting in EC chat room, I finally hit the hay and almost immediately fell asleep, but I was not inundated with the usual night time visions, the phantasmagory that followed was way different, it was the most weird dream I ever had.

  I found myself in an idyllic scenery - temple like building, all of white stone, broad streets running through lavish gardens, people joyfully discussing or just relaxing on the carpets of grass which…

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Added by rysperski on September 12, 2017 at 7:30 — 16 Comments

Just Say No to Hate

It is hard to believe that we are already one week into the ninth month of 2017. I'm still enjoying teaching in Japan. But, I'm not feeling good about the direction of my own country (USA) since the government changed in January.

I try to keep my blogs upbeat, but it is depressing to think that the world can be made less friendly. I want to see the people of the world coming together in friendship, not splitting apart.



My attitude is that we should Just Say No to Hate.

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Added by Mr. Bob on September 6, 2017 at 23:57 — 18 Comments


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There are always other ways of expressing the same idea

I bet you know what I'm trying to convey. Yes, I mean you can try to express the same idea in English with a different way, instead of the way that you may think is the only natural or right way.

For example, you can use 'amazing', 'excellent', 'fantastic', 'terrific', 'well down' or 'good job', instead of 'good' or 'nice'. You can say 'an extremely hot day' instead of 'a sweltering day' if you can't remember the word 'sweltering', which is what you really want to use.

It can…

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Added by Expector Smith on September 10, 2017 at 10:00 — 11 Comments

Writing Challenge: Write a Short Story

Hi, my friends! In August we started playing The Wheel Of Fortune again and here are the words we guessed.

SQUEAMISH (adj) defines a person easily made to feel sick, faint, or disgusted, especially by unpleasant images or sensations.

Example: Lila is really squeamish about cats and she never visits my house just because I have one.  

Synonym:  FASTIDIOUS.

INDEFATIGABLE (adj) defines a person…

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Added by Danny Clark on September 3, 2017 at 14:30 — 6 Comments

Grammar Test II

Hi, my friends! I'd like to think you are waiting for one more test. Today is Day of Knowledge in my country, the beginning of the academic year. So, here I am with your new task. This test is almost the same as previous. And you know what to do, don't you? You have to correct all the mistakes in each sentence. 

  1. She had looked forward for him to come.
  2. I didn’t see his coming and scared with his voice.
  3. He stopped to study so that he would earn for…
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Added by Tanya on September 1, 2017 at 9:44 — 28 Comments

How did I start blogging?

 

As I have told somewhere here in EC that I am in the habit of reading.  I do not have the interest to read any specific subject.  I read whatever is in my reach, even the scrap of paper I pick up from the floor to throw away.  This reading habit built a desire in me that I would write something, but what, I didn’t have any idea.  Once I happened to visit a shrine, it was/is situated on the…

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Added by Mishaikh on August 22, 2017 at 0:01 — 27 Comments

Vocablog Challenge - 02

Time for new words guys!!

I have two beautiful words for beautiful women..

Comely: Adjective: Means attractive, good looking, someone who makes you feel pleasant when you look at them (mostly used for woman).

Pulchritude: Noun: Means Beauty.

Example: Her comely face was beaming with pulchritude and bounded everyone's eyes like with a magic spell.

Now you have to write a really small blog using these two words..

do not stress yourself, you can write…

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Added by Muskan on August 16, 2017 at 14:00 — 19 Comments

I Saw a Nightmare Again!

Hi, my friends! You always make my day! No sooner had I returned to EC than you immediately enriched my great collection of your mistakes with a few fantastic expressions! Thank you very much! So, my nightmares are back! Hahaha! I have to admit borrowing some phrases and information from my personal correspondence with EC members. Many things I learned are not funny at all but they helped me think up the plot. As usual, I will not tell you the authors’ names but I believe they will recognize…

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Added by Danny Clark on August 14, 2017 at 10:00 — 26 Comments

The Grammar Test to Refresh Your Memory

My friends, I'd like you to recall Danny's and my lessons and to correct the mistakes again. Your task is the same as in "Find and correct the mistakes". For those who are newbies or don't remember, I will explain once again.

There may be a few mistakes in each sentence. You should find and correct them all without changing the vocabulary. It is a grammar test. As usual, I will lead you explaining your mistakes.

Are you ready?

Here is your task:

  1. Were you…
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Added by Tanya on August 11, 2017 at 13:00 — 107 Comments

Ten Words - Ten Possibilities.

This is about words, we may take them for granted. Words can be fascinating, encouraging, inspiring, motivating, powerful, living, so adventurous. They can build or they can break. How we choose to use them, depends entirely upon who and what we are.



I saw this on the net and I was fascinated by the construction. It is a mixture of something borrowed and my own words. 



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Added by Evangelina on August 10, 2017 at 21:00 — 38 Comments


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I can't imagine life without MyEC

Yes, I'm so addicted to blogs here on MyEC - I bet you can tell, can't you?

For me, no day is complete without checking on the blogs! I enjoy being the blog moderator of MyEC - such an honour! As the blog mod, I'm supposed to keep an eye on the blogs. 

Most of the time, the Blogs are so enjoyable or inviting, though sometimes the Blogs are not so comfortable - lots of spams, ads for 'essays' or 'dissertations'. 

I enjoy reading blogs and comments. You…

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Added by Expector Smith on August 8, 2017 at 14:00 — 19 Comments

The Joys and Woes of Translators.

 Oi there,

   Indeed, translations can be very "tricky"! First of all, the person doing the translation should have well mastered the original language of the text being translated. Translating demands a vast knowledge of our own mother tongue as well as an appreciable knowledge of the language we are to…

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Added by rysperski on August 8, 2017 at 8:21 — 8 Comments

Vocablog Challenge - 01

As Mary pointed, and Josef became serious about less activity, here is my effort to give a try to revive blogging activity on EC again.

As I promised to Paula that I will leave my comfort zone.. and after adding inspiration from Expector Smith's blog I came up with this easy and creative writing challenge..

This writing challenge is based on new words. I will introduce only 2 new words to you. And you can write a short two paragraph blog using these two words. You are free to…

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Added by Muskan on August 7, 2017 at 15:00 — 18 Comments

Tips for the bloggers:

  1. Every learner here on EC desires to learn and improve English.  I receive continuously requests from the learner to tell them how to improve English.  I always advise them ‘to read more and more, as much as they could’.  It is a bit difficult to develop the zeal, but it is the must.  By reading, the treasure of words (vocabulary) increases.…
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Added by Mishaikh on August 6, 2017 at 21:00 — 25 Comments


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Short blogs with a lot of comments

Yes, what I'm trying to say is, it will be more enjoyable if MyEC is full of short blogs, on which a lot of comments are added. 

Why short blogs? It seems nowadays people tend to read what is short - they no longer enjoy lengthy articles or blogs. It takes time to read something long, but they can't find the time to read among the hustle and bustle

Then, why a lot of comments? It's no fun writing blogs with no or only a few comments added -…

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Added by Expector Smith on August 6, 2017 at 4:00 — 12 Comments

A letter for Anxa from my soul

This is my 1st blog or may be the last blog in EC

i don't know what happened with my feelings and how to express these feelings. why i felt like an empty sheet.

I was very shocked why my 1st and best friend anxa left me…

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Added by Baho26 on August 5, 2017 at 19:01 — 24 Comments


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If you really know what you want to share or express

Yes, I'm trying to say that a blog may occur if you really know what you want to share or express. 

A blog is just about what you really want to tell us or talk about.

You may want to share an interesting story or experience; you may want to express an idea or feeling; you may want to tell us you are trying to understand what just happened, or you may want to talk about something so popular yet controversial.

Three things should be kept in mind when you try to…

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Added by Expector Smith on August 5, 2017 at 16:00 — 10 Comments


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Let's Blog!!!!!! Plus Help to Eradicate Spammers!!!!

I have to say I was so impressed by Luci's Challenge!!!  What a good idea.  I read some of the best stories by member's answering this challenge.  Some of us are trying our best to think of good, and interesting challenges for the near future.  No one wants to see this part of EC go down due to lack of interest.  Reading and writing are two of the most important tools we have when it comes to learning…

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Added by ★ღ ˚ Paula✰ •* ˚ on August 4, 2017 at 0:41 — 5 Comments


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It may have something to do with the smartphone

Yes, a smartphone is a mobile phone that can be used as a small computer.

A smartphone that connects to the Internet can be so versatile that you don't really need a desktop or laptop. It seems eveybody here in China has such a smartphone - they read, watch or write on their phone whenever they have leisure or spare time, whether on the underground or metro, or in the line or queue, or even walking. 

That is to say, they have spent so much time learning or playing on their…

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Added by Expector Smith on August 3, 2017 at 11:00 — 21 Comments

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How do you think about the silent of good people in front of the actions of bad people?

Started by Teresa in General Discussion. Last reply by KITTY 2 hours ago. 29 Replies

Today on the way when I went to the office I saw a thief try to take a girl's bag, but no one helps her, even me because that thief not went alone, they have more than six strong man went together. I'm not strong enough to save her in this case. But…Continue

Complete the story

Started by Seeker in General Discussion. Last reply by SaLeM yesterday. 21 Replies

Hello all,:-)I have a sentence for you and you have to make a story from this sentence. Just use your imagination and the word limit is 100 words including my initial sentence.Clear?The sentence is:I have been waiting for his / her for 10 years but…Continue

Please Share Your Favorite Quote Or Saying.

Started by Evangelina in General Discussion. Last reply by Roman 20 minutes ago. 21 Replies

Hello everyone, Another members discussion inspired me to post this discussion. It is great sometimes to be inspired from each other. In ancient times a large part of the quotes/saying served a moralizing, didactically and educational purpose.…Continue

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Do 'Motivation Speech, Quote, etc' actually change us and our life?

Started by Rahul Wazir in General Discussion. Last reply by KITTY 1 hour ago. 19 Replies

Hello, friends!I have read some blogs and comments which are based on 'motivation speech and thoughts' ( hope I am using the right word... if not then plz tell me :D) and a question arose in my mind. Do these kinda motivational speech actually…Continue

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