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My friends, here is my new intermediate test for you to master your knowledge. You may think it is more complicated than my previous intermediate tests, but it is not. The sentences are longer, but the grammar is the same. You know what to do, don't you?
We all want to be happy but unfortunately some people fail, give up, others just complain, however this all is about us, in fact our own attitude matters. We decide, we feel, we try, we succeed!
Just imagine a puzzle – this puzzle is your life and each piece of it is one moment of your life. There are so many…Continue
My friends, today I will tell you how to use the tenses correctly speaking about the past actions not related to the present and how to use them if some events were in the past, but some of them are taking place now or are expected in the future.
The Sequence of Tenses in a story about the past actions not related to the present.
The first thing you should remember is the following: if you write or say any…Continue
Yes, you may have failed to catch every words uttered by others. That doesn't mean your English is not so fluent - in fact, the speakers, not you, may have failed to clearly or correctly express what they were trying to convey.
You should let them repeat what they're trying to say if you can't understand what they're saying. What if they know they can't express themselves fluently but you seemd to have understood what was expressed wrong?
I told a patient that I didn't get…Continue
Hi, everyone! It may be the last intermediate test if you do it correctly. I see, you have learned a lot from the previous tests and now you know many things you had a lot of doubts in. It is very good and I am really happy. This test is approximately like Test IX. You know what to do, don’t you?
This is not your statistical precision of estimates from sample surveys, nor the amount of random sampling error in a survey’s result. This is different and related to things I observed, as I often heard a normal complaint from so many people I know, and somehow I have the same objection deep within my heart. I strongly believe people desire for what is good and striving their best to do good to other people. This is quite sad to tackle but I feel like writing…Continue
Hello, MyEC members! How’s your 2017 so far? I hope everything is fantastic and you’re still fond of Englishclub. For this month, I would like to introduce to all of you our new writing challenge about ‘lexical sets’. Are you familiar with this vocabulary term? If not, let’s learn this topic together shall we?
A lexical set is a group of words which are all about the same topic and which all belong to the same…Continue
Evangelina wrote a comment in my blog: The Stark Beauty Of Nature - The Pinnacles And Lancelin; "I have a wish, I would really like to go to one place that is on the Heritage List of every country I visit and have a photo from here". I told her that I never thought to visit those kind of places, but then tt reminds me that in nearly…Continue
We always have some questions in our life. Some of them are simple. What is the weather today? Or what movie will we watch? It's simple. We every day give answers for tens or even more such questions. But sometimes you ask youself something more complex and you think about this continually, look for the solution, but can not find it. Do you do so? Did you have a problem which did not let you sleep?
It would be really wonderful if we have an answer for every our question!
Yes, your doctor or even your parents will advise you to drink plenty of water. They have reason to do so, though.
Your body needs water to work properly - in fact, your body fluid accounts for most of your body weight. That is, you need to keep supplementing (drinking) water to make up for the everyday loss of your body fluid.
It's not a good idea, however, to drink too much water. Then, how much water is too much water? Some people may sugget you drink water even though…Continue
I guess, here are some people, who have never seen snow in their life and in case you are one of them, my dear reader, read more attentively because I would like to tell you something realistic about winter in the city... yeah... something that might totally ruin your imagination of awesome, magical, white winter... …Continue
Sometimes, It is not easy to come out of the comfort zone we live in. Our mind does not like changes instead it likes to be in the same position forever.
We afraid to change our job, our lifestyle, and our habits. We do not want a change even we are suffered. For example, a dirty job environment is teasing you a lot but you are scared of a new environment so you do not want to…Continue
Yes, there are mistakes in the blogs published here, just as there are in the articles published somewhere else. Unfortunately, mistakes are everywhere, even in a textbook which is supposed to be 'flawless'.
I mean grammar, spelling or punctuation errors by 'mistakes'. It seems it's inevitable for learners to make some mistakes when they're writing. In fact, making mistakes is part of learning. It's hard to imagine you'll be fluent in English without making any mistakes.
I'm not very choosy when it comes to write. My EC have given us a great platform to improve our English. I remember I took so much time to write my 1st Blog.
It was about EC members, I dedicated that blog to some of my good friends in EC. I made so many friends in EC from different countries. It was a great experience.
I may not be good in writing but trust me I'm much better than before.
My friends helped me improving my English, we used to have…Continue
Yes, you say 'as was expected', 'as follows' or 'as is well known' - not 'as it was expected' or 'as it follows' or 'as it is well known'.
You shouldn't add the pronoun 'it' after the 'as', because 'as' acts as the subject - you don't need another subject 'it'. For example, you can say 'Expector will add another comment on the blog today, as happened yesterday."
The word 'as' can also act as an objective or complement, for example, "MyEC…Continue
Yes, it may have something to do with pronunciation if you find it hard to memorize a word or understand what they're saying or said on the radio or TV.
Some words are so hard to pronounce, though. It helps if you have learned how to pronounce a word by the International Phonetic Alphabet or Smart Phonics, but it doesn't work when you're trying to pronounce a word which is derived from Latin or Greek or other non-English languages. How about some of the names of people, places,…Continue
Well, looking through your answers on the previous grammar tests, I noticed that some of you are not sure whether to use IT IS or THERE IS in this or that sentence. It is really surprising as it is not…Continue
as my previous BLOG was about the addvertisement slogans, I got an idea to start a new Writing Challenge on this topic ;)
Yes, we've been trying to encourage you to write more and we do have reason to do so.
Only when you write can you realize that it's not always easy to write something readable or interesting. Only by writing can you really improve your writing skills. So, it makes sense for us to come up with some writing challenges or blog challenges which we think will inspire you to write more.
It takes a lot of time and effort to write skillfully or…Continue