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Writing Challenge: #Gardening Goals (My Messy Garden)

Do you like pretty things? How about a scenic view in the comfort of your own home? Who doesn’t like nature- the plants, trees, as well as its fresh scent they bring to our surrounding?

One of my goals for 2017 is to improve my garden. I’d…

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Added by Robbie on December 20, 2016 at 22:00 — 16 Comments

Writing Challenge: My Garden

Let’s go green! Welcome back for another writing challenge. This month I’d like you to write something about a blissful place. No, I’m not talking about your travel or recent vacation, but it’s much appealing than you think – a garden! Do you have one? Mine is a bit disorganized that’s why I’d like to challenge you to share about your garden or plants that you’ve been taking care of recently. We could find some inspiration and new ideas that’d be useful to…

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Added by Robbie on December 20, 2016 at 11:00 — 22 Comments

English Expression #4: Got Trolled

If you get trolled, it means you fail to recognize a troll and responds to it with anger or annoyance (Urban Dictionary.com).

Some of you have probably experienced dealing with a troll – an online…

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Added by Robbie on November 30, 2016 at 12:30 — 20 Comments

My Philippine Version of Bábovka

Ahoj! Here’s a blog about my first attempt of trying Miss Czech Republic’s ‘Babovka’ recipe. Please bear with the delay. I…

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Added by Robbie on November 22, 2016 at 16:30 — 23 Comments

Thank You for Sharing Your Dishes!

Squash and Shrimp Cooked in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Kalabasa)

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. -Voltaire

I’m full of the joys of…

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Added by Robbie on November 20, 2016 at 6:30 — 22 Comments

Writing Challenge: A Philippine Dish

Chicken Stew with Coconut Milk

One of the popular traditional dishes in my country is the Chicken Stew or ‘Ginataang Manok’ in my local language. It’s basically chicken which is chopped in small pieces, and sauted in garlic, onions and ginger then boiled in water. It’s added with…

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Added by Robbie on November 13, 2016 at 7:00 — 39 Comments

Writing Challenge: A Traditional Dish

Welcome to my first ever writing challenge! I’ve been a fan of this activity since the day I became a member of our club as well as joined to countless of its versions. Many members have shown their initiative by coming up different topics to join with and improve our writing skills in a fun and engaging ways. It would be unfair as your video moderator if I’m not going to share a slice of my cake with you.

If my memory serves me right, we had this type of challenge before, but…

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Added by Robbie on November 13, 2016 at 5:00 — 20 Comments

Are You Guilty of These Writing Pet Peeves?

Hello, MyEC Learners!

Here's an infographic that you'll find useful in your writing. I came across this page while I was browsing on Facebook and couldn't resist sharing it. Are you guilty as charged to the following writing mistakes especially on social media? Tell us in the comment section below which one of these writing mistakes you usually (or sometimes) commit. I'm guilty of number 18!

Happy writing!…

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Added by Robbie on November 12, 2016 at 6:30 — 3 Comments

English Expression #3: Back to Basics

Have you ever missed doing something as if it’s the first time? Okay, I’m not insinuating to talk naughty here. :P What I meant is the idea of performing an activity in its simplest, basic form particularly in learning a language such as English.…

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Added by Robbie on November 12, 2016 at 2:09 — 6 Comments

English Expression #2: Are You in Good Nick?

Have you heard about Nick lately? ‘Who’s Nick?’ you might ask. Well, did you know that ‘nick’ is not just a name of a person or a pet? This word is actually used in English phrases and expressions.

I’ve heard this term occasionally…

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Added by Robbie on November 7, 2016 at 4:27 — 7 Comments

English Expression #1: Are You a Blue-Sky Thinker?

Do you like learning English expressions?  They are everywhere! Some of you might have noticed that I incorporated some expressions and idioms on my blogs, photos and discussions as part of vocabulary learning practice. Being aware to using them would make our English sound…

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Added by Robbie on November 4, 2016 at 3:30 — 25 Comments

Luci's Writing Challenge: A Message Written with my Own Hand

I would like to thank you wholeheartedly my EC friends for all your encouragement and support. Special thanks to Luci for inviting me to take part here. I'm very pleased to participate to this 'real' writing challenge where a lot of members showed their authentic…

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Added by Robbie on October 26, 2016 at 6:00 — 30 Comments

Don't Get Weary with /ɪə/

Welcome to our third pronunciation lesson! In my previous blogs we discussed about the monophthongs - the single vowel sounds. In case you haven’t learned them yet, I posted a couple of blogs, merely about the…

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Added by Robbie on October 23, 2016 at 5:30 — 6 Comments

Binomials

The boy built the castle bit by bit using just sand, water and a plastic bucket.

Have you ever heard the word…

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Added by Robbie on September 16, 2016 at 16:56 — 19 Comments

Thank You, Junco!

Junco is from Japan and she’s our photo moderator. She has shared her time modding the photo gallery while coming up with remarkable photo challenges.

Junco was already my friend on MyEC even before we became moderators more than four years…

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Added by Robbie on September 1, 2016 at 16:00 — 13 Comments

Ap++

Since I received a lot of encouraging comments about a grammar topic in one of my blogs a few months ago, I couldn’t help myself sharing with you another lesson that’d be useful in your writing.

Alright, what comes to your mind when you hear a grammatical term such as an appositive? Do you have…

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Added by Robbie on August 26, 2016 at 17:00 — 24 Comments

Easy-peasy

The Long i Sound /i:/

Welcome to our second pronunciation lesson!  Can you remember what we discussed a few days ago?  In my previous blog, we learned about the short vowel…

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Added by Robbie on August 12, 2016 at 17:00 — 16 Comments

Schwa Who?

The Schwa /ə/

Welcome to our very first pronunciation lesson! If your goal is to enhance your accent and pronunciation skills, do join the activity. And if you’re brave enough, you can record your own voice…

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Added by Robbie on August 8, 2016 at 14:00 — 9 Comments

/ə 'pi:sə keɪk/

Can you guess what the title of my blog is? If it's the first time you've seen this kind of post, you'd probably raise your eyebrows or freak out. Fret not! I'm just using the International Phonetic Alphabet or the IPA symbols.

If you've been learning English for years, you…

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Added by Robbie on August 5, 2016 at 15:00 — 11 Comments

YouGlish It!

Have you tried using YouGlish yet? YouGlish is an online site which simply means YouTube English. This is one of YouTube's features for people who want to practice and learn English through its videos.



I hope YouGlish would become a common…

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Added by Robbie on July 11, 2016 at 7:00 — 18 Comments

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