These are beds of ladies fingers also known as Okra
. It should give crop in a week or so .
Its watered daily and needs good sunlight and manure to yield a good crop .
These are beds of ladies fingers also known as Okra
. It should give crop in a week or so .
Its watered daily and needs good sunlight and manure to yield a good crop .
We were born free , sadly we do not live free!
Yet we are blessed with expression of thoughts and the will to do why we wish! or else we will be like jailed birds muffeld in our very own clothings!
In todays context of a fast and free world we are able to exercise and voice our rights and enjoy what would have been un thinakable in an era's gone by
Voicing ones feelings are very good as long as it is not sickly and hurt people in the long run. Good critiscism is very appreciative for ones self growth and development . Usually people do not like to be labeled or critiscized, good freinds or relative do it as much as of concern and care.
Through expression of thoughts we are able to interact , thus developing our individuality and being focussed
We may not agree, but we learn to get along in society in general.
Suppressing ones emotions are not good , as long as one knows how to voice out ones feeelings and thoughts.
Demeaning people will not create a bondage but hate, anger anguish and pain
We do not need hate in our lives we were born to be loved , appreciated both by the young and older generations.
Through love much could be conquered, through hate and greed one inherits anguish, frustration and loss of unity amongst family and friendhip among freinds
Do you rush to your favourite chat room at My EC to rewind your selves with your friends ?
I am sure you do while enjoying your self with care free banter, you may come across a minority of chatters who wish to be rude or think they rule
Never keep away from the chat room due to those who want to make some noise ! Make use of the IGNORE BUTTON. It is all made easy so make the best of it and enjoy your time here at the moderated chat http:/http://my.englishclub.com/page/boring-chatters
For some time I have observed mainly good friendship at the chat developing further through voice chat through skype
Do share your experiences with us , how useful the IGNORE BUTTON is and the experiences of acquiring English in a fun way with no hassle
Sri lanka celebrated-her 66th Anniversary from the colonial British Empire today 4th February 2014
We got our independence and sovereignty on February 4th 1948, with no blood shed, the transaction was peaceful and the Island was handed to the first Prime Minister of Ceylon(as It was known formerly) Mr D.S,Senenayake amidst much pomp and splendor.
Up to this day the celebrations are held as grandeur and with religious blessings from all communities over the soverignity of our country.
We became a republic in 1972 under the Governance of Mrs Srimavo Bandarnayake. Internationally the first ever Lady Prime Minister .Ceylon which was known in the British period, thus became Sri Lanka.
Sri lanka geographically nestles in the Indian Ocean at the tip of mother India
It is a small tropical Island which attracted travellars all over the world time immemorial.
The country was a haven for ancient traders who came in to purchase spices , elephants Ivory,plumbago and more modern day to day exports of Tea rubber coconut not forgetting precious stones.
Or soil is rich for cultivation so we are blessed with a tropical climate and abundance of vegetation which is cultivated for our countries consumption.
As Sr i LAnka is an Island it is perfect get away for tourists during winter; to our sunny shores
We boast of an ancient civilizaation with rich cultural heritage. They are of course now heritage and are perfect toursists destinations.
Way up in the hills it has cooler climate wiwth many wonderful sites worth visiting amidst steep mountains gushing out with water, thus creating water falls
Colombo is Colombo is the commercial city of Sri lanka and SriJayawardenepura Kotte the capital city, where our modern day Parliament is housed.the commercial city of Sri lanka and SriJayawardenepura Kotte the capital city, where our modern day Parliament is housed.
Finally I will penn off, by saying our country is predominantly Buddhists living amicably with Tamils , Muslims and Christians, under the present leadership of President Mahinda Rajapakshe,
Voice recording and sharing the different ways of voice presentation is fun for the learner and the fluent speaker! You may be wondering how it could be done at My English club ,especially the new members.
Take a peep at this group link http://my.englishclub.com/group/audiospeakinggroup
This opens to many interesting discussion links which one could voice record and share .
this enables the learner to be more confident in practicing their speech
There are many discussions , more popular Tara's news reading http://my.englishclub.com/group/audiospeakinggroup/forum/topics/be-a-newscaster-2013 , the latest through Interesting Facts podcast
If your a poetry lover or wish to read prose you could share with us on my discussions and share them with us
You could further add a discussion and share it with us here at English Club
Further browse over the many other voice recording discussions and enjoy learning English in a most enjoyable way
It is a challenge do give it a try
Gone are the days when it was difficult for the non native speaker to get good without a good background where one could acquire this language: Good teacher , good books and the circle of friends and acquaintances who spoke good English
In my day we did not have the computer (as an addition )to assist to acquire a language . We had good teachers and the environment was such we spoke English :at home at school at work and at play and not forgetiiing we read a lot .
Of course that changed thirty five years ago in my country when the education system and the medium of language was changed to the natiohnal language
Through online one can achieve ones goal on getting the best as there are excellent sites one can rely on such as English Club , British Council learning links .
Through a social and educational link one gets motivated and focussed that ther e are people who are there to help you ,takes away your fears that your not the only one with difficulties in fluency, pronounciation and communication .
These many social links gather multitude of people ,gender race under one beautiful umbrella sharing ones experiences and learning all the way in an awesome way
Listening on line
listening to fluent speakers we are able to correct our selves and acquire the correct pronounciaton and further develop our vocabulary and understanding
Listening while speaking makes us less conscious of our selves in making mistakes , especially online . well no one knows you ;)
Writing on line
With every step of writing blogs , commenting on blogs and with the help of the feed back of good friends and members , one is able to achieve and practice a good presentation and writing style .
"Reading perfects man "
There is no time to sit and read , yet on the net we have time to read mails, chats, news , blogs also welcome and free of charge E books
When we get to know people or contacts we connect with them through Skype or other mode and speak or chat
Chatting on conference with folks from all over the world gives us a good opportunity to learn their respective culture, accent and to communicate and have lasting friendship
Dearest Daughter Ayesha,
Just to say your father was proud of your achievements when you graduated last year
I and he most certainly beyond would be proud in having a child as you. Who have matured and facing life's challenges bravely .
May God cherish and take care of you always
Dear friends this is a wonderful challenge created by Tara http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/writing-challenge-compound-nouns
In this challenge we expand our knowledge on compounds by creating our own blog with reference to it and also interestingly joining other members link and giving our own examples of their compound nouns .
Lets give it a try and not forgetting sharing our links through the link created by Tara.
My compound list is
I challenge for sentences to be constructed on this page through the comment box.
Awaiting too to read your respective blog with your given links through
Lets have fun and enjoy learning English in a fun way
Dear Muge (Mommy)
We have not kept in touch for a long time and you may be wondering what I am up to . I got a letter from you in Turkey , dated October 15th 2011. Much to my dismay , thanks to the crawling postal service here in my country , I got it only today!
At that time I was not in Sri Lanka as I was in Australia for my daughter's graduation . I was fortunate to make it with my husband and share some beautiful memories.
We left to Melbourne on October 7th, very excited like two kids; my husband and I .
We settled in an apartment rented for few weeks at the University premises it self. This was convenient as we living close to our daughter Ayesha. The function was held at the University it self and it was a memorial occasion I would like to share a photo of it with you .
After the function we were free to be tourists and had a wonderful time three weeks of travelling this great country.
We visited many nature and historical sites. Philip Islands, Great Ocean Road ,to name a few.Words cannot explain the splendor and natural beauty .I will share few more photos with you .
The natural habitat at Philip Islands is zealously protected . Philip Islands is an island located about 140 km (87 mi) south-southeast from Melbourne Victoria Named after Arthur Philips, the first Governor of New South Wales
The oceanic view was taken on our trip to Great Ocean Road in Melbourne which is an Australian National Heritage stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia The road was built by war veterans between 1919 and 1932 at the request of the then Government , who had visions to make this road in reality a tourist destination, which it is up to date. The massive road divides into three . Namely the ocean , the rain forests and the cattle farming
Awaiting your visit to my Island in the sun, sunny Sri Lanka!
Tara's link A special thank you..
I feel sad to express Nadiyah has taken leave from us at My English Club for a short period .
I wish to appreciate all what she has contributed as Photo moderator at My EC . she lead so many interesting activiteis and I remember this http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/photo-challenge-10-my-friend-s-personality-and-infographic which made me thrilled :)
I wish her all the very best for her future and May God guide and bless her .
May she come bock to us once she is free.
Tara's link A special thank you..
The use of the moderated chat at EC is to encourage the learner to read and further enhance the development of English
New comers naturally may opt to their language , when that happens , we the regular members should correct them and not jabber in chatter be it Polish , Arabic Tamil or what ever! The reason so people will not get distracted or compete tit for tat "He spoke in Russian so I will speak in Polish !" Results in pandemonium and confusion !
Chit chat topics/ Quiz's / jokes / discussions bonds people in groups and develops in lasting friendship .
Members should usually have good topics and be able to-help newbies to understand the room betterhttp://my.englishclub.com/page/boring-chatters
I was sad to note the other day a member's comment or lament rather , that the room was not good ....due to bad languages . Rather action should be taken to the member concerned .It should be a team effort form members to keep bad eggs away ! It is not fair t o blame the site , administrators and the moderators for that
In todays context there is much demand in spoken english be it for studies , job prospect and fo r the advancement of ones communication with the outside world , be it busniess , professional or entertainment or communication
Having a rapid course on speech or being able to acquire it through various sources is alone not enough . I feel importance in th e wrtiten skill is equally important to the learner.
The reason so writing is a process and not a product . The quality of ones writing will reflect ones thoughts ideas , anticipations and goals . It will be written down , involving one to think , focus and use his common sense helping one to develop the learning of a language . I t help to reinforce grammatical structures , vocabulary development and idioms learnt .
Writing is planned , it has to be stranded in terms of grammer , syntax and vocabulary development.and takes much time exercising our thoughts into paper the way we wish to express with the correct usage of grammar and methodology and the process of writing helps in critical thinking , the intellect being judged and it also helps for us to understand a complex position be it to the reader or to our selves.
It helps us to develop our personality, and as it is portable and permanent it makes us think visibly .be less confused so thus able to read some thing understandable . It give refiness to one self by learning through the feed back of others thus demonstrating ones intellectual flexibility and maturity in expressing ones self
I feel it is one of the most important form of communication and of course initially one of the hardest to master , if one is attempting in a late stage as a new language
Written words needs thoughts and organization , where the mastery of grammar goes a long way.
Though i t may seem hard people do write well , they do lot research through reading speaking and exercising their thoughts on to paper ..Communication has moulded our society and geared towards a new era of computer mediated communication where we share our thoughts through blogs and express our selves through this media though writing once started in primitive art form, thus developing mans advancement of intelligence of what we have achieved now .
Today's fast moving world some or most elderly are placed in homes
Do you think it is a solution and does it nourish the soul ? If there is no option how do
you feel the loved one should spend their times
It is a natural therapy to be with your loved ones and see your grand kids and hear their laughter .
Teacher Nadiyah . A kind and dedicated teacher
It is refreshing indeed to see a new format at the chat room making it more difficult for those of whom to make problems on the mains
There are many good advanced and fluent speakers who keep away as there is only aim less chatter and natter most of the time. Of course no one can be serious all the time and can be expected to . I may be wrong correct me if I am so and it would be ideal if you could share as a blog an interesting topic you had chatted or read on the mains. Today I had a pleasant surprise to chat with our Administrator Tara Benwell and we members discussed ablout food under the heading # Food chat . there are many who intervene so as not to make it confusing #Food chat (heading or any other heading ) is used after the comment . We spoke for a great of length of time where members gave their view on the specific subject
I came across the other day a member with multiple id so I reported it to the Administration as no sincere member will have double or multiple id unless he/ she is bundle of mischief :)
Have you had the experience of such members if so do report I will not ask you to mention names as that is atrocious :)
Verbal abuse is not good manners at all , more important it reflects onthe individual and furthur more it should reflect bad on My EC chat moderated room , as this is not a place to throuw ones dirty linen (proverb)
Have you had any experiences ? If so do share it with us and do keep in mind you have the privilege of ignore button to push the individual away , be it on private or at the mains as I understood from our Administrator Tara Benwell's Blog refhttp://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/ignore-button-in-the-myec-chat-room
One should keep in mind to be nice on the mains and keep it English Only on the moderated chat ,so that it will be a chat well received and gained :)
Thank you to those for whose condolences on my beloved husbands death.
I have enjoyed my time here at EC . I have to take some leave now and concentrate on my waiting period through prayers and patience on behalf of my beloved husband
Thus I will not visit FB or EC through out my waiting period of four months and ten days
Peace and Blessings
English is a link language much loved and spoken globally . Thanks to Information technology .All what we need to learn are at the palm of our hands by the click of a button .
THe importance of English is much felt every nook and corner around the world . It is al tool much needed for conversation with people who do not speak their mother tongue
Study purposes, employment or just to relax and enjoy some entertainment be it music , television or through the net. There are many ways of acquiring this language through the formal approach by going for classes and learning all four skills of listening reading writing and speech. , practicing by using all four skills regularly with speakers of English . Due to English not being an official language in many countries, one could get the best through Englsih learning links like English Club .com , BBC World services and many more .
I noted this link at EC some time back
http://www.englishclub.com/english-clubs/english-club.htm keeping in mind to implement it with professionals and students who wish to practise their speech.
I am happy to share with you , the fact we were able to have our first inauguration of an English Speaking Club.at my premises , guided by the infomation given from the said link.
I was able to do this with the help of fellow EC member Hisham Hussein who incidentally lives in the same area as I.http://my.englishclub.com/profile/AboobaidhaMohamedHishamHussai?xg_... who promoted the concept among his colleagues at the Open Universtiy and pals
Why do we need to promote English over here in our sleepy yet wonderful little town Puttlam, nestled away in North West Sri lanka?
The fact is our literacy rate is quite high and all be it the student to the adult learnier or worker or the proffesional have some or much knowledge of Englsih. They are very good in ttheir grammar , but SPEECH !!! most are shy to come out of their cocoon so Hisham and I thought of using the English Club concept by reaching out to those who wish to have the opportunity to speak in English .
We wish to encourage different topics, social and internatoional issues together with fun , laughter and fellowship within.
The inauguration was on 11th October amidst few members . We have started it small with the concept of why Englsih is important for the present and future generations
The members introduced themselves and related to each about thier present work and leisure activities and their future goals
We hope to conduct this get together regularly . brigning in various activities, dialogs games and discussion
The aim is to reach out to the few , by bringing out their talents, intelligence, confidence to face their future with a good knowledge in spoken English .
We noted most of them knew but did not have the opportunity to discuss and talk , compared to four and half decades ago , when English was the primary language in Ceylon. and people in general had a good command of it.
We are indeed happy the encouragement Tara has given us by offering to speak with our members through Skype . That indeed would be a boost of course I wish to take the offer in the near future. after I return form a short holiday abroad in Ausralia
MyEC Member: Nadiyah
Occupation: Teacher of Citizenship
Motto to live by: True friend' scolds like a dad! Cares like a mom! Teases like a sister! Irritates like a brother! And loves you more than a lover ...
Special role on MyEC: Photo Moderator
Popular Blog Post: Photo Challenge#3: Thumbs up to MyEC
I would like to welcome you as our much loved Photo moderator of MyEC.
Nadira : In reality I understand you have majored in Law. What made you become a teacher in the subject of Citizenship which is connected to law?
Nadiyah : Thank you teacher Nadira, glad I could converse with you. first, I come from a family of teachers. My father was a lecturer at an university. so did some of my brothers/sisters, they are teachers.To become a teacher is a pleasure since it was my childhood ambition.Second, the subject of citizenship is a compulsory subject at all levels. from elementary school to university. The substance of this subject is about how to become good citizens, to know their rights and obligations as citizens. of state institutions, functions and authorities. It is related to the law constitution I specialized with
Maybe in your heart wondering why I did not become a lawyer? I'm not a brave girl, Nadira :))
Nadira : What are the levels you teach and an interesting incident you would like to recall with your students. and Nadiyah I am sure you would have been a wonderful lawyer :)
Nadiyah : Previously I taught at a Secondary school, high school and Academy. Now I am only teaching at one place, Junior high school due to lack of time
Nadira : Wow hats of to you Teacher Nadiyah Indeed your awesome and brave to handle so much, at one go and being a much active and precious member to our club.
As the photo moderator with so many interesting challenges for the members. how do you keep time with your challenging work schedule and the wonderful innovative ideas you keep all of us entertained.
Nadiyah : This is part of my commitment in learning English. you know how poor my English. is so I have to implement a variety of ways, and of course, striving to to learn English with fun and without feeling pressured. Or else that would have made me or us despair. I am always grateful for get the fresh ideas that we are challenged with
I love to read psychology books which I combined to the photo challenge, you can see some of them.
Nadira : You have a wonderful talent in making cards, at what age did you implement ?. What is your favorite card on the process?
Nadiyah : I love to make cards since at elementary school, class four when I made my very first one for my close friend's birthday, I spent a lot of time just to make a special card for her. I looked for a variety of references books and magazines. For me the card is a representative of our souls,So valuable! I don't feel lonely :)
I would like to add on the card a few quotes that provide motivation and inspiration. two things very enjoyable.
Nadira : It is Awesome! As the photo moderator how do you feel and select the awesome pictures posted to MyEC? With your busy schedule you have alwasy kept the members going with Photo Challenges, thus making it fun for the member. What are your feeling towards the best challenge ever :)
MyAdventure in the MyEC Photo Gallery is also done by your self, how do you feel the achievement rate of fluency by the members to both challenges.
Nadiyah : It is very nice, dear Nadira. I love photography. sometimes the pictures gives me a valuable lesson about life, friendship and love. Many of the members give an interesting titles to their photos and helps me to find a new word, though I have been learning English at a slow space!
There is one goal we want to accomplish, how to learn English with our methodes and style, because every human being is unique, and it will enrich this club.
One of the photo challenges that photo made me impressed is : Thumbs up to MyEC, filed byDreamer Man. and I could also use for other challenge is, My adventure in The MyEC Photo Gallery#3 : Instructions. We got funny and interesting captions or comments, and useful tips from Tara. Or I can used as a card as Selma's photo. So, I killed two or three birds with one stone ..!
It is a great way to learn English together,isn't it?
Nadira : Yes dear teacher Nadiyah it is awesome listening to your experiences and as we come to end of this chit chat, I would like you to share with us your hopes ambition and your views in general of life.
Nadiyah : Just simple words, dear Nadira : do your best and be it beneficial to others ..!
The chat room is the hub of activity where members meet as strangers and then become good online friends.
Sometimes as the mood flow , it is interesting casual chats , some times serious topics
Do share with us experiences at the chat room . Be it a funny one
An acquaintance leading to good friendship
A topic which has given you more understanding , through English
It is a wonderful feeling being loved and cherished and of course made to feel special on a paticlar day , to all moms in general.
Of course reading a few extracts here and there on other links , there are children who cannot lovingly remember their moms
I felt sad reading these comments , articles of difficult moms, who never shared their love to the kids they bore. It is sad in todays fast moving world with all IT at the tip of our fingers , not being able to give the warmth , security of a parent.
Yet no matter what person the parent could have been the child does reluctantly at lest try to keep face on this day.....and pays tribute to his /her mother.
Should mothere s be appreciated only on this day ...no ....that would be a joke , as when parenting , mothers give alltheir love unconditionally all year round till their dying breath , this of course is to most mothers generally.
The link between a mother and a child does not end at the snip of umbilical chord. No she is blessed with a capacity of love , tenderness and strength ,, to bring up her family .
Mothers of today lead a much hectic life than the days of our grandparents: who were more house bound and more with their kids.
Todays dual life style the mom is working as well , which makes temperement bit sticky , unless she gets it well organized with the help of her spouse.
Indeed mothers s day is wonderful , but I feel till their dying breath Mothers no matter what must be cherished all ways with respect and care. Especially when their cycle reverses back to child hood. they need their children's love and the best gift they get , their grand children
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