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March 2017 Blog Posts (119)

Expector can't add comments

Sorry I was absent so long from MyEC, but I can't add comments - I can see your blogs, but 'Cancel' appears if I try to leave a comment. Even Josef has no idea what's wrong with my account. That's driving me up the wall or I was banging my head against a brick wall. 

Yes, I've just signed up with a new account. It seems I can add comments now under the new one - what a relief! You won't recognize how disappointed you are until you can't add comments…


Added by Expector1 on March 31, 2017 at 23:30 — 17 Comments

LAST CALL to vote for MyEC Star Member of March / UPDATE

*ahahahha... I can't help but laughing everytime I see this pic of the dinosaur playing 'The Final Countdown'... so funny XD*  ...ehem... sorry...…


Added by MARY on March 31, 2017 at 23:00 — 23 Comments

Find and Correct the Mistakes XVII (Upper-Intermediate)

My friends, I have explained almost all I could. I will go on posting the explanatory blogs if somebody reads them. I have added some other constructions, but the idea is for you to lean something new. Again, you should concentrate on the nonfinite forms, but there are also other mistakes.

There we go!

  1. After having heard the familiar voice, I came of my room…

Added by Danny Clark on March 31, 2017 at 17:30 — 109 Comments

How to Get Prepared For Your English Exams If You're a Party King

If you like to party the exam period can be tough. After all, you’ve probably not been attending that many classes and your notes aren’t going to be that thorough. What’s more, the lure of the party scene is still going to be there when the exam period rolls around.

So how will you ever pass? Fortunately, it’s not as hard as you may think. You’ve just got to…


Added by Steven Mehler on March 31, 2017 at 14:32 — 2 Comments

We Will Not Change Our Original Intention

We Will Not Change Our Original Intention
(Translated by Tongxin & Conglong)…

Added by Phoenix on March 31, 2017 at 9:19 — No Comments

Beware of faster rating

The old farmer had been worked at his small farm together with his son for years. The two had several fields and a strong horse that pulled the plow. One day the horse disappeared. "What a misfortune," whined the neighbors. But the farmer replied, "Luck or misfortune - who knows who knows?" One…


Added by Rose Iris on March 30, 2017 at 15:36 — 5 Comments

An epistle to Distant Spring

Dear Spring,

Hello! How is it going? MyEC friends are talking about you, Luci seems irritated when she tackled you’re just around the corner, Batu did mention you too, and Miss Rose became poetic just by thinking of you. What’s the fuss with you? Actually, I’m puzzled but I found their letters intriguing and interesting. Know what, I haven’t met you if not mistaken.…


Added by Risty (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ on March 30, 2017 at 11:34 — 2 Comments

Pay and Kill (Part 6-Romance)

Monday morning, the event for food nutrition month came to picture. The grade three pupils started to form their line, they were wearing a costume, and there were vegetables and fruits. Light was wearing a cabbage looked costume, and I could remember how difficult for us to find one that will suit his size.

I was standing at the corner of the stage and…


Added by Risty (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ on March 30, 2017 at 8:41 — 2 Comments

A Drama Queen Sister

Pt1: Birthday

The package didn't arrive yet. I had no heart to tell him happy birthday with no prize. So I left home and spend times with my friends instead. No worries about my brother, he had his own world, which was not preserved for me.

I got to home not too late, found him reading in his room. I searched the package or something looked like that, nothing.

"I have a request!" I said

"what is it?" He answered with his eyes on the book.

"please carefully unpack your… Continue

Added by Peppo on March 30, 2017 at 6:38 — 4 Comments

A Poem

You may write me down in history 

With your bitter, twisted lies, 

You may tread me in the very dirt 

But still, like dust, I'll rise. …


Added by Mishaikh on March 29, 2017 at 17:47 — 10 Comments

Welcome spring

Winter has left.

Warm rain has washed the streets.

Nature woke up overnight.

Days become longer and nights shorter.…


Added by Rose Iris on March 29, 2017 at 14:00 — 16 Comments

The Beggar and the Poor Old Lady (First part)

One cold winter night, there was a beggar, who was busy searching for her food in the garbage bin, it was the day after Christmas’ Eve, and she was positive that she will feel the same festivity. She knew that rich people couldn’t eat all they had prepared and will end up throwing some delectable cuisines to her filthy dining bin.

After an hour searching she stopped and sat, there was no food…


Added by Risty (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ on March 29, 2017 at 12:33 — 6 Comments

My Open Letter to Spring

Dear Spring,

honestly, it is awesome you are back after such a long time. I even little bit missed you. You know, it is enjoyable to get rid of winter jackets, scarves and boots! It is so exciting to feel warmer air, hear chirping birds and see…


Added by Luci on March 29, 2017 at 10:30 — 7 Comments

The Wisest King’s Verdict

One day two women who were prostitutes came to their wise king. As they stood before him, one of the women said, “My master, this woman and I live in the same house. I gave birth to a baby while she was there with me. Three days later this woman also gave birth to a baby. No one else was in the house with us; it was just the two of us. One night this woman rolled over on her baby, and he died.  So she took my son from my bed during the night…


Added by Risty (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ on March 29, 2017 at 7:22 — 25 Comments

The Dream Interpreter (Part 3)

Two years later the king dreamed he was standing on the bank of the Nile River.  He saw seven fat and beautiful cows come up out of the river, and they stood there, eating the grass. Then seven more cows came up out of the river, but they were thin and ugly. They stood beside the seven beautiful cows on the bank of the Nile.  The seven thin and ugly cows ate the seven beautiful fat cows. Then the king woke up. The king slept again and dreamed a second…


Added by Risty (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ on March 29, 2017 at 5:50 — 1 Comment

How useful is writing summaries when you read?

One of the most effective ways to learn more from a book is to write a summary of it. This may sound very simple, but it is not always easy for learners. In this post I will discuss the techniques that I follow to write summaries for the books I have read. My…


Added by Pilar on March 29, 2017 at 0:21 — No Comments

More Explanations: the Infinitive or the Subordinate Clause?

Well, my friends and learners, as usual I’d like to explain some sentences from my tests for you to gain some knowledge. Today, I will explain some infinitive constructions as you seem to have a lot of doubts about using them.

Here are my incorrect sentences from my tests.

1.  The question was very unexpected that I could not answer it.

2.  You know English well enough so that you can write such great blogs.

Of course, you…


Added by Danny Clark on March 28, 2017 at 18:09 — 5 Comments

Four Practices to Learn English Better

Two days ago I found a very interesting article called How can we help our students think in English? Within the article a teacher suggested four approaches that she practiced to improve her English while she lived in China. I know that many people here do not live in…


Added by Pilar on March 27, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

Education and Ignorance

Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's  being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

Education is the main medium on which depends the progress of intellect of an individual as well as a nation. This is the education which gets an individual out of…


Added by Mishaikh on March 27, 2017 at 20:00 — 7 Comments

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