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July 2010 Blog Posts (158)

Ten Year-old Girl

I went to tutoring Chinese on Friday afternoon as usual. My student was a 10-year old little girl. Her mother is Chinese, but her father is American. Althourh she is half Chinese, she can only understand a little Chinese, not to mention speaking or writing in Chinese. I have been teaching her once a week for almost a month. She is one of those sweet and well-behaved student, but would easily lose her attention while learning. Besides Chinese, she is also studying French, piano, clarinet and… Continue

Added by Snow on July 31, 2010 at 19:00 — 19 Comments

What is the difference?

All of us who have studied languages discover words and phrases with more than one meaning. These may have different meanings for native speakers in a single place or have a meaning in one place that is different from the meaning in another. These differences can be difficult and sometimes embarrassing for learners of the new language.

I am a native English speaker and have been surprised in my own language when visiting other English speaking countries. Many years ago my wife…


Added by Mr. Bob on July 31, 2010 at 17:30 — 7 Comments

nice sayings about Love

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back".

Barbara DeAngelis

"We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."

Henry Drummond

"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end."

Benjamin… Continue

Added by mahsa soltany on July 31, 2010 at 17:13 — 4 Comments

Causative Verbs

Causative Verbs

Mark had his house painted.

This sentence is similar in meaning to: Someone painted Mark's house. OR Mark's house was painted by someone. Causative verbs express the idea of someone causing something to take place. Causative verbs can be similar in meaning to passive verbs.


My hair was cut. (passive)

I had my hair cut. (causative)

Both 'make' and 'have' can be used as causative… Continue

Added by Sam English Teacher on July 31, 2010 at 17:07 — 2 Comments

Congratulations by Some New Crazy Tarts

I’d like to share all happiness with our new start members and all Featured for this month. Let me tell firstly who start members are for this month.

Our Start Members For July



natasha yankovskaya



Added by SkoonAlBahr on July 31, 2010 at 15:08 — 11 Comments

Question and Answers

Always we have questions and so I decided to open a window through which you can have a look if there is a question either to answer or just to know the answer. You can also ask any question about English...

I have my self a question about prepositions "in" and "on"

“I’m on the bus” or “I’m in the bus?”

What is the correct way to say this?…


Added by Sam English Teacher on July 31, 2010 at 15:00 — 4 Comments

What is the song to be described yourself ?

What is the song to be described yourself ?

Added by Princess Aliaa on July 31, 2010 at 13:41 — 9 Comments

My summer vacation will be of significance

This summer vacation, I didn't go back home, instead, I stayed in the city where my college lies. I'll take part in an activity named China International Coal & Energy New Industry Expo. I will be a volunteer in this Expo, which invites hundreds of corporations to come. I'm very proud of being part of this Expo, and I hope to serve for this program. Meanwhile, I think this is a great chance for me to improve my spoken-English.

During my stay in Taiyuan, I live with 3 girls… Continue

Added by Lydia on July 31, 2010 at 13:13 — 1 Comment

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival will open on 9th September, 2010 with the world premiere of the hit Canadian musical film Score: A Hockey Musical. The 35th edition of the world's premier film festival runs 9th-19th September, 2010 at its new venue of TIFF Bell Light box. The world's top film festival features about 300 films from more than 60 countries each year will have 15 galas and 35 special presentations this year. Organizers have… Continue

Added by syedstauheed on July 31, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

My first english blog

I give up english so many years after graduated from colloge.Because of few using english at work ,my english level became worse and worse.So when i found MyEC,i make decision that i must pick up english and make progress.
i want everybody here can help me to improve my english.this is my first english blog,if any problem,dont tease pls,i need your help,thanks so much.

Added by Can GU on July 31, 2010 at 8:17 — 4 Comments

Teaching Chinese

I'm majoring in Chinese language education. But one thing I do know is that if I want to be a good Chinese teacher in the U.S. I need to improve my English skills. Chinese language and Chinese culture are very complecated enough for me to explain in another language. From today, I will keep writing English journal and practice and practice!!

Added by Snow on July 30, 2010 at 22:00 — 4 Comments

fool love

have u ever felt in love?!

have u ever discovered the unknown island of love?!

from the first day that god created Adam and Eve,they had a strange feeling that somewhat is love.

the forbidden tree is the evidence of my words.

even when Ghabil killed Habil,the first laughterin history,it was a kind of love,oh no,it was for love...

every thing that happens is result of love,now,how can i avoid it?!

it's in my blood,or no,if my heart beats amd sends blood to my… Continue

Added by mahsa soltany on July 30, 2010 at 7:09 — 1 Comment

Monika's Wordless Wednesday#6

Please add captions to this photo below for the WW competition.
Thank you:)

"Come on, come on! A new chief cook is giving the masterclass!"

Added by Monika on July 29, 2010 at 14:00 — 13 Comments

Braz-TESOL #2 PHOTO ACTIVITY (Social Networks)

Do you post lots of pictures on you social nets? So, you know that always we do this we have to add a TITLE, TAGS and DESCRIPTIONS for it, don't you?

All right! Now you have this task. Let's do it with my picture... the most creative title, tags and description will be added next Monday.

You can write in the comments section. Let's participate! =)…


Added by Joyce Fettermann on July 29, 2010 at 13:00 — 6 Comments

~ Chpt 23 : I come in peace (^-^)? ~

I received this story from a friend and it is interesting therefor i would like to share it with you...

source is unknown via email


Polar Bear: I come in Peace

Norbert Rosing ' s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada ' s Hudson Bay

The… Continue

Added by Fizzy on July 29, 2010 at 12:20 — 12 Comments

Natasha Yankovskaya's Wordless Wednesday#6

Dear MyEC members, please, submit the caption for this photo. Thank you.

Hello, MyEC members, who've taken part in the Wordless Wednesday#6,

I liked all the captions for my picture, but the best was the one by Lucy:"Loves me, loves me not, loves me, loves me not,wow! Mommy loves me ... "

My congratulation to you, Lucy!

I thank you all of you for active… Continue

Added by Natasha on July 29, 2010 at 1:30 — 21 Comments

Nadiyah's Wordless Wednesday#6

"Nice issue people;don't let yourselves to be oppressed!"

Winning caption submitted by Monika Pirko, Congratulations!

Hello all my friends of My English Club,

Write a caption for this picture, this's my Nadiyah's Wordless… Continue

Added by Nadiyah on July 29, 2010 at 1:00 — 16 Comments

Rosenmaiden's Wordless Wednesday#6

Hello, my dear friends!

I hope, you are full of energy and interesting ideas for the new contest

"Wordless Wednesday#6"! I'd like to suggest you a new photo! Here it is!

We often can meet squirrels in city parks - they are not afraid of peiple and even take food from people's hands!

I choose as the winner caption the one by Natasha Yankovskaya:

"At last I can be on a low-fat diet!"

Many women will… Continue

Added by Rosenmaiden on July 28, 2010 at 23:00 — 20 Comments

worldless wednesday

Write a caption for this picture in the comments below

Added by Lucy on July 28, 2010 at 19:00 — 6 Comments

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