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November 2016 Blog Posts (137)

Second Edition of "Speak and Write Like a Native" now on Amazon

Well, I've just updated the Second Edition in a big way, and this is the final edit: you'll now find it exclusively on Amazon: http://www.abetterpage.com/ESL/ESLbook.htm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IW7QHA0 -- You don't need a Kindle Reader for this book -- all eBooks on Amazon can be viewed on any device: PC, Mac, iPhone,…


Added by Robert Davidson on November 30, 2016 at 14:11 — No 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 dubious creature that attacks and degrade other members without…


Added by Robbie on November 30, 2016 at 12:30 — 19 Comments

Misery of a Lover

This is on the motivation from Expector's Tips on English Usage (8): I was wondering

I phoned her whether she would be able to come to see me.  I wondered if I might be turned down, but instead my request was wonderfully accorded to.  I was wondering how could it happen in spite I was hoping it to be happened that way.  She never responded to me like she did that day.  I was afraid she could refuse to my request.  I was…


Added by Mishaikh on November 29, 2016 at 16:55 — 22 Comments

Expector's Tips on English Usage (8): I was wondering

Yes, you can use the past progressive/continuous or past simple tense to make a request or suggestion sound more polite, for example, you can say "I was wondering/I wondered if you could comment on my blog", instead of saying "You should try to comment on my blog". 

In addition to 'I was wondering/I wondered', you could use 'I was hoping', 'I was thinking' or 'I thought' instead of 'I hope' or 'I think' to express politeness. That is to say, the past simple or progressive tense can…


Added by Expector Smith on November 29, 2016 at 15:00 — 11 Comments

AG's Writing Challenge : Tell A Joke

My dear friends,

I have written this short stories, related my personal experiences, Hope it will make a smile on your face.


My loving son, he is 4 ½ years. He always used to play games and to watch the cartoons with my phone. Sometime my folks and friends have…


Added by Kal on November 29, 2016 at 11:00 — 23 Comments

I am not a Blogger

Dear Members of EC.

I am glad to see you again, After three times I forgot my accounts and I seemed getting problems with my previous e-mail. 

Actually, I am an old member of EC. I registered my first account when Mrs.Tara was still the admin of EC.

I had known many members here, they were quiet famous in my ERA :v #hahaha

Who am I?

That is not too important, but I supposed some Senior members know me, I hope they can keep my identity.

Pearl, Inna,…


Added by Anonymous Walker on November 29, 2016 at 10:00 — 8 Comments

Dancing Is Praying

Life is a song; for some it’s a short song and for some it’s a very long song but for everyone it has both sad and happy melody. A song should be sung otherwise it’s in vain.

Some believe that we ourselves write and play the song while others believe that God, destiny or whatever has already written the song and…


Added by setareh on November 29, 2016 at 9:34 — 19 Comments

Writing Challenge : Tell A Joke

Once Upon A Time, there was a strong friendship between the Blind and the The Lame. They were always together wherever they were.

One day, The Lame asked the Blind to go around their village. The Blind wanted to grant him, if He would tell The Blind whatever The Lame saw.

The Lame, "Well, I agree with what you want, we will go around, walk on foot and I will tell you everything I see"

The Blind smiled and he began to picked The Lame up his back, The Lame told every…


Added by Anonymous Walker on November 29, 2016 at 0:30 — 6 Comments

An English Crash

We all are using  English language day to day. If the usage goes wrong, the result will not be a disaster. Chances are less. 

I am going to write a story of aircraft crash due to English language. 

A good day morning in a pilot training school, a instructor and a trainee  planned to do a flight. This flight is trainee's last flight with trainer. Trainer instructed trainee to control total flight without his support. If any issue comes during the flight,  trainer will tell the…


Added by ap suku on November 28, 2016 at 17:24 — 3 Comments

Hi friends

Hi friends i am happy to here. Thank u. 

Added by Hope on November 28, 2016 at 15:37 — 4 Comments

AG's Writing Challenge : Tell A Joke (Jumping to conclusions)

Once a father and his hideous daughter who lived in a rural village visited a city for the first time. They were amazed by almost each and everything they saw there. After walking around the city for some time, they went to a big mall and were dumbfounded when they saw the two walls that could move apart and slide back together again.

The girl asked her father,…


Added by Shoba on November 28, 2016 at 12:00 — 27 Comments

My Great Disappointment

“Let’s do it! I’m so ready, in spite the fact that I heard it’s a bit painful, and I know I can manage to do it” –my encouraging words for myself that morning.

12:01 pm, I forgot that I haven’t eaten yet, but this particular event scheduled today has no intention to move in favor of my grouchy stomach, I remember I haven’t taken my supper as well. What’s going on with me? I’m packing my things, my notebook and a bottle of water. Right! I have a bottle of water; this could be enough…


Added by Risty (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ on November 28, 2016 at 11:37 — 15 Comments

AG's Writing Challenge: Tell A Joke

Once upon a time a young boy went to his father and said:' Dad I want to get married.' His father smiled at him and said:' that's great.' The boy said that he wanted to get married with four brides at the same time. His father looked in surprise. He explained to his son that he couldn't afford them physically, emotionally and financially, but his son wouldn't change his mind.…


Added by setareh on November 28, 2016 at 10:27 — 14 Comments

AG's Writing Challenge: Tell A Joke

A very thin man was married to a woman having bulky figure. He was so worried about how he would tackle such a giant wife. He consulted with his closed friend before a day in his (groom's) room. He (friend) pointed to a picture hanging on the wall in which a thin man climbed over an elephant commanding it to a certain direction and said, " you don't need physical strength to control your wife, but to use your brain". He might have a positive message for this groom.

The next day, his… Continue

Added by arif on November 28, 2016 at 7:30 — 19 Comments

Can Broken hearted be healed?

I can heal myself because I have a supporting husband and a son. What about you? How do you heal your wound?

Added by Rina Evalinde on November 28, 2016 at 7:13 — 1 Comment


See the dent above your upper lip? I’ve been thinking; long long long long time ago, someone told us a secret and then put their finger on our lips and said, “Shh!”

Now, here’s the $64,000 question: What is that big a** “secret”?

Adapted from The Prophecy (1995)

Added by A738a on November 27, 2016 at 23:00 — 14 Comments

12. Stories from the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him)

1. The Garbage Thrower: (a heart touching story)




Added by Basíc Englísh Grammar For All on November 27, 2016 at 19:59 — 3 Comments

AG's writing challenge: Tell a joke

Husband and wife are in bedroom lying on bed and he suddenly after several months started touching her body. Firstly he gently touched her hair, then her neck, suddenly his hand moved to her ellbow, then he touched her belly and then...all of a sudden he stopped, turned back, stood up and was about to leave the bedroom. His wife with dissapointed tone in voice asked:
"What happened?"
He answered: "Nothing...just...finally I found remote control!"

Added by Luci on November 27, 2016 at 18:54 — 12 Comments


I am very nice to be member of English Club.

Added by Charunee on November 27, 2016 at 6:23 — 6 Comments

An Interview With Shaytan (The Cursed One) By Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Once our beloved Prophet Mohammed (may the peace of Allah be upon him and his Progeny) was walking out with his As’haabs (companions) from the back side of the Jan’atul Baqi(Medina). As he was stepping out, he saw a very old man with a colourful hat on his head, colourful belt with diamonds on it was around his waist, with a bell in his left hand, and with a net in his right hand. This old man said ‘As salamu alaikum yah Rasool Allah‘…


Added by Basíc Englísh Grammar For All on November 26, 2016 at 23:09 — No Comments

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