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Writing Challenge On some idioms of Your Choice:

Try to write a short story using some idioms of your choice, which you may find from the source (as provided by Sir Joe Essberger):

https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/idioms.htm

You can also use the base word Water as I have done in my previous blog.

 Steer your thoughts, feelings, and ideas put the words on the canvas giving them a…

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Added by Mishaikh on October 16, 2018 at 13:55 — 8 Comments

IDIOMS ON WATER

I didn’t know that I was getting into hot water while I declined her chat call.  She got angry and pointed me out that how out of etiquette my attitude was.  She also said though blood is thicker than water, but friendship is also important and it is sometimes proved not blown out of water.  I was really dead in…

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Added by Mishaikh on October 15, 2018 at 12:00 — 21 Comments

The Challenge of Acronyms

An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word.

Some common acronyms are: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), POTUS (President of the United States).

Government agencies and QANGO or QUANGO (Quasi-Autonomous Non-Government…

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Added by Robinoz on October 14, 2018 at 1:05 — 4 Comments


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English Expression #11: Part of the Furniture

Have you been part of the furniture? Are you a sofa or a table? Peace! Oh before you react violently, read on to find out what I really mean…

I learned an English expression while listening on a podcast from the BBC. I was cleaning the dining table and I thought why not share it here on…

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Added by Robbie on October 8, 2018 at 18:02 — 16 Comments


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Blogs

Hi Everyone!!

  I hope you all are having a great day!!  I would like to give some info when it comes to inflammatory blogs.  The only thing in place at this moment to deter this kind of thing is the report member button.  Moderators can only do so much.  We are volunteers and we have families and lives that are not a part of EC.  We would like to have the option of being here when we are needed, but sometimes that…

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Added by ❀❤•❀Paula✿.•❤øº on September 29, 2018 at 15:55 — 11 Comments


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The Proofs

There was a man who worked in an office. He often came to work late, though it was still in tolerant limit. He also went home hurriedly once the working hour ended, at the last second. But oftentimes, he would come back to office after an hour to work overtime.

Everyone in the office was wondering what was wrong with that person. They investigated him. One found that he went to the hospital in the morning, so did the other find in the evening, after work. They discussed about the…

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Added by Onee-chan on September 29, 2018 at 15:30 — 20 Comments

~ 2018 - 17 : Conversation 1.0 ~

Where to start...   let see....  MmMm... no i didn't see it...  front of me is just a white wall with nothing on it.. just empty.. empty space without a words...

that another story.... (^-^)v

After work 

On the way to train station i saw few sales ppl try to lore people and i…

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Added by Fizzy on September 28, 2018 at 13:26 — 16 Comments

An open letter to MyEC brother

I met someone here on MyEC who made a tremendous impact on me. We spoke only for a few months but it felt like we've always known each other. I want to use this medium to tell him how appreciative I am of everything he has done for me.

Salaam alaik brother, hope you are doing just fine? I pray this letter reaches you in good health. You may not believe it but in those few months that we spoke, my life changed for the better. You drew me closer to my creator. You gave me hope that good…

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Added by Salma Ibrahim on September 23, 2018 at 17:00 — 23 Comments

•°● Funny Pains ●°•

     That day our neighbor came to our house asking my younger brother if he saw her son at school . It was about 4 p.m , and her son didn't arrive at home yet . After a while , we knew that our neighbor boy wasn't the only lost boy in the small town .

My parents headed to the police station to report the absence of their kinds . The police officer notice the similarities between the cases , all the boys were at their 13 , in their first intermediate year , from the same…

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Added by Rosemary :) on September 24, 2018 at 19:04 — 12 Comments


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Bet's Funny Story Challenge: How Forgetful I am! :(

Story I

In front of a minimarket.

A friend: Hi Onee!

Me: Oh,,,Hi......!!! [shaking hands and thinking so hard to whom I was talking]

A friend: How are you..??

Me: I'm good. [smiles] What about you?

A friend: I'm very well Onee.…

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Added by Onee-chan on September 24, 2018 at 4:30 — 14 Comments

GOOD OR BAD MEMORY?

(Picture from thinking.umwblogs.org)

Are you able to retain things that you have read or heard easily?  Do you remember what you ate the day before yesterday?  Do you remember what you did every day during your last…

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Added by Janeth on September 22, 2018 at 22:30 — 13 Comments

Share your funny stories!

 Dear friends!  Human life is more stressful than others. So, this month I would like to ask you to write at least one funny story and make our life more joyful!

Here is one of the funny situations that I can remember right now, let us  laugh together!

Towel-story:

 This year I along with my lovely  family did travel in Europe. It happened in a hotel over there. That day we  moved in  a new hotel and, we all liked it. Some time later I went to the bath room for taking…

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Added by bet on September 18, 2018 at 8:30 — 20 Comments

Do you want this futural system that may come true?

I recently read an interesting article. It said that Facebook, Inc. announced that they are developing a system with which things we think can be changed into characters and we can display them on terminal devices without typing anything on a keyboard. This method to read what a human think doesn't involve implanting some devices into the human brain, but they are detachably attached to close to the head. They aim to input 100 characters into the terminal…

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Added by Tam on September 16, 2018 at 6:59 — 16 Comments

THE BIRD AND THE FISH (Onne's challenge: using present perfect tense)

Picture by Leslie Anneliese



A majestic bird with golden plumage landed on a rock in front of the ocean.  A tiny fish poked out his head, drawn by the beauty of the bird.



With haughtiness the bird began to speak:…

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Added by Janeth on September 11, 2018 at 7:30 — 22 Comments

Onee's Dialogue Challenge : Using Present Perfect Tense. The Cats

The Skype Call:

R: Hi, L! How have you been?

L: Hey, I am fine! I have just got a few free minutes and decided to open Skype. What about you?

R: I am not bad as well! I have just seen a cat, crossing the street and recalled the last topic of our previous…

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Added by Roman on September 6, 2018 at 22:00 — 14 Comments

Where is my Heart?

This is once again a dialogue (Blog) in response to Onee Chan's Writing challenge using

present perfect tense

L: Have you seen my heart honey, I am feeling my chest is empty?

B: You might have dropped somewhere on your way!

L: May be, sure, cause my all ways come to you, maybe…

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Added by Mishaikh on September 5, 2018 at 12:00 — 20 Comments

Onee's writing Challenge ( present perfect tense)

 Dialogue between two friends.

Zara: Irene, did you see my laptop? Actually, I think I have taken it inside my bag before leaving home but now it is not here. You know, I am worrying, so can you help me to find it?

Irene: Sorry to hear, dear. I think, first you should make a phone call at home and ask your mom, and, anyway is it your  red colored Lapy?

Zara: Yes, yes, that red colored, have you seen it?

Irene: Yes, but, I saw it last week. Anyway, make a phone…

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Added by bet on September 5, 2018 at 10:30 — 10 Comments

English as a Global Language

English is the world’s global language. It has attained this status due to the recognition of its role in most countries of the world. Growth of English to become global language is attributed to globalization. Need for lingua franca in the international globalization arena led to adoption of English as the world’s lingua franca. It is therefore the language used on the international summits. English is both international and world’s…

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Added by Tery on September 3, 2018 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

~ 2018 - 11 : Onee-chan's Dialogue Challenge ~

"your challenge has been accepted Onee~chan",  that's what i said at onee-chan blog entry.  However i got confused with the task. lol   you see my english still on elementary.  =D

Here goes :-

O : Have you ever posted video on EC?

Me :  i used to upload before but not anymore

O : Have you blogged on MyEC this month?

Me : Yes, as often as i could.

O : My photo have not been approved, yet

Me :  What!! not yet approve?…

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Added by Fizzy on August 30, 2018 at 14:30 — 12 Comments

Dialogue Challenge: Using Present Perfect

The Conversation Between Lovers

Girl: Have you ever loved any other girls as much as me.

Boy: No, I've never loved any other girls more than you.

Girl: Really? I am glad to hear that. I'd never asked you this question before because I'd been afraid of what your answer would be.

Boy: Oh, no. Trust me. I've never lied to you.

Girl: By the way, I received this message "I've never loved any other girls more than you." from you at this…

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Added by Tam on August 29, 2018 at 18:17 — 10 Comments

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