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Heredity, Effort and Will

Here is Sam's Writing Challenge no. 1

Question--- It is generally believed that some people are born with certain talents, for instance for sports or music, & others are not. However, it is sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good sports person or musician.

Discuss both these views & give your own opinion.

Brain Cells:

Heredity, Effort and Will

I must say… Continue

Added by Mayumi on May 29, 2010 at 19:09 — 12 Comments

6s all around

Hi you who is interested in mathematics ! I do love it ...So welcome to this session !

Stop by to take a look at the lines below to see if you're a talented mathematician !

picture taken from here

Do not get desperate if you couldn't solve the mystery behind the equations that follows !

Can you calculate to see how the following… Continue

Added by Zahra on May 27, 2010 at 18:33 — 4 Comments

Writing Challenge #19: Tribute to a Friend....

Prelude: I don't know why I decided to write this challenge at the end, but it is really a challenge for me..I've been thinking whether I will write it or not because it's been a long time since I had someone whom I called my best friend...I mean a best friend in real world where I really exist. Even friends in the real world as I took an inventory, there were none...Maybe it's because I had a bitter experience when it comes to friendship..So for a long time, I've been a loner and afraid… Continue

Added by Mayumi on May 14, 2010 at 16:30 — 23 Comments

Writing Challenge #19: Tribute to my dearest friends

Well to me to be put in limits is always tough ...Thus again I am sorry if I am breaking the rules....I thought about this writing challenge but couldn't choose one to be the only dearest among all my dearest friends ....

Once in the chat room,I called one of the friends here dearest Rob...I was asked how come I call many people "dearest" ?!...I answered this way : Each name is unique by itself ...Each person is unique ....Every single friend of mine is unique to me and they can be… Continue

Added by Zahra on May 12, 2010 at 20:43 — 9 Comments

Writing Challenge #19: Tribute to Steve

"Friendship is one mind in two bodies." --Menclus

My Friend: Steve, a professor from England

How we became friends: He was a patient of mine. Steve never thought he would have to have an operation in a country far from his until he suffered from an acute abdominal condition when he taught in a university of China. He said it was my English that helped him decide to undergo surgery in another county.

Why we stayed friends: When he was… Continue

Added by Expector Smith on May 12, 2010 at 13:30 — 32 Comments

Tara's Challenge: Acrostic poem...

My English Club

Main thing here is English

You got here all you need

Easy ways to learn while

Numbers of benefit you can earn

Giving, sharing,and believing to one another's ability

Like a true family who cares for you so dearly.....

Is English fluency your main goal?

Sure this is the right place to hone, but also keep in mind that you can regard it as your

Home... Home for… Continue

Added by Mayumi on May 5, 2010 at 16:00 — 4 Comments

Writing Challenge #18: Top ten things I am doing right now...

Ten things I am doing right now (a radius of epsilon of this moment !...check out your mathematics' vocab ) :

  1. Typing the letters here
  2. Looking at the screen and sometimes my eyes…

Added by Zahra on April 7, 2010 at 15:34 — 9 Comments

Challenge #17: Thumbs Up for "Up!"

Up ...up and up ...Life is full of ups and downs ...Now I am supposed to talk about an animation which is not less than a movie having real characters and scenes ..."Up" is its name ...Have you ever heard about it,read a review on it or watched it ??

The movie starts with a childish theme and it keeps this colorful atmosphere to the end ...The main characters are…


Added by Zahra on March 10, 2010 at 20:26 — 8 Comments

Writing Challenge #16: Postcards for Marjan Kalhor -the Iranian athlete

Dear Marjan Kalhor ...

First of all ,I should introduce myself to you ...I am nothing but a girl put on earth by God to seek her own paths in life and to learn as much as she can ...An enthusiast in English ...Addicted to Tara Benwell's writing challenges in MyEC...

PS- MyEC stands for My English Club which is the name of club where I am learning and practicing English at...

I am who's decided to leave this world… Continue

Added by Zahra on February 5, 2010 at 15:57 — 2 Comments

"Writing Challenge #15: My Recipe for a "Hurtful " 2010.

Have you ever got hurt ???

Who is responsible for YOUR getting hurt??

Do you like to know a recipe how to get hurt easily ???

So be your own chef and follow the directions not to get lost ...


-Taking anything personally


-Not locating the problems and not trying to find the solutions...

-Convincing everyone

-Blaming yourself & other things & the people around you

-Thinking about your past… Continue

Added by Zahra on January 7, 2010 at 19:24 — 25 Comments

" Variety of Sentences " Writing Challenge,

How many ways can you rewrite, expand, reorder, reword these ten boring sentences?

"There are many ways;

1-I am sick

2-My room is small

3-Andrea is busy

4-There is nothing to do.


1-Could you stop off and post my letter ? I am sick.

2-Do you know what can I do for my room look bigger.

3-Andrea is busy, when will he be available ? Please call me.

4-Why is there nothing to do ? Perhaps there… Continue

Added by selma on December 6, 2009 at 18:57 — No Comments

Writing Challenge #13: An Interview with Salim about his Childhood Memories

Many of us in EC may already know Salim, the handsome guy from Algeria, famous for his writings and his great love for cats. I haven’t talked to Salim before, yeah, but it can’t stop me from exploring who he is and how he was :). My interview today is about "Salim and his Childhood Memories".

Childhood is the most beautiful time in our lives. It was the world of our innocence, of pure friendships, and of our dreams & imagination. So beautiful, isn't it? Let me discover some… Continue

Added by Miki on November 25, 2009 at 19:00 — 9 Comments

Writing Challenge #13: An Interview with Bill The English Teacher about Teaching

I aimed to give some useful information about “teaching” along with this interview.

I thought that is useful for people who are interested in professional teaching.

So it is not only an interview, but also a good opportunity to address some tricks for becoming a teacher.

Selma: How long have you been teaching ?

Bill: I have been teaching English for the past seven years. I am not a professional teacher but am a volunteer teacher.I charge no money… Continue

Added by selma on November 24, 2009 at 15:54 — 6 Comments

Writing Challenge #13: An Interview with Aali about his avatar

Hi everyone...

This is an interview with Aali ,my friend ...It is about his avatar ...

"Hi dear ...

How do you do ?"


Dear Zahra

I'm doing great."

"Have you heard about Tara's recent writing challenge >>>writing challenge #13

As I am so interested in her writing challenges… Continue

Added by Zahra on November 13, 2009 at 17:33 — 6 Comments

Writing Challenge #12: My Dream English School

First of all i should say thanks to my dearest teacher and friend ,Tara whose writing challenges are so creative and encouraging...

well...i like to write my blog about this topic in the form of a report whose reporter is a young kid who has visited the school i have is the report:

Hi everyone .This is Susan from the Local Radio Station.Today's report is sth unbelievable. an extraordinary school.its name is "Get… Continue

Added by Zahra on November 3, 2009 at 19:37 — 5 Comments

Tara's Writing Challenge Member List

NEW: I will only be notifying those who are active members. You must participate in order to continue receiving notification. Anyone is welcome to participate even if you are not on the list!

writing group

Each month I post a new writing challenge for learners on my blog. Teachers are also welcome to join! Please add your name in the comment section here if you want to receive a notice of NEW writing challenges. You MUST add me as a friend to receive… Continue

Added by Tara Benwell on October 30, 2009 at 18:30 — 75 Comments

Writing Challenge #11: A Day in the Life of a trash can!

Once upon a time there was a lonely trash can standing straight on the sidewalk along a crowded street ,in not a poor but a rich quarter .It had no friends .The flowers near it ,the sidewalk on which it was placed ,the people passing by ,even flies didn't like to be friends with it.Flowers hated its smell.The sidewalk couldn't bear its weight .Flies liked to fly even if they enjoyed sitting on the trashes in the dustbin .People? Don't ask why… Continue

Added by Zahra on October 17, 2009 at 18:33 — 7 Comments

Writing Challenge #11: A Day in the Life of a pair of eyes ...

pic is taken from

Well,today was a day full of adventure and diverse moments for us -me and my twin .Our 25 years old lord took us with him to do lots of sightseeing .The first scene was recognized by us when he woke up and opened us with difficulty because of rush of light into us .It was a bit painful ,but as we are flexible ,we could soon adjust to it .Thanks to our lids ,we can avoid being hurt… Continue

Added by Zahra on October 1, 2009 at 19:48 — 5 Comments

Writing Challenge #11: A Day in the Life of a Keyboard

A Key Pressed By Heart

Today was a special day for me.Since i am a young keyboard ,i don't get tired of being

pressed day and night by a computer programmer or a baby chatting with her friends.I love sports and warm-ups. I love being patted by them.I get bored, as a matter of fact ,if i don't have a hectic day.But today was different.i had a super extraordinary experience.My friend -i mean my owner who is like a friend… Continue

Added by Zahra on September 21, 2009 at 12:21 — 9 Comments

The Dream Of The Goldfish

Hundreds of thousands of fish dream to live in the rivers or in the oceans, swimming freely and discovering new sights but, I wish I could live in a bowl on the table set for the Persian New year’s Eve.

I once saw the picture in a book. The book belonged to a seven-year-old boy when he came up to the store .How astonishing it was! The goldfish in a glassy bowl in rose shaped looked so blissful. On the bottom of the bowl, the shiny… Continue

Added by Nafis on September 13, 2009 at 1:36 — 18 Comments

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