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Writing Challenge: How I Describe .....

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Here is another new writing challenge in the year of 2019. As you see in the title, "How I Describe ....." will be the main topic. Your task is to describe an abstract noun. Click the following link to read my first entry.…


Added by Onee-chan on January 27, 2019 at 3:30 — 11 Comments

Find the correct words for these pictures!

Hi everyone! ^_^

Checking photo collections in my netbook made me think of the words for the pictures. However, I found it not too easy to find the correct words. What about you? I've checked the answers. The answer of each picture is one English word except number 5. Let me know your idea or guessing. :))

* Participants have already found the answers and I wrote them at the bottom of each picture. Hence, you…


Added by Onee-chan on June 11, 2018 at 23:30 — 32 Comments

A hot but good Lesson...

When I was coming alone from college, suddenly a car stopped in front of me. A beautiful lady came out of the car. I had not seen a lady like her any time. She was so beautiful. I am sure everyman will stop a moment if see her infront of his eyes. I cant explain her in my words. My English is very poor than her beauty. 

She asked me to get inside her car. I just followed her with out telling any words. I was inside car, no no, i was inside a dream world. The smell inside the car took…


Added by ap suku on November 1, 2017 at 16:45 — 15 Comments

Try guessing the meaning of the word

Yes, I mean you could try guessing the meaning of a word that is unfamiliar to you. In fact, that is one of the reading skills. That is, you can try to understand what a sentence or paragraph means without looking up the unfamiliar words in the dictionary. 

Try guessing the meaning of the words highlighted in bold:

1. 'The patient's care may be jeopardized, and the patient may be harmed.'

2. 'The health professional has a right to financial…


Added by Expector Smith on May 10, 2017 at 15:00 — 11 Comments

Past has gone, present is there, future is coming

Hi All, 

We are all leaving in a digital world. Whatever may be the advance in technology, the human thinking pattern remains same for centuries. Yes education made a lot of difference in thinking pattern. 

Even today, most of our lives are controlled by our own past. It will not help either present or future but it will diminish your present as well as future. Past is a experience, We need to take that experience positively to make our future better. 

You should change…


Added by ap suku on April 15, 2017 at 1:57 — 1 Comment

Importance of communication

It is based on a real incident.

In a Village, two friends lived. One named Raju, he is a carpenter another named Ramu, he is a car driver.  Raju and Ramu were friends for many years. They were happily lived in the village. 

Ramu, the driver, used to come home daily for lunch at afternoon. He drove car always in front of Raju's carpenter shop. The moment Raju sees Ramu's car, Raju will stand middle of the road. Ramu drive car very fast and apply sudden break. Same time Raju will…


Added by ap suku on April 14, 2017 at 14:54 — 7 Comments

Kintsugi - Beautiful Word, Art and Philosophy of the Day.

"Kintsugi" or "Kintsukuroi" is a Japanese word that means "to repair with gold", and it's the art of repairing pottery with gold and understanding that piece is more beautiful for having been broken.... It makes it more special and unique...…


Added by MARY on April 8, 2017 at 17:30 — 21 Comments

Use whatever works for you to memorize a word

Yes, some words seem to be so hard to memorize - you may even wonder who on earth has created such a word or why they needed to create such a word. 

It may help if you know the 'root' in a word, for example, it may help you memorize the word 'vocabulary' if you know the root 'vocabul' means 'word'. A lot of 'word roots' are Greek or Latin originated, which may seem alien or unfamiliar to you. 

It may be so helpful if you can pronounce the word correctly. The…


Added by Expector Smith on February 26, 2017 at 2:54 — 11 Comments

It can be so hard to pronounce a word correctly

Yes, it may have something to do with pronunciation if you find it hard to memorize a word or understand what they're saying or said on the radio or TV. 

Some words are so hard to pronounce, though. It helps if you have learned how to pronounce a word by the International Phonetic Alphabet or Smart Phonics, but it doesn't work when you're trying to pronounce a word which is derived from Latin or Greek or other non-English languages. How about some of the names of people, places,…


Added by Expector Smith on January 31, 2017 at 3:00 — 6 Comments

Blog Challenge: Collocation

To put it simply, collocation means 'some words are often used/placed together', for example, 'make a mistake', 'make your bed', 'do the warshing up', etc. 

Some people may not agree that collocation should include idioms, fixed expressions or phrasal verbs, such as 'keep it up', 'here and there', 'shut up'. So, what's really a collocation is still arguable. 

It makes sense, however, to take the time to learn about collocation if you really want to sound natural. You say 'fast…


Added by Expector Smith on March 7, 2016 at 14:00 — 9 Comments

Writing Challenge: Invent a Word (Begod)

Begod (verb)


When you are in a kind of state related to your soul and deep inside you, that you want to be only with God and feel His presence. …


Added by Zahra on January 13, 2016 at 9:30 — 3 Comments

Writing Challenge: My Word of the Year for 2016 - challenge

It's not always so easy to choose one word from a vocabulary of 1 million. But we have to choose one for 2016 - another emoji won't do any more. 

I could have chosen the word 'change', but Tara has chosen it for the new year. I have to choose another one instead. My choice is this word: challenge. Yes, it was 'challenge' not 'change' that I chose.  

In the new year 2016, I may work in another hospital instead - far away from where I live now. I'll still save…


Added by Expector Smith on December 20, 2015 at 0:00 — 17 Comments

Writing Challenge: Invent a word (legshakin)

Imagine you just seated yourself in the airport - waiting for boarding.  That's when you found yourself shaking your legs while seated watching, talking or listening. I just invented this word 'legshakin' for the movement of your legs. I know there's a Chinese word for such leg movement. What do you call it in English? Or can you invent a word yourself for the leg movement?

legshakin ∣noun∣ /legʃeikiŋ/

Example sentence: Legshakin can be so annoying or…


Added by Expector Smith on December 10, 2015 at 23:00 — 16 Comments

Writing Challenge: Invent a Word (failaughy, kitchild, lovennoyed, windin)

failaughy | adjective | / feilɒːfɪ /

describes someone who has a joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh. Someone who seeks for an attention by making a joke, but the joke is totally failed. Otherwise, friend or people around will laugh at him/her, at the lack hilarity of a joke, not because of his/her funny joke. Original word: JAYUS.

Example: A thief told the police a …


Added by Onee-chan on November 22, 2015 at 0:30 — 42 Comments

Writing Challenge: Invent a Word (Philohonor)

Hello! When I read this writing challenge, automatically the word “philotimo” came in my mind. I didn’t invent it. It is a real Greek word and it is not translated in English. So I translate it exactly as I see it. Philohonor.

Philohonor | noun | / fəˈläˈänər /

Philohonor is a word that exists from the ancient years and only in Greek language. It is noun, and it comes from two Greek words: philos (filos) which means friend and honor. Literally it means…


Added by Elen on November 18, 2015 at 17:00 — 15 Comments

The Oxford's Word of the Year is not a word :/

For the first time ever, the 'Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year' is not a word... but an emoji! How weird is that??    And the award goes for one particular emoji: the 'Face with Tears of Joy'!  As you can see, it's very happy for this:…


Added by MARY on November 17, 2015 at 19:30 — 8 Comments

Writing Challenge: Invent a Word (suddencognition)

suddencognition ∣noun∣/sʌdnkɔg’niʃən/

You use this word to describe a case: when you suddenly realize something after you have tried to get it for a long time. For example, you've learned English since you were little, but not until recently did you begin to know how to use English 'tenses' correctly. Another example: when you suddenly realized what life you really need to live. 

Example sentence: It's wonderful to have the feeling of…


Added by Expector Smith on November 15, 2015 at 13:30 — 12 Comments

Try to memorize it this time

Yes, I mean 'try to memorize the word that you failed to memorize when you first saw it'. 

Some words are hard to memorize, even though you've tried to memorize them with all the means which you think are so effective. 

I agree that 'imagination' is the trick, but sometimes it doesn't work, too. For example, I can memorize the words 'adoption' and 'adaption' with imagination, but it seems there's no way for me to memorize the word 'leper' or 'seism' by using the imagination.…


Added by Expector Smith on October 24, 2015 at 1:00 — 10 Comments

The lizard suffered a blizzard

Tom and his wife Carol were shovelling snow in the garden.

Last night's blizzard had brought heavy snow and the garden turned into a white wonderland. The couple knew the blizzard was looming the previous day, but they apparently didn't think it could be such an appalling blizzard.

Tom was a gardening buff and was really adept at it. He had the knack of keeping a garden charming and even kept a shack in his backyard to facilitate the gardening. He kept adopting new approaches.…


Added by Expector Smith on September 10, 2015 at 15:00 — 13 Comments

The smuggler was holding a mug

It was drizzling and Nick, the cop, was patrolling the town which was just hit by a strong earthquake. 

Nick just went past an orchard which used to be a perfect place for orchestrated picking, and in which there used to be scores of enchanting orchids with beautiful large petals. 

Then he saw a weeping girl who was trying to paddle through a puddle. He pulled the poor girl to safety and wiped the tears from her face. He then managed to turn off a rubber nozzle and the dirty…


Added by Expector Smith on September 2, 2015 at 15:00 — 20 Comments

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