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Writing Challenge: How I Describe "Darkness"

One day, I opened my two eyes and was surprised, even shocked. How could everything be so dark, total black, the darkest black, without color, not even a single dot of light. I tried to sit on my bed. My heart was full of anxiety and confusion.... "I still can't believe this. Am I blind now?". My two hands were shivering and still holding the blanket. I was sure that that was not a dream.…

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Added by Onee-chan on February 13, 2019 at 5:30 — 4 Comments

Writing Challenge: How I Describe 'Success'

A few days ago, I had a conversation with my student about success.

Though the following dialogue is not completely the same with what I were talking at that moment, it has the similar message. :)

We were learning language, Indonesian.

Me: You got a score of 6 out of 10, four mistakes. Let's analyze your mistakes.

Stu: I thought it was easy…

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Added by Onee-chan on January 27, 2019 at 8:30 — 11 Comments

Writing Challenge: How I Describe .....

Hello everyone, on this amazing learning platform, MyEC. :)

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.…

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

Writing Challenge: the Great Lesson I got in 2018

2018 was a great year to me. Many things happened as changes in my life. Not all of them were good. But somehow there is a great lesson to me.

The big thing was when I changed my phone number due to the broken sim card, my friends thought that I wanted to vanish from their world. lol. [please leave it, it isn't the main thing :D]. This is how I know who the real friend is. In friendship, I always say "do not make a gap among friends". Yes, why? When you have only two…

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Added by Onee-chan on December 31, 2018 at 14:00 — 12 Comments

Writing Challenge: Best Thing in 2018

Hi everyone! :)

New Year of 2019 is near. What are your wishes?? How did you feel along the year of 2018?

Do you have any memorable moment in 2018? What is your best accomplishment in 2018? Do you have great concern with something in 2018? Who is your best companion/ college/ friend in 2018? What about your best…

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Added by Onee-chan on December 29, 2018 at 5:56 — 3 Comments

Writing Challenge: The Same Word in different Parts of Speech

"Bill was still(1) sitting still(2) on the bench at the terrace enjoying the still(3) of the night and thinking about how to still(4) his wife's anger. At the same time, his wife was grumbling about anything while changing TV channel every 5 seconds. A few minutes later, he went inside, held her hands, and said "I love you, darling". The fury of his wife finally…

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Added by Onee-chan on December 16, 2018 at 6:30 — 10 Comments

Advice from Grandpa

A dialogue between grandpa (GP) and grandson (GS).

GP: Dearest Grandson, have you ever felt hatred to someone?

GS: Yes, Grandpa. I even wanted to squeeze the neck of that person whenever I met him.

GP: Oooh! Why so?

GS: He defamed me, mocked me, and always made me feel embarrassed in front of my friends.

GP: So, how did you feel?

GS:…

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Added by Onee-chan on December 7, 2018 at 6:30 — 6 Comments

Dialogue: On Exam Days

PUTRA, an eleventh grader, had followed a computer-based exam, multiple choices.

Me: How was your Physics exam? :)

PUTRA: Impressive, Teacher!

Me: How impressive? Tell me! [listening enthusiastically]

PUTRA: My laptop had stopped working many times so that I got less than 50

Me:…

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Added by Onee-chan on December 2, 2018 at 13:30 — 10 Comments

Chat Moderators

Good Morning, Everyone! ^_^

It's probably not morning there, but morning always shows high spirit. :))

Did you notice that we have a new Moderator? Yes, EC Member is our new Chat Mod. Let me extend my felicitation...

CONGRATULATION, EC Member!…

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Added by Onee-chan on December 1, 2018 at 13:30 — 12 Comments

Writing Challenge: Continue the Story

The morning is so gloomy, and he is in a deep sleep. He wakes up when the sun shines right above the head. Finding his wife and his daughter no more around him, he recalls everything happened all of a sudden yesterday. He closes his eyes for a few minutes more. Afterwards, he gets up, throws on his only black jacket, takes the car key, and hits the road. Crazily thinking of committing suicide, on a highway, he very fast drives his car. In the…

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Added by Onee-chan on November 17, 2018 at 3:00 — 15 Comments

Causative Verbs and Exercises

Good morning, everyone! :)

Borrowing the quote from Adaline, "Knowledge has no value unless we use and share it", I would like to discuss about grammar.

In this session, I will discuss 'Causative Verb'. From my observation, it is one of the grammatical mistakes commonly made by learners here. Please just ask OR tell me if you have any…

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Added by Onee-chan on November 7, 2018 at 5:30 — 17 Comments

A Fragile Heart

Heyy you! Dare to love someone??

Ohh, NO!! In this case, you'll be in DANGER.

Yeah, he's so HANDSOME.

He could be GOOD, SMART, or whatever...

You know you'll be in DANGER,

but why you keep going on??

I told you not to go to THE SEA.

You CAN'T SWIM well there.

You said you're ready for that?? O.K.…

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Added by Onee-chan on November 6, 2018 at 7:44 — 20 Comments

Mishaikh's Writing Challenge: IDIOMS on Geography

Random thoughts with Geography Idioms. :))

People are often on cloud nine after digging deep to find an item on online shopping. You know why? Because they found the dirt cheap one at last. You'll be surprised to know that some rich people do that as well. They said, "we are down to earth". D

A down to earth…

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Added by Onee-chan on October 22, 2018 at 7:30 — 11 Comments

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 — 18 Comments

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 — 13 Comments

Dialogue Challenge: Using Present Perfect

A dialogue between old member (O) and new member (N)

O: Have you blogged on MyEC this month?

N: Why should I?

O: NO, you don't have to. But if your aim is learning English, you'll be in progress to be fluent in it.…

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Added by Onee-chan on August 29, 2018 at 1:30 — 18 Comments

Dialogue Challenge: Using Present Perfect

Good morning, everyone! :))

Well, well, the month of August will end soon, but we haven't joined any challenge, yet. Keep boosting your English skill! :))

What about grammar challenge? It's not difficult I guess. Everyone knows present perfect, doesn't it? But, learners are probably confused when to use it. We can use it when we talk about experience, change, or continuing…

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Added by Onee-chan on August 29, 2018 at 1:00 — 16 Comments

Falling Asleep

Hi Everyone!

I hope your week is as happy as the happiest butterfly. :))

Have you ever fallen asleep not at the right time?? Or how often it happens?? Last time, I fell asleep while watching a speech on YouTube. Something uncomfortable happened 'cos I had had a promise to have a call with a friend in my two hours of sleeping. LoL...

My…

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Added by Onee-chan on August 8, 2018 at 9:30 — 29 Comments

Ten Sentence Challenge: My Unforgettable Moment

KEEP SHARING AND PRACTICING ENGLISH! :)

Have you ever experienced something more than you usually ever did before? :) That could be something surprising, something weird, something embarrassing, or even something…

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Added by Onee-chan on July 2, 2018 at 15:00 — 24 Comments

Indonesian Sweet Dishes in Ramadan

Hi everyone! I hope your week is as delicious and sweet as these dishes. :)))

Ramadan is near to the end. I was so busy that I couldn't write much in this month. However, I planned to write about this not long ago. :)

I'd like to tell you why I gave the title above. It's true that these these sweet dishes could be eaten or drunk in other months. However, in Ramadan, a lot of seasonal vendors will…

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Added by Onee-chan on June 12, 2018 at 4:00 — 20 Comments

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