I went to tutoring Chinese on Friday afternoon as usual. My student was a 10-year old little girl. Her mother is Chinese, but her father is American. Althourh she is half Chinese, she can only understand a little Chinese, not to mention speaking or writing in Chinese. I have been teaching her once a week for almost a month. She is one of those sweet and well-behaved student, but would easily lose her attention while learning. Besides Chinese, she is also studying French, piano, clarinet and… Continue
Added by Snow on July 31, 2010 at 19:00 —
All of us who have studied languages discover words and phrases with more than one meaning. These may have different meanings for native speakers in a single place or have a meaning in one place that is different from the meaning in another. These differences can be difficult and sometimes embarrassing for learners of the new language.
I am a native English speaker and have been surprised in my own language when visiting other English speaking countries. Many years ago my wife used a… Continue
Added by Mr. Bob on July 31, 2010 at 17:34 —
"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back".
"We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end."
Added by mahsa soltany on July 31, 2010 at 17:13 —
Mark had his house painted.
This sentence is similar in meaning to: Someone painted Mark's house. OR Mark's house was painted by someone. Causative verbs express the idea of someone causing something to take place. Causative verbs can be similar in meaning to passive verbs.
My hair was cut. (passive)
I had my hair cut. (causative)
Both 'make' and 'have' can be used as causative… Continue
Added by Sam English Teacher on July 31, 2010 at 17:07 —
I’d like to share all happiness with our new start members and all Featured for this month. Let me tell firstly who start members are for this month.
Our Start Members For July
Added by SkoonAlBahr on July 31, 2010 at 15:08 —
Here I am
still looking for the answer
where the end of this long journey is
'cause I've mortgaged a half of my soul for a hope
Finding a place where I will lay my love and happiness
The future is a question
and the past is only the spills of failure
I walk among the mists
no light, no clues and no friend
I am alone here
I am scared
Here I am
Still looking for the miracle
there will be a shining star above the… Continue
Added by oktenita diamolekri on July 31, 2010 at 15:00 —
we have questions
and so I decided to open a window through which you can have a look if there is a question either to answer or just to know the answer. You can also ask any question about English
I have my self a question about prepositions "in" and "on"
“I’m on the bus” or “I’m in the bus?”
What is the correct way to say this?…
Added by Sam English Teacher on July 31, 2010 at 15:00 —
What is the song to be described yourself ?
Added by Princess Aliaa on July 31, 2010 at 13:41 —
This summer vacation, I didn't go back home, instead, I stayed in the city where my college lies. I'll take part in an activity named China International Coal & Energy New Industry Expo
. I will be a volunteer in this Expo, which invites hundreds of corporations to come. I'm very proud of being part of this Expo, and I hope to serve for this program. Meanwhile, I think this is a great chance for me to improve my spoken-English.
During my stay in Taiyuan, I live with 3 girls… Continue
Added by Lydia on July 31, 2010 at 13:13 —
The 35th Toronto International Film Festival will open on 9th September, 2010 with the world premiere of the hit Canadian musical film Score: A Hockey Musical. The 35th edition of the world's premier film festival runs 9th-19th September, 2010 at its new venue of TIFF Bell Light box. The world's top film festival features about 300 films from more than 60 countries each year will have 15 galas and 35 special presentations this year. Organizers have… Continue
Added by syedstauheed on July 31, 2010 at 11:00 —
who must i blame for all of this pain?
whom i should ask for responsible?
these questions killing my time..
killing my time for cheers..
should i blame my self?
that me..the one that keep my own problem..
i face my problem by my own..
just keep the anger and the tears inside..
keep it buried in the deepest heart..
hold on tight until i feel like my brain's swollen..
thinking that i don't want to make them worry..
don't want to make… Continue
Added by amye asakura on July 31, 2010 at 9:53 —
I give up english so many years after graduated from colloge.Because of few using english at work ,my english level became worse and worse.So when i found MyEC,i make decision that i must pick up english and make progress.
i want everybody here can help me to improve my english.this is my first english blog,if any problem,dont tease pls,i need your help,thanks so much.
Added by Can GU on July 31, 2010 at 8:17 —
Thanks again, my pals, for your blessings. I am so touched...
Now I am back! if you have free time, I sincerely
hope you can anticipate our First Biweekly Topic -- Internet Addiction. Before writing your post you can read more info about the topic at our group discussion here
Internet addiction is not a easy topic to discuss. One reason is that it is not easy to define it… Continue
Added by reiziuh on July 31, 2010 at 7:30 —
I'm majoring in Chinese language education. But one thing I do know is that if I want to be a good Chinese teacher in the U.S. I need to improve my English skills. Chinese language and Chinese culture are very complecated enough for me to explain in another language. From today, I will keep writing English journal and practice and practice!!
Added by Snow on July 30, 2010 at 22:00 —
have u ever felt in love?!
have u ever discovered the unknown island of love?!
from the first day that god created Adam and Eve,they had a strange feeling that somewhat is love.
the forbidden tree is the evidence of my words.
even when Ghabil killed Habil,the first laughterin history,it was a kind of love,oh no,it was for love...
every thing that happens is result of love,now,how can i avoid it?!
it's in my blood,or no,if my heart beats amd sends blood to my… Continue
Added by mahsa soltany on July 30, 2010 at 7:09 —
Hi tara and my friends,
First of all, before I start to introduce my model, I would like to apology for breaking the rule. I should rather use my own photo but instead using somebody’ else picture. It’s just because I really like this classic things which inspired by a movie pride and prejudice. Hopefully, you still can enjoy it.
This young girl has a… Continue
Added by Meissa on July 29, 2010 at 17:30 —
Please add captions to this photo below for the WW competition.
"Come on, come on! A new chief cook is giving the masterclass!"
Added by Monika on July 29, 2010 at 14:00 —
Do you post lots of pictures on you social nets? So, you know that always we do this we have to add a TITLE, TAGS and DESCRIPTIONS for it, don't you?
All right! Now you have this task. Let's do it with my picture... the most creative title, tags and description will be added next Monday.
You can write in the comments section. Let's participate! =)…
Added by Joyce Fettermann on July 29, 2010 at 13:00 —
I received this story from a friend and it is interesting therefor i would like to share it with you...
source is unknown via email
Polar Bear: I come in Peace
Norbert Rosing ' s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada ' s Hudson Bay
Added by Fizzy on July 29, 2010 at 12:20 —
Sometime a song can show exactly what we r thinking. U r listening 2 music, then it denounces ur mood.
... I'm not a girl. I've known the taste of defeat, and I finally grown to believe… it will all come around again. And though I may not know the answers, I can finally say I am free. And if the questions led me here, then I am who I was born to be…
Yep, I am WHO I WAS BORN TO… Continue
Added by carrot on July 29, 2010 at 8:30 —