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Expector Smith's blog challenge

 

 

I was getting restless after waiting for Shiv for more than an hour

"I don't think he will come, Shoba. Just give up on him," my brother said to me.…

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Added by Shoba on February 11, 2016 at 14:30 — 10 Comments

What might he have done?

Blog challenge : May/might/could+have+...

He came to say something to me , but I refused to hear .

What might he have said?What could have happened If I listened? .

He might have told me about that stolen bag . No, no..he may have tricked me as usual.

Added by Amal on February 10, 2016 at 20:00 — 9 Comments

Where Could He Be?

Blog challenge: may/might/could have + a past particle (By Expector)

Where could he be?

"He might have been on line by now. I am waiting for him for an hour. Where could he be? He might have had some bad connection. Damn internet………..! I am missing him so much………..why?

We have met just for few hours if counts in total. There may have been some…

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Added by Mishaikh on February 10, 2016 at 4:00 — 19 Comments


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Blog challenge: may/might/could have + a past particle

Yes, this structure can be used to talk about the possibility that something happened in the past. 

For example, you can say 'Expector may/might/could have missed my blog.' (You're not certain whether it was actually the case, though.)

'Could have' can also be used to say there was a possibility of something happening in the past, but it didn't happen. For example, 'I could have been killed.' (But in fact you weren't killed.)

It's such a useful structure…

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Added by Expector Smith on February 10, 2016 at 3:30 — 14 Comments

Writing Practice: Free Vacation Trip

Question: If someone offered to give you a free vacation trip anywhere in world, where would you go? Why do you want to go to this place? What would you do when you got there?

Source:http://www.enchantedlearning.com/essay/freetrip.shtml

I love to answer these kind of questio…

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Added by Daniel on February 8, 2016 at 20:00 — 5 Comments

Writing Challenge: What made my country famous in the world?

Hello my friends,

what about to take another Writing Challenge? Let's make ourself smarter in kind of an interesting way because I am coming up with my this awesome idea :-) You might…

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Added by LUCInka on February 6, 2016 at 20:57 — 15 Comments

WELCOME!

Hello little EC birds!

Have you ever felt like a stranger?

I guess the answer is: "yeah, sure!", because we all have been newcomers on any occasion: The 1st day at primary/secondary school, college, work… Do you remember now…

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Added by MARY on February 5, 2016 at 21:30 — 20 Comments


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Keep your head above water

Yes, it's an English idiom, which means 'manage to deal with responsibilities'. 

That's not what I'm trying to say, though. People here (where I live) use 'underwater' or 'dive' for those who keep reading or watching but don't bother to leave a comment or say something to show they're here/online.

They'll try to hide. Sometimes they failed to show up for weeks or longer. The thing is you can tell they are still online - you know they're watching. They must have had a good…

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Added by Expector Smith on February 4, 2016 at 23:00 — 20 Comments

My dream of life

After I graduated from university I started to learn english but I never kept going  I always ended up disappointed. I had do many things l bought many books to learn english , I saw so many videos about english, I joined many forums for English learners ... etc



Unfortunately after three years regardless of all my effort I didn't see any noticeable development in my language 



I started to think that I'm not able to master any language…

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Added by Reem on January 31, 2016 at 10:00 — 13 Comments

SAY CHEEEEEEEEESE!!!



"Cheese"
, or "say cheese" is what UK and US people usually say when someone is taking a picture, because it makes your mouth to show a 'smile-like'…

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Added by MARY on January 27, 2016 at 20:30 — 28 Comments

100 English learning tips

This blog is my 100th blog. I wanted to make this blog useful to all of you. I pondered a lot and I got an idea. I decided to make a collection of 100 English learning tips.

I want you all to help me. Can you share your tips here?

What do I want exactly?…

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Added by Seeker on January 27, 2016 at 6:30 — 37 Comments

Confuse... I'm :(

I forget

How to writing blogs,

How to make comments,

Nothing feel good to me.…

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Added by ELF Noor on January 25, 2016 at 17:07 — 36 Comments


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Planetary Conjunction

The alignment of the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter is currently visible in the sky. This rare phenomenon that began on January 20, 2016 will continue to be seen with the naked eye until February 20, 2016. This planetary concurrence could be best viewed at dawn from the last week of January to the first week of February, 2016.

For over a decade since its last appearance, this planetary alignment that last happened in December 15, 2004 - January 15, 2005,  is now back…

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Added by Lynne on January 23, 2016 at 1:00 — 38 Comments


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Why you failed to leave a comment on the blog

Did you ever wonder why someone failed to leave a comment on your blog? If your answer is yes, you're not alone. 

The majority of us here would enjoy the comments left by other members on our blogs. Sometimes you may have hoped to know a certain person's opinion about what you just wrote - you even thought the person was supposed to add a comment on it. You just kept waiting, but failed to see any comment by that person. Then you may have asked yourself, 'How could he/she have failed…

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Added by Expector Smith on January 22, 2016 at 11:30 — 38 Comments

Blog Challenge: Cleft Sentence

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Added by Onee-chan on January 23, 2016 at 0:30 — 38 Comments


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Be creative or be careful

To put it simply, should we be creative or careful when we're learning or using a language? 

I assume 'be creative' means you don't need to abide by all the rules of a language completely. If it's right, do we need to learn all the rules? I wonder if it's possible for a learner to be creative when they're trying to learn or use a language. Or rather, do we need to learn how to walk before trying to run?

I may have failed to understand it 'be creative', jus as I failed to get it…

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Added by Expector Smith on January 21, 2016 at 12:30 — 21 Comments

Writing Prompts

* Tara has not been our Amin since Jan this year. I wondered how our club or our blog section would be without her challenges every month. 

It is 18th Jan now. Not like what I thought. There are very many writing challenges during this 1st month of the Year:



1/My word of the Year 2016 of “Tara”

2/Mr. and Ms.EC W and A of “Lady Anne”

3/Text excludes one letter of “Stranger in the night”

4/It is/was… that (who) … of “Expector Smith”

5/Writing Prompts of… Continue

Added by ann on January 19, 2016 at 7:11 — 18 Comments

Expector's Blog Challenge: It is/was...that(who)...

Everyone likes to find the man or the woman of her or his dreams and to initiate a life with an everlasting love.  Love at first sight might be easy, but it is so hard to maintain the love and to grow it stronger. It’s we who should be willing to sacrifice for love and to be selfless.…

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Added by setareh on January 18, 2016 at 8:49 — 30 Comments


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Writing Challenge: Mr. and Ms. EC Q and A

This blog is in response to Barbare's (the Way to the Moon) blog on the same topic. She said she would love to read my answers to these questions. So, here are my answers. Some of the answers may sound like cliche.

1. What do you like most in this club?  Why?…

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Added by noaslpls on January 18, 2016 at 6:30 — 23 Comments

writing challenge: It is /was........who/that

It was such a lovely day that I wanted to remember for the rest of my life. There was he with all his charms. And it was I who kept watching him.

The day we first met all he wanted to buy me was a  pink rose. But during that time it was not available. So It was a white jesmin that he handed me with a nice and innocent smile.

And then there was a ritzy restaurant  where he wanted to take…

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Added by Afro on January 17, 2016 at 9:00 — 13 Comments

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