because people speak English
Everyday, I have to wake up as early as 3 a.m. to get ready for school. Getting ready means printing the daily lesson plan for my 8 subjects and other important school related documents. I also have to prepare for my pack lunch since there are no food stalls in the village where I am teaching. Lastly, I have to pay attention to my grooming because I am always surrounded by pupils of all grade levels. This is…Continue
Probably you have spent several hours, days, and years increasing your vocabulary in your mind and maybe you come up thinking that this is an endless task. Well, it depends how you want to go in depth of the language. My tip for this situation is to try to think about what are your specific goals about the language that your are learning. If you want to get a job in sales, focus on business and sales vocabulary. If you are interested on fad or fashion then focus on them.
My next tip…Continue
Sometimes when I interact with US sites I'm confused by what date is being referred to.
The USA has a habit of placing the month before the day so that 4/3 is April 3rd. But in Australia and almost everywhere else in the world I have travelled, the month is written before the day eg, 3/4 or 3rd April. Thus, I'm never sure whether the date is 4th March or 3rd April in US format.
This is only a problem of course when one of the numerals is less…Continue
Over the last few years I have noticed a change in English usage of words that are both singular and plural.
Much of the change, I think, is brought about by people whose first language is not English. Let me explain.
There are many English words that are both singular and plural. However, plurality is now being assigned to these words by the addition of an "s".
For example, I often read an article that includes the word "accommodations" which is written as a plural.…Continue
First off, I'd like to thank all those who read my blog "A rant about nothing! :D" and took their precious time to write such awesome comments. A billion thanks to all those, too, who hit the like button. I owe you all a great debt of gratitude. It was so kind of you. I was pretty scared before publishing my blog because I didn't write in a while and I myself found the blog awful. These are not just words, I mean it. So I wasn't really expecting many comments but…Continue
Hello my friends and enemies,
believe it or not but this blog is my blog number:…Continue
Do you still have difficulty understanding what other people say in English on the radio or TV or in a movie? Do you think that you're still unable to express yourself effectively in an English conversation? If your answer is yes, you're not alone, and you sure need more listening or speaking skills.
You may argue that you've spent so much time reading and writing blogs here on MyEC instead of watching…Continue
I came back to EC just a few weeks ago but after writing my previous blog, I was absent for a whole week. I didn't want to go away, but I got The Hunger Games Trilogy and was so indulged in reading the books that I couldn't visit the EC as frequently as I wanted to. If you're somebody fond of reading, you must know how people and things come alive in your imagination. I mean reading the books makes you think, fantasize and use your imagination in a way that nothing else could ever do. You…Continue
I want to go back to that…Continue
We all were given one life and it is up to us, how we will enjoy it. There is just one enemy we can't ever beat nor kill. Time. Yes, ticking and cruel time sooner or later shows us by losing the closest ones that our mission on this planet is limited, not everlasting. People like playing with the idea of the eternal life. However, I think that to reach the…Continue
Oh dear, you might be thinking that I have left you, may be assuming that I am so out of etiquette even didn’t bother to intimate you to abstaining from coming online. This is not the case. I fell ill. Just came back from my family physician. He suggested that I should tell a loved one about my sickness, and I have no loved ones but you my love, so the first thing I am doing after returning home, sitting before…Continue
I'm not sure if this is bad news or good news. This morning I went to see a doctor and it turned out there was nothing seriously wrong with my health - I caught a cold. The doctor suggested I get some rest, take…Continue
Hello Ec friends!
Since I have learnt a lot about other traditions and amazing events in several countries around the world throught interesting blogs, and this is the most important week for Catholic people in Spain, I thought it is fair sharing this tradition in my country : )
Holy Week in Spain is the annual conmemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ wich is celebrated by “hermandades” (brotherhoods) that perform penance processions along the…Continue
Someone asked me to write traveling tips since I always travel, whether because of works or just for leisure. I'm not an expert, far from it. But this is what I always do when I have to travel.
I always roll my clothes. Try to avoid folding your clothes. That way it uses a lot of space. Instead, roll them. Put the bigger rolls first. Then put the smaller rolls or clothes such as underwear in between empty spaces. That way you will maximise every inch…Continue
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Are you on Facebook? Head on over to EnglishClub's Facebook page today to find out your leprechaun name! My leprechaun name is Timid McBlarney.
It's been ages since I last "wrote" a blog. Also, I had been away from EC for a very long time. So, first I'd like to welcome myself back to MyEC. :D Second, as I'd like to start blogging again, ......hmmmm.... as I've really nothing on my mind to write about, I've decided to write about "nothing"! :D
Hold on! If you're expecting you're…Continue