because people speak English
As many of you know, I am from Canada. I was born and raised here in Canada. This means I am Canadian. You could also say that I am a Canadian. My mother tongue (also called "native language") is English. In school we learned French as a second language.
Did you notice that I capitalized some important words in that introduction? Nations, nationalities, and languages are all capitalized in English. There are many countries in the world, and English learners often mix up nations and nationalities. Here is a useful chart that you can consult when you have a question about how to describe a person from a certain country. Try not to mix up the nouns and adjectives.
This month I'm going to challenge you to introduce 3-5 members of MyEC on your blog. Consult a member's profile page to find out the information you need.
1) Choose 3-5 MyEC members who are from different nations.
2) Create a new blog post. Use the title "Writing Challenge: Nations and Nationalities".
3) Introduce these members by providing the following information:
4) Share the link to your Nations and Nationalities post in the comments below.
5) Visit other Nations and Nationalities posts and make at least one new MyEC friend! Introduce yourself on their wall and share your nationality! (Ex. Nice to meet you! I'm Tara. I'm Canadian.)
Here are some MyEC friends you should meet!
Grace is a hardworking MyEC member. She is from Taiwan. She is Taiwanese. Grace speaks Chinese and English. You will see how well she speaks English if you visit her page. She is a voice blogger! She writes and records very interesting blog posts. Grace is also a talented painter and photographer.
Have you met Robbie? He is our video moderator. He is from the Philippines. I always have trouble spelling that word. Robbie is a Filipino and his profile page says that he speaks Filipino. (I think there are many different languages used in the Philippines. Am I right, Robbie?) Robbie is also excellent at English. He likes writing, making videos, and being creative. I hope we get to meet in real life one day.
Nadira is a longterm member of MyEC. She is from Sri Lanka. She speaks Tamil and English. I have worked with many Sri Lankans in my lifetime. They are always hardworking, funny people with big hearts. I'm so happy that she is on EnglishClub's moderating team. I hope to visit Sri Lanka one day.
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