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Issue #084 -- Week 13/12/15-19/12/15
December 22, 2015

Greetings and General Information

A warm welcome to our new subscribers! I wish you will find My English Club fun and instructive and I look forward to welcome you as a new valued member soon. Read, learn and communicate around the world!

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Until I'll have the time to write my e-books from these courses, you can enjoy our past lessons for free, as follows:

Archive of all the back issues

Pronunciation Lessons

Reading Lessons

Writing Lessons

Grammar Lessons

Website Design Lessons

Grammar ~ Conditional I

Today we are starting to decipher the intricate conditional sentences. Please find our first lesson on this topic outlined on the Conditional I page.

Feel free to try your hand at the exercise on the page and submit your answers when you finish. Do not worry - they will arrive in my own inbox - they will not go public, so please... go ahead.

I hope you find it useful in your English practice.

Writing ~ The Adjectival

The adjective can actually be expressed in the form of a phrase or even a clause. Today I prepared a lesson about this on The Adjectival page. Studying this topic will help you understand yet another facet of the versatile adjective. I hope this will help you both in your creative writing attempts as well as with your homework and exam writing tasks.

Game of the Week ~ Animal Mystery

All right, well I found what looked like a promising game for us, which you can find on the Animal Mystery page. This is a mini game for learning and practising English.

The target language is question sentences about animals such as 'Can it fly?' or 'How many legs does it have?', etc. You will have a selection of words to choose from and you only need to put them in the right order to formulate your questions correctly.

As you see, you start with a number of hidden animals, in the shape of the shadows of these animals, which disappear from your banner according to the answer to your question. Once you are sure about your choice of animal, you can venture a guess and formulate it in the same manner:

If your guess is correct, you will receive the confirmation straight away.

And so it goes, but what happens when you get it wrong? You don't receive a confirmation ('Yes, it's a...'), but you still get the correct answer without having to question any further.

Now, what happens at the end, I'm not quite sure, as I could follow my score in the bottom right corner of the screen during the game, but not the final score at the end, which I found very strange.

In any case, you try it as well and hopefully this was just a glitch in their program, which will be sorted by the time you turn your hand to it. Enjoy practising your questions on Animal Mystery .

This is it for now, my friends!

I hope you find this information useful and not too confusing. Even though you're at the stage of building on it, have patience at this point in your learning and you'll be able to reap the fruit of your work later on, whichever aspect of our lessons you are concentrating on.

Please feel free to comment and suggest your ideas by replying to this email - I look forward to hearing from you. If you wish to chat either with me or with other members worldwide, go to My English Club .

All the best from me until next time,

Lucia da Vinci

Founder of My English Club

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