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Issue #089 -- Week 17/01/16-23/01/16
January 27, 2016

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!

I shall put another excuse for being late with this issue on the travelling I've done since yesterday afternoon, landing me in London today.

I shall share with you one interesting moment during my journey... I became an angel in Budapest airport this morning, look:

Well, you can take it as your guardian angel in what concerns your learning the English language. This said, please feel free to contribute to these pages when you have a minute. They are meant to be a platform for exchanging ideas, stories and opinions - an ideal medium for practicing your English, which should be used to the full. Together, let's bring it alive, let's make it the welcoming community you wished for, when you joined. Use the Comments facility at the end of every page and start making friends worldwide.

You and your friends can always subscribe individually through the form on My English Club . If anybody mentions to you that they are interested in receiving it, please tell them this, with thanks. Of course, you can also unsubscribe at any point, by using the link at the end of any issue of the e-zine, should you wish - no questions asked.

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 0

We are continuing the series of lessons on 'If clauses' or conditional sentences, by looking into the conditional 0 type. Please find the lesson on this topic outlined on the Conditional 0 page. There was no time today do do an exercise at the bottom of this page, but I shall try to add one during the next couple of days.

Writing ~ The Descriptive Image

As part of our new angle on the use of image in writing, today we have a couple of examples of the first basic type of image a writer can use - the descriptive image. Please find this on the The Descriptive Image page. We shall continue to look into the details of various other types of images a writer can use, depending on his/her style and chosen genre.

Game of the Week ~ What's that Smell?

Well, since we were talking of descriptive images in our writing section, I found a really funny game for you to test your descriptive vocabulary to an extent. We're going to play with words relating to the sense of smell. You can find this on the What's that smell page. This, again, is not a game for children or beginners of English, as it does require knowledge of some notions at the intermediary/advanced level. However, play it repeatedly and you will gain some valuable vocabulary. Enjoy!

You have a choice between playing on your own, or with a partner:

You will have 12 questions and exactly 10 seconds before your time runs out in each case, so be alert when you sit down to play this game, he, he...

Once you've made the correct choice, that word will turn green, which is your confirmation you're right. Additionally, you'll get some extra information about the word - you may be surprised to learn this in certain cases.

What happens if you get the incorrect word? Your choice will turn red and the correct choice will be revealed at the same time in green:

The faster you submit your choices, you will get bonus points.

At the end, you get your total number of points and your position in the top of the previous players.

OK, it's your turn to play the game on the What's that smell website. Have fun, as always, and I do hope you'll use some of the newly acquired words in your writing or even (why not?) in your daily conversations.

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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