Little Cloud

This story is the final output of my team's combined efforts to create an original short story for children 5-7 years old.  Characters: Little CloudNimby CloudBig Fluffy CloudWind Fairy Setting: In the sky; Cloud Castle “Hey Little Cloud, kick the ball here!” shouted Big Fluffy Cloud as he ran to Little Cloud. It was a …

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Writer’s Block

I know it has been ages since my last post but I do check my site every now and then. And today, I received a notification that it has been exactly a year ago when I first signed up in this blogging site! Yay! This calls for a celebration and what better way to do …

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Avoid this same mistake!

I have become so obsessed with trying to improve my writing skill by reading as much as I can. I’ve been reading all sorts of things from grammar books to self-help books, news articles and blog posts, but I never really tried “applying” whatever techniques I have learned (or observed) from all those reading. Lately, …

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The Star Festival (Tanabata Festival)

Working in a Japanese-dominated company has given me the chance to learn and understand the beautiful culture of Japan without actually going there. For a few years now, we have celebrated this festival in our workplace. Today marks a special day in Japan. If Europe has its star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Japan and China …

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IELTS General Writing Task 2 from British Council

  Sample essay: Education is, without question, one of the highly sought after rights we have. Since time immemorial, we have given it such value that questions whether it should start at home or at school became one of the most controversial. This essay will discuss the benefits of children learning at home and at …

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Punctuation: it shouldn’t be that hard!

Many English learners are well-versed when it comes to expressing their opinions verbally. Others are more into writing. For those who are more confident with their speaking skills, their one true challenge can probably be writing. I have met many learners who are impeccably great when it comes talking but lack the skills when it …

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IELTS General Writing Task 1 Band 7 Sample

Sample: Dear James, Thank you for looking after my house while I'm away. I can't tell you how happy I was when you said you'll do it. Anyway, I have left the house key under the rug of the rocking chair on the porch. Please be careful not to misplace this because I have no …

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IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 Band 6.5 Sample Essay (Computers)

Sample: It has been mentioned by a number of people that computers by far, are the most essential and useful tool that was invented in the last century. This essay will focus on my complete agreement to this statement as well as some supporting examples. A world without computers is highly unimaginable. We know all …

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