The English Challenge Page for:
July 2005

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This page is for advanced ESL English students who want to be challenged!

Every week I post an advanced English lesson on this page. These lessons are intended to be very difficult and challenging. Even the most advanced English as Second Language (ESL) students may find these lessons difficult.


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English Challenge for the week of July 23 to Aug 05, 2005

A few interesting passages about animals that live in Canadian' forests.
(Focuses on the words: adversary, cherished and occur.)

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In this weeks lesson you will hear audio passages that discuss some interesting facts about animals that live in the forests of Canada.

You will also be shown images of animals and be asked for the English name of those animals. A hint, when typing the animal's names please use all lower case letters.

In this lesson you will learn some new vocabulary and, as a bonus, you may learn something about the Canadian animals that are featured in this exercise that you did not know before.

You can attempt another animal lesson by clicking here . (A few interesting passages about animals: July 09 lesson)





English Challenge for the week of July 23, 2005

The multiple meanings of the homonyms "principal" and "principle".

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In the English Language some words have the same pronunciation but are spelled differently and have different meanings. These words are called homonyms, and this week we will focus on the homonyms "principal" and "principle".

To make things more complicated, both the words "principal" and "principle" have many different meanings! A few of the audio clips are very long so I had to speak very quickly, making it an even bigger challenge for you to solve the questions in the exercise!

You may have to try this weeks lessons several times before you fully master it. Email me if you have any questions (mossmanresources@istop.com).

You should also note that the word "principal" has an additional meaning that is not covered in the exercise, try to figure out what it is (Hint: this website may help: Cambridge Dictionaries Online !





English Challenge for the week of July 09, 2005

A few interesting passages about animals.
(Focuses on the words: congregate, frigid, endangered, herbivores, and grazing.)

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In this weeks lesson you will hear several audio passages that discuss some interesting facts about animals such as belugas, zebras, and parrots.

You will also be shown images of animals and be asked for the English name of those animals. A hint, when typing the animal's names please use all lower case letters.

In this lesson you will learn some new vocabulary and, as a bonus, you may learn something about the animals featured in this exercise that you did not know before.




English Challenge for the week of July 02, 2005

Happy Canada Day!
(Focuses on the words: patriotic, national, and festivities)

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July 01 was Canada Day, and Since I am from Ottawa, Canada I decided to dedicate this weeks lesson to Canada Day.

As you will learn from the lesson, Ottawa is the capital city of Ottawa and hosts a huge all-day party every Canada day. The lesson features some long dialogs that describe Canada day and focuses on the key words: patriotic, national, and festivities.

You will even be read the "The Oath of Canadian Citizenship" and be asked questions as to what it's meaning is. "The Oath of Canadian Citizenship" is the oath that all new Canadians reciet when they become citizens of Canada.

After you finish the lesson you can learn more about Canada Day by clicking here
You can learn more about the "The Oath of Canadian Citizenship" by clicking here

Good Luck!!