The English Challenge Page for:
MAY 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.

In order to master these lessons you will sometimes have to spend long periods of time working through the lessons and diligently studying the subject matter. You will have a feeling of accomplishment and pride once you begin to master the English curriculum that is contained in these lessons. Even a native speaker of English might find these lessons difficult.

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English Challenge for the week of May 22, 2005

Some long English audio clips that use the words illicit, ill-gotten, pessimism and optimism.

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Your listing skills will be challenged this week! Several long audio dialogs are part of this exercise that contains a lot of advanced vocabulary. This week we will work on two sets of words. The first set are some words that are used to describe behavior that people disapprove or is illegal. The second set of words deal with people's outlooks on life and situations.



English Challenge for the week of May 15, 2005

Words that are used to officially recognize something or someone.

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This week we will look at words that are used to officially recognize someone or something. Words such as certified, and accredited. Although commonly used theses words are sometimes not used correctly. In this week challenge you will have to identify the correct meaning of these words. I will give you a rare hint: watch out for the word “certifiable” as many people are not aware of the correct meaning of this word and, therefore, do not use the word correctly.



English Challenge for the week of May 08, 2005

The dual meaning of the word "particular".

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This week we take on the word "particular". As is the case with many English words the word "particular" has more than one meaning. In this lesson you will encounter two different meanings for the word "particular". You will even encounter the word twice in a single sentence with each instance representing a different meaning of the word! Good luck and have some fun with this one.



English Challenge for the week of May 01, 2005

Using the words litigation, litigator and custody.

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This week's challenge focuses on three words litigation, litigator and custody. These words are often used when dealing with legal matters such as a court case. As you will see some of these words have multiple meanings.