The English Challenge Page for:
NOVEMBER 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.


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English Challenge for the week of November 26, 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 November 14, 2005

The first crew of airline stewardesses.
An English lesson from John

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John teaches this weeks' English lesson. John works for Air Canada, which is Canada's largest Airline. John is very knowledgeable about all aspect of the Airline business. John enjoys traveling and has visited dozens of countries including Korea, Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Spain, London, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, and Cuba.

In this English lesson you will learn about Ellen Church who was the first ever airline stewardess. You will be tested on your understanding of the vocabulary used within the passages.





English Challenge for the week of November 05, 2005

An Arranged Marriage
(An English lesson with long passages and advanced vocabulary.)

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This week, for the first time, you will hear CD quality audio clips that are as long as fifty seconds!

MossmanResources.com has been upgraded to improve the sound quality of the audio in the English lessons. The upgrade also allows longer audio clips!

This weeks' lesson is about arranged-marriages (Omiai Kekkon) in Japan. You will be tested on the advanced vocabulary contained in these passages.

Have fun, and enjoy the upgraded sound quality!