The English Challenge Page for:
September 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 September 24, 2005

Learn the words: nincompoop, hooligan, nonsense and predator.

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This week English lesson was designed to be fun. You may get a chuckle from some of the dialog in this lesson. There is even a mystery voice included in the dialog! However, as usual the lesson will be difficult. It focuses on words that are often used to disapprove of something or somebody.





English Challenge for the week of September 17, 2005

A lesson to teach you the words: hypothesis, hypocrisy, hypothesize, and hypothetical.


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This english lesson is a little bit easier than usual. I am giving you a break after last weeks' highly difficult lesson!

This week you will be quizzed on your understanding of four words that all start with "hypo". Some of these words have similar meanings, so answer carefully!





English Challenge for the week of September 10, 2005

A poetic English lesson.
(Focuses on advanced vocabulary that is used in the context of a poem)

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A very difficult lesson for you to try this week! You will encounter several poetic dialogs. You will have to figure out the meaning of the words contained in the poem clips.

English poetry can be beautiful and they often use words in creative ways.

The first three clips are from the famous play "Madame Butterfly". Madame Butterfly originated in a story by John Luther Long and was adapted for the stage by David Belasco. Click here to find out more.

The lesson also uses a clip from John Keats love letter that he wrote to his true love. John Keats died before he had a chance to marry her. You can read the entire letter by clicking here .





English Challenge for the week of September 03, 2005

Dictionary Definitions for words that are used to describe ethical principles

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In this weeks exercise you will be tested on your vocabulary for words that are used to describe ethical principles.

The format of the lesson is a little different than usual. You will only be given a dictionary definition of a word and then will be asked to identify the word associated with this definition.

Good luck!