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business idioms to improve English speaking at work 2-1
Do you work in an international environment? Do you need to speak or write emails in English with colleagues and clients? Last week, we looked at business idioms that are commonly used in the workplace. It is a great idea to develop business English vocabulary, because it helps you to
learn English by watching television
When you come home after a hard day’s work, do you really want to sit down and learn English? There is a good chance that you just want to relax. Maybe you like going to the gym, playing sport, meeting friends, or getting comfortable and watching television. Then, you remember
business idioms to improve English speaking at work 1-1
Here are some business idioms which you can use to improve English speaking at work. The problem with idioms is that you can’t always guess the meaning just by looking at the individual words. These are expressions which you need learn as one item, and we have five English idioms
Ways to improve your Business English communication skills
We all know that English is used in companies all over the world, and naturally, many business professionals require a good level of English to communicate at work. We also know that when you have a full-time job, maybe a family as well, you have to plan your free time
How long does it take to learn English
Two of the most commonly asked questions asked by English language students are: How long does it take to learn English? How long does it take to become fluent in English? There are several language learning products which also give an attractive answer, such as: “Fluent in 3 months” “Learn
listening tips for English proficiency exams
Do you need some helpful listening tips for English proficiency exams? No problem! We have collected some useful advice and ideas for the listening component of official English examinations. This includes recommendations to help you with English exams, including speaking tips, reading tips and writing tips. What do English listening
writing tips for English proficiency exams
Here are our latest writing tips for English proficiency exams. We have already given reading tips and speaking tips to help English test takers get better results in an English level test. This week we are looking at the writing component and giving advice for those taking official English exams.
reading tips for English proficiency exams
Now it’s time for some reading tips for English proficiency exams! We gave speaking tips last week to help English learners who need to take an official English test. This week we are looking at the reading component of English exams. What do English reading tests include? English reading exams
speaking tips for English proficiency exams
Would you like some speaking tips for English proficiency exams? Many English learners are interested in taking an official English test to assess their English skills, and most exams include a speaking component. What do English speaking tests include? English speaking tests have different tasks, and often these include: introducing
rules of English punctuation
The rules of English punctuation are important in written texts and involve the uses of different punctuation marks (or special symbols) to clarify meaning and separate phrases and sentences. Therefore, we need to understand punctuation to better understand English reading and to produce English writing. What are the rules of