Mar 1
Mar 1

Business Writing: Best Practices for Bullet Points

The days of long sentences in long paragraphs are long gone. Our readers need to retrieve information fast. An excellent way to help them do this is to lay out information in bulleted lists. Definition: A "bullet point" is an item introduced by a dot ("bullet") or a similar icon, like this: This is an […]

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Feb 2
Feb 2

Developing Fluency

This is an interesting clip, and especially encouraging for English learners who are not advanced and want to become more fluent.  Did you know you can develop and improve fluency at any level?  This speaker (Paul Nation) confirms that you don't have to be advanced to become more fluent in your conversation. There are effective ways of practising this and it […]

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Feb 1
Feb 1

Riddles/Brain Teasers

Riddles are a nice and fun way to practice your comprehension.  They're great because they're short and sweet, but they make you think for a while. The best part is that you're forced to say the English sentences over and over until you figure it out….or give up (preferably the former). This repetition is great for your practice […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

ENGLISH VOCABULARY: Acroynyms and Abbreviations

Abbreviations and Acronyms for Business English Word / Meaning @ at a/c account AGM annual general meeting a.m. ante meridiem  (before  noon) a/o account of  (on behalf of) FYI for your information ASAP as soon as possible ATM automated teller machine (cash dispenser) attn for the attention of approx approximately cc copy to (bcc:  blind […]

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Nov 0
Nov 0

What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish scientists discovered when they used brain scans to monitor what happens when someone learns a second language. The study is part of a growing body of research using brain imaging technologies to better understand the cognitive benefits of language learning. […]

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Jun 0
Jun 1
Jun 1

Dos and Don’ts of Learning English

3 More Do’s And Don’ts When Learning English       When acquiring any second language, not just the English language any student must know that there are as many do’s as there are don’ts in the learning process. This means that even the best intentions and work ethic can lead to disastrous results if a […]

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