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Better Business English Writing

Better Business English Writing

Business writing has clear rules. It needs to be informative. It should follow the right tone. It must be easy to follow. It ought to be grammatically correct. It has to be well formatted. It should be clear. It should be concise. It should be direct. Please read on...

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Help Others Understand You

Help Others Understand You

Have you ever been with someone who speaks continuously and never stops ? It is uncomfortable, isn’t it? One of the keys of communication is to do as much as possible for others to follow our message. How can we speak more clearly? Please read on for some ideas:  Help...

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Learn a Language Faster: WRITE!

Learn a Language Faster: WRITE!

Writing what your teacher says is the easiest way to learn a language. Keep a notebook and record explanations, phrases, new expressions, difficult sentences or anything you find interesting. Writing improves your focus; besides, you will have a record of what you...

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Free Business English Book by Andrew Miles

Free Business English Book by Andrew Miles

Andrew Miles’s Speak & Write Better Business English ebook will be available for free as an Easter gift.  This book (written by our director)  follows a teacher and a businessman on several train trips. During those trips they chat about how to learn English, and...

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Always Revise—but Not Immediately

Always Revise—but Not Immediately

How’s that? Haven’t our teachers always told us to repeat things immediately so we don’t forget? Unfortunately, it seems they were wrong! Short and long memories are not exactly the same. Humans in general keep things in their minds for only a brief period so most of...

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Learn How to Offer Advice with Modal Verbs

Learn How to Offer Advice with Modal Verbs

English has wonderful words we call modal verbs. They are great because they transmit clear information in a simple way. Today we will use them to give advice; you will learn how recommend strongly, how to do it politely and how to offer suggestions without offending...

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