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  • What are linking words? Linking words connect ideas, sentences and clauses (parts of sentences). They help you show the connection between parts of the text. Why should you use linking words? Use linking words to make your writing or speaking logical, easy to follow and well organised. Linking words will help the reader or listener follow your way of thinking and understand what you [...]

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    Let’s face it — English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing [...]

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    English is the language of science, of aviation, computers, diplomacy, and tourism. Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or for finding work abroad. It’s also the language of international communication, the media and the internet, so learning English is important for socialising and entertainment as well as work! [...]

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    Hello! Which one of these is correct:• make a decision, or• take a decision? While it’s possible to “take a decision,” the more common expression is make a decision. Again, both are correct, but “make a decision” is more common. Now, three more verbs that you can use with the word “decision” are:• arrive at a decision• come to a decision• reach a decision All [...]

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    Students often ask me if we can use idioms and slang in professional situations – the answer is, it depends. Some expressions are not appropriate for the workplace, but there are many that you can use in conversations among co-workers and less formal emails. In this lesson, you’ll learn 15 English idioms and phrasal verbs you CAN use at work. Put Something OffIf you put something off, [...]

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