Category Archive: C1+

Aug 29

Expressions with MAKE, DO & TAKE

 Expressions with MAKE, DO & TAKE   There are lots of expressions with MAKE, DO & TAKE in English. Do you know when to use which?     If you like our website, share it with friends and colleagues. Thanks!   Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net  

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Aug 05

How to write a paragraph for an essay or term paper?

 Writing a good paragraph for an essay or term paper can be a daunting task. You may have lots of good ideas about a topic, but can you present them in a reader-friendly, easy-to-understand way? This lesson will teach you how to write a paragraph well. Learning how to write a paragraph will help you …

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Mar 03

Business & Abbreviations I.

 In business writing, it is quite common to make words, terms or even whole sentences shorter. Moreover, FYI, ETA, OTP or ASAP are abbreviations that may occur not only in business letters but also in everyday text messages.  Our  sample letter below helps you recognise some of the most frequent abbreviations. GUESS what they refer …

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Mar 02

Who’s who in the EU? – SCHULZ

 Quite often, EU institutions and EU terms are hidden behind names, abbreviations or even word plays. So, if you do not know the key personalities of the EU (Schulz, Tusk, Juncker, Mogherini, etc.) and the main concepts under discussion, you can hardly guess, what is actually meant by a newspaper headline. Look at the headline …

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Mar 01

EU&NEWS – Brexit will shock world economy, warns G20

 A potential British exit from the European Union would be a “shock” that ranks among rising downside risks and vulnerabilities for the world economy, G20 finance ministers said Saturday (27 February) after a meeting in China. While reading the article by Euractiv, find synonyms for the terms and expressions marked in red.   The issue, …

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Feb 25

How to answer the WHY YOU question?

 The job interview is one of the most stressful professional experiences for most of us. In this series we go through a list of typical questions and use pieces of advice from job interview coach Pamela Skillings to find out how to best answer them. In this lesson we’ll focus on the Why-you question which …

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Feb 24

Who’s who in the EU? – JUNCKER

 Quite often, EU institutions and EU terms are hidden behind names, abbreviations or even word plays. So, if you do not know the key personalities of the EU (Tusk, Juncker, Mogherini, etc.) and the main concepts under discussion, you can hardly guess, what is actually meant by a newspaper headline. Look at the headline below …

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Feb 23

Animal Idioms – Beef, chicken & duck

 Do you know any animal idioms? There are quite a few in English and they come up quite often in everyday conversation. Idioms are phrases whose meaning is different from the words that make it up.   Animal idioms use the name of an animal to talk about something that has not always much to …

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Feb 22

What’s a ZERO-SUM GAME? – Now I Know

 A ZERO-SUM GAME is a situation in which what is gained by one person or group is lost by another. Here is an example that describes what a zero-sum situation is:   To understand zero-sum games, it is helpful to think of the following example: If I have a slice of pizza and my brother …

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Feb 22

Zero – How to say 0 in English? – SpeakEasy

 0, ZERO, NOUGHT, NIL? or LOVE?? How to say 0 when referring to phone numbers, dates, temperatures, scores or even James Bond 007?:) Well, there are several ways to pronounce the number ZERO, depending on the context. Usage even varies between different English-speaking countries. If you want to avoid misunderstandings, it is crucial, you know …

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