Category Archive: EPSO

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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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 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 03

Job Interview – What to do with your Hands? – JOB HUNT

 Having a good resume, an effective cover letter or being dressed properly for a job interview is just the beginning. But how to manage your HANDS ?? As you could see in our previous post, your BODY LANGUAGE also shapes who your are! So, if you really want to nail your job interview, there are …

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Feb 02

Temporary Jobs – EPSONews&Terminology

 If you wish to land a job with an EU institution, you need, first of all, to keep yourself up-to-date about ongoing open competitions and the terminology used in the description of available job profiles. So, the good news is, we can help you in both! Follow the EPSO NEWS with us and learn the …

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Jan 20

Who is the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief?

 Who is the EU’s foreign policy chief? Do you know? In this short video you can learn about the EU’s top diplomat and her job. It comes with a quick, interactive listening quiz to help you get the main ideas. INTERACTIVE QUIZ Practice listening for key information (gist) about the EU’s foreign policy chief. Type …

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Nov 21

What’s it like to work for an EU institution?

 This short video was published by EPSO, the European Personnel Selection Office, to advertise EU jobs. Watch the video and do a quick, interactive vocab quiz! Level: B1/B2 and above   If you like our lesson, share it with friends and colleagues by using the button below.  

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Nov 21

EPSO Practice – Numerical Reasoning Part 1

 Unless you are a math whiz, it’s tough to talk about statistics, graphs, numbers and trends in English. Download the pdf  to practice the vocabulary of numerical reasoning tests – one of EPSO’s favorite kind. Part 2 is coming soon   All the questions refer to the statistics below:    Source: Eurostat http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/europe-2020-indicators/headline-indicators Featured image courtesy …

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Oct 02

EPSO – NEWS & Terminology

 A career with the EU is an amazing opportunity to work in a stimulating and interesting, not to mention, multilingual environment and to have the opportunity to make a difference in your field. If you wish to be part of this community and land a job with an EU institution, you need, first of all, …

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Aug 15

French words in (EU) English QUIZ

   If you like this quiz, share it with friends and colleagues by using the button below! Thanks!  

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