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Posted in in Business Language by Cristina on 16 Mar 2016
Even if you speak English fluently and confidently, there might happen situations when you don't understand what someone says. For example, you work in an office and often hear your co-workers use phrases and expressions which make absolutely no sense to you. Well, it's called "Business jargon" and it can be pretty annoying.
Posted in in English Language by Benjamin on 11 Mar 2016
Do you play a musical instrument? Have you ever sat down at a piano and pressed the keys until you hear a familiar tune? If so, then you understand the literal meaning of this expression.
Posted in in Business Language by Cristina Bondari on 26 Feb 2016
There are various reasons why companies use team building activities. Ice breakers (described in the previous article) are just one example of them. They can be used for communication improvement, morale boost, motivation, productivity development, for co-workers to get to know each other better, just to name a few.
Posted in in Business Language by Cristina on 11 Feb 2016
Ice breakers are activities or games, which are used to warm up a conversation among participants (especially when they do not know each other) in a meeting, training session, team building event, etc.
Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 08 Feb 2016
In the United States of America, it is necessary to make "small talk" in some situations. SMALL TALK is a type of conversation which helps 'break the ice' and fill moments of awkward silence. Students might be shy in these situations, because they have to use their second language. However, it is considered rude to say nothing when a person starts talking to you.
Posted in in English Language by Brandie on 26 Jun 2015
Last night as I was cooking dinner, Michael Jackson's song "The Way You Make Me Feel" came on the radio. As I was dancing around my kitchen and singing the song, I heard this expression and wanted to share it with you!