Viewing entries tagged with 'practical-tips'
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 23 Mar 2017
Don't stress out! Everyone makes mistakes, even the best of us. Some words are easy to mix up - they either look similar or sound the same, and you do not really know which vocabulary words to use. Here are the top 10 words that our students have found very confusing.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 19 Oct 2016
Shopping in the US can be rather confusing at first, especially if you don't understand what the salesperson tells you. However, the more times you go shopping and practice, the easier it will become. Finally, you will enjoy the process!
Posted in in Business Careers by Cristina on 12 Apr 2016
We are all aware of the fact that good communication today is one of the crucial things not only in business but also in our everyday life. Whether you are making a presentation in front of a large audience or just trying to explain your position to your co-worker, you need to speak confidently.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 06 Apr 2016
You have probably found yourself at the airport more than once in your life, but it is still useful to repeat expressions and phrases, which can help you avoid hassle. So when you are at the airport, there are some stages you have to go through.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 24 Mar 2016
As soon as you arrive at a hotel, you have to check-in at the reception or front desk. Get ready to spend some time there, as the receptionist has to find your reservation, request payment for the room, and then provide you with all the information on the hotel and its amenities and policies. You are also given a key (very often, a keycard) to your room.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 07 Mar 2016
We all use a lot of different interjections when we express emotions. These words have no grammatical meaning, however, they help express what we feel.
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 Cristina on 04 Feb 2016
One beautiful Sunday morning you decide to have breakfast in a cafe. You get in, find a seat, and get ready to order. You know for sure you want some eggs for breakfast. But the problem is, there are millions kinds of eggs in the cafe! What do you choose? And how do you choose?
Posted in in Business Language by Cristina on 14 Dec 2015
This is going to be my final post about business letters and formal style of writing. In this part I would like to give you essential phrases which can be used in your writing.
Posted in in Business Language by Cristina on 25 Nov 2015
In this post I am going to provide you with a tentative plan for a formal letter. Don't forget that you should write concisely, correctly, and neatly.