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What does proficiency mean?

2019/03/07

Do you know this feeling? You’ve been working really hard for years to improve your English and you think you know quite a lot; You’ve just got that great new job in an English-speaking environment. You’ve got all the right qualifications and experience – maybe even more than a lot of your colleagues – that’s why they employed YOU, right? So why do you suddenly feel so insecure?

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Have You Ever Wondered How You Can Build An Amaaaaaazing Vocabulary?

2019/02/22

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Would you like to know how you can really increase your vocabulary? I don’t mean just to recognise a word when you see it, but to be able to put it in the right context within a sentence and create something stunning with it? I would like to share a few secrets with you from someone I have been working with for over a year now.

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How to sound more diplomatic

2019/02/20

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The delicate art of giving information and asking for things in a way that gets you what you want. There are many ways of saying what you mean. Think about how a 2- year old asks for something and you are left in no doubt about what they want.

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One of the hardest things about writing emails is getting the style and tone right.

2019/02/20

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If you have been taught to write standard formal business letters and emails you may feel very confused when other people don’t use the same style.
Being too formal when you need to be informal makes you seem officious and unapproachable. Conversely being too informal when you need to be formal will undermine your authority and make you seem too casual.

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