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3 Simple Ways to Start a Great Conversation


by Peter Murphy

Many people worry about how to start a conversation. While other people instinctively know how to start a conversation and it comes almost naturally.

English Study Plan


by Ross McBride

First step " Choose your Goal" for learning English Goals are your motivation, what do you wish to accomplish with English?

52 Words and Phrases That Weaken Your Credibility


by Catherine Franz

Whether you are writing or speaking, here are 52 words that weaken your credibility that you probably don't even realize you are using:


These Embarrassing, Costly, Terrible Typos


by Rolf Gompertz

Typo n. pl. -os. Informal. A typographical error. Typographical error. A mistake in printing, typing or writing.

How To Learn Business English Effectively


by Eric Koshinsky

Are you learning English for Business? Congratulations.

Improving your language skills can be a great way to move into a better job or even get the job you've been dreaming of for a long time. But, have you asked yourself this very important question? Exactly what business are you studying for? This is a question many English language learners never really ask!

Email Grammar Tips


by Kelly Watkins

Why is it “less” email, but “fewer” messages?

You may think there is no connection or relevance between constructing email messages with grammatically correct sentences and conducting the functions of a competent businessperson. However, your clients may disagree.

Learning A Foreign Language: The Psychological Factor


by Gabrielle Guichard edited by Lynne Hand

When it comes to learning a foreign language, many people wonder if they will be able to memorize enough vocabulary. But this question never occurs about their mother tongue, and yet, it was a foreign language once. Nevertheless, among all the questions that new parents ask, no doctor has ever heard: "Will my baby be able to learn my language?" Be honest. Do you know all the words of your mother tongue? The answer is: "no".

New words, and new ways of using old words, appear every day. Twenty years ago, who would have been able to understand a sentence like this: "Click here to download your digital book"? Nobody. You never stop acquiring new vocabulary and you never know how long you will need it. Do you still use "Tomagotchi"?

Should You Write in First or Third Person?


by Deanna Mascle

Traditionally, English grammar has divided references to people into three categories, to refer to I, you, and he or she. The first person is I, me, my, we, our, and so on. The second person is you and your. The third person is he, she, they, their, his, hers, him, her, and so on.

How To Rescue A Sinking Conversation - 7 Great Tips


by Peter Murphy

When a conversation is not working out there is the potential for massive frustration or a breakthrough depending on how you look at it.

However with a little skill you can often turn things around. Here are seven tips to help you.