Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Using Times New Roman is the typeface equivalent of wearing sweatpants to an interview”

Some advice on Best typeface for your résumé for your Résumé.

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Adrian Underhill’s interactive phonemic charts

For those of you who do not know about this resource—or who would like to be reminded of its utility, here are Adrian Underhill’s interactive phonemic charts: Interactive phonemic chart: British English Interactive phonemic chart: American English prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən ɪz kreɪt. maɪ frɛnd … Continue reading

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All you need to know about the Passive

Geoff Pullum on Passives (if you are feeling particularly geeky, there are four more excellent videos on the Passive by this renowned scholar)

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BETWEEN YOU AND I THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS GOING TO THE DOGS

Lively debate on prescriptivism

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Useful vocabulary for job interviews

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How to ask for clarification and deal with difficult questions

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Famous last words…

Have you ever wondered how to sign off an email to your lecturer, the colleague you don’t know very well, or your supervisor at work? Joseph Richardson explains why email signoffs can be tricky: http://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2015/nov/06/all-the-best-yours-sincerely-the-last-word-on-email-signoffs

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