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

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

“Why is so much writing so bad? And how can we make it better?” Professor Steven Pinker has been praised for his ability to transform extremely complex ideas and concepts into short, simple sentences. In this lecture he talks about … Continue reading

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How to Write a Cover Letter

When applying for jobs or internships in an English-speaking country you usually have to write a cover letter (or covering letter as it is also called in BrE) as a sort of introduction to your CV. There are, as always, … Continue reading

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Apps for Learners of English

There are loads of apps for learners of English out there, so we’ve done some research and tested a few for you. Language apps are perfect to take on holiday with you (if you’re staying somewhere with an internet connection … Continue reading

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Unusable Words and Contronyms

“‘Rick stared into Sheila’s beautiful, depthless eyes.’ Rick has clearly met a babe—and she is either superficial or profound.” – Brad Leithauser for The New Yorker on contronyms and why words become unusable: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/10/unusable-words.html?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=facebook Contronyms (or auto-antonyms) are words with … Continue reading

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Let’s get down to Business…

…English. If you want to improve your Business English, have a look at this website: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/business-and-work – if offers a business  magazine, podcasts and videos. If you’re preparing for a job interview in English, this article can help you “to ace the … Continue reading

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Writing Emails in English

Writing emails in English isn’t all that tricky, but you have to know whether you’re sending a formal email, a semi-formal or an informal one, because the openings and closings may be  different. This pdf document provides a short but … Continue reading

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