1) Say the word loudly when trying to spell it. 2) Work out the number of syllables in the word, i.e. how many times do you move your mouth when you say the word? For example, Friday has two syllables and September has three syllables. 3) Spell the syllables, not the whole word. For example,

Phrasal verbs in Business English

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 by

Phrasal Verbs in Business English Phrasal verbs are and intrinsic part of English and these have permeated the business community every bit as much as other aspects of our society.  A common problem with phrasal verbs is that the same phrasal verb can have multiple meanings.  This blog will illustrate this point to show how

5 Common CV Mistakes

Thursday, 16 January 2014 by

1. Too long: it is not impressive to have three pages plus for your CV, it is a hassle for the reader: edited highlights, most relevant only. 2. Too many sheets – put your CV on both sides of one piece of paper. If you must use two pages, put all of your contact details

The Art of Small Talk

Thursday, 07 November 2013 by

Avoid sex, religion and politics. And it’s always a good idea to talk about the weather. – These are two of the most commonly given pieces of advice about making conversation in English. It is not bad advice, but it’s not great either. It is a good idea to get people talking about themselves –

1 “This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for 2 and a half years….” Relax and enjoy it. Be happy to be there and say that you are. No jokes about things going badly. 2 “Every once in a while…a revolutionary product comes along…that changes everything.” Take your time. You don’t need to