Content Showcase: January 2020

Using Clear, Familiar Words

Using Clear, Familiar Words
Have you ever stopped to think about the purpose of vocabulary? Your objectives in choosing words should be clarity and precision. Small words are usually the clearest and... Readmore...
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Money Can't Buy Happiness

Money Can't Buy Happiness
Although most people seem to think that money is very important in life, studies show that money doesn't bring happiness. In a recent survey, people were asked about which... Readmore...
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Ending a Conversation Politely

Ending a Conversation Politely
You might think that ending a conversation is as simple as saying “Goodbye,” but it’s a little more complex than that. It’s also quite different from... Readmore...
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Talking About Your Company

Talking About Your Company
It's often necessary to present your company to visitors, potential investors or partners, or new suppliers and clients. Here is some useful vocabulary that will help you talk... Readmore...
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From the Editor: Improving Your Pronunciation

From the Editor: Improving Your Pronunciation
Dear Tania, I'm 45 years old and I've been learning English since I was six. I can write well, read well and listen well. But my pronunciation is still terrible!! When I talk to... Readmore...
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Editing and Revising Text

Editing and Revising Text
Part of the One Step Ahead series, Editing and Revising Text is a lively, accessible, and highly illustrated guide to editing and revising. It provides a practical approach for... Readmore...
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Simplified English Jokes

Simplified English Jokes
Walking up to a department store's fabric counter, a pretty girl asked the clerk, "I want to buy this material for a new dress. How much does this cost?" "Only a kiss a yard, "... Readmore...
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Business English Grammar and Usage Test

Business English Grammar and Usage Test
The Learning Centre includes many business English tests. Business English tests differ from standard English tests in that they focus on English as it is used in the workplace,... Readmore...
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