Content Showcase: April 2019

Writing Documents in Plain English

Writing Documents in Plain English
Plain English is good, clear writing which communicates as simply and effectively as possible. But it is not a childish or simplistic form of English. Plain English focuses on... Readmore...
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Understanding American Attitudes and Practices

Understanding American Attitudes and Practices
Although America has a culturally diverse society, it is possible to describe some common American characteristics. Americans are often described as being friendly, yet tend not... Readmore...
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Avoiding Communication Breakdown

Avoiding Communication Breakdown
One of the most important things to remember about business communication is that it takes place among people and that everyone’s opinions and feelings should be seen as... Readmore...
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The Language of Credit

The Language of Credit
In today’s world, living without credit cards is almost impossible. We need them to buy airplane tickets, rent cars, and shop online. But credit cards in most western... Readmore...
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Letter From the Editor: Common Written Errors

Letter From the Editor: Common Written Errors
If you analyse your writing for grammatical errors or ask a native English speaker to check your documents for you, you’ll probably find that up to 90% of the grammatical... Readmore...
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ESL Book Review: Giving Presentations

ESL Book Review: Giving Presentations
The One Step Ahead Series is for people working in business who need to communicate more effectively in a range of real-life situations in English. Each title provides up-to-date... 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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