Knowing when and how to use the articles a, an, and the can be tricky for students learning English.
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The G.B.C. test is evolving to be even more difficult, but also more realistic.
Businesspeople go to a lot of meetings. Most of them are probably informal with just a few clients or team members.
The power of discipline
Many of my students talk about motivation, but discipline can be more powerful. While motivation comes and goes, discipline will set you up for long-term success. I learned that in 2016 when I started studying Italian.
A mistake that English language learners often make is to misuse the word “challenge.” Let’s look at it in the context of running a race:
I’m going to challenge the race this weekend.
At The English Farm, we realize that language isn't just something you learn, it's something you use —in business, in speaking tests, and with locals when you are traveling.
We generally prefer to discuss things we understand rather than things we don't, and that can be a big problem in interviews and meetings.
You have probably said the word “work” many times: to do a job (I work a lot of overtime), to make an effort (That’s hard work!) or to function (does this thing work?).
Sometimes the best way to answer a question isn't to list a bunch of numbers and facts—it’s to tell a story.
There are many different ways to speak well and many different people who do so. Today, let's look at Steve Jobs's speaking style.
Students at the English Farm write some amazing G.B.C. answers, and we like to share the best of the best.
This piece has had minor corrections by a teacher, but the logic, structure, and word choice are the student's.