"Uptalk" is when you say everything with rising tone like it's a question, whether it is one or not.
Fresh on the blog
A question tag turns a simple word, phrase or sentence into a question. Simple, right?
While some question tags are universal, other tags are specific to cultures around the world. Here's a quick list of common tags:
False friends are words from different languages that seem similar but are, in fact, not. The French president Emmanuel Macron made a famous mistake in 2017.
Showing sympathy is important. Here are three things not to do, and three good ideas of what to do.
I recently had the opportunity to interview a Japanese business person who has worked in 11 different countries including Singapore, Malaysia, America, Thailand, the Philippines, and the Congo over about 40 years.
This post looks at simple inductive logic. We start with a specific example and work out a conclusion based on it.
This week's focus is using deductive logic in a couple of G.B.C. sample answers.
This is a quick guide to deductive logic. It will help you convince people of your opinion, as well as score more highly in speaking tests—like the G.B.C.—that require a logical answer.
You’ve probably heard your teachers say, “Keep studying, it will be worth it in the long run!” Or, “Congratulations, you deserve it!” But what do these expressions really mean, and how can you use them in your own life?
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.
We sometimes use going to to speak about the future, and other times we use will. Do you know why? The difference in usage is important. Consider this dialogue: