There is a good chance you've said or heard someone say, "Sorry to be late!" But that's a mistake. Using sorry to + verb is not for an apology. It's used to express sympathy for an action you will do or are doing.
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The Vietnamese government is betting heavily that the next generation will be bilingual and has been discussing making English the second official language—even though few people speak it fluently. I have been teaching here for 7 months, experiencing the transformation first-hand.
This is the final part of the professional speaking series. In the previous two posts, we looked at managing nervousness and voice projection. Here, we will build on what you've learnt so far, focusing on how to hold the audience's attention and making your presence known.
In the previous post on professional speaking, we focused on managing nervousness. This post will look at how to project your voice and speak clearly.
Whether you're speaking professionally or acting on stage, performances can be nerve-racking, even for professionals.
Communicating in English means you have to communicate not only in a new language, but also across a culture. That requires more than just translating words and phrases.
Knowing when and how to use the articles a, an, and the can be tricky for students learning English.
The G.B.C. test now has nearly an infinite number of questions that can be asked, just like in te real world. Assessors will also interrupt, as often happens in conversation and business meetings.
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.
Try as a noun or a verb both means to attempt something, but the nuance can change in unexpected ways. Find out how.
A mistake that English language learners often make is to misuse the word “challenge.” As a noun it means a difficult task, but as a verb the meaning is quite different.