Most of us have used the term computer bug, but have you ever wondered where it comes from, and who coined the expression?
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This month is my last month in Brazil. I will move to NZ with my family. We are leaving here on Tuesday. The day has arrived so fast!
Language and word choice can affect our mental patterns in interesting ways.
Many people wrongly believe that their accent cannot be improved. Here, you will see not that only that it is possible, but why it's possible. When it comes to speaking, you will see that listening is actually more important than you think.
Around the world, work weeks are vastly different.
Writing sentences is a good way to work on your English, and many of you do this already. However, it's not easy to check sentences through Skype, and you have no way to review easily.
One of the most frequent questions I get is, "How long should my G.B.C. answer be?"
My immediate thought is always, "How long is a piece of string?"* But this is not a helpful answer! What follows is the actual answer I give to students who ask me this.
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a decision commonly called the Brexit—a word made from combining Britain and exit. This will be big news for the foreseeable future, especially as markets adjust to the new situation. Do you know how to discuss this topic in English?
A lot of people use in and later incorrectly. Are you one of them?
A lot of people learning English have been taught to ask, "what is your hobby?" But native English speakers almost never ask this. Why? There are two reasons.
Most non-native English speakers have trouble leading a conversation.
As consultants, you have the tough job of having to get as much useful information from someone as you can in the shortest amount of time possible. You also need to explain complex ideas in simple, easy-to-understand ways.