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.
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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.
Today, let’s look at a couple of ways to show sophistication in a G.B.C. answer. The question is about your work life, a common topic in the G.B.C. test.
Here's the question: What do you most like about your job and why?
As your English progresses, you need to expand your ability to describe flavors. Most people start by saying they like or don't like something—it can be delicious or disgusting, but that doesn't communicate how it tastes.
There is a good chance that you have written a lot in English but you still find that writing is frustratingly slow. You have been practicing, but the bottleneck issue could be that the way you practice reinforces your bad habits.
Stressing a word when speaking, by saying it longer, louder or with higher intonation, will show the listener which word is key.
Many Japanese people learning English use the word “generation” to talk about “people” in general, as in,
Younger generations shop online much more than older generations do.
In English, the negative component can be put in a variety of places. But, as long as the meaning is the same, the negative element should go as close to the front as possible.
Try to spot what's unnatural about the following statement: “The number of people on my team is 5.”