"Uptalk" is when you say everything with rising tone like it's a question, whether it is one or not.
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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.
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:
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.