Understand phone conversations in English

Hey, you! 🙂

How are you doing this afternoon? This lesson is going to help us a lot!

If you get nervous about having conversations over the phone in English, you are not alone… (Actually, I would say this explanation is also highly valuable for conversations in person.) This is a common challenge all people face while getting confidence in learning a new language.  Continue reading

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Leaving voicemail

Hello, dear! What’s up? 🙂

This is a really invaluable lesson from Benjamin, at Engvid.com.

All of us will need to leave a message on the phone someday. Here you will find all the grammar, vocabulary, and expressions you need. There is also his six-step process for leaving effective messages.

Follow his instructions and your messages will be clear, polite, and will sound natural! So don’t be nervous anymore — watch, learn, and start speaking more confidently immediately!

Take the quiz here!

Now suppose you have just called me on my landline and I am not able to answer you right now. Use the comments section to leave me a message! 😉

* Please do not leave your real phone number in the message, as this blog is seen publicly. For example, try “555-5555”. 😉

If you still have any doubts, please tell me!

Bye!

Talking about WORK

Chris Piascik work type lettering

Hey, you! 😀

Do you have a job and do you know how to talk about it in English?

In this vocabulary lesson, some English words and expressions we use to talk about work are being taught.

Make sure to do the quiz to review your new vocabulary! 😉

And leave your comments!

How did you like this lesson? What can you tell me about your job?

See you!

Writing mistakes

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As English learners, we must watch every single word we write carefully. It is not always easy, you know, but we can avoid mistakes by simply being attentive to what we write.

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First impressions

Hello, everyone! 🙂

At work, on a date, while hanging out, at a job interview – we all want to make a good first impression. Anywhere, anytime! Here are proven ways to make it happen!

Leave your impressions in the comments section:

Do you agree with the videos? Were they helpful? Why or why not?

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The benefits of a bilingual brain

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Today I will cover a topic that has been more and more discussed as time goes by.

It’s widely known and obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling, communicating with all kinds of people, watching movies or plays effortlessly. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain?

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Job interview tips

Hi, guys! How is it going? 🙂

As time goes by, a larger number of recruiters and companies require English from the applicants, everywhere in the world. In Brazil, this is a rising trend so we must prepare ourselves and be ready to speak English with confidence at any time!

Tips from Cambridge English Channel:

In this talk, teacher Ronnie presents some common questions you will probably be asked and how to answer them!

Learn what to say to impress and get that job!

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Read more suggestions here.

When was the last time you faced a job interview? How was it? 

Please, share it with us if you feel comfortable to do so!

Leave your doubts and/or answers in the comments, ok? I would really appreciate it. 😀

Cover letter: is it enough?

Hey you!

Looking for a job? This information may be really useful to you.

Connecting with an employer in person before the interview stage is more difficult than writing to them or applying through formal online channels. But it emphasizes again the importance of knowing people and networking when pursuing a job.

Read it and leave a comment if you want it or need it!