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Nearly Real

Nearly Real

This blog was going to be about slides and bullet points, and I’ll attack that topic next, but when I read Montse’s article about adapting to teleworking, I couldn’t resist the chance to add my perspective as a teacher. Converting our classes to a remote format saved...
Writing English for Business

Writing English for Business

How formal is too formal? In my last blog, I explained the classic format taught to me as a young dinosaur for writing “transactional” mail. We learned to break it down into three parts: first, the reason for writing, followed by details and finally, what you want...
How to write a Business E-Mail

How to write a Business E-Mail

5 tips to write a Business E-Mail Do you want to know how to write a Business E-Mail? A lot of my professional students are asking to focus their English classes on writing lately. There’s something about an email that makes you feel more exposed and vulnerable than...
Phrasal Verbs: A Breakdown of DOWN

Phrasal Verbs: A Breakdown of DOWN

Back in October last year, I wrote a couple of blogs about phrasal verbs with UP as an example of how you can attack phrasals by focussing on the preposition (or particle), not the verb. I ended by promising to write a similar analysis of DOWN in my next blog, and...
False friends que debes conocer

False friends que debes conocer

Sabemos que mucha de la gramática que estudiamos en inglés puede tener una dificultad más elevada que otra. Este es el caso de los falsos amigos o también conocidos como false friends. Los false friends, ¿De qué tratan? Solemos relacionar palabras inglesas con las...

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