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How good is your British accent? How good does it need to be?

How good is your British accent? How good does it need to be?

Accent and pronunciation add character and identity to speech and play a key role in effective communication. In some professions, success may depend on how persuasive your speaking skills are. You may have a perfect grasp of grammar, but come across as abrupt or uncertain to your listener and therefore be less convincing when it matters most!

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Essential English for start-ups: pitching your business to investors

Essential English for start-ups: pitching your business to investors

After months or years of hard work developing a product or a service, you may now need to inject cash into the business through investors. Often, as part of this process you’ll need to present your idea. This type of presentation, where you are presenting your business ideas with the aim of securing sales or investment, is called a business pitch. This blog post looks at expressions and vocabulary that are commonly used in business pitches.

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12 Writing Tips for Legal English

12 Writing Tips for Legal English

Having good skills in writing for legal English is essential for lawyers. This means using correct vocabulary and grammar, knowing how to explain legal concepts in plain English, and being able to draft contract clauses correctly. Here are our top tips for writing English based on our experience teaching very successful legal English courses.

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Summer in London

Summer in London

In an average year over 40 million people visit London, making it the third most visited city in the world. It can be no surprise that London is a very popular destination for people learning English. Here are some ideas for what to do when you visit London during the summer.

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Wimbledon

Wimbledon

Every year in June and July, thousands of people visit a small corner of South West London for the world’s oldest and one of the most famous tennis tournaments: Wimbledon. Considered the most prestigious of the Grand Slam tournaments, the All England Tennis Club first held the All England Lawn Tennis Championship in 1877, and from its humble beginnings with just 200 spectators, the tournament today is world-famous and crowds flock to it.

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