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The Brexit countdown - in sporting terms

The Brexit countdown - in sporting terms

Native English speakers often use sports metaphors when talking about political and business situations. In this article, we take ten sporting expressions and apply them to the Brexit withdrawal process, together with an explanation of their meanings and origins. You can also use the idioms in a wide range of business and competitive contexts. This is a guest post from The London School of English, Nordic Region.

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How to maximise your IELTS writing score

How to maximise your IELTS writing score

Is there a minimum word limit in IELTS writing? What kind of questions will I see? What kind of language and essay structure will get the highest scores? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in this guide to IELTS writing, which includes effective tips that will help you increase your score.

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English for HR Managers: Jargon

English for HR Managers: Jargon

One of the main challenges for Human Resources managers is the jargon they must understand and use. In this article, trainer Richard gives specific examples of HR jargon, and explains some of the practical techniques that our English for Human Resources course uses to help course participants learn and practise in real contexts.

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Guest post: The language of moving forward

Guest post: The language of moving forward

When you get caught in a difficult negotiation or discussion, positive language can help remove barriers to progress. Here are 20 phrases you can use at work to get things moving in the right direction. This is a guest blog post from The London School of English, Nordic Region. This post is suitable for readers with upper-intermediate to advanced level English.

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Why and how you should use poetry for teaching English

Why and how you should use poetry for teaching English

Poems can be an effective entry point into English literature for English learners and a jumping-off point for thoughtful discussion on a wide variety of topics, from the everyday to the profound. Trainer Rosie explains the benefits of using poetry in the classroom, shares practical techniques, and recommends some of her favourite tried-and-tested poems. This post uses proficiency-level English.

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