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A Brief History of Halloween

A Brief History of Halloween

Hundreds of years ago, people in the UK celebrated Halloween too. Find out about the history of Halloween, and learn some useful vocabulary to describe some very spooky things in this short history of Halloween.

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10 differences between formal and informal language

10 differences between formal and informal language

Knowing when to use formal or informal English at work will depend on the business, the industry, who you are speaking with, and what you are talking about. When you are working cross-culturally or with people you do not know very well, using formal language helps eliminate any misunderstandings and helps you sound polite and professional.

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How to write effective business and work emails in English

How to write effective business and work emails in English

The tone of the email will be set by your relationship with the person you are writing to. Points to consider are how well you know the person, whether they work in your company or elsewhere, and which sector they work in. Here are the most important elements of an email, and how to keep your sentences short, simple and clear.

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TOLES: English skills exam for lawyers

TOLES: English skills exam for lawyers

From handling international cases to communicating with clients from other countries, lawyers will often need to work in English at some point in their career. Being able to show off your skills with an internationally recognised certificate will give you the advantage when applying for new jobs or a promotion and will reassure clients that they are in safe hands.

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