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25 useful idiomatic expressions In English

25 useful idiomatic expressions In English

An idiom is a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning different from the meanings of each word when used individually. Did you know there are an estimated 25,000 different idioms in English? In this blog post we explain 25 common idiomatic expressions, and give you tips on how to work out the meaning of idioms you may not have come across before. There is also a short quiz at the end for you to practise your idiom-solving skills!

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English for Human Resources professionals

English for Human Resources professionals

As an HR professional, your command of English has a profound impact on overall company performance. For example, did you know that a professional recruitment process can improve the quality of new employees by 70%?

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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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