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The Power of Positive Communication

The Power of Positive Communication

The way you express yourself affects whether your message is received positively or negatively. This has a huge influence on the response you are likely to get. Even when you are conveying unwelcome news, the impact can be softened by using positive language. The first step is to be aware of whether your phrasing and language is positive or negative, which is not an easy task when you are primarily focussed on finding the right vocabulary in English.

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Nice ways to say you're broke

Nice ways to say you're broke

Suffering from empty wallet syndrome after the Christmas season? Telling people that you’ve no money can be a little embarrassing. Here are some alternative phrases that should come in handy if you have to explain your situation or turn down an invitation for financial reasons.

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Nice ways to say no & offload before Christmas

Nice ways to say no & offload before Christmas

Feeling overextended and under pressure as you try to get on top of things before the holidays? Here are some helpful tips on how to politely say no in English. At the very least, they should help you win some time, allowing you to postpone until after Christmas.

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Test your Lucia Vocabulary in English

Test your Lucia Vocabulary in English

Happy St Lucy’s Day from all of us at The London School of English! To celebrate the day, we’ve put together a quick Lucia vocabulary list; your chance to test yourself and to learn up to 12 new words. We hope you find it helpful.

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Brexicon: Surviving challenges and turbulent times

Brexicon: Surviving challenges and turbulent times

It’s been another dramatic week in British politics. A further day of high drama is guaranteed following the triggering of a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister this morning by her fellow party members. Surviving turbulent times is extremely challenging and not for the faint-hearted. Here are some useful expressions for dealing with very demanding situations.

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