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English Conversation – Body Language

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 @ 06:07 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Body Language.  Body language is a form of non-verbal communication used between animals and humans and consists of postures, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements.  Body language can tell us about the attitude or state of mind of a person. For example, it may indicate anger, depression, pleasure, confidence or nervousness.   Learning about body language is helpful in relationships, business, in family settings and parenting.  Although it is non-verbal, it can reveal a lot about your feelings and meaning to others and also how other others reveal their feelings toward you.  read more

Business English – Doing Business Online

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 10:03 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English topic about doing business online. Getting a business online can provide new opportunities and benefits. There are many different ways to do business online. Depending on the products and customers, some may plan to run their entire business online. Others may decide to provide just some services online.  Customers will expect you to have a website where they can find information about the business, such as contact details and what products or services are offered.

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How to Calculate your IELTS Band Score

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 08:02 AM
posted by Jo

In the IELTS exam, you receive a score, which is called a ‘band’, for each section of the exam – listening, reading, writing and speaking.  You also receive an overall band score, which is the average score of the four sections.   The band system is on a scale from 1 to 9, with each band corresponding to a level of English competence.  Band 1 indicates that you have virtually no English at all, while band 9 is considered to be a high level of proficiency.  It is also possible to get a half score, for example, 7.5.

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15 Ways to Prepare for the IELTS exam

Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 10:02 AM
posted by Jo

1. Download a copy of the Official IELTS Information for Candidates booklet so you know exactly what the test involves.

2. Get familiar with the test format. You can download sample questions from the IELTS site here.

3. IELTS has official practice materials to help you understand the format of the test and the types of questions. There are two volumes of Practice Materials.

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Business English – Sustainable Business

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation topic about Sustainable Business.  Sustainable business (or green business) is doing business in a way that has no negative impact on the local or global environment, community or society.  In general, a business is sustainable if it considers sustainability when making business decisions, supplies environmentally friendly products or services and has made a commitment to environmental principles in its business operations.  Nowadays, more and more companies are trying to conduct their business in a sustainable way.  read more

Business English – Ethics

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:01 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation topic about Ethics.  Businesses can choose to work in a way that profits only the owners or in ways that benefit the community. Working ethically means acting in ways that are both fair and honest.  A big business has a lot of power, which it can either use responsibly or not.  Ethics is about doing the right thing and considering the implications of every decision and the effect it might have on the community, the environment and individuals. read more

Business English – Motivation

Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 12:12 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation lesson about motivation.  Motivation in business is about the ways a company can encourage staff to give their best.  Motivated staff care about the success of the business and work better.  Understanding what motivates individuals is important in the workplace. Research suggests that motivated employees are happier at work. They get more satisfaction from their work, are absent less often, tend to be more loyal and work with more enthusiasm.  read more

Business English – Competition

Thursday, December 6, 2012 @ 06:12 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English lesson about competition.  Competition in business is a situation in which people or organisations try to be more successful than other people or organisations. Businesses compete in many ways, for example, they compete over price, location, customer service and product ranges. Competition can be good for the customer but it can be difficult for small businesses or new companies as they must try to survive in tough and competitive markets.  read more

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