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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 – Work-Life Balance

Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 12:04 PM
posted by Jo

Work-life balance refers to the balance between a person's career and his or her personal life. Many people work longer hours and have fewer holidays and days off, in part because of globalization, outsourcing, and a loss of job security. As a result, employees have less time for personal interests, friends and family. Such an imbalance can lead to reduced productivity, depression and high levels of stress.  Although the employee makes the choice to work longer hours, the corporate culture is also responsible. Companies should educate their workers on the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

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Business English – Leadership

Thursday, January 3, 2013 @ 11:01 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English lesson about Leadership.  Leadership is organising a group of people to achieve a common goal. It is very important for businesses to be run by effective leaders. Good leaders motivate, encourage and inspire their staff to work to their best potential.  Leadership involves making decisions about many different things, but it is special compared to any other role because it has a unique responsibility for people.  Some believe that people are born to be either leaders or followers, while others believe that leadership is a skill we can learn. read more

English for Travelers | A Trip to the United States

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 12:11 PM
posted by Jo

Are you planning to take a vacation to the United States sometime soon? Perhaps you would like to visit a big city like New York City or Los Angeles or maybe you want to see the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park. There are so many places to visit in the U.S., but before you go, take some time to brush up on vocabulary and American English expressions that you can use at hotels, at airports, while taking public transportation or while driving in the U.S. Check out the vocabulary and expressions below to get started. read more

English Conversation – Time

Sunday, November 4, 2012 @ 06:11 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Time.  Time allows us to order events from the past through to the present and into the future. It also helps us measure the duration of events and to make schedules. Nowadays, many people feel that they do not have enough time. Sometimes it is difficult to balance all the different things we need to do in a day, like work, family responsibilities , exercise and social activities. Keeping a diary or writing a schedule helps to manage time but it can still be a challenge to fit everything in. It would be nice to have more free time. read more

English Conversation – Conflict

Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 02:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about conflict.  The word conflict means ‘to come together for a battle’. A conflict is a struggle between people. The struggle may be physical or verbal. Conflicts can either be within one person, or they can involve several people or groups or even whole countries. Conflicts arise because there are needs, values or ideas that are seen to be different and there is difficulty finding a solution to the dispute.  read more

English Conversation – Manners and Etiquette

Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about manners and etiquette.  Etiquette is a code that rules how everyone is expected to behave, according to the social conventions and norms in society. Because they are a product of the society's culture and history, the rules of etiquette are very different from one place and social group to another. Many people believe that manners and etiquette have deteriorated over time and that people are not as polite as they used to be.  read more

English Conversation – Beauty

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 @ 03:08 PM
posted by Jo

Beauty

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about beauty and physical attractiveness.

Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction.  Something is beautiful if it is nice to look at it, hear it, feel it, taste it, smell it or think about it. The characterization of a person as “beautiful” is often based on some combination of inner beauty, which includes psychological factors such as personality, intelligence, politeness, charisma, integrity and elegance, and outer beauty (i.e. physical attractiveness) which includes physical attributes.  Standards of beauty have changed over time, based on changing cultural values. Historically, paintings show a wide range of different standards for beauty. However, humans who are relatively young, with smooth skin, well-proportioned bodies, and regular features, have traditionally been considered the most beautiful throughout history.  read more

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