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English Conversation – Superstitions

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 @ 02:07 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about superstitions.  Superstitions are irrational or unscientific beliefs about things that happen in daily life.  They cause us to act in strange ways or believe in unusual things. They have existed for thousands of years and even though many superstitions might seem silly to us today, they continue to influence our behaviour.  Superstitions vary from country to country and are usually related to things that are thought to bring us either good luck or bad luck.

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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

English Conversation – Stress

Saturday, June 29, 2013 @ 12:06 PM
posted by Jo

 

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure and makes us feel unable to cope with something.  Many things can cause stress, particularly work, relationships and financial problems. Stress can affect how we think, feel, and behave, and can even affect our health. Common signs of stress include sleeping problems, loss of appetite and having difficulty concentrating. Luckily, there are many things we can do to help relieve stress, such as getting exercise, talking with friends, starting a new hobby, or owning a pet.

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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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An Introduction to IELTS

Friday, February 8, 2013 @ 07:02 PM
posted by Jo

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an exam which gives an accurate and reliable measurement of your English language abilities.  It is recognised by more than 7,000 educational institutions, governments and employers around the world and is often used for the purposes of gaining admission into a university or to obtain a visa to live in an English-speaking country.  It is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test and it is taken by more than 1.7 million people every year.  read more

English Conversation – Making Decisions

Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 04:11 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about making decisions. A decision is the selection between two or more possible choices.  Decision-making is a very important skill, both in the workplace and in our everyday lives. Some decisions are very easy to make, while others seem almost impossible. Some professional business trainers suggest a very clear process for making decisions. It can be helpful to follow these strategies. However, some people prefer to decide based on what feels right or wrong.  read more

English Conversation – Problems & Accidents

Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 12:11 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about problems and accidents experienced in the home, office or in everyday life.  There are many problems we can experience such as our car breaking down, our phone running out of battery, spilling a coffee, dropping something, burning our hand, losing our keys or forgetting an important document. Fortunately, we can avoid many of these situations but sometimes, when we are having a really bad day, we can experience all of these problems at once!  read more

English Conversation – The Five Senses

Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about our five senses.  The sensory system is the way humans and animals find out about their nearby environment – we have ears to hear sounds, eyes to see, hands to touch, tongues to taste and noses to smell. The information which comes in is then rapidly processed by the brain. This whole arrangement is called the sensory system. Some animals have senses that we don’t have. For example, fish can sense movement and vibration in the water and other animals can sense electrical currents. read more

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