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Time Words and Prepositions

Time Words and Prepositions

The most important time phrases and prepositions you need for business English. In, at, on, during, from, until, during, this, last, next…

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Vis-à-vis Vis-à-vis (with regard to vis-à-vis)

Vis-à-vis Vis-à-vis (with regard to vis-à-vis)

Vis-à-vis is a phrase I have noticed once or twice recently. What does it mean? Where does it come from, and how is it used?

August 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
When can you leave out the pronoun in relative clauses

When can you leave out the pronoun in relative clauses

The Short Story

The pronoun can be left out when it represents the object of the relative clause.…

August 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Staff vs Staffs

Staff vs Staffs

Business English students often have problems with the word ‘staff’. This post will tell you how to use it correctly.

July 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
There’s + plural noun – Correct or Incorrect?

There’s + plural noun – Correct or Incorrect?

If you listen carefully to a lot of native speakers of English, you will often hear phrases like: There’s people everywhere.
Is it bad grammar or natural English?

June 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
‘Into’ or ‘in to’?

‘Into’ or ‘in to’?

‘Into’ or ‘in to’? What should you write?

January 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Meeting Basics: Asking for Opinions

Meeting Basics: Asking for Opinions

What’s you opinion? What’s your view, Mike?

How to use and say six useful phrases for asking for opinions. Vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation notes are given, and how using names with these phrases can affect their stress and intonation.

January 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Meetings Basics: Leading Discussions and Giving Opinions in Meetings in English

Meetings Basics: Leading Discussions and Giving Opinions in Meetings in English

This video shows how to set up discussion and to ask for opinions in meetings in English. Ways of setting up the discussion are given with six useful phrases for asking for opinions, as well as language for clarifying and summarising opinions and thanking and moving on to the next person or agenda item. Examples are modelled for you to practise with and grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation notes are provided to help you be accurate with vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

January 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Grammar of Business Emails in English

The Grammar of Business Emails in English

Dear viewer

This video examines some of the most important phrases for emailing, why we use them, and what verb tenses are used.

I hope you find it useful!

Kind regards

David

December 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Meeting Basics: How to Give Opinions

Meeting Basics: How to Give Opinions

What do you think? What’s your view?

This business English video presents six phrases for giving opinions in meetings and workplace conversations in English. Useful phrases are modelled with examples, and common errors are explained.

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More