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Lindsay McMahon

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How to Say that You Are Angry in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Do you get angry a lot?

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Topics: Vocabulary Workshop

Let's Talk about Winter Weather! 4 Key English Vocabulary Words

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

What is the most reliable small talk topic that you can use when you don't know someone very well?

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Topics: Vocabulary Workshop

4 Ways to Complain in a Restaurant in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 @ 07:46 AM

Do you know how to complain in a restaurant if something goes wrong?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, Cultural Competence

How to Find Out If Someone Is Okay in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

If you run into a friend or acquaintance and they say they are fine, but they don't look "fine," how do you dig deeper to find out if they are actually ok?

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Topics: United States Culture, English Conversation, Vocabulary Workshop

3 Ways to Politely Decline an Invitation in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 08:03 PM

If you are living in the US, you might run into a situation where an English speaker invites you to do something like joining an exercise class or participating in a language exchange.

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Topics: English Conversation

How to Say That You Can't Meet a Deadline in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

Do you work with clients in English-speaking countries?

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Topics: Business English Vocabulary, English Conversation, Cultural Competence, Intercultural Communication

How to Have a Friendly Argument in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

Do you ever feel like you want to disagree with a friend or acquaintance during a conversation in English?

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Topics: English Conversation, Vocabulary Workshop, Cultural Competence

Video Tip # 6: Why You Should Stop Studying English Alone

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 @ 08:37 AM

Are you feeling unmotivated?

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Topics: Advice for English Students, How to Learn English, Video Lessons

How to Stay Healthy in the United States

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Have you recently moved to the United States?

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Video Tip # 5: Is Your English Old Fashioned and Out-Of-Date?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

You have been learning English your entire life, right?

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Topics: Advice for English Students, How to Learn English, Vocabulary Workshop

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