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4 Ways to Say "I'm Working Hard" with English Idioms

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 07:54 AM

Are you working hard these days?

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Topics: English Idioms, English Lessons

How to "Break the Ice" in English with New Colleagues

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 07:07 AM

Do you ever get confused about how to strike up a conversation with people when you get started at a new job?

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Topics: Business English Vocabulary, English Conversation, English Lessons

8 Ways to Respond to a Surprise in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Oct 07, 2013 @ 07:43 AM

Have you ever been given a surprise birthday party?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

10 English Verbs that Are Driving You Crazy!

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Oct 02, 2013 @ 02:11 PM

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons

Business Meeting English Skills: How to Interrupt!

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 07:59 AM

Have you ever sat in a business meeting at work and felt like you wanted to add something to the conversation?

Maybe you weren't sure exactly how to get everyone's attention in English?

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Topics: English Lessons, Business English Vocabulary

24 Ways to Show That You Are Listening in English Conversations

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 01:29 PM

You want to become a better natural English speaker, right? Of course you do, that's why you are reading this blog.

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Topics: English Conversation, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

7 Lessons to Speak English Confidently with an American

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

Speaking, speaking, speaking. That's what it's all about.

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Topics: United States Culture, English Conversation, English Lessons

Are these 6 Common English Challenges Holding You Back?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Sep 09, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

Are you making the exact same English mistakes again and again?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, English grammar

5 Ways to Say "Why" in Natural, Everyday English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Sep 05, 2013 @ 08:59 AM

Are you a curious person who is often asking "why?"

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

Why "Hi, How Are You?" Is Not a Real Question in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 07:55 AM

Ok, so have you been in this situation before?

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Topics: United States Culture, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

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