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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Will VS Would

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When should I use would, would have and will, will have? 

This question is quite broad, and I find it quite hard to come up with an answer that is comprehensive yet succinct, technically impeccable yet easy to understand. At the risk of failing miserably, I'll give it a try nonetheless.


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Simple Present Tense

The simple present tense in English is used to describe an action that is regular, true or normal.

We use the present tense:


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Indirect questions

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Have a look at this conversation. 

Me:    Excuse me. Could you tell me where the nearest station is? 

Person in the street:  Certainly. It's along that road on the right.

Me:    Thank you. And do you know if there's a supermarket near here? 

Person in the street:  Yes, there's one next to the station. 

Me:    Thank you very much for your help.

I use indirect questions when I'm asking for help in the street because they are very polite. Indirect questions start with a phrase like 'could you tell me...' or 'do you know...'. For example:  

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Business Letters

A business letter is more formal than a personal letter. It should have a margin of at least one inch on all four edges. It is always written on 8½"x11" (or metric equivalent) unlined stationery. There are six parts to a business letter.

Simple business letter

1. The Heading. This contains the return address (usually two or three lines) with the date on the last line. 

Sometimes it may be necessary to include a line after the address and before the date for a phone number, fax number, E-mail address, or something similar.

Often a line is skipped between the address and date. That should always be done if the heading is next to the left margin. (See Business Letter Styles.)

It is not necessary to type the return address if you are using stationery with the return address already imprinted. Always include the date.

Abbreviations with Names and Titles of People

Use the full name in standard writing unless the person uses an initial as part of his or her name. Initials may be used in lists and addresses if appropriate.

Correct: George Smith
Correct, only in list or address: G. Smith

Correct: Robert E. Lee 
(The initial is fine here because that is the name he went by.)

Social titles before a proper name are capitalized. All but Miss and Master are abbreviated and end with a period.

Social titles: Mr. Master Mrs. Miss Ms. 
Mlle. Mme. M. Messrs. (Plural of Mr. or M.) 
Mmes. (Plural of Mrs., Ms., Mme.)
Those social titles that are abbreviated are abbreviated only in front of names.

Correct: Mr. Smith is not at home.
Incorrect: You'd better listen, Mr. 
(Mr. is not in front of name; do not abbreviate.)

Correct: You'd better listen, Mister.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

22/10 on social corner

1. Drake Makes It Rain McDonald's In The Club! 

Drake just knew his fans were hungry for more ... of him and evidently McDonald's.

Reading comprehension/Business English

The form of a Bill of Lading explained

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

New vocabulary

Video Words in the News: Kill your phone


Khabib vs. Floyd Mayweather

Tyron Woodley Says Khabib vs. Floyd Mayweather Is Very Likely To Happen | The Hollywood Beatdown

Hey yo!!! To all the sports fans out there, especially those interested in contact sports, there is a high chance we might be seeing the champ @Floyd Mayweather back in the ring.

UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley joins Evan from TMZ Sports to break down the potential Khabib vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing fight, Canleo Alvarez's MASSIVE payday and brought in a special guest. You don't want to miss this episode, or Tyron will Beat Yo A**.

For those who are not aware, Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a Russian professional mixed martial artist of Avar ethnicity. Nurmagomedov is a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and the reigning undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion

Via: tmz sports,

Friday, October 19, 2018

First day at school

Listen to the conversation and do the exercises to practice and improve your listening skills.

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