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Archive for July, 2017

What to Say in a Job Interview

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Job interviews can be very stressful. Realising that your palms are sweaty when the interviewer shakes your hand, stumbling over how to introduce yourself, getting a “mind blank” when you are asked a difficult question… these are things that we all worry about, even when the interview is in our native tongue. If the interview …

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The Strangest-Sounding English Foodie Phrases

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Cool as a cucumber, the big enchilada, earn your bread and butter… English speakers certainly “have a taste for” food-related idioms! Let’s take a look at some of the strangest sounding ones, and what they mean. Butter Someone Up This means to flatter someone in order to get them to do what you want. E.g. …

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The Essential House-Hunting Vocab Guide for English Learners

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Are you moving to an English-speaking country to work or study? If so, one of the first things you’ll need to do is find somewhere to live! Depending on which country you move to, you will come across slightly different words or phrases used to describe different types of housing and living arrangements. In this …

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Top Tips for Passing Your US Visa Interview

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If you are planning to travel to the US to study or simply to visit as a tourist, you may be asked to attend an interview in your home country first. The point of the interview is for American officials to make sure that you’re really coming to the country for the reasons you say …

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