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Summer Idioms in English

Summer Idioms in English

It’s the middle of July, and in many places, that means summer!  Since we’ve got warm weather on our minds, we thought we should discuss some useful summer-inspired idioms to make your vocabulary shine like the sun! 13 English summer idioms 1. To beat the heat → To find ways to stay cool in hot…

How to Get Your Employees Excited About English

How to Get Your Employees Excited About English

In previous posts, we’ve talked about ways to keep yourself motivated while learning English—by setting personal goals, for example.  But what if you need to motivate someone else?  If you’re an employer whose team members need to improve their English skills, you need to know how to make sure everyone stays on track. In this…

Performance Review Phrases in English

Performance Review Phrases in English

Performance reviews aren’t anyone’s favourite thing. It can be awkward—even unenjoyable—to sit down and listen to someone tell you what you do well in your job and what you need to improve.  Well, it can be just as difficult if you’re the person reviewing someone’s job performance. You have to make sure you’re clear and…

Essential English Vaccine Vocabulary

Essential English Vaccine Vocabulary

It’s been well over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started. You’ve had to follow strict instructions, you’ve probably had all sorts of emotions, and you’ve tried to keep busy in many different ways.   Now, there’s something else to think about: vaccines.  Since they’re on everyone’s mind these days, let’s take some time to review…

Phrasal Verbs for Technology

Phrasal Verbs for Technology

You’ve probably become pretty good friends with technology this year (if you weren’t already). Lots of people have had to rely on computers to do all sorts of day-to-day tasks, including working and learning from home. In honour of the technology that has helped many of us stay connected over the past year, let’s take…

How to Describe Your Routine in English

How to Describe Your Routine in English

If you’re like most of us, your life has probably been pretty boring over the past year or so.  But no matter how repetitive and unexciting your day-to-day life has become, it’s still useful to know how to describe it, don’t you think?  In this article, we’ll be taking a look at describing habits and…

How to Use Modal Verbs for Business

How to Use Modal Verbs for Business

There are a lot of things you can do in a business setting to make sure you’re communicating appropriately. We’ve talked about a few of these things in recent posts, including asking indirect questions and expressing your disagreement in a respectful way.  But there’s more: Another great part of clear and professional business communication is…

Spring Phrases and Words in English

Spring Phrases and Words in English

If you live somewhere that’s been under a blanket of winter the past few months, you’re probably just about ready for spring.  The good news is that it’s right around the corner. Slowly, the days are getting longer and brighter; the air is getting warmer.  To celebrate, let’s look at some spring vocabulary! Read the…