Great English Reading for Free

Finding good English books has always been expensive if you don’t live in an English-speaking country. When I lived in France, I used to spend a small fortune in the only local bookshop that stocked English books. When I came back fom England, my car was absolutely full of DVDs and books. I don’t know … Read more

Presentations – Survival Language

In modern English, Presentations tend to be much less formal than they were even twenty years ago. Most audience these days prefer a relatively informal approach. However, there is a certain structure to the opening of a Presentation that you should observe. I got the language for today’s lesson from an excellent book by Mark … Read more

Starting a Presentation

In modern English, Presentations tend to be much less formal than they were even twenty years ago. Most audience these days prefer a relatively informal approach. However, there is a certain structure to the opening of a Presentation that you should observe. Get people’s attention Welcome them Introduce yourself State the purpose of your presentation … Read more

Phrasal Verbs – take part 2

Now let’s continue looking at some common expressions using the verb ‘to take ‘ combined with particles: ‘to take in’ means to let someone stay in your house as a guest. She is taking in paying guests to help pay for her house. She took in a lodger to help pay the mortgage. ‘to take … Read more