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English You Need on a Business Trip

For most work trips, it’ll be easy enough to get around, but what about those little extra things you need? Whether you’re asking a colleague or the concierge at the hotel, here are some useful phrases for your next business trip. 1. APPEARANCE IN ENGLISH IN BUSINESS TRIP “I n


Business English for beginners: It’s easier than you think

Business English seems intimidating to beginners but it doesn’t need to be. In fact, you probably already know a lot of phrases from general English that work really well in a business English situation. Here are some simple ways for beginners to sound professional in business En


Business English – The Importance of Fluency

When it comes to communicating in more than one language fluency is certainly desirable, but it is not essential for communication to take place. You can communicate with a native speaker if you have only a mild proficiency in English, but being truly fluent in the language offer


Business English – Common Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

The business world is a competitive one where flawless English can be a real advantage. Despite your wealth of business experience, your language skills are often the key to fighting off the competition for your dream job. With perfect English being so important to English-speak


Business English: how to make small talk at the coffee machine

Found yourself in a work situation whilst you are still learning the English [https://englishlive.ef.com/en-gb/] you need to get by? Or maybe you have an English-speaking colleague that you would like to get closer to. Whatever your work situation, here’s the EF English Live gui


Business English: Seven useful expressions to get a meeting started

Everyone likes a bit of a chat at the beginning of a meeting, but when it’s time to get started, use these key phrases: To get the ball rolling Definition: To get the meeting or discussion started. Example: “OK, everyone. Let’s get the ball rolling. Come and sit down and we’ll


Business English - how to take the minutes of a meeting

We’ve already found out the difference between taking and making notes, so in this article let’s go into more detail about a specific kind of note-taking: taking the minutes of a meeting. The ‘minutes’ of a meeting are notes on everything that was agreed in that meeting. Having


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The 7 strangest English name changes

We’ve changed our name from EF English Live to EF English Live. That’s not strange. Because we are part of EF, we teach English and we’re live 24/7. The following names, however, are our collection of the strangest English name changes in history. 1. BEEZOW DOO-DOO ZOPITTYBOP-


How to make an appointment in English

One of the mainstays of life is making and keeping appointments. Many people consider “an appointment” to mean a doctor’s visit or a job interview or other more formal. However, it is important to realize that such activities as meeting a friend for lunch or dinner, going to a co


Strength through diversity: Learning English unites the EF Pro cycling team

In 2018 EF Education First, [https://englishlive.ef.com/blog/press/wild-ride-decided-become-title-partner-worldtour-pro-cycling-team/] the world leader in international education, entered the realm of professional cycling by acquiring our UCI WorldTour team. The cycling team is n


The Meaning of Hand Gestures Around the World

Hand gestures are an integral part of communication, particularly if we are speaking in a foreign language. They are a great way of making sure we’re getting our point across and underpin what we’re trying to say. Many travelers will also use hand gestures as a means of non-verba


How to maximize your English learning

It’s the time of year when many people begin to make plans and set goals. Often those goals include finding a new job, improving employment prospects and developing some new and positive habits. One decision that can help with all of those is to learn English online [https://eng


Learn English: Christmas and New Year around the world

Christmas is, probably the most widely held celebration in the world. The day of the birth of Jesus Christ – actually, it probably wasn’t, but we’ll let that pass. The sharing of Christmas greetings is found at Christmas around the world [https://englishlive.ef.com/blog/english-i


Black Friday History

In between Halloween and Christmas there is another major holiday that is happening in U.S. We are talking about Thanksgiving, which is happening on the last Thursday of November. It is when Americans say their thank you and spend a day filled with feasting, watching football and


Vocabulary around Halloween

When we learn English language online [https://englishlive.ef.com/en-gb/] it doesn’t have to be all about grammar, syntax and all the rather technical and, although important, potentially boring stuff. Learning English is as much about discovering the culture of the countries tha


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