Sunday, September 14, 2014

Negative structures – exercise - Grammar short lesson - 2014 -

Complete the following sentences.

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The rules of capitalization -Grammar short lesson - 2014 -

The rules of capitalization in English can be quite confusing. Most students understand that they should begin a sentence with a capital letter. They also understand that proper nouns (e.g. Mark, Mary) should be capitalized.
However, the most common mistakes occur with national adjectives and the names of languages....






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Friday, September 12, 2014

Mistakes in the use of articles -Grammar short lesson -2014-



ESL students make several mistakes while writing English. Interestingly, most of these mistakes are not all that serious and can be avoided easily. Here is a quick overview of common mistakes in the use of articles.





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Phrasal verbs exercise -Grammar short lesson -2014-

Each sentence given contains an incomplete phrasal verb.
Complete the expression by adding an appropriate adverb particle or preposition.

Exercice with answers.






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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Effective Business Writing: Top Principles and Techniques -Grammar short lesson -2014-

“My success was not just because of hard work.”
Porter Gale, author of Your Network is Your Net Worth, in a Forbes interview, revealed that much of her success can be attributed to relationships she made throughout the years.

She stressed that one’s “net worth” is not anchored on the size of one’s portfolio or network but on the quality of affairs and on one’s “ability to define and stay true to your passions and values and that working with other people who share them will allow you to build a strong and enduring interpersonal safety net that will carry you through any financial calamity to greater output and personal fulfillment.”......



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Saturday, August 16, 2014

How to Write An Effective Resume and CV - Grammar short lessons - 2014 -

Global labor trends show that millions and millions of people every year are unemployed, and should they seek jobs, they would face rigorous screening processes. This is due to changes in the operations, structures, and spending of many companies caused by unpredictable economic circumstances and technological developments replacing a huge part of the human force. Adding to the worry of any job applicant is the tight competition with  other job seekers.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Rules for writing numbers - 2014 - Grammar short lessons



While writing numbers, sometimes we use figures or digits and sometimes we write out the number in words. Here is a quick overview of the rules for writing numbers.

Despite and in spite of - 2014 - Grammar short lessons


Despite and in spite of mean exactly the same, but despite is more common than in spite of.
Despite and in spite of are prepositions. Both expressions can be followed by a noun or noun-equivalent.


Though, although and even though - 2014 -


Although is a conjunction. It is used for introducing a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising.
Though and although are interchangeable. Though is more common.


Five foreign expressions you should know - 2014 -

Foreign expressions have become an integral part of the English language. While you don’t necessarily have to be familiar with all the foreign words in English, you should know the most common ones.
Many of these expressions are commonly used in newspaper headlines. If you are not familiar with them, you will not be able to understand the meaning of the headlines.


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