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English Guide: Practical Tips for Better English Communication

article thumbnailFilms or movie are popular all over the world. We often watch movies for entertainment.  Through movies we can learn many things, for one communication. It helps you to express and hence, improve our communication. Watching English movies can improve your communication as you can learn new words and improve your vocabulary.  It is also a great topic to start a new conversation. We all love watching movies, but what if you could describe it to...
article thumbnailAn organization is a special unit of people that are structured and managed to pursue a goal. All the organizations have a management structure and have a relationship with the different activities. They are assigned with some roles and responsibility to carry out certain tasks. As an employee, you are required to know in and out about the organization, so that if anyone asks, you should be able to describe it with good communication. Let’s...
article thumbnailMeeting or presentation is an important part of our career. In our academic or professional career, we require giving a presentation and it might be in front of a big audience. Hence, it is important that you speak in fluent English. Every now and then when there is a meeting or presentation scheduled, we get afraid and confused as we are not sure of the things to speak, especially in front of others.Therefore, let us look at important things...
until & unless Introduction: In English language, there are many confusing words where we all get puzzled. We have done most of these in our previous articles. Today we will discuss another confusing pair "until" and "unless". Until and Unless are generally used as a conjunction to connect the sentences in English. These can also be used as a preposition. Let’s learn the usage of until and unless. Unless: Unless means same, as if… not. Unless is followed by a...
Use of There There, their and they’re, are one of the most commonly confused words. Although the pronunciation sounds similar, but the spelling and meaning is different. Therefore, the words are called homophones. Understanding the difference between these three words, plays a vital role in learning English. Not only does it help you in English writing skills, but also improves your English grammar. Let’s learn the usage of there, their and they’re. Difference...
Money Introduction:Money is any item or variable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services. The main function is that, it is a medium of exchange, a unit of work and a store of value. Knowing terms related to money will help you to start your career in finance or banks.There are many words that can describe money. You must be very fluent in English to know the vocabulary. There are lot of terms related to money in fact it's a...
Fav_Newspaper Introduction:A newspaper is a serial publication which contains news, informative articles and advertisements. Reading newspaper provides us with the information around the world. There are various types of news printed in the newspaper like political, business, finance, sports etc. The benefits of reading a newspaper are enormous. We can not only improve our English but also add various new words to our vocabulary list and learn a new writing...
article thumbnailIn our last blog, we learnt about 20 everyday phrases that are generally used in conversations. In today’s blog, we’ll learn some more English phrases.Must know everyday English phrases and how to use them in sentences.1. Get it out of your system - to do something you’ve wanted to do for a long time. Ex. Get this out of your system and then start afresh.2. Pull yourself together – to calm down and behave normally. Ex. Boss is coming so you...
article thumbnailLearning English is not always an easy job and it requires persistence. When you start learning English, you need to begin with the basics of the languages. To understand English, you have to be aware of idioms and phrases that are used in daily conversation. When these phrases are understood in totality, they can provide a base to help beginners understand grammar and sentence structure. Once you are familiar with basic phrases and its...
article thumbnailNonverbal communication is the type of communication which takes places when people communicate by actions. Hence, it is also called wordless communication. It uses action, such as, body language (kinesics), distance (proxemics), touch (haptics).A good example of nonverbal communication could be when a person is travelling to a new place and doesn’t know the local language. Nonverbal communication plays an important role in our communication...
article thumbnailIn the professional world, it is often said that ‘Business is all about relationships’. This includes relationship with the professional members, such as management, employees, customers, suppliers, vendors and so on. Maintaining a cordial relationship at work is essential to flourish and thrive in a career. How you communicate with your seniors, subordinates and colleagues or the audience community at large, plays an important role in shaping...
finance In the business world, money talks. Therefore, if you are fresh out of college and want to learn the finance language, stay tuned. Being familiar with these terms can help you in long run in terms of career growth. In order to grow your career, you need to have strong English vocabulary skills. Today, we will explain you some basic financial terms that are commonly used in finance section of a newspaper or a business magazine. The following...
cost cutting To improve the financial health of an organisation, many times companies have to resort to cost cutting measures. These are initiatives that aim at reducing expenses of the company via measures, such as lowering salaries of employees, downsizing on office stationary, conserving natural resources or even consolidating office spaces. The steps to reduce operational cost of any business unit depend on the type of work and the economic situations....
 Criterion vs. Criteria English, as a language, has a wide range of words which are quite confusing, especially, when it comes to identifying whether it’s a plural or singular form of that specific word?One of them is criteria and criterion. Let’s understand the meaning and its uses. These both words are partially same in pronunciation and writing as well but have different meaning as their forms matter a lot. Criterion It’s nothing but a standard or set of rules from...
how to write dates Do you know the grammatically correct way to write a date? It can be a tricky affair, especially, when you are writing a date in an invitation card or a formal document. Is a comma needed? Or do you have to make use of a period? What comes first, the month or the date?  Most of us get confused about using punctuation when writing dates. Therefore, we decided to write this article to help you learn the grammatically correct way of writing dates. ...
article thumbnailA preposition is one of the most important parts of speech. A preposition is a word that shows the relation between a word and a noun or a pronoun that comes after the preposition. Using it inappropriately can change the meaning of the sentence. Often people get confused between the preposition by and to and use it interchangeably. So understanding them well will make your English grammar skills strong. Today we will teach the difference between...
article thumbnailIn the field of tourism and hospitality, communicating in fluent English is the basic requirement. Today, these fields are described as ‘Welcome Industry’ or ‘Pleasure Industry’ and it is connected very strongly with international boundaries. English knowledge is the basic necessity to survive in this field. The representatives have to convey each and every detail in accurate English and therefore, it is important to speak in English fluently....
article thumbnailIn one day, we shoot a number of emails in our professional lives. You may write an email to your senior authorities, subordinate employees, clients and colleague for various reasons. While sending a business email, it is important to maintain a professional tone. Along with your introduction and body of email, you also have to pay attention to the appropriate closing.  How you sign off an email, speaks a lot about your personality and shows...
article thumbnailEmails have become a very important way of communication in the corporate world of today. In one day, professionals exchange a number of formal emails. However, most of the time we forget to convey common courtesies through our emails. These small mistakes make a big difference and can impact an individual’s professional image.5 Things to avoid while sending an email:1. Wrong tone for opening and closing greetingsWhen you are drafting an...
article thumbnailThere are approximately 10 lakh English words in a dictionary. These words are either originated from the English language or from other languages. Some have been changed over years, others have remained the same. Whenever a new foreign language word is adopted in English, it takes many forms. The new form is put together with other English words, and these combinations create many more new words. However, all these words are related to the...
article thumbnailEnglish can be quite tricky at times, especially, when you need to decide the right preposition to use – between or among. Even the greatest writers get confused on the right word to use. So, is there a difference between their meanings or can they be used interchangeably. Let us find out the answer today.Learning the real differenceEnglish writers often make use of between to refer to two things and among for three or more.The fight is now...
introduce yourself Interviews can be tricky especially if you are a non-native English speaker. You never know when the interviewer will catch you off guard to test your capabilities for the position. While it is almost impossible to prepare 100% before an interview, the possibility of answering most questions in flawless English is in your hands. One common question that most of us have answered at one point or other is to introduce ourselves in brief. We are...
strengths A Critical Job Interview Question Is: What are your strengths?  No matter whether you are applying for a high post or an entry-level job, this question is commonly asked by interviewers. The employer wants to gauge what a candidate can do for the organization and why one should be hired. Hence, it is important for everybody to prepare  this question before facing an interview. When you are talking about your weakness, it is important to sound...
Image name: talk less, listen more Managing a crisis at work is a difficult task for even the most skilled  leaders. Most individuals prefer avoiding conflict and stressful situations. It is human nature to keep away from things that are going to cause a problem or create a controversy. How you communicate in difficult situations, speaks a lot about you as a person. For instance, you are a manager who is involved in downsizing and now have to tell your employees to leave....
article thumbnailYou recently joined a new office in the USA and are excited about your new job, new people and new place. There are many things that you might need to learn in order to survive in the country. Right from shopping to travelling and eating, you need to learn fluent English communication to converse with the people. There are many common terminologies which are not used in many countries and which are very often used in the USA. One such category is...
    

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