Monthly Archives: June 2011

So you think you understand spoken English?

Even if English is your native language, there are many variations around the world, not to mention slang and localised sayings. If an American told you he was wearing “blue pants”, that would conjure up a totally different image coming … Continue reading

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Understanding English Menus – Part 1

Even a simple task such as eating out can be very daunting if English is not your native language. Many of the restaurants and bistro’s in England have not adopted the ‘pictorial menu‘ approach that you will find in most … Continue reading

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The Phonetic Alphabet

The phonetic alphabet is used the world over to communicate vital information over the radio or telephone. Although originally developed for aviation purposes, it is now commonly used by businesses and organisations¬†in everyday conversations. Having a grasp of the phonetic … Continue reading

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