English Daily Vitamin (December 2017)

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Happy new year to everyone!

Last month (December 2017) we looked at 2 different themes: Business idioms and Christmas Vocabulary. At the beginning of the month, we also had a couple of ‘Spot the error’ Daily Vitamins.

If you missed a lesson, click on the relevant link below:

SPOT THE ERROR
Here are your sentences. Do you know what’s wrong with them?

BUSINESS IDIOMS

 CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY

 DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY PACK

 

English Daily Vitamin (November 2017)

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Hello!

Last month (November 2017) we looked at 4 different themes: Idioms for annoyance, expressions with having, animal idioms and ending a business email or letter.

If you missed a lesson, click on the relevant link below:

IDIOMS FOR ANNOYANCE

EXPRESSIONS WITH HAVING

ANIMAL IDIOMS

 ENDING A BUSINESS EMAIL OR LETTER

Black Friday 2017

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English Daily Vitamin (September – October 2017)

daily_vitamin_2016Hello!

This year, we are trying something new with the Daily Vitamin. Each week, we will have a different theme. All the lessons from the week will focus on that theme. We hope you like this change. If you missed a lesson, click on the relevant link below:

PHRASAL VERBS FOR THE OFFICE (September)
We began with Phrasal Verbs for the Office

BULATS READING PART 1 PRACTICE (September)
The BULATS exam (Business Language Testing Service) is to test your English in a business context, and many of the questions are excellent practice for English in work settings.

ADJECTIVES FOR A CV (September)
Both native English speakers and English learners often have problems writing a CV: it is very hard to describe ourselves without using boring or common language.

 SPOT THE ERROR (October)
Each day we are giving you a sentence in English and you must decide if the sentence is correct or not; if is it not correct, tell us what the mistake in the sentence is.

BEGINNING BUSINESS EMAILS OR LETTERS (October)
We are looking at Beginning Business Emails in English.

SYNONYMS FOR STRANGE (October)
We are looking at Synonyms for the Word Strange.

FCE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH PART I PRACTICE (October)
We are looking at some example questions from the Cambridge First Certificate Exam. All of these are sample questions from Part I of the Reading and Use of English module. If you are not preparing for the Cambridge FCE, this is still great vocabulary practice!

Top 10 Tips for Travelling to an English-Speaking Country

Before taking your vacation in an English-speaking country, make sure you’re prepared to use the language! Our tips will help you speak English with ease during your vacation. Safe travels!

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Check out the suggestions that Amanda has for us!

  1. Know the basics of the language. Make sure you know how to function in English by learning the “survival” vocabulary: asking for directions, ordering food and drinks, and asking the price of something. These things will make communication easier, which will make your trip more fun.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the accent. Depending on where you go, the people will speak very differently! Watch YouTube videos or movies so that you are more comfortable with the local accent or dialect.
  3. Learn a little slang. Some Google searches and a few articles will help you learn some of the local vernacular, which is fun to use in conversations!
  4. 700px-MonumentvalleyResearch the place and “must-sees.” Just a little time spent researching the place’s foods, sights, and traditions will help you feel familiar with the area before you even arrive.
  5. Be social. When you’re out, try to start some conversations!
  6. Don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions. People love to help and give advice. Ask locals where they eat, where they drink their coffee, and where they spend their weekends. You will get an insider’s look into the area that might not be found in guidebooks.
  7. Know the local customs. Knowing customs, such as tipping, will make you more confident while traveling. Research these things before you leave so that you aren’t spending your time on Google during your vacation hours.
  8. descargaLearn the currency. Don’t be confused about the money: this will make paying for things stressful! Make sure you know the bills and coins before you leave.
  9. Buy a guidebook (if possible, in English!). See our recommendations. Study the maps, get the layout of the city, and have a good idea of where your accommodation is before you arrive. But don’t be stuck using it! As mentioned above, the best advice comes from locals.
  10. Research the public transport. Metros, trains, cabs, Uber . . . depending on where you go, the transport will be different. Knowing your options ahead of time will make you more comfortable (and might also save you some money)!

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By Amanda Jones @Sedimentality
http://sedimentality.com/