021 – Improving business emails series episode 1

021 – Improving business emails series episode 1If you struggle with your email and often have problems with things like clarity and communicative ability, then you will definitely enjoy this episode.During this video podcast, we will be looking at relevant skills to help you improve your clarity when writing emails. We have divided the video […]

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020 Understanding noun + preposition collocations

020 Understanding noun + preposition collocationsUnderstanding nouns + preposition collocationsHey there, welcome back to the Art of Business English. I hope everyone had a great Easter break. I hope you’re all feeling recharged and ready to get back into work and the daily routine. Today we are going to finish the third part of our […]

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019 Understanding dependent prepositions after adjectives

19 Understanding dependent prepositions after adjectivesUnderstanding adjectives + dependent prepositions​Hi everyone and welcome back to the Art of Business English. Well if you are new to the AOBE, today is the second episode of a three-part series on using dependent prepositions. If you haven’t checked out last weeks episode on dependent prepositions after verbs, then […]

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018 Understanding Dependent Prepositions After Verbs

018 Understanding Dependent Prepositions After VerbsUnderstanding verbs + dependent prepositionsHi everyone and welcome back to the Art of Business English. This week we have the first episode in a 3-part series on prepositions. Just the other day one of my students was complaining that they didn’t really understand prepositions in English, even though she has […]

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017 Talking about profitability in meetings

017 Talking about profitability in meetingsHi everyone, welcome back to the Art of Business English. In today’s episode we are going to be looking at vocabulary for describing profitability when in meetings. We will be covering some general vocabulary and then some more specific idioms. ​I have divided the episode into three parts. By the end […]

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016 Understanding Verb + Object + Infinitive with or without to

016 Understanding Verb + Object + Infinitive with or without toHello and welcome back to The Art of Business English. Today’s episode is the second part in a two-part series which looks at specific forms after verbs. In the first episode we looked at infinitive and gerund forms after certain verbs. In today’s episode we […]

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015 Understanding Gerund or Infinitive After Specific Verbs

015 Understanding Gerund or Infinitive After Specific VerbsHi and welcome back to The Art of Business English. In today’s episode we are going to focus on a grammatical issue, which many, many non-native speakers struggle with, gerund or infinitive after verbs. Most verbs, when conjugated are then followed by another verb in infinitive form, however […]

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014 Idioms for describing change and trends when presenting

014 Idioms for describing change and trends when presentingHello and welcome back to the Art of Business English. In today’s episode I wanted to look at some idioms for presenting. Presenting in English can be a little nerve-wracking, as such, I wanted to help you feel more confident when presenting by providing some useful expressions […]

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013 Checking and clarifying

013 Checking and clarifyingHey there, welcome back to the Art of Business English. It’s great to have you with us again. This week we have prepared a super helpful episode on how to check and ask for clarification. What I am going to teach you today are really useful skills for many business situations. The […]

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012 How to sound less direct and more diplomatic

012 How to sound less direct and more diplomaticIntroduction​Hi, everyone and welcome back to the Art of Business English. In today’s episode I wanted to take a look at direct vs diplomatic language. One of the biggest problems we can face when we are using our business English is sounding too direct, and in turn […]

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