15 September

Mind your Ps and Qs

As you’ve probably noticed, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ are used a lot by English native speakers. It’s easy enough to add a generous sprinkling of ‘thank yous‘ to your English emails: Thank you for getting in touch. Thanks for calling. Thank you very much for all your support. Many thanks for making my stay so enjoyable. […]

16 August

Four steps to increase your vocabulary

Posted in getting ahead

“I need a wider vocabulary!” How often have you said that or thought it? I hear it a lot from people learning English at all levels. And somehow increasing your vocabulary seems to involve sitting down for an hour or two and learning lists of more or less relevant words. But it doesn’t have to […]