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How to Introduce Yourself in English [4 Situations]

2018-11-21T22:44:32+00:00By |Spoken English|

You can’t escape introductions.

When you attend a conference, you introduce yourself to new faces you meet.

When you attend a social function, you introduce yourself.

When you attend an in-house training, you introduce yourself to your colleagues from other offices.

When you attend college, you introduce yourself to new friends.

The first impression you create through your introduction can sometimes have far-reaching impact on your personal and professional life. People can take first impression as the last. And even if they don’t, your introduction may not excite them to carry the discussion further. Imagine, a crucial business lead losing interest because you faltered in your intro pitch, especially when many others were vying for the same pot of gold.

45 Ways to Learn English [Beginner & Intermediate Level]

2018-11-21T22:21:12+00:00By |Spoken English, Written English|

There are four kinds of skills in any language – reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Reading and listening are passive skills in which you absorb the input (text or voice) passively. Writing and speaking, on the other hand, are active skills in which you produce the output, and therefore are more challenging to master.

Little wonder, most people are looking to learn speaking and writing when they express desire to improve their English. In this post, I’ll cover how to improve speaking and writing for people at two different levels:

Biggest Reason Why You Lose Confidence When Speaking in a Group

2018-11-21T22:00:31+00:00By |Spoken English|

You forget some of the points you had prepared the moment you start speaking.

You get nervous.

You get tongue-tied.

You may have faced some of these situations when speaking in a group or presenting your point of view in an official meeting or addressing an audience or making a presentation.

Why do some struggle? And why do some sail through without breaking a sweat?

How to Write Effective Emails in English: 22 Tips and Examples

2018-11-21T21:58:06+00:00By |Written English|

No one has ever escaped death… and also email.

Even though emails have become such an integral part of our lives, many of us don’t understand the finer points of writing emails. Remember, you’re relying on emails to accomplish some seriously important tasks such as landing a job, accomplishing critical tasks at your workplace, getting approvals, and so on. And small slipups can cost you dear without you ever knowing that it was the email that resulted in self-inflicted disaster (people rarely tell you back that your email was awful on some count), and more often than not you don’t get a second chance.

Some of you hunt for formats for different types of emails (leave, job etc.) on the internet, but a format can leave your email overly generalized and ineffectual like smiley stock images. Such emails won’t stand out. And if they don’t… you know the result.

Instead, learn fundamentals of writing emails, which you can use to write any type of email.

Best English Online Dictionaries – a Review of 7 Top Names

2018-11-21T23:09:57+00:00By |Pronunciation, Vocabulary|

I’ve extensively used online dictionaries, mainly dictionary.com (~ 80 percent) and Cambridge English Dictionary (~ 20 percent), to improve my pronunciation of more than 3,400 words and transfer more than 7,500 words from passive to active vocabulary.

I started with dictionary.com. Much later, when I tried Cambridge English Dictionary, I realized that dictionary.com, but for pronunciation, wasn’t the best overall option. It struck me then that many more users of online dictionaries may not be using the best dictionary and I decided to write a review of main dictionary brands at some point in future. And here it is.

In this post, I’ve reviewed (with ratings out of 10) well-known online dictionary brands on parameters that are usually the most valuable to users.

Books & Novels [Difficulty Wise] You Can Read to Improve English

2018-11-21T23:25:06+00:00By |Spoken English, Written English|

Reading improves English.

It particularly improves your written English, but it also improves your spoken English indirectly through better vocabulary, being better informed on range of topics, and learning how to build your arguments. You can make your reading work even further for your spoken English by reading out loud. You may read the following post to learn how reading can benefit your English:

5 Ways Reading Improves English + Best Practices to Read

Before we get into the thick of this blog post, I’ll briefly narrate few steps you can take to make reading a habit:

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