Guidelines and Expressions for Accepting Compliments

Imagine this situation: For the past couple of weeks, you have been working on a major presentation to give to senior members of your department along with your colleagues. You’ve spent hours organizing your ideas, coming up with the best way to express yourself, and double-checking your facts. Today was the big day! You’ve spent the past hour going through your presentation and answering follow-up questions. Now the meeting is over and people are moving on … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Guidelines and Expressions for Giving Compliments

If you want to improve someone’s day, there’s nothing easier than giving him or her a compliment. Giving compliments can also be an easy way to open a conversation – which is why it’s one of my top suggestions for making small talk! What’s a compliment? A compliment is an expression of admiration, appreciation, approval, or respect. Giving a compliment is a quick way to show other people that you appreciate them and something they’ve invested … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Clarifying What You Heard, Asking for Repetition, and Confirming Your Understanding in Business English

Even if you have been speaking English for years, you are going to find yourself in a situation where someone uses a word or a phrase you don’t know, speaks a little too fast, or mumbles (speaks unclearly). The other person might be using slang or a technical term you’re not familiar with. Or they simply may not have expressed themselves clearly. In situations like these, you should not feel embarrassed or assume that it … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Making Appointments and Plans

Have you had to make an appointment recently? What about arranging plans with your friends or family? You probably make appointments and plans on a regular basis, but you’re probably wondering if you’re using the right language and expressions to schedule these meetings. If so, don’t worry – we’re going to talk all about it! Making Appointments and Plans There are many reasons that we need to make appointments. Some of the most common appointments … Read the article and watch the video lesson