It is 2015, and technology becomes more and more essential and indispensable every day. Having an active online presence represents a bonus when it comes to social interactions, and presenting your skills, knowledge, and capabilities is very important when establishing new relationships in the work environment. Why not do it online too? You may wonder how to stay professional while displaying your skills online and the perfect website to do so is called LinkedIn.
Often when I am teaching I overhear students say something like “he say me, it’s good“, or “I tell, it’s good.” It’s a small mistake and still easy to understand the essence of what they want to communicate, but it can make a big difference in someone’s first impression of you if you eliminate these small grammatical errors. So let’s have a look at the differences between these two often confused verbs: say and tell.
One great thing about learning a language is that, once we have the tools, we can share our experience to help those around us by offering our best advice. It’s important to be able to do this in various ways, depending on the situation.
In this article we are going to highlight several ways this can be done, with a focus on the differences between formal and informal ways of offering advice. If the person asking you for advice is your boss or someone you don’t know very well, you probably don’t want to use informal language. Conversely, if the person is a close friend, feel free to tell them how you see things and don’t worry about formality. Let’s have a closer look at three ways we can give advice.
Well welcome to the land of toques, double-doubles and snowbirds. With this handy guide to Canadian slang you will learn how to speak just like a real Canuck (that’s a person from Canada) in no time.
Of all the verbs in English, usage of the verbs “come” and “go,” “bring” and “take” may be very confusing for non-native speakers.
Since it’s not easy to tell when to use one word or the other, we have prepared this English lesson, where we will explain how to use these verbs.
There are many ways to express your holiday spirit. One great way is to write a Happy Holiday card to your friends and family. It’s very personal and lets people know you care.
This post has some helpful tips on writing holiday greetings in English.
With more and more international students inquiring about higher education in Canada, ILAC has decided to highlight a few reasons why Canada is quickly becoming a new popular pathway destination for international students from all over the world.
This article was also shared on the pages of the Optima Study magazine.
Developing a resume is one of the first steps taken towards finding a job. For those who are not native speakers writing a resume in English can be very challenging and might require a lot of research and proofreading.
To help you here are 10 tips on creating a great resume in English, according to North American standards:
How I Met Your Mother is an absolutely legendary and epically hilarious show that entertained millions of viewers over its nine years span. It won 18 awards and was nominated for an Emmy award as an outstanding comedy series.
Countless fans got obsessed with its hysterically funny characters and their emotional roller-coasters: the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in New York: Canadian Robin Scherbatsky, a couple Marshall & Lily and an awesome womanizer Barney Stinson. Below is a list of slang terms commonly used in this show.
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