10 Tips on How to Ask for Directions in English

Asking for directions is the first thing we do when we arrive to a different country, or even when we are just trying to find a place. Knowing how to ask for them can make our life so much easier!

The way we ask for directions may affect the answer we get. Luckily, Canadians are known for being very polite and helpful. Here are some tips you can use when you need to get from place A to place B.

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10 English Tips on How to Create a Perfect LinkedIn Profile

How to Create a Perfect LinkedIn Profile

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.

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How to Use “say” and “tell” in Reported Speech

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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.

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How to Give Advice in English

How to Give Advice in English

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.

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How to Use the Verbs “Come” and “Go,” “Bring” and “Take”

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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.

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10 Tips for Writing a Great Resume or CV in English

How to Write a Great Resume in English

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:
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Learn Canadian Slang From ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Canadian Slang with How I Met Your Mother

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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