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7 Simple Steps to Improve Business Email Writing Skills in English

7 Simple Steps to Improve Business Email Writing Skills in English | Business English and ESP | Scoop.it
Improve your business email writing skills. Just follow these steps and start writing amazing emails to your colleagues and clients. Read more!
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Probably a good starting point for learners at B1 (Intermediate) level - although all of us could do with reminding!

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Business English News 25 - Big Data | Business English Pod ...

Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online | Learn Business English vocabulary and collocations for discussing data analysis in this Business English News lesson on the impact of the big data trend.
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Excellent podcast - slow and clear - together with transcript, vocabulary definitions and comprehension questions. There's even an online quiz afterwards!

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Countries with Better English Have Better Economies - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Countries with Better English Have Better Economies - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Business English and ESP | Scoop.it
Countries with Better English Have Better Economies
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Billions of people around the globe are desperately trying to learn English—not simply for self-improvement, but as an economic necessity.
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There's a direct correlation between English language proficiency and economic well-being...as this graph shows.

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Business Innovation Factory

Business Innovation Factory | Business English and ESP | Scoop.it

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An archive of business innovation stories - videos are typically 15-25 minutes in length.

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carldowse's curator insight, November 20, 2013 4:44 AM

Some of the videos are too long for classroom use but if innovation is a topic you want to cover with your learners there should be something here of interest.

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business-english-key-words-in-business-writing-tense-review-games.pdf

Key Words in Business Writing- Tense Review Games. Game 1: Key words in business writing Tense review card game. Take one of the cards and try to make example sentences with as many different tenses and verb forms as you can.
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A good activity which makes practising tenses for business correspondence purposes seem relatively fun!

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LSTNG: Business English: Asking personal questions

LSTNG: Business English: Asking personal questions | Business English and ESP | Scoop.it
Feifei wants to ask Neil how he deals with stress in the office - but it's a very personal question. What's the right way to ask? 6 Minute English: 7 November 2013

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A useful role play that not only teaches useful language for such situations, but also provides some insight into culture.

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