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Seven words commonly misused and abused in the English language - ABC Action News

Seven words commonly misused and abused in the English language - ABC Action News | English for work | Scoop.it
ABC Action NewsSeven words commonly misused and abused in the English languageABC Action NewsCopyright 2010 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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The History of the English Language in Ten Animated Minutes

Yesterday, the Open University released 'The History of English in 10 Minutes,' a witty animated sequence that takes you through 1600 years of linguistic history. The Vikings gave us 'give' and 'take.
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Worn-out words

Worn-out words | English for work | Scoop.it
Last year Ledbury poetry festival asked poets to name their most hated words. For this year’s festival – running from 1 to 10 July – they’ve asked for the expressions that have become such cliches that they have lost all meaning.
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Business English – How to minimize problems

Business English – How to minimize problems | English for work | Scoop.it
By following a few simple techniques, you can make any problem sound less serious. Learn how to resolve your difficulties more easily, in business and in life.
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You Talkin' to Me? You Talkin' to Me? | Hacking Work

You Talkin' to Me? You Talkin' to Me? | Hacking Work | English for work | Scoop.it
Let's see. (This post relates to the English language. Granted, there are billions of others who speak many other languages. But work w/ me here, OK? Also: Credit goes to Author Unknown. From a viral email.) ...
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DVD only has two or three years left

DVD only has two or three years left | English for work | Scoop.it
Slowly but surely, DVD is becoming a format of the past. Specialists say that the format will exist for only several years. Digital technologies, Internet and USB flash drives will oust DVDs from the market in the near future.
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The Oxford English Dictionary unveils its latest entries

The Oxford English Dictionary unveils its latest entries | English for work | Scoop.it
To fans of the Sonny and Cher hit “I got you babe” it may come as a surprise.






But the word “babe” as a term of endearment has only just been given official recognition in the Oxford English Dictionary.
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This English thing

I am a late English speaker and far from perfect. I learned English in school, but never used until until I started traveling with my wife. Ask my friend Wolfgang about my English speaking skills when we traveled along the East coast.
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Language and words in the news – 17th June, 2011

Language and words in the news – 17th June, 2011 | English for work | Scoop.it
This weekly post contains a selection of links related to recent language and words in the news.
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Please help me to discern if the resume has any grammatic or other ...

Please help me to discern if the resume has any grammatic or other ... | English for work | Scoop.it
Key skills • Sound knowledge of international markets, business practices. • Familiar with IAS, IFRS, GAAP. • An understanding of What-If, DCF, Trend, ANOVA analyses methods. • Strong marketing, economic and finance background.
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Hands on: Google Voice Search for the desktop offers natural user input - CNET

Hands on: Google Voice Search for the desktop offers natural user input - CNET | English for work | Scoop.it
The GuardianHands on: Google Voice Search for the desktop offers natural user inputCNETAnd, for now, it's only available in US English. So let's start by saying Voice Search for the desktop isn't really an office-friendly feature.
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IT’s Brazil: Is English essential for IT? | IT Decisions

IT’s Brazil: Is English essential for IT? | IT Decisions | English for work | Scoop.it
RT @itdecs: This has sparked a furore on @LinkedIn discussions. Must you speak English to work in IT in Brazil?
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Finding a soul mate

Finding a soul mate | English for work | Scoop.it
Following up on our discussions on Success and Failure and in honor of Valentine's day tomorrow, here are a couple of videos from Guy Kawasaki who tends to have a technology bias, however, in these two short videos he talks about the people we...
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Language is worth defending - Allentown Morning Call

Language is worth defending - Allentown Morning Call | English for work | Scoop.it
Language is worth defendingAllentown Morning CallReally poor grammar and enunciation of the English language lowers the listener's perception of the intelligence level of the speaker." • "Like it or not, you are judged by how well you speak,...
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Top Wimbledon BuzzWords

Top Wimbledon BuzzWords | English for work | Scoop.it
The second (i.e. final) week of the Wimbledon Championships is well underway and the world and SW19 are buzzing with tennis.
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“This time it’s different”– the four most expensive words in the English language

“This time it’s different”– the four most expensive words in the English language | English for work | Scoop.it
June 28, 2011 Hong Kong [Editor's note: Tim Staermose, Sovereign Man's Chief Investment Strategis...
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Women told to speak their minds to get on in boardrooms

Women told to speak their minds to get on in boardrooms | English for work | Scoop.it
Study shows that language used by female executives in meetings harms their prospects Women – including those who work in senior positions for some of the country’s leading firms – are held back from reaching the very highest levels in...
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Out of the red with the green stuff

Out of the red with the green stuff | English for work | Scoop.it
The language of money and the environment overlap in the word green. In a previous post, I wrote about how some businesses have turned to greentailing because it can be both economically and environmentally sound.
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Are you part of the English Mania? | Ginger Software Blog

If you are reading these lines then your English language skills are most likely quite good. You might be a native English speaker or someone who speaks English as a second language or as a foreign language.
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Koreans struggle to solve English quagmire - Yonhap News

Koreans struggle to solve English quagmire - Yonhap News | English for work | Scoop.it
Yonhap NewsKoreans struggle to solve English quagmireYonhap NewsAs a Korean English teacher, I have to work so much extra time for which I don't get paid," says Lee Hyun-jung, a professor at Seoul National University of Science and Technology.
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10 Commandments for motivating language learners: #1 Set a personal example with your own behaviour

10 Commandments for motivating language learners: #1 Set a personal example with your own behaviour | English for work | Scoop.it
Following on from his first post, 10 Commandments for motivating language learners, Tim Ward, a freelance teacher trainer in Bulgaria, takes a closer look at the first of the 10 Commandments: Set a personal example with your own behaviour.
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Making waves

Making waves | English for work | Scoop.it
Whenever we say that someone is really making waves in his/her field we mean that something they are doing is currently getting a lot of attention.     It seems, they were lucky - they caught the latest technological wave, rode the crest of it...
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Special report: Australia's big dig for foreign workers - Reuters UK

Special report: Australia's big dig for foreign workersReuters UKFitzclarence believes guest workers are a good idea if they speak passable English like his young Bangladeshi employee. "I think that's fantastic if they speak English.
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Foreign entrepreneurs learn to thrive in Korea - Yonhap News

Foreign entrepreneurs learn to thrive in Korea - Yonhap News | English for work | Scoop.it
JoongAng DailyForeign entrepreneurs learn to thrive in KoreaYonhap NewsKeeyeon Warren and Jonathan Carfield, two ethnically Korean adoptees from the United States, are constantly asked whether their Internet start-up, Korea Bites, which lets users...
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Pragmatic Afghan woman educates thousands - Daily Herald

Pragmatic Afghan woman educates thousands - Daily Herald | English for work | Scoop.it
Pragmatic Afghan woman educates thousandsDaily HeraldThe center is free and gives priority to children of women who work outside the home. One young boy sang the English alphabet for a reporter.
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