Death by PowerPoint: Can a Computer Software Really Kill?
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Death by PowerPoint: Can a Computer Software Really Kill?

“PowerPoint allows speakers to pretend that they are giving a real talk, and audiences to pretend that they are listening.” – Edward Tufte   Officially launched in 1990, Microsoft’s version of PowerPoint is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Within this time period, the application has gone through not only a dozen remodels but also...

200 Of The Most Common Business Homophones
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200 Of The Most Common Business Homophones

200 Of The Most Common Business Homophones Being aware of the many homophones than can be used in business is very important. Imagine this scenario. It’s Monday morning and you receive an e-mail from your project leader about the new robotics line:   Hi, Hope you had a great weekend. Just letting you know that we’ve chosen...

3 Methods to Learn English
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3 Methods to Learn English

Millions of people are on a quest for special methods and tricks that will help them learn English. We discuss 3 different methods that a learner can use.

Business English: Useful Phrases in Negotiation
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Business English: Useful Phrases in Negotiation

Chris Maker is a buyer for Dishes Corp., a Dutch-based distributor selling dinnerware. It’s November and he is in a meeting with Peter, sales representative for Plates ‘R Us, to negotiate their contract for the following year. Dishes Corp. have been purchasing from Plates ‘R Us for 5 years and each year the price has increased...

English Listening Comprehension: Tesla
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English Listening Comprehension: Tesla

English Listening Comprehension | Tesla Forbes has published their list of the world’s most innovative companies for 2015, and it’s no surprise that Tesla is at the top. Based in the US, and with sales surpassing $3.2 billion, their focus is on proving the electric car is better than its gasoline counterpart. Since the introduction...

Can one be Addicted to the Mobile Phone?
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Can one be Addicted to the Mobile Phone?

Present Simple | English Grammar Exercise Can one be Addicted to the Mobile Phone? Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with the correct present simple conjugation of the verb. Then, let us know how often and when you use your mobile phone by commenting below. Do you think, as professionals, we’re addicted to...

Business English Skills: Handling Complaints
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Business English Skills: Handling Complaints

Business English Skills: Handling Complaints There are many reasons why English is becoming increasingly valuable in the workplace. Dealing with complaints from international clients has to be one of most negative. Nonetheless, this is surely a part of any company’s reality – no matter how efficient their operations may be. In our opinion, there are some very...