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How do you pronounce this word?

You see the word “content” in a piece of writing. But how do you pronounce it? There are two ways. It very much depends on the meaning. The stress is either on the first syllable – CONtent (in German: ‘Inhalt’). Or on the second syllable – conTENT (in German: ‘zufrieden’).

Let’s THINK before we speak

Before we speak, it might be a good idea to ask ourselves the following questions: T – Is it true? H – Is it helpful? I – Is it inspiring? N – Is it necessary? K – Is it kind? It might not be easy, but it’s worth giving a try! Read here: https://www.thecoachingtoolscompany.com/think-acronym-for-kinder-and-more-effective-communications/

Is it “which” or is it “that”?

Grammar Girl has written an article (link to: quickanddirtytips.com) on when to use “which” and when to use “that”. And she offers a nice little rule to help you remember the difference.  

What is a leader?

A guide to the US

In Kwintessential’s guide to the USA, you’ll learn about the country’s etiquette, customs, culture and business. One fact that might surprise you. There is no official language, according to the US government.  

Richard and another amazing bet

Richard Wiseman is back with another amazing bet. In this YouTube video, he’ll show you how to place 15 threads through the eye of a needle within 30 seconds. Again, it’s so easy when you know how.  

Another fun grammar quiz

Do this little grammar quiz to find out what kind of grammar nerd you are.

The Queen’s English versus Estuary English

Accents and dialects vary widely across The United Kingdom. You might be surprised to learn that there isn’t one single British accent. If you’d like to listen to the difference between the Queen’s English (also known as Received Pronunciation) and Estuary English (associated with South-East England), you might like to watch this YouTube video clip.

How to get talking

Not everyone likes networking and socialising. Some people can get talking without any problems whatsoever. Others find it difficult to get started. Memorising some conversation openers can help. You’ll find 17 here (link to: https://www.inc.com). And remember, always ask open-ended questions, such as: “What do you like about your job?” It’s the best way toContinue Reading

Getting ready for the holidays

Before you go off on your summer holidays, you might like to think about what kind of out-of-office message you’d like to set up. You’ll find six templates here (link to: themuse.com). Are you looking for something simple? Or are you prepared to have a little bit of fun? I think the first message looksContinue Reading