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A day off?

An employee comes into her manager’s office to take a day off from work. The manager replies, "So you want a day off. Let's take a look at what you are asking for. There are 365 days per year available for work. There are 52 weeks per year in which you already have 2...

Why learn English?

I presume that you're reading my tips, tricks and resources because you want to improve your English skills. However, if you're a bit frustrated at the moment because you are not making enough progress, it might help you to understand the advantages of learning a...

Save money and connect with your neighbours

How NeighborGoods Works from NeighborGoods on Vimeo. We all have so many things stored in our cellars and gardens, don't we? What do you think about this business idea I read about in America? NeighborGoods will let you share equipment with neighbours, like...
Why learn English?

Why learn English?

I presume that you're reading my tips, tricks and resources because you want to improve your English skills. However, if you're a bit frustrated at the moment because you are not making enough progress, it might help you to understand the advantages of learning a...

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Save money and connect with your neighbours

How NeighborGoods Works from NeighborGoods on Vimeo. We all have so many things stored in our cellars and gardens, don't we? What do you think about this business idea I read about in America? NeighborGoods will let you share equipment with neighbours, like...

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Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom

"There are four different kinds of bones in an organisation: wish-bones, who wish someone else would do it; jaw-bones, who talk a lot but do very little; knuckle-bones, who knock what everyone else does; and backbones, who do the work." William Wilkerson So which...

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Life in Tibet

Life in Tibet

China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper which is published in the People's Republic of China. It offers a "window into China" and has some wonderful online photo galleries with easy-to-read captions - all giving an insight into life in Asia.  Look at some...

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Too many supervisors

Too many supervisors

Peter was telling a friend that he had just lost his job. “ Why did the supervisor fire you?” the friend asked in surprise.  “Oh,” Peter said, “you know how supervisors are. They stand around with their hands in their pockets watching everybody else work.” “We all...

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Check your spelling

Check your spelling

Do the Merriam-Webster 'Spell It' quiz to see if you can spell the commonly misspelled words. They have lots of different versions, so you can play it again and again. All you have to do is listen to the words, spell them out and then check to see how good you are....

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