Miedo – Fear

Miedo - ¿Tú también te confundes? A lo largo de los años me he dado cuenta de que existe mucha confusión entre los alumnos a la hora de usar expresiones relativas al miedo. No suelen tener claro cuáles son los verbos o el sustantivo, y los…

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR!- TERMS OF ENDEARMENT IN ENGLISH

Show your love in English this February 14th with these terms of endearment. WHAT IS A TERM OF ENDEARMENT? They are those terms that we use to address our loved ones, such as ‘cari’ or ‘nene’ in Spanish or the famous ‘darling’ in English.…

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MAKE OR DO?

If you have doubts regarding when to use make or do, this is the perfect post for you! Trying to figure out whether to use MAKE or DO can often be difficult for Spanish students, given that in Spanish there’s just one verb to…

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12 SENTENCES TO INTERRUPT POLITELY

Would you like to sound more polite when you interrupt in a discussion or a meeting? Continue reading and find out how. HOW TO SOUND MORE POLITE IN ENGLISH (with Spanish translation) Whereas in Spanish there is a personal pronoun (usted) that indicates that…

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10 PRICE + NOUN COMBINATIONS

10 collocations with the word PRICE + NOUN. Infographic at the end of the post! What is a collocation? In grammar, we talk about collocations when two words or phrases are often combined together so they sound natural.  Some of the most famous and…

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TELEPHONE ENGLISH WITH INFOGRAPHIC

Useful sentences to speak on the telephone in English. Below you will find sentences and expressions to both call and answer the telephone, including leaving and taking messages. At the end of the post you will find an infographic compiling all the information. It's…

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A RESTAURANT MENU – SURVIVAL ENGLISH

Common vocabulary you will find in most restaurant menus. Lost and without knowing what to order (pedir) from a restaurant menu in English? Then read on, and hopefully you will be able to get exactly what you want at the end of the entry.…

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BRAND – COLLOCATIONS- MARKETING VOCABULARY

Collocations (word combinations) with the word 'brand' - Business English vocabulary related to Marketing  Once you have chosen a name, logo or design to identify a product or service to distinguish it from the competition, you have created a brand (marca). In order to…

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PRESENTATIONS PART 2: MAIN BODY – BUSINESS ENGLISH

Useful expressions for the main body of Business English Presentations. English/Spanish In last week’s post we dealt with the beginning of presentations. This week we will look at useful sentences and vocabulary for the main body1 (main part) of your business presentation. En la…

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ESTAMOS EN PINTEREST! – WE’RE IN PINTEREST!

Nueva página de Pinterest.  New Pinterest profile. ¡Todas las infografías y recursos en un mismo lugar! ¡No te lo pierdas! All infographics and resources in one place! Don't miss out! PINTEREST LINK LEARN MORE! ? El blog trata otros muchos temas interesantes para ti,…

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27 Email acronyms – Business English

Email acronyms and their Spanish translations. Versión española tras la inglesa. What are acronyms? They are the shortened version of commonly used sentences and expressions using the first letter of each word. Although a few of them, such as ASAP (as soon as possible)…

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Employment and Recruitment Vocabulary

Employment and recruitment: vocabulary and expressions for personnel selection. If your daily tasks are directed towards finding the right person for the right job, recruitment (selección de personal) is definitely your field of work (área de trabajo). You may be recruiting (to recruit: (UK)…

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Collocations with ‘product’ – Palabras que pueden acompañar a la palabra ‘product’. Business English.

Collocations with 'product': verbs, nouns and adjectives that go together with 'product'.  What is a collocation? It basically means that we will find certain words together with other words with more frequency. Let's try a simple example: you will find it natural to hear…

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Describing trends in English – Describir tendencias en inglés

Useful vocabulary to describe trends mainly in reports and presentations. The ability to describe trends is a must for those of you who have to write financial reports, give sales or marketing presentations or stand in front of a crowd at a conference hall.…

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VISUAL AIDS – BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS IN ENGLISH

Visual aids: Business English vocabulary for PRESENTATIONS: When giving a presentation or conducting a training session we usually use a number of visual aids (apoyos visuales). Many modern facilities are nowadays equipped with digital/interactive whiteboards (pizarras digitales/interactivas) but if that were not the case,…

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Salary and Pay – Business English

  Business vocabulary regarding salary and pay. You will find an infographic at the end of the post with helpful vocabulary on the subject. Although there are many people who volunteer to do unpaid charity work (obra de caridad) for a variety of organisations…

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5 Idioms about success.

Success. Something we all hope for both in our business and private lives. Let's learn some idioms regarding success. But first of all... What is an idiom? It is short for 'idiomatic expression'. You will find the following definition in the Cambridge Dictionary: idiom noun…

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5 Phrasal Verbs free Apps / 5 Apps gratuitas

Study Phrasal verbs while having fun with these apps. Spanish version after English version/Versión española tras la versión inglesa. The use of phrasal verbs is very common both in spoken and written English. They are basically a verb followed by a proposition (such as…

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