STAY DOESN’T MEAN ESTAR – COMMON ERROR (WITH INFOGRAPHIC)

STAY DOESN'T MEAN 'ESTAR'. Learn why and how to stop making this mistake. Using ‘stay’ when students want to say ‘estar’. A classic. I have been correcting this common error at all levels for years. Why can’t you say ‘Yesterday I stayed with my friends’…

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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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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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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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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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NEGOTIATING IN ENGLISH

Negotiating in English (negociar en inglés) – Useful Business English Expressions   Negotiating often comes after a lot of previous hard work. Reaching (alcanzar) this point could be the result of many different circumstances. For example:   Your potential client (cliente potencial) chose your…

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TO AGREE – COMMON ERRORS

To agree - English Grammar - Saying I am agree.  This is one of the most common mistakes among students. It has a very simple explanation: in Spanish we say 'estoy de acuerdo', so students add the verb 'To be' (I am) because in…

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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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Describing your company – Business English

How to describe your company in English. Whether it is at a presentation, when meeting clients for the first time or just chatting about what you do for a living, describing your company will be one of those things you do over and over.…

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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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