SUELO HACER ALGO – IN ENGLISH

Suelo hacer algo in English. Do you say 'I used to walk' to say 'suelo andar'? Then this post is for you! Suelo hacer algo in English. A very common mistake by Spanish speakers. Over the past few weeks I have noticed that many students, independently of their…

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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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LISTENING: WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT?

LISTENING: THE FORGOTTEN SKILL Did you know that listening takes up around 45% of the time we spend communicating with others? That’s right. We spend, on average, 70% of our time communicating with others. 30% out of this time is spent speaking, 16% reading…

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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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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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QUESTION TAGS

DON’T SAY ¿NO? - USE QUESTIONS TAGS If you’d like to stop confusing English speakers, learn to use Question Tags. This is by far one of the most common errors among Spanish students. In Spanish, when you want confirmation or we are asking for…

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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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20 USEFUL COMMON COLLOQUIAL EXPRESSIONS IN ENGLISH

Do you ever feel that you don’t respond to what people tell you in English as naturally as you would in your own language? These 20 common colloquial expressions will help you to sort that out! (sort something out = arreglar). In English, as in…

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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!

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PRESENTATIONS PART 1: STARTING A PRESENTATION – BUSINESS ENGLISH

How to begin Business English presentations: useful expressions and sentences and the structure to start your presentation. (Traducida al español a lo largo de la entrada) You will find a video regarding this subject at the end. Encontrarás un vídeo al final sobre el…

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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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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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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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Talking about age in English- Common errors

Talking about age - The perils of translating directly from Spanish. When talking about age, there are a number of common errors students make whether they have an A2 or a B2 level. As we will see, the main reason for these mistakes is…

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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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PREPOSITIONS OF TIME AND PLACE – IN, AT, ON

Prepositions of time and place in English. When to use IN, AT and ON. The use of prepositions is a baffling mystery not only for English learners but also for native speakers. Although there are some basic usage rules, there are also so many…

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¡Bienvenidos al blog de AMEnglish! En él encontrareis recursos como infografías, vídeos, artículos y enlaces a otras páginas de interés, entre otras cosas. Todo tipo de recursos útiles como complemento a vuestro aprendizaje del idioma inglés. Encontrareis también recursos tanto en mi página de…

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