Successful Negotiation in English

One fundamental skill to have in the world of business and other environments is certainly negotiation. In our global and intercultural world, considerable adaptation skills, diplomacy, conversational skills, and a good dose of cold blood ...

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Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening quote

Need to Ace the TOEFL? Start Talking to Yourself!

When you’re alone, do you talk to yourself? I do. I will have whole conversations with myself while cooking, cleaning, or driving a car. I’m not embarassed about it, although I know I might look strange to other people who walk into the room (I try to do it only when nobody will hear or see me talking, but sometimes I get caught...).

I know I’m not the only one—it’s a funny habit, but it’s pretty common. For me, it helps me to think more clearly. If I think out loud, literally speaking my mind, then I can reason through a problem or situation more quickly and effectively. If I am silent, it’s a bit more difficult to think straight.

Even if you don’t have the same experience with talking out loud, it’s still a good idea to talk to yourself if you’re preparing for the TOEFL. That’s because a quarter of the test actually is talking to yourself. Well, technically, you speak into a microphone, but there is nobody listening as you talk, and nobody responds to you, so it’s very similar to talking to yourself. And in general, to improve your TOEFL scores, you will want to practice doing the tasks that the test requires of you.

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The ABA Book Club Reviews – Bossypants by Tina Fey

At the ABA Book Club, each month we review and recommend a great book for you to practice reading in English.

Today, the ABA Book Club will be reviewing comedian Tina Fey's book Bossypants. It is, as you would expect from a comedian, very funny. Also, insightful and full of lessons learnt.

Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. She has received many, many awards, including seven Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.

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English Vocabulary – Spring

Hello! Remember we wrote a post about autumn vocabulary? Well, here is a post dedicated to the beauty of spring! Spring Vocabulary Awakening – an act or moment of becoming suddenly aware of something. Barefoot ...

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Verbs of the senses

Verbs of the senses in English

We use our senses on a daily basis, so it’s of great importance that we know how to use the verbs to describe them correctly in English. In today’s post, we are going to look ...

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