Author Archives: Robert D. E. Senior

About Robert D. E. Senior

Fully qualified and experienced Professional English teacher / trainer UK native speaker BA (hons, first class) Linguistics and TEFL 15 years experience in UK, Spain and Austria FCE - CAE - CPE - BEC V - BEC H - TOEFL - IELTS Business, Academic and General English

Find a tandem partner direct from your phone

There’s now even an app you can use to find a tandem partner. It works on both Android and IOS so now you really have no excuse ūüôā http://www.hellotalk.com/

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Tandem in Vienna

To find a tandem partner in Vienna try: http://sprachenzentrum.univie.ac.at/content/site/spzuw/de/sprachlernboerse/pinnwand/index.html

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Business English Writing: How to do a professional layout

If you want to know how a modern professional business letter/memo/fax should look like, click on the link below. Fully Blocked Style

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Presentations: Sales Revenue 2013

Can you describe the line chart here: Sales Revenue 2013 Here’s a worksheet and ansakey that will help with the¬†language you’ll need: Describing Graphs & Gradients¬†//¬†Describing Graphs & Gradients Ansakey And here’s one we did earlier: line chart You should … Continue reading

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Meetings Mind Map

Here’s a mind map with¬†verb collocations for ‘a meeting’ (e.g. open a meeting),¬†three typical phrases for getting out of a meeting (= avoiding having to attend) and some meetings associated vocab. Meeting mind map And here’s a list of vocab … Continue reading

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Presentations: How to open proceedings

The¬†pdf gives you a very clear¬†overview with specific language for The Host:¬†how to greet people, welcome them, thank them for coming, refer to particular groups of people, introduce yourself, introduce the¬†presenter, introduce the topic and hand over. The Presenter: how … Continue reading

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oldest / eldest : what‚Äôs the difference?

Adapted¬†from http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/9525/whats-the-difference-between-eldest-and-oldest Both eldest and oldest refer to the greatest in age. The crucial difference, however, lies in the fact that eldest can only be used for related persons, while oldest can be used for any person, place or thing … Continue reading

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Trauner: Men & Women keywords ansakey

09 Men & women keywords ansakey

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Somebody anybody nobody etc

It’s essential that you get this right. Mixing up anybody-nobody sounds terrible in English and all it takes is a bit of study and a bit of thought. The basic rule is this: Use nobody/no-one as the subject in statements. … Continue reading

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Language Hacking Tips

Here are some tips that have made a huge difference to the speed at which I learn languages: Absolutely the fastest way to improve your language skills is to use the language as soon as possible. When I learnt German … Continue reading

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