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

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Tandem in Vienna

To find a tandem partner in Vienna try:

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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 also be clear on the difference between rise and raise. See a previous post of mine: rise / raise: what’s the difference?





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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 and phrases that you can use at different stages.

Language for meetings


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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 to do all the same as above prior to beginning the actual presentation.

Presentations topic intro

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oldest / eldest : what‚Äôs the difference?

Adapted from

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 in a group of related or unrelated elements. Examples:

  • He is the eldest/oldest of the three children.
  • Mine is the eldest/oldest car on the block.
  • John is the eldest/oldest student in my class.
  • She is the eldest (less common)/oldest of my nieces.
  • ‘Is New York the eldest/oldest city in the US?’

And while eldest can be used for any group of related persons (as in the above example with the nieces) in reality, it is mostly only used in reference to siblings.

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