First impressions are important, and this also applies when you contact people for the first time.
Here are 11 things that don't come across well when you're trying to sell products or pitch an idea. I have used examples of messages or emails that I have received in order to explain my points.
The show notes page is here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode111
Sometimes students tell me that they want to sound like a native speaker. Today I share 10 things that you shouldn't say, even though some native speakers say them. WE're not talking about mistakes here, but things that don't sound good, are annoying, or that don't make a positive impression.
You can find the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode110
Today I'm talking about dealing with difficult behaviour, and an example of how you can speak to a colleague about a problem – explaining why their behaviour is a problem for you, and a possible solution to make things better for everyone.
You can find the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast
In today's episode, I tell you about the Bank holidays in different parts of the UK. You also have the chance to enter to win a copy of my book, and you can join in my free language challenge, which starts on 11th September. All the details and links are on the show notes page:
In this episode, you can find out about 10 foods that you might come across in the UK. I've tried to choose ones with names that don't make it clear what's inside. Click on the links on the show notes page to be taken to recipes on external sites.
In this episode, I share things that I learned when I was the only non-native speaker in a team of German speakers.
Some lessons were related to language, whereas others had more to do with communication styles and interactions between members of the team and how they made me feel.
Overall, it was a positive experience, but it also helped me to grow. That's why I want to share my tips and observations with anyone who finds themselves in the same position – whether that's being the only team member who isn't a native English speaker, someone who's attending a meeting of native speakers, or just someone who's working in an environment in which you feel that the people around you have better language skills than you.
For further information, visit https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode104
Today I will give you 7 ideas about what you can do to work on your English language skills while you are on holiday.
Being on holiday means that you don't follow many of your normal daily routines. When one of my students asked me what he could do to keep up with his English language practice while he was on holiday, I came up with 7 ideas. I've decided to share them here as well.
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Today we're talking about adjectives – words that describe something. Native English speakers don't usually learn this at school, but there is a generally accepted order that you can use to work out the order in which your adjectives should go.
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