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English with Kirsty
Bitesized learning for business English
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January 18, 2018 07:46 AM PST

So, you've identified what you want to improve in 2018 and how you're going to do it. Now it's time to think about the things that might prevent you from meeting your goals.

Time – people often say that they didn't do their English practice because they didn't have time. How are you going to make sure that you have enough time, either by setting aside time, or by doing English practice whilst you're doing something else?
Location – if you keep getting interrupted because you usually learn in a noisy place, is there somewhere else that you could go?
The list goes on.

Let me know if you've identified something that prevents you from learning, and what you're going to do about it. If you don't have a solution, maybe I can help you to come up with one!

You can find the show notes here:

January 11, 2018 02:19 AM PST

This episode gives some basic information about common dietary requirements, and also some things to consider when choosing where to take customers or colleagues for a meal. https://englishwithkirsty.com/2018/01/08/vocabulary-for-understanding-dietary-requirements-and-planning-meals-out/
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January 04, 2018 01:37 AM PST

So, you've identified what you want to improve in 2018. Now it's time to think about how you're going to do it!

If you want to speak with someone in English, who will it be, and when will you speak with them? Will it be online or in person?
If you want to read a book, which book will it be, how will you read it (hard copy/audio book/ebook), and when will you find the time?

Being clear about the details of your plan will help you to succeed.

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December 28, 2017 08:04 AM PST

What 3 skills would you like to learn or improve in 2018? What would you like to be different in terms of your language skills? What would you like to be able to do that you can't do at the moment?
I look at 3 reasons why people give up on their New Year's resolutions so that you can avoid these mistakes.
Here's the show notes page: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode117

December 14, 2017 04:15 AM PST

Do you want to know how people celebrate the New Year in the UK? Find out here!
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November 30, 2017 05:24 AM PST

There are plenty of articles about staying safe when you're travelling for work, but as well as giving general tips, I also want to focus on some language-specific issues. Especially at first, it takes more energy to function all day in a new language, and you may encounter new situations that you haven'tt experienced before, on account of the fact that you're getting around in a country that uses a different language.
For further information, visit https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode116

November 17, 2017 01:01 PM PST

Do you ever have problems with people on the telephone because they just won't stop talking, even though you think the conversation should be coming to an end? If so, here are some tips to help you!
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November 02, 2017 09:55 AM PDT

Have you wondered why there are a lot of fireworks in the UK around 5th November? Find out in today's episode!

October 27, 2017 04:49 AM PDT

This week's podcast is about feeling unwell - the kind of things that you might say or hear in the office when people are saying that they don't feel well, and why. I thought this was topical for this time of year because a lot of colds and flu viruses are going around:
If you want to see this vocabulary written down, go to the show notes page:

October 19, 2017 12:43 AM PDT

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

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