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English with Kirsty
Bitesized learning for business English
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April 11, 2019 05:51 AM PDT

In this episode I'm talking to Corinne Wilhem about:
* The differences she has noticed in terms of language and culture as someone from the UK who now lives in Germany.
* Differences in UK working culture that German applicants should be aware of.
* Corinnes new podcast – Clever2Gether.

The show notes are here:
and you can find out more about Corinne on her website:

April 04, 2019 03:33 AM PDT

Today the wise old owl is answering a question about why we can say “a reply”, but not “a feedback” or “an information”.

Don't forget that you can send your own questions about the English language or grammar to the wise old owl - here's the link to the show notes page:

March 28, 2019 01:06 PM PDT

This is more relevant for people who are studying English. I know a number of my podcast listeners are either studying English at university or taking part in English courses online or where they live. I know that others are working through materials on their own.

At school it's easy – we know exactly where we have to be and when. We know what we need to learn in each lesson because our teacher tells us. Learning as an adult requires more organisation and time planning, and if anyone would like some help with that, these tips will hopefully give you something to try.

You can find the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast157

March 15, 2019 10:21 AM PDT

Today I'm sharing something from my personal experience of learning, but I think it's important.

If you're learning for an exam, you have to know all the material. However, if you're listening to or reading materials to help you learn another language, you don't need to understand every single word. In fact, sometimes it's good when you don't, because this gives you the chance to learn new vocabulary or sentence structures that you haven't come across before.

Find out how I ended up learning whilst observing, and pushing my boundaries by listening to something I thought I wouldn't be able to understand.

March 02, 2019 01:57 AM PST

Today I'd like to try something different. I've linked to an audio resource about a topic for listening practice, a blog post for reading practice, and some questions to think about.

Basically, I'd like to know what you think about working from home, and what your ideal office would look like. What is important to you? Do you like to be oaroundother people?

The show notes for this episode, where you'll also find the other links, are here:

February 01, 2019 05:11 AM PST

Of course the interviewer cares whether you have the knowledge and skills to do the job, but there are some other things that they might be asking themselves about you too. I talk about 10 possible questions here. You will probably never know how they would answer them, but you can influence them by coming across well and making a good impression in your interview.

My career page is here:
and the show notes are here:

January 25, 2019 02:23 AM PST

We all have things that we often get mixed up, that make us stop and think, or that we often overlook in our own writing. If we know what those things are, it's easier to keep an eye out for them when checking our work. I talk about some of the things that I look out for, as well as ten other examples. Do you have anything to add to the list?

You can find the show notes here:

January 10, 2019 08:01 AM PST

Just a quick episode this week, but if, like one of my students, you aren't sure when to pronounce the ED sound at the end of words as its own separate syllable, this little tip should help you.
Click here for the show notes: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode151

January 03, 2019 12:41 PM PST

We hear so many people talking about what they are going to do now that the new year has started. To make things a bit different, I thought it might be interesting to make an episode about 10 things that I'm not going to do as a language learner. In this episode, you'll find out what those 10 things are.

I'd love to hear your ideas too, so if you've got anything to add to the list, let me know! What will you not be doing this year?

You can find the show notes page here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode152

December 20, 2018 04:00 AM PST

In countries where Christmas is celebrated, many of us are preparing for the Christmas and New Year break.

It's a time for celebrating with family and friends, and many of the things that we normally do regularly, such as language learning, are forgotten about until the new year.

However, if you still want to do something for your English during this time, I have some ideas for you.

Check out the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode150

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