21 December 2015

Christmas Quiz 2015

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Our Phone English students come from all over the world but I didn’t realise how many different nationalities we taught until Phone English tutor David sent the following 15 international Christmas greetings to me. The Christmas greetings below are in the languages spoken by his students throughout the world.  How many languages do you recognise […]

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3 November 2015

How to improve your English for a job interview

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If your interview is in English but English is not your first language, then it is very important that you prepare very well and then practice, practice practice.   One simple thing you can do is practice your responses to common interview questions.  But what are these common questions – and how can you answer […]

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2 July 2015

Listen to a sales call in English

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If you need to make sales or customer service call in English, we’ve recorded a short audio/video with ideas to help you sound in control, confident and responsive. In this call, Lisa from Project Translations is calling Maria to ask if she wants to proceed with a quote for a translation. Before you listen, useful phrases: To […]

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5 June 2015

Exam English Speaking Tips – CAE/CPE/IELTS

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If you are taking an English speaking exam, such as IELTS, CPE, CAE, you have to do  more than speak good English. Examiners are looking to see if you can use English for the  task they have given you. So,  here are 5 quick tips to help you refine your English and improve your score: 1. […]

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4 September 2014

10 minute English – Learn 4 common ‘head’ idioms

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There are so many English idioms…what’s the best way to learn and use them? Well, you will remember them better if: a)      You learn them in context  – if they are related to each other or within a meaningful story. b)      You don’t try to learn too many of them at the same time: 4-8 […]

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20 June 2014

Top 5 holiday destinations for international footballers

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The sun is out in the UK and we’re watching the world cup and looking forward to the summer holidays at the same time. Unfortunately, the way the England team are playing – it looks like they will be booking their summer holidays early. But where might they holiday to after all the world-cup action? Practise your […]

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23 May 2014

Phone English at the British Council Awards

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Louisa and William from Phone English enjoyed a wonderful evening at the British Council Awards ceremony in London on Thursday. They were waiting to see if their Speak and Learn Business English app had won an award in the digital innovation category of the annual British council Elton awards. The awards, called the Oscars of […]

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7 May 2014

English Sentence Stress – Speak English fluently

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English sentence stress – it’s all about being able to understand English better and speak it more fluently, like a native. Many learners say this about English: ”English people speak quickly – I can’t hear every word.” ”English people swallow their words  – I can’t hear every word.” Sorry learners of English. This is all true. […]

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11 March 2014

How to get fluent in English

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How to get fluent in English  Why do you want to learn English? This is what we ask all our students – and ‘to improve fluency’  is the main response. Fluency is improved through a mixture of confidence, good English knowledge, eradicating simple mistakes (that can make you sound less fluent) and through a chance […]

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8 January 2014

New for Jan 2014 – Free trial lesson

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If your New Year Resolution is to improve your English, then why not start by taking a free Phone English trial? If you are new to Phone English, we’d love to offer you a free 15 minute mini-lesson.  We’ll Skype you, find out why you need to learn, answer any questions and give you an […]

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