26 November 2013

Giving names, phone numbers & email addresses in English

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If you know the English alphabet and numbers, why not refresh your memory in our dictation exercise below? It will help if you ever have to give or receive contact details by phone. First, have a quick look at the useful terms we often hear in email addresses and phone numbers. Then listen to the […]

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13 September 2013

My Skype English lessons with Phone English

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Jawad Hisham came to Phone English to improve his English through realistic topics related to every day conversational English. Through these  1-1 lessons  (and other lessons  related to oil and gas)  we have helped improve Jawad’s reading, speaking, understanding and vocabulary. Here Jawad explains more: Why did you need English lessons from Phone English ? […]

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7 August 2013

Improve your Written English

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NEW Improve your written English Is your spoken English better than your written English? Are you an English native speaker- but feel your written English lets you down? Do you need to be more professional on paper? Do you want a course that will help you with your specific written English and grammar needs? If […]

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5 August 2013

Online English lessons – what will I learn?

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We hope you enjoy the funny video which  is taken from one of our most popular Phone English worksheets. It always stimulates some great discussion, vocabulary and phrases in class. And when you are engaged and enjoying lessons, you always learn better. But the material we use in lessons depends on you. At Phone English, […]

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5 July 2013

Sales training by phone; some useful phrases ESL/EFL

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Recently, we’ve been helping a company develop their sales training. In this competitive age, good sales training can make the difference between the customer saying ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Of course English intonation and language has to be good (and we help with this) but we have also been working with sales and customer service personnel […]

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2 July 2013

Making English presentations

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Making presentations is difficult whatever the language but follow these simple tips to help make your presentation in English a success. 1)      Tell people what you are going to talk about. E.g. Firstly I will talk about….. Secondly……. Finally….. This helps you to frame your presentation so people know what to expect. 2)      Use simple […]

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20 May 2013

Easy English conversation

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Even if you have a good level of English, it can be hard to make conversation in English. You are concentrating so much on what your conversation partner is saying, then you ‘translate it’ and have to make a response back in English. It is just so difficult to start and continue a conversation in […]

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4 April 2013

Why is English difficult to learn?

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Well, English is not so difficult at lower levels. It is easy to say ‘I can, you can, he/she can’ etc. But to talk at a higher level is more difficult. One issue is pronunciation and ‘shifting stress.’ Consider this pronunciation poem which is underlines just a few of the problems: Here is some pronunciation Ration never […]

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2 April 2013

My English journey

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By Menno Nauta, Teacher, the Netherlands We asked Phone English student, Menno about his Phone English lessons and English journey… 1. Why did you choose Phone English? I chose Phone English approximately a year ago, because I failed an oral exam in June 2011. Since I am afraid that my original subject, German, will disappear […]

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