Five Business Idioms to Help You Flex in Business Meetings

Everyone wants to feel like they could step into a meeting and be able to hold their own on their English-speaking skills alone. Although some carry a rather robust and extensive vocabulary, enough to carry them through long days of business meetings and conversation. However, sometimes one may be looking to impress their new boss or stand out in a discussion or negotiation. In order to achieve this and grab the attention of those...

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Moving to New Zealand? Kiwi Dialect You Ought to Know

When it comes to the English language the most popular and most recognised English dialects are those from America and the United Kingdom. However, there are actually about 58 other countries that use English as their official language, each having their own unique dialects. One of those countries is the beautiful country of New Zealand located pretty much on the edge of the Earth. The kiwis do not only speak English but they also...

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How Poetry Is Making a Comeback

Any young New Zealander can remember dreading going to English class every day during literature lessons when the teacher would stand in front of the class and try to explain iambic pentameter and octaves and what not. Poetry always seemed far removed from the situation most high schoolers were dealing with or could relate to. However, the aged ideas of what poetry is supposed to look like and sound like are starting to quickly fall...

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