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English Communication Skills 101 : Podcasts

English Podcasts

 

Don’t get me wrong here. I’m every inch a Filipino. My mother tongue is Cebuano. When I go north, I speak Filipino, my country’s national language. However, if you ask me what language I prefer to use more often, I would say, English without batting an eyelash.

 

English has opened doors for me.  If I had not been able to speak and write in English, I would probably still be toiling somewhere earning minimum wage.
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October 19, 2017
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Two Reasons Why Grammar Matters – My Own Take

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First, what is a language for?

 

Communication. Language gives us the facility to communicate anything to anyone we want to. Gestures, eye contact, facial expressions, and the other forms of non-verbal communication may do the trick.  They can be quite tricky though, to say the least. We all know about giving or receiving mixed signals – a real tricky situation, isn’t it?

 

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September 26, 2017
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English Communication Skills 101: The Thesaurus

A fact.

 

For starters, even the smartest guy in the world doesn’t have all the millions of words in the dictionary at his swift disposal. The academic and the well-read can have only upwards of 60,000-80,000 words in his vocabulary bank. Most function with just a few thousands. 

 

Where does this leave us?  Rather, what does this mean to us, regular, average-minded folks?

 

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September 26, 2017
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