Category: Learning a language

Why Business English can’t be done with the standard course books

My title announces an argumentative exercise. Before starting, however, a few remarks on the scope of my statement are due. What are the “standard course books?” The textbooks of the established publishers, including the so-called specialised “English for… (business field)” products, which either focus on specialist vocabulary or on specific communication skills. No need to give…

Life into language: living in the present perfect

One of the things I like best about English is its present perfect. It looks quite common, as many other languages have the same structure, have + Ved to talk about a past event. If we think about it, even the form is interesting: although you’re talking about the past, there is a grammar word that…

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