The lost art of letter writing Over recent years, letter writing has been replaced by other ways of communicating. Technology has developed so rapidly that we now expect to be able to talk to people instantly - and get a response from them almost straight away. Rather than putting pen to paper, for most of us it now feels much more natural to send texts and emails, quickly typing out our message within seconds. Of course, there are advantages to these modern ways of communicating. We live in a fast-paced world and it’s important we keep up. We can chat to people all over the globe, within seconds! But do we ever think about what we are losing? I don’t know a single person who would say that they didn’t enjoy receiving a letter through the post. And it’s not only the person receiving the letter who will benefit from a lovely envelope appearing through their door. Let’s begin the letter writing revolution!
How to End an Email | Grammarly You’ve worked to make your email clear, and you’ve carefully edited to streamline your writing. The body of your email might well be perfect, but it can all go awry if you use the wrong sign-off. It’s just a word or a short phrase, followed by your signature, and yet finding the right tone to close your email often requires a surprising amount of thought and finesse. When you’re struggling with how to end an email, it’s best to consider the context. What works for a friend or close colleague won’t work in a strictly professional correspondence with a distant acquaintance or someone you’ve never met before. Here’s a rundown of some of the most common email settings and the tried-and-true sign-offs that work best for each. Nine Email Sign-offs that Never Fail Formal Business Regards Yes, it’s a bit stodgy, but it works in professional emails precisely because there’s nothing unexpected or remarkable about it. Sincerely Are you writing a cover letter? Best wishes Friendly Business Cheers Best Thanks
ESL- Role Play to Practice Giving Personal Information Use this role play to practice asking about personal information. Make sure you know how to ask questions with the verb "to be". Personal information includes information about a person's job, marital status, address, phone number, etc. these questions are important when providing information at banks, schools, stores, when taking surveys and more. Personal Information What's your surname (family name)? Smith What's your first name? Fred Where are you from? Atlanta, Georgia What's your job? I'm a teacher. What's your address? 34 White Street What is your phone number? How old are you? Are you married? Yes, I am. Key Vocabulary Surname, family name, first nameWhere are you from? More Beginning Dialogues You Might Be Interested In:
Aulas de português brasileiro para estrangeiros no Rio de Janeiro - aprenda² Brasil? Futebol, praias, carnaval... São os clichês mais famosos. "...o Brasil me ensinou sobre os presentes que este país maravilhoso tem a oferecer. O povo brasileiro é caloroso e centrado no coração. - Mashubi, blogueira norte-americana  "Eu tinha várias perguntas práticas: Como pegar o ônibus? Mas também eu tinha perguntas mais profundas: Qual é a história desse país? - Audrey, imigrante europeia  Nosso curso de português ensina a língua para que você possa aumentar o seu alcance e a qualidade de sua experiência. Para aproveitar a sua experiência no Brasil, sobre tudo no Rio de Janeiro, nós desenvolvemos o curso ALEGRIA que vai muito além de apenas ensinar o português brasileiro. Todas as modalidades do curso ALEGRIA (ALEGRIA VIP, ALEGRIA SOCIAL INTENSIVO e ALEGRIA SOCIAL EXTENSIVO) têm em comum as seguintes características: Estudo do Idioma: Os professores ensinam a sintaxe da língua portuguesa, a gramática, a fonética, o vocabulário. Curso ALEGRIA VIP Curso ALEGRIA SOCIAL
70 useful sentences for academic writing | Luiz Otávio Barros Back in the late 90s, in the process of reading for my MA dissertation, I put together a collection of hundreds of sentence frames that I felt could help me with my academic writing later on. And they did. Immensely. After the course was over, I stacked my sentences away, but kept wondering if I could ever put them to good use and perhaps help other MA / PhD students. So here are 70 sentences extracted and adapted for from the original compilation, which ran for almost 10 pages. Before you start:1. Arguea. Claima. Data a. Debate a. Discussion a. Evidence a. Grounda. Issue a. Premisea. Researcha.This study draws on research conducted by ___.b. If you found this list useful, check out The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need, which contains 600 sentences, as well as grammar and vocabulary tips.
The Ultimate Guide to Customer Service Training Use these tips to turn new hires and seasoned pros alike into masters of support. What’s the difference between a support team that simply does support, and one that’s really good at it? If you follow this blog, you probably already know the answer. Investing in delivering excellent customer service is one of the most valuable things you can do to grow your business. Numerous studies have shown that happy customers buy more, they buy more often, and they tell their friends to buy, too. In fact, a happy customer, on average, tells nine people about their experience. The benefits of having happy customers are undeniable. Having happy customers starts with having great customer service, and having great customer service starts with effective hiring and training. Today, I’m sharing a guide to customer service training that will help you get new hires up to speed, and help you keep your entire team improving forever. Hire for (And Nurture) the 5 Critical Customer Service Skills Why? Training Empathy
EUA - Custo de vida em Nova Iorque - BrasileirasPeloMundo.com Advertisement Ano novo, hora de colocar os planos e sonhos na mesa! Junto a isso, como não pode deixar de ser, vem a calculadora para lembrar que tudo nessa vida, ou quase tudo, tem um custo. Tratando-se de Nova Iorque, talvez o assunto “custo” venha antes mesmo do “sonho”. As dúvidas mais frequentes com relação à cidade são quanto a preços e custo de vida. É claro que a questão de “barato” ou “caro” é relativa à condição social de cada um, então vou tentar passar aqui alguns valores aproximados para dar mais realidade a essa questão. Nova Iorque não é um local barato, nem para viver e nem para passear, e um dos motivos é sua grande importância mundial. Mas além do custo é importante, na hora de se analisar a possibilidade de morar em NY, pensar que este é um investimento para a vida. A maioria das pessoas comuns não mora em casas ou apartamentos próprios por um simples motivo: não podem pagar por isso. Comprar uma casa ou apartamento, por aqui, é uma meta de vida.
Write and Improve: An Online writing helper Writing is probably the most difficult area for learners to improve on by themselves. Writing demands an audience and if you have no-one to tell you how successful your efforts are – or not – then you are doomed to repeat your failures into eternity. Cambridge English have, however, just released a beta version of an online, browser based writing helper. In the screenshot above, the highlighted text at the bottom of the image is the submitted text. You’ll also notice the “tabs” under the heading Detailed Feedback these are meant to provide a closer look at what errors the writer has made and give suggestions for improving them: It’s worth remembering that this is still in the stages of testing and ironing out initial problems – and there are quite a few things that I think need improving! As it stands, the feedback it gives is primarily linguistic and syntactical. So who should use this tool? Like this: Like Loading... Tags: Cambridge English, computer assessment, online resource, writing