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My Ultimate Guide to Describing Graphs and Charts. Part 3: Putting it all together

Welcome to the 3rd part of my ultimate guide to describing charts and graphs.  If you have missed the first two, don’t worry!  Here is a link to them.  There are just a few things we need to add before we can confidently and professionally describe charts and graphs in detail… 1. Putting the numbers in…

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My ultimate guide to describing business graphs and charts in English. Part 2: Tenses

Welcome to part 2 of my ultimate guide to describing charts and graphs!  If you missed part one where I talked about vocabulary click here.  Part two is all about the tenses you need to use, and there are a few things you need to be careful of: Describing charts in the present time: IT’S REALLY…

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Profits are soaring! My ultimate guide to describing business graphs and charts in English. Part 1: Vocabulary

  I had an email last week about talking about graphs in English.  When describing graphs and charts in English, there are many different verbs you can use to talk about trends.  Here is my ultimate guide to the vocabulary we use for this, which you will see in newspapers and financial articles all the…

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For all the bosses out there – How to give very polite instructions in English

Politeness in English is something that many learners have problems with.  When giving in instructions to new members of staff, or people you don’t know very well, it can be very important to know how to ask politely   Luckily, this can be reduced to a few small phrases in English.  Here is a list of…

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My ultimate guide to giving advice, all the possible phrases you need

Modal verbs are very difficult to get right.  I often get emails about which modal verb needs to be used in which situation.  The best way to learn modal verbs is to look at which modal verbs need to be used for which topic.  This week we will look at giving advice.  Giving advice is actually quite…

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