It is said that informal and colloquial language is becoming much more popular in business contexts nowadays, and I would completely agree with this opinion.
Whether or not this familiarization of professional contexts is for the better or worse, is definitely debatable. However, truth be told, if you can control both styles of communication, you will be able to open more doors, and seize more opportunities.
If you are interested in more examples of the differences between formal and informal language, why not check out this website?
There is a lot of information on the Internet that you can use to improve your English and get yourself linked-in.
Why not check out the sites that Janette and Inglés Málaga recommend? The Inglés Málaga Link In section gives you direct links to external sites which will help you improve your English level. To help you on your way, here are a selection of online resources you might find useful:
Downloads: Provides general information for grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Writing letters is never easy although it’s easier if you use existing templates for ideas and the format. Why not try out the WriteExpress website to help you? There are a lot of different samples including: writing to an insurance company to make a claim, writing a complaint letter, writing to apply for a job and writing an enquiry letter.
To be cheesed off is an expression which means a person feels cross, angry, upset or annoyed. For example: The goldfish is cheesed off because living in a bowl is superbly dull. I‘m cheesed off because the recovery of my broken wrist is so SLOW! Well, truth be told, my emotions might be connected to the fact that I’m really impatient. What do you think?
Imagine you have seen this announcement in a local music magazine
‘It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing’ What makes you swing those hips, tap your feet and jiggle your shoulders? We’re interested in compiling a collection of cool songs that get the general public rocking their groove on.
Post your top 3 to create the playlist of the year.
Interestingly, Janette’s track for the Summer of 2013 was recommended by a client. Thanks Jose! I’ve been getting my groove on all summer with Daft Punk – Get Lucky. However, truth be told, I’ve not been lucky so far.
Imagine you have seen this announcement in a local magazine
The sad fact of life is that some people have really annoying habits, and, some things just drive you mental. We want to know what habits really get on your nerves. What things send you round the bend? What behaviour drives you cream crackers?
To give you some inspiration, this is what our editor said:
‘To be nuts about’ something is an common idiom which means that you really like something. In other words, you are really keen on something, someone, or doing something. For example, I’m nuts about football. And, I’m nuts about listening to live music.
‘To have a bun in the oven’ is an common idiom which means to be pregnant. At the moment my friend has quit drinking alcohol because she has a bun in the oven. Although some people can’t stand this expression, I think it’s cute.
‘To be as cool as a cucumber’ is an expression that means that a person can behave in a relaxed manner during difficult or stressful situations. Unfortunately I am not as cool as a cucumber and more often than not I ‘freak out’ when I feel stressed.
Are you as cool as a cucumber or are you similar to me? What was the last stressful situation you experienced?
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