Useful English: Cover Letter & Resume Advice

Looking for a job? You will need to create a resume and a cover letter. But the rules on what to include and what NOT to include are different from country to country. This lesson will help you to understand what to write in cover letters and resumes.

The 10 WORST English mistakes you’re making

Test yourself and find out if you make any of these mistakes in English! These are some of the worst mistakes people make in English — but they are also very common. Both native speakers of English and English learners make them.

 

IELTS Listening: The History of Game Shows: Crash Course Games

Today we’re going to talk about game shows! Game shows have a long history going all the way back to the 1920s on the radio and then proliferating across media to the massive pop culture icons they are today. And they’re different from most game genres we’ve discussed in this series because chances are most of us won’t participate in shows like Jeopardy!, American Idol, or The Price is Right. Even so, many us are innately familiar with them and actively watch them, much like sports. So today we’re going to talk about the winding history game shows, the event that nearly ended the genre altogether, and of course take closer look at why exactly they’ve become so popular.

 

How to study efficiently: The Cornell Notes Method

Learn to study faster and more efficiently, and remember more with the help of the system for taking notes, called the Cornell Notetaking System. You’ll learn a way to take better notes and become a better active listener. Using the Cornell template will help you remember more of what you hear in class and help you organize your notes better. This method will help you if you are a student in a high school, language school, or university, or if you attend meetings, conferences, or like studying on your own.

 

English Conversation: The Meaning of Hand Gestures

Have you noticed that you make hand gestures while speaking your native language? Body movement during conversation can give off social clues that are particular to a certain culture. But when people learn a language, they often forget to learn the words and expressions that we make with our hands. You may find that a hand gesture in your culture has a different meaning in English-speaking countries. In this lesson, you will learn common hand gestures used when speaking English.

 

Learn English for Call Centers and Customer Service Jobs

Does your job involve speaking with customers in English? If you want to speak clearly and politely to customers, this lesson is for you! You’ll hear a model conversation full of polite expressions you can use at work. You will be taught the correct way to greet customers, and how to ask common questions that come up in customer service and sales jobs in call centers. This is a great way to improve your job performance or to prepare for a call center interview. You will also learn a secret that all the top customer service agents know. Beyond call center training, this lesson will help anyone who wants to communicate more professionally and politely in the workplace.

 

English Vocabulary: 8 TEST & EXAM Expressions

If you have a test coming up, you are probably talking about it with your classmates to prepare for it. Describe your testing experience accurately by learning some common expressions that are often used when talking about tests and exams. Some examples include «procrastinate», «cram», «pull an all-nighter», «burn the midnight oil», «pass with flying colors», «flunk», and «pass by the skin of your teeth».