Tips and Advice

Business or general English?

It all depends on what you need English for, whether it be for business meetings, presentations or phone and email correspondence. Maybe you just want to improve your fluency and increase your vocabulary bank. Either way, choosing whether you learn business or general English is a decision worth taking time.
The dreaded tenses.
Stop worrying about the tenses so much! The aim of learning a language is to be able to communicate with each other. An English native speaker won’t leave the meeting crying because you don’t know the difference between present perfect and past simple. The native speaker is more than happy that you can communicate in his/her language.

Focus on these most commonly used tenses and you’ll survive the big bad English-speaking world.
Present simple v present continuous
Past simple v present perfect
Will v going to

What happens when you understand the rules of the tenses?
When you’ve “got” the tenses, ie, the keywords that’ll help you differentiate between which tense to use, the next step is building your vocabulary. Easier said than done. Start with learning the words that you need and build from there. Learn a maximum of 7-10 new words per day.

Last but not least, enjoy it!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Slainte
Gordon

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