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Apologizing and cancelling appointments via email

By Ian Taylor on Apr 11, 2019 4:10:00 PM in Free Materials

This lesson focuses on emails that apologize for canceling meetings, appointments, etc. It is designed to give learners an easy template to use when canceling Outlook appointments.  Learners can be asked to use them when they can’t attend lessons...

Meetings Language: Conditionals practice

By Ian Taylor on Sep 11, 2018 9:27:00 AM in Free Materials

Meetings grammar and role-play

This is a mini series of lessons to help incorporate conditionals into first controlled then freer practice meeting situations. It helps participants develop speaking and writing practice with conditionals and...

Plain English: the beauty of verbs

By Ian Taylor on May 7, 2018 9:43:00 AM in Free Materials

A fair number of learners I deal with speak reasonably well, but struggle when it comes to putting their ideas into writing. This is often a result of their trying to apply an over-complex, formal style they picked up at school. This piece, when...

Exchanging opinions

By Ian Taylor on Feb 6, 2018 12:43:25 PM in Free Materials

Aims to help participants learn and practice set phrases in English, that can be used in a variety of business situations. E.g. when giving opinions, agreeing, disagreeing, and asking different types of questions.

Passive Review

By Ian Taylor on Dec 20, 2017 1:12:00 PM in Free Materials

Active/Passive language

Thorough review of using passive language in business. The examples in this document are based on a software/IT department, but this can be easily changed.