Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Skill of Describing Art

Describing something for others to be able visualize without looking at it is in itself an art.

Let's watch this video together for tips on how to describe art.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Last week we looked at opposites.  Now let's look at another angle on adjectives.

Example: That make of car isn't cheap.  It is costly expensive.

The words costly and expensive are synonyms. Let's see how many you know. 

Begin here

Sunday, September 14, 2014

English business letter

Writing a form letter in English can become easy if you have a model template. A letter generator is a nice tool.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Have you ever visited the US and had pancakes for breakfast? 

They are more like dessert than real food, but they are so yummy.
Here is a video presentation and recipe just for you.


Any idea...

What the oldest thing in the world is?

A fascinating video presented by TED(Technology Education & Design)TALKS.

If you haven't met TED it is time.  The presentors are carefully selected. 
The presentations are short, and best of all:

You can read the transcript and subtitle it in your own language.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Departments and jobs in a company

Toda'y tip: Here is some vocabulary.   Take out your translator and learn a few new words.
Departments of a Company
  • accounting department / accounts department
  • EDP team (EDP = electronic data processing)
  • purchasing department
  • export department / export team / export sales department
  • administrative accounting
  • research and development team
  • management
  • import department / import team
  • IT department (IT = information technology)
  • customer service / service team
  • warehousing department
  • logistics
  • marketing
  • materials administration
  • personnel department / staff department / human resources
  • engineering department
  • public relations team / public relations department
  • manufacturing department / production department
  • secretary's office
  • technical support team
  • sales department
  • shipping department / dispatch department
Jobs and functions
  • analyst
  • director of boards
  • CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
  • buyer
  • purchasing manager
  • treasurer, CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
  • director general
  • managing director
  • codirector
  • commercial agent
  • assistant (e.g. purchasing assistant)
  • service engineer
  • warehouse manager
  • warehouse worker
  • senior executive
  • treasurer, CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
  • CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
  • assistent
  • purchasing assistent
  • service engineer
  • sales representative
  • sales manager
  • export sales manager
  • wholesale distributing manager
  • Secretary
  • economist
  • management board