Tag Archives: Business English

5 Useful Free Business English Websites You Should Bookmark Right Now!

5 Useful Free Business English Websites You Should Bookmark Right Now!

Business-English-Exercises-WebsitesHappy (belated) New Year to everyone!

This year’s first blog post is a collection of free Business English websites I like and recommend to my Business English clients whenever they are interested in additional (online) exercises.

These are my current top five – enjoy! 🙂
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Where to Find Free English Audio Books

audio books - picture: N. HeusserEnglish audio books are great to improve your listening skills! Especially when you’re pressed for time, but are looking for additional ways to improve and expand your vocabulary.

Listening to audio books has many advantages for language learners:
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Often Confused Words: Beside / Besides (with Quiz)

besides-besides-200x200Beside and besides are two words which are often confused by learners of English.

Beside means: next to, alongside, adjacent to (preposition).
Besides means: in addition to, apart from (preposition) /  anyway (adverb, used to give another reason or make an extra comment about something)

Let’s look at a few examples:
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The Four Language Skills

language-skills-200x200To learn a language (in this case English), you must master different language skills.

To communicate effectively, you need to be able to speak, write, read and listen.

Speaking and writing are productive language skills, this means that you have control over what you are saying or writing and the vocabulary you use.
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