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If elephants could write, they'd use their trunks. The Trunk is a collection of articles with advice on language, learning and communicating better in English at work.

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With their similar sounds and meanings, ‘lay’ and ‘lie’ are easy to confuse.

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A friend’s language learning trip to Brazil has been put off.

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Category: English Learning TipsWriting in English

What do health professionals say about writing in English when it’s not their first language?

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‘Myself’ isn’t a substitute for ‘me’.

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Sometimes you have to proceed with caution when copying native speakers.

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Edith Wharton hit the nail on the head.

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What do health pros say about speaking in English when it’s not their first language?

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Here are 4 principles that guide me.

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3 quick fixes

I hear and read these slips of the tongue all the time.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsEnglish Learning Tips

You can give your English listening skills a shot in the arm using the short and sharp approach.

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

What do health professionals say about writing in English when it’s not their first language?

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsWriting in English

We all know that a common confusion in English concerns pronunciation.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsEnglish Learning Tips

I had big plans to polish my French while stuck at home hiding from the virus.

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What do health pros say about speaking in English when it’s not their first language?

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

In the current confusing chaos, we need courage and creativity.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsEnglish Learning Tips

What do health professionals say about writing in English when it’s not their first language?

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsWriting in English

You’ve been invited to speak at an event about your successful approach to helping people heal.

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She’s a gifted surgeon whose skills are in high demand.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

What do health pros say about speaking in English when it’s not their first language?

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Want to perform to your potential in English at work?

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