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

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

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

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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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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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Another common confusion is between these two words which sound the same but confusing one letter changes the meaning

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Do you keep making the same mistake and not sure why?

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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

Do you have the feeling that you could do so well at work if only your good enough English were better?

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In this example of a common confusion, it depends.

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Talking to your family and friends is different to speaking with your clients and colleagues.

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

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

Have you had enough of good enough English?

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsWriting in English