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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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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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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

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

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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

Have you had enough of good enough English?

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning TipsWriting in English

A common confusion for everyone is when to use alternate vs alternative.

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Need to boost your English listening skills and don’t have much time?

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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 EnglishWriting in English

Want to advance your professional English but feeling frazzled, swamped and weary?

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To improve patient health outcomes, health professionals often need to convince and persuade.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

Are you having trouble finding time every day to do some English training?

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Category: English Learning TipsWriting in English

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

Then write out your speech word by word and read it out.

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Category: Healthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

A common confusion is whether to use ‘is’ or ‘are’ for groups of people.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare English

You know your professional English is not as good as you want it to be, but perhaps you can’t put your finger on the problem.

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Category: English Learning Tips

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishWriting in English

Are you often long-winded when getting your message across to clients and colleagues?

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Category: English Learning TipsWriting in English

Another common confusion is when to use ‘bring’ and when to use ‘take’.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare EnglishEnglish Learning Tips

Taking one step forward and two steps back when trying to leave the plateau is like my current knitting project.

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Category: English 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