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

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Are any of these harmful habits slowing down or messing up your writing?

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Category: Language Learning TipsWriting in English

It’s never too late to brush up or pick up another language.

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Category: Healthcare EnglishLanguage Learning Tips

Some days don’t go as planned.

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A multilingual mélange may not look pretty. Yet it can be useful.

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Category: Language Learning TipsWriting in English

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishWriting in English

Talk of war and refugees has brought back memories for Helena of fleeing her home decades ago.

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Category: Writing in EnglishNews

People who are thinking of travelling soon are brushing up their language skills.

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If you could solve one issue you’re always uncertain about when using English, what would it be?

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Category: Common English ConfusionsLanguage Learning Tips

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

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Category: Writing in English

When you re-read what you’ve written in English, do you ask yourself:

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Category: Language Learning TipsWriting in English

When I write in German or French, I’m much slower than when I write in English.

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Category: Language Learning TipsWriting in English

We use idioms every day to express common beliefs.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare EnglishLanguage Learning Tips

When you watch movies or listen to songs in English, are there famous lines or favourite quotes that stick in your mind?

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Category: Common English ConfusionsLanguage Learning Tips

Still hesitating whenever these popular pesky points pop up:

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Category: Common English ConfusionsLanguage 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

Is it hard to grab attention in work conversations?

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Category: Healthcare EnglishLanguage Learning Tips

The trend to using less and less punctuation doesn’t mean you don’t need any at all.

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Category: Common English ConfusionsWriting in English

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

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Category: Healthcare EnglishNews

Sometimes, spinning our wheels is all we can do.

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Category: Language Learning Tips

These three pairs of words look like they should be opposites, but are they?

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Category: Common English ConfusionsHealthcare English