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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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Clients often tell me how much they like the elephant on my website and business card, and then ask why I chose an elephant.

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Category: News

Here’s some advice on how to keep your training sessions short and simple plus stimulating.

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Category: English Learning Tips

Clients often tell me that meetings and presentations can be less intimidating than the prospect of making small talk during the coffee break or at lunch.

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Category: English Learning Tips

One day we realise that our good enough English could be better, or in fact needs to be better to improve our performance at work. MORE can help us to reach our goal. Use MORE to upgrade to the next level.

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Category: English Learning Tips

How successfully you can express yourself in English depends on your language proficiency and your communication skills.

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Category: English Learning Tips

When you’ve been learning English for a while, it can become a bit repetitive and tedious. Sometimes a change in mindset can help.

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Category: English Learning Tips

Sometimes it’s the little things that slow us down or trip us up, such as trying to remember if a word is spelt together or apart.

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Category: Common English Confusions

Prime candidates for confusing words are affect/effect and effective/efficient.

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Category: Common English Confusions