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With our Basic Survival coursebook students will be able to make simple reservations, check into a hotel, have meetings and much more. It's perfect for brushing up the vital language needed for holidays and short stays abroad. It can be also be dipped into by using the topic symbols to help find the situations and topics most needed.
Communicate is an excellent course for English in the personal sphere and a social context, as well as at work or in a public context.
1. Get online: Sites like Meetup.com are fantastic forums for people to interact online and plan activities in the city. Depending on what you are interested in, you can join up with different groups and attend pub sessions, cultural tours, restaurant visits and much more together. A great one in London is City Socializer (www.citysocializer.com).2. Choose someone better than you: There's nothing better for your language learning than spending time with people who speak better English than you do. Get out of your comfort zone and make friend with English speakers who will challenge you (but don't aim so high that it becomes a chore for them!). Look at colleagues you work with and see who has a good grasp of the language, then suggest a weekend or post-work social activity. 3. Make mistakes: Remember, this isn't socialising in the workplace. Make sure you are not being too formal with how you communicate, it's a great skill to master the English that people use in their daily lives. When you're out, ask native speakers for any good phrases they use and try them out. Speak as much as possible and don't be scared of saying the wrong thing- with any luck your colleagues will correct you!
It's not just what you say, it's how you say it. So, why not check out our YouTube channel for our pronunciation series by Adrian Underhill.