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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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Your Top Ten Grammar Peeves

By |April 9th, 2015|

What is a grammar peeve? When we are ‘peeved’ about something, it means something really bothers or irritates us. We talk about ‘pet peeves’ which are things which really bother us in particular – it may be our spouse not putting the lid on […]

How to Be Concise – Choose More Specific Words

By |December 17th, 2014|

In Canadian written English, it is important to learn how to be concise. This is a quality of well-written, refined writing and speaking, although it is not as important in casual speech. Being concise involves using specific vocabulary which more clearly states what it […]

Latin Phrases used in English

By |December 11th, 2014|

The following post contains a list of Latin phrases that we use in English. While some are less common, several really are part of everyday usage, such as carpe diem, in absentia, persona non grata and post mortem. English uses terms from many languages, […]

The Relationship between Spelling and Pronunciation

By |November 26th, 2014|

What is the relationship between spelling and pronunciation?

I recently saw an article about the pronunciation of the word PHO, a popular Vietnamese noodle soup. Based on the spelling, most Canadians and Americans tend to pronounce the word as FOE (rhyming with the word NO.) […]

Learn to Speak Clearly and be Understood in English

By |November 5th, 2014|

You CAN learn to speak clearly and be better understood when you speak English.

Do you have difficulties understanding and/or being understood? The ability to participate comfortably in a conversation depends upon language and context. Understanding the culture, being familiar with the topic and concepts […]

Accents in Job Interviews – How do they Influence the Outcome?

By |October 24th, 2014|

Good news! Foreign accents in job interviews may not play as big a role as many of us had thought. As long as the speech is intelligible, the following study seems to suggest that it plays a small role in the deciding process.

 
Role of […]

Does your Company have a Language Strategy?

By |October 13th, 2014|

What is the language strategy at your company? Does it even have one? If not, they are missing the boat since it is essential when hiring internationally-trained employees who have the skills you want and just need coaching in the specifics of particular […]