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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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We use idioms every day to express common beliefs.

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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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Still hesitating whenever these popular pesky points pop up:

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

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Is it hard to grab attention in work conversations?

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

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

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Sometimes, spinning our wheels is all we can do.

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

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

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Looking for effective exercises to energise your English?

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I think I’ve put that tricky French phrase together pretty well.

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Every day, there’s so much going on and so much to get right.

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Want to be sure you’ve grasped the meaning and can get the same message across?

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People often hesitate when they have to decide between these two words.

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Nutrition advice also works for training your English skills.

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

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Can you jump into work conversations at any time and say exactly what you mean with confidence?

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A common confusion is when to use ‘for’ to describe purpose and when to use ‘to’.

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Can you contribute to conversations at work without struggling?

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