Category Archives: NEF. Unit 8

working conditions

Working conditions refers to the working environment and aspects of an employee’s terms and conditions of employment. These were some of the conditions we discussed in class: BENEFITS DRAWBACKS Flexible hours Salary/ wages Vacation/ holiday Housing: employer-provided employer-paid JOB SATISFACTION … Continue reading

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Formal Letter

An informal letter is a letter addressed to a company or organization you do not know so you have to use formal business-like language and you cannot include abbreviations or contractions in your letter. Writing a formal letter in English needs … Continue reading

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Formal Letter

A formal letter is a letter addressed to a company or organization so you have to use formal business-like language and you cannot include abbreviations or contractions in your letter. Writing a formal letter in English needs to follow some … Continue reading

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Reported speech: other verbs

When using reported speech, most of you just learn to use “say” and “tell”: Examples: John told me he was going to stay late at work. Peter said he wanted to visit his parents that weekend. These forms are perfectly … Continue reading

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Reported Speech: commands + requests

There’s more! What if someone asks you to do something (in a polite way)? For example: “Could you close the window please?” or “Would you mind closing the window please?” All of these requests mean the same thing, so we … Continue reading

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Reported Speech: Questions

Reporting questions are usually introduced by ask, inquire, wonder, want to know, etc. When reporting questions, it is especially important to pay attention to sentence order. When reporting yes/ no questions connect the reported question using ‘if/ whether’. When reporting … Continue reading

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Reported Speech: changes

Reported Speech (also referred to as ‘indirect speech’) refers to a sentence reporting what someone has said. We use say or tell as reporting verbs, see previous post on the difference between them. Pronunciation: said is pronunced /sed/: Ted said … Continue reading

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