Video Post on Sports Idioms

Our idioms come from our histories, our conditions, our culture and our activities. In North America, we have a lot of drinking idioms, horses and guns idioms, weather idioms and, what I am sharing this week, sports idioms. Sometimes, if you know how to play the game,...

Video Post on Weather Idioms

Next in my series on common idioms, I focus on weather idioms. Here are the three I will discuss in the video: Up in the air Under the weather When it rains, it pours Please share other weather idioms you use and find useful to get a clear message across in few words....

Video Post on Seemingly Violent Idioms

Here's another short video on common idioms you should be familiar with. These may sound violent or aggressive, but they aren’t, and they are common and useful. Kill two birds with one stone Break a leg When push comes to shove If looks could kill Do you have any...

Video Post on Movement Idioms

Is it okay to use idioms at work? If you are a native speaker and work with non-native speakers, I suggest developing awareness of when you are using an idiom. I’m not saying don’t use them but make sure they are understood. And if you are a non-native speaker,...

Video Post on Food Idioms

Using idioms at work? Continuing with my series of idioms, they are so important, maybe not to use but at least to understand. You can say a lot with a few words when using an idiom. Just make sure you are using acceptable work idioms. Today I look at 4 food idioms:...

Video Post on Animal Idioms

Do you use idioms at work? If you are a native speaker and work with non-native speakers, I suggest developing awareness of when you are using an idiom. I’m not saying don’t use them but make sure they are understood. And if you are a non-native speaker, remember that...

Why Work With Voice to Word?

There are few options available for foreign trained professionals in Canada, especially for those who are interested in refining their communications. That's why I started Voice to Word. Watch my video for more! [video width="1920" height="1080"...

Supporting Employees With Unclear Speech

How can your company support employees who have unclear speech? I suggest referring to accent modification training as Professional Communications Training. In our sessions, there are always other aspects of communication that arise – specific cultural expectations,...

Fun With Wuzzles

Due to holidays and vacation time, I did not get around to writing or recording a blog post in either December 2023 or January 2024. But I did share the following Wuzzle puzzles in my social media posts and newsletter. What are Wuzzles? They are puzzles in the form of...

Video Post on Pronunciation: T & D

This is the last video in my series on English consonants. This time I am looking at the sharp T and its counterpart, D. There are many ways to pronounce T in English but the sharp T is the way we pronounce T when it starts a word or a stressed syllable. It is...

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Video Post on Sports Idioms

Video Post on Sports Idioms

Our idioms come from our histories, our conditions, our culture and our activities. In North America, we have a lot of drinking idioms, horses and guns idioms, weather idioms and, what I am sharing this week, sports idioms. Sometimes, if you know how to play the game,...

Video Post on Weather Idioms

Video Post on Weather Idioms

Next in my series on common idioms, I focus on weather idioms. Here are the three I will discuss in the video: Up in the air Under the weather When it rains, it pours Please share other weather idioms you use and find useful to get a clear message across in few words....

Video Post on Movement Idioms

Video Post on Movement Idioms

Is it okay to use idioms at work? If you are a native speaker and work with non-native speakers, I suggest developing awareness of when you are using an idiom. I’m not saying don’t use them but make sure they are understood. And if you are a non-native speaker,...

Video Post on Food Idioms

Video Post on Food Idioms

Using idioms at work? Continuing with my series of idioms, they are so important, maybe not to use but at least to understand. You can say a lot with a few words when using an idiom. Just make sure you are using acceptable work idioms. Today I look at 4 food idioms:...

Video Post on Animal Idioms

Video Post on Animal Idioms

Do you use idioms at work? If you are a native speaker and work with non-native speakers, I suggest developing awareness of when you are using an idiom. I’m not saying don’t use them but make sure they are understood. And if you are a non-native speaker, remember that...

Why Work With Voice to Word?

Why Work With Voice to Word?

There are few options available for foreign trained professionals in Canada, especially for those who are interested in refining their communications. That's why I started Voice to Word. Watch my video for more! [video width="1920" height="1080"...

Video Post on Pronunciation: T & D

Video Post on Pronunciation: T & D

This is the last video in my series on English consonants. This time I am looking at the sharp T and its counterpart, D. There are many ways to pronounce T in English but the sharp T is the way we pronounce T when it starts a word or a stressed syllable. It is...

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