Mini-lessons

How to state demands (politely)

You make a demand when you want someone to do something urgent or extremely important. A direct demand can sound rude, so use the following structure to make your demands less direct and more polite. I would be grateful if you could/would   Examples Direct (rude) demand: Confirm that you will rectify this problem. Indirect (polite) demand: I would be grateful if you could/would confirm that you will rectify this problem.

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Time and cultural self-awareness (2)

As we explained in the last lesson, people from different cultures can have very different attitudes towards time. To learn about your own cultural attitude towards time, answer the following two questions. When you have an agreement to meet someone from your own culture at a certain time, do you expect them to arrive before the stated time, exactly at the stated time, or after the stated time? What to …

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Using -ing Words with Time Expressions

In this BECC Academy Business English + Cultural Self-Awareness mini-lesson you will learn how to use the present continuous tense (“to be” + –ing) to describe: Things that are happening at the time you are speaking or writing: I’m checking my email right now. Temporary situations: She’s working from home this week. Activities that are in progress: Everyone in the marketing team is studying English. Using the present continuous correctly will help you to …

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Time and cultural self-awareness (1)

How people view time can vary greatly across cultures. It is easy to get annoyed or angry if your colleague or client from another culture does not have the same attitude towards time that you do. There are two main attitudes towards time: Time is linear and limited Time is a valuable commodity and every second “wasted” is a second that is gone forever. In this perspective, being late is …

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