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Which of the factors listed below badly affect your productivity at work? Why?• procrastination • deadlines • multitasking • lack of a daily plan • noise in your work environment • email/message notifications • meetings • breaks • cluttered desk or space • interruptions from coworkers As we start the new school year, we're thinking about work productivity. Watch NY Times journalist Charles Duhigg's 5 tips for being more productive below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3adQtRXNBw&feature=youtu.be Which

So the dreaded day has finally arrived. The holidays are over. It's the first Monday back at work! 😞 You have to organise yourself, contact your colleagues, maybe even speak English again! 😨 But don't despair! 😃 We'd like to give you a little tense review to help you start communicating again on the right foot! So, how many verb tenses are there in

Have you ever wondered what life is like in space? Well, now you can find out! Samantha Cristoforetti, the first female Italian astronaut in space, has published a book entitled 'Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut'. Follow this link to read an interview about her daily life onboard the International Space Station: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/25/samantha-cristoforetti-international-space-station-italian-astronaut

What do you listen to to help you focus? Classical music? 'lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to'? Ambient noise? Some remote workers are turning to websites that provide artificial office noise to help them concentrate! Is this something you would try? Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53724338

Did you know that English has 'borrowed' more than 380 words from other languages?! Try to match these English ‘loan words’ to the correct language! admiral, anime, bagel, beef, broccoli, bungalow, café, candy, caravan, cockroach, delicatessen, entrepreneur, glitch, graffiti, guerrilla, khaki, pyjamas, rickshaw, rucksack, shampoo, tsunami - Arabic - French - German - Hindi and Urdu - Italian - Japanese - Spanish - Yiddish Read

The UK has made a U-turn over the system it used to award exam grades for students hoping to attend university. Are exams the best way to assess students? Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/y2ycmhbf Also today, we're thinking about studying. Which is the best way to study? • YouTube• Practice tests• Sleep well• Don't panic• Read• Write• Make notes• Flash cards

Wait, wait, let's just take a moment.Ferragosto has just been and gone.You're probably feeling nice and relaxed. So, today he we have some phrases to help you chill out and enjoy your holiday. Chill / Chill outThese three expressions are different ways of saying “relax”.Footloose and fancy-freeIf you happen to be footloose and fancy-free, it means that you have no commitments