Archive for January, 2012

5 Job Interview Sample Questions and Answers

Before landing a job, one of the steps that an applicant must go through is the interview. Every job interview differs from the other depending on the position, nature of work, and mood of the interviewer. However, there’s nothing wrong coming to the interview at least half prepared. When I say half prepared, that means […]

How to Make Plural Nouns in Spanish

Just like in English, Spanish language has singular and plural forms of the nouns. It’s very easy to pluralized the nouns in Spanish. Here’s how to make plural in Spanish: a. Words finish in vowels, add “S” at the end of the word. Example: casa (house) – casas (houses) b. Words finish in consonants, you add […]

Regular Past Verbs Pronunciation /t/ or /d/ or /-ed/

I usually notice  from my students the pronunciation errors of the regular past verbs. The error is normally on the last syllable of the verb like “talked” pronounced as /to-ked/ instead of /tokt/ or “robbed” as /rob-bed/ instead of /robd/.  So, I decided to post some of the rules on pronunciation for regular past verbs. Regular […]

TOEFL iBT vs TOEFL PBT vs TOEFL CBT

TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) The four-hour test consists of four sections: Reading (approx.60-80mins), Listening (approx.60-80mins), Speaking (20mins), Writing (50mins), each measuring one of the basic language skills (while some tasks require integrating multiple skills) and all tasks focus on language used in an academic, higher-education environment. Note-taking is allowed during the iBT. The test cannot be […]

Writing Practice: What’s Next – A Swedish Tale Part 3

This is the last part of  “What’s Next writing practice with A Swedish Tale”. For the first and second parts, please click HERE and HERE. Did you write the continuation of the story? Now, let’s check if you got it correctly, or if your version is much better. “Hurry! Use your last wish to get it […]

Business Russian: Expressing Confidence and Doubt

Hello, It’s Alexander again. As promised here are some business Russian expressions on Expressing Confidence or Doubt. Remember that red underlined letters in the expressions are stressed and Russian letter ё is always stressed. Listen to the audio below as you read:   Уверенность / Сомнения – Confidence / Doubt Да, это улучшит ситуацию. / […]