Business English, the modern Lingua-Franca

Business English, the modern Lingua-Franca

What is a Lingua Franca? A lingua franca (lit. Frankish tongue), also known as a bridge language, common language, trade language, auxiliary language, vehicular language, or link language, is a language or dialect systematically used to make communication possible...

Business English, the modern Lingua-Franca

Business English, the modern Lingua-Franca

What is a Lingua Franca? A lingua franca (lit. Frankish tongue), also known as a bridge language, common language, trade language, auxiliary language, vehicular language, or link language, is a language or dialect systematically used to make communication possible...

Why most brainstorms don’t work

Why most brainstorms don’t work

Also, why international meetings are even worse than you imagine.  What are brainstorming sessions anyway?  Brainstorming is a group creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously...

Can you work out the answer to this riddle?

Can you work out the answer to this riddle?

Who makes it, has no need of it. Who buys it, has no use for it. Who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it? https://jardinculturel.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/question-marks.png

Fill in the gaps!

Fill in the gaps!

Can you fill in the missing lyrics? Can anybody find me somebody to love? Ooh, each morning I get up I die a little Can barely stand on my feet (Take a look at yourself) Take a look in the mirror and cry (and cry) Lord, what you're doing to me (yeah yeah) I have spent...

Tongue twister of the day

Tongue twister of the day

Improve your enunciation and articulation- try and say this tongue twister! Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed Shilly-shallied south. These sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack; Sheep should sleep in a shed....

Chronology game

Chronology game

Practise saying the names of these countries and put them in the order of their population size (highest to lowest) Share your guesses in the comments afterwards! Canada Japan Germany Argentina...

Find the odd one out!

Find the odd one out!

Within each column there is a word which does not relate to the other words- can you find it? Extension game: try to explain what the category is for each set of words and share your suggestions in the comments! postman doctor hospital secretary nurse aunt sister...

Word association game

Word association game

Try to think of as many words as you can in 2 minutes that relate to the word 'ocean'. Don't forget to share your ideas in the comments! https://jardinculturel.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ocean-pic.jpg

Fill in the gaps!

Fill in the gaps!

Can you fill in the missing lyrics? Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take I'll be watching you ______________ Every word you say Every game you play Every night you stay I'll be watching you Oh can't you see You belong to...

Guess the meaning

Guess the meaning

Can you work out the meaning of these common english idioms? Beat around the bush Bite the bullet Get out of hand Give someone the benefit of the doubt Don't forget to share your ideas in the comments!...