In my Hiknow class on "Jobs", we get some practice and advice on job interviews. I've gathered some links that you might find useful.
Talking about yourself in general
Questions about Past Jobs & Employers
Questions about management style / work style
Researching a possible employer
Because of the Bing disaster (they changed their URLs yet again and so none of the links to Bing work any more), I've been going through my website, finding Bing links and replacing them with links to (mostly) Baidu's online dictionary.
I was going through my article to help students understand accents of non-native speakers, replacing Bing links, and I realized that more links were broken: those for the International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA).
IDEA is a great resource with audio recordings of people from all over the world speaking in English, so you can really learn to understand their accents.
A while ago they changed their URL and the style & organization of their website. The old links didn't work any more, the screenshots in my article were no longer relevant, and my description of the process of using the site was no longer correct.
I have fixed all the links, taken new screenshots of the process and made a new description of the process in my article, so everything should be OK now.
If you work with foreign colleagues or speak with foreign clients, I strongly recommend you take advantage of IDEA to understand their accents. It's a great (and free!) resource.
For an upcoming class on presentations and how to add emphasis in presentations, I wanted to find more info & useful links for students on auxiliaries for emphasis.
I found an excellent page: good information, different examples, well laid-out, even with exercises! And then I realized the page was on Blogspot, a blogging platform completely blocked in China by the Great Firewall.
If you can access the page (e.g. using a VPN) here's the link:
Random Idea English: Emphatic do, does, did and other auxiliaries
If you can't access the page, I saved it as a PDF here on my website.
Emphatic do, does, did and other auxiliaries (PDF, 102kb, without answers)
Download the one above and try doing the exercises. Then download the version below to check your answers.
Emphatic do, does, did and other auxiliaries WITH ANSWERS (PDF, 104kb, with answers)
G.A.L.E.S.L. / joe3
Some tips and links on learning English.