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YQ19 | Is a Firm Handshake OK for a Job Interview?

Two men shaking hands in business

This handshake looks pretty firm. Is it ok for a job interview?

On the 19th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: Is a FIRM handshake recommended for a job interview? It seems a bit intimidating.

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

In short, the answer is YES! It is very important to always give a firm handshake when you meet someone for the first time. This gives a very good first impression. To understand more why this is true, please watch the episode! I also reveal one more CRITICAL point when shaking hands. Don’t miss it!

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PP30 | Eyes vs. Ice

On the 30th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at two words that are often confused:

Eyes vs. Ice

We know that these words have different meanings but how are they pronounced differently?
Al answers this and much more in Pronunciation Point 30!

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E2P30 | 3 Steps to English Success!

On the 30th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic:

3 Steps to English Success: Although I have talked about this quite frequently in my private lessons, I have not mentioned it on the podcast. The 3 steps are to help students organize their activities so that they are maximizing the limited time they have for English learning.

3 Steps to English Success:
1. Study
2. Practice
3. Perform

Action Steps:
1. Choose one activity from the “Study” step (Listening or Reading)
2. Choose one activity from the “Practice” step (Writing or Speaking)
3. Schedule these activities everyday, perhaps alternating them

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English 2.0 Podcast Year in Review [BLOG POST] – click here

5 Ways to Practice Speaking on Your Own [VIDEO] – click here

Your Question 9: Is there any benefit to practice speaking by yourself?  [PODCAST] – click here

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Pronunciation Point 25 | “W” vs “V”

On the 25th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we practice these sounds:

“W” vs “V”

Thank you to follower Zahid for submitting this question.

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YQ11 | In a Conversation, How Do I Think of a Good Question to Ask?

On the 11th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: In a conversation, how do I think of a good question to ask?

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Mentioned on this episode:

Episode 21 – 5 Tips for Making Small Talk

Episode 26 – 3 Words to Help You Master Any Conversation

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YQ9 | Is there any benefit to practice speaking English by yourself?

On the 9th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: Is there any benefit to practice speaking English by yourself?

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Link to video – 5 Ways to Practice Speaking English On Your Own

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Your Question 3 | Should I Translate or Learn English Directly?

On the 3rd episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: When learning English, should I translate to my mother language or learn words and phrases directly in English without translating?

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Episode 9 | 3 Tips to Maximize Your English Lessons

On the 9th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

Q: “How should I say キャッシュカード in English”?

Tips: 3 Tips to Maximize Your English Lessons

Pronunciation Point: “ugly” vs “agree”

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