Saturday, 28 December 2013


Read the article Degrees that teach skills for in-demand jobs and then answer the following questions:

1. Is your Bachelor's degree among the ones mentioned there?

2. What are the skills you feel you are acquiring now/have already acquired and will help you in your future profession? Mention just one such skill and develop on it.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Graham's story - post for beginners
Below is a very interesting story about a ginger-and-white stray cat (see picture above). Try to read it with a dictionary: Graham's story Your turn: 1. Do you like cats? Do you have a cat? 2. What are people's attitudes towards cats and why? 3. What was the effect of this cat's visits to the shop, according to the article?

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Behavioural economics

1. What advantages do you think you will have in your future career if you speak English well? Now read the article below and then express your opinion on it: Behavioural economics

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Happiness - what is it that really matters

The following article ranks countries according to happiness, Denmark being on top of the list, UK the 22nd. According to the article, is economic status all that matters, if not,what else counts? What is your idea of happiness? The Happiest country in the world

Facts about salaries

Read the article entitled Most surprising things about salaries What do you know about different salaries in our country? Give examples Are there substantial differences among regions? How do you explain that?

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Business quizz time!

There are three business vocabulary and one grammar revision quiz. Pick one vocabulary and the grammar quiz and then tell us about one word/grammar you have learnt: 1. 2. 3. Tense review

Sunday, 28 July 2013


Read this quote 

1. What do you think is ONE characteristic of successful business people?
2. What feature that you think you have will help you to succeed in your career?

Now read the article here on

4 Types of People Who Make Poor Entrepreneurs

3. Develop on one aspect in the article that you are familiar with – agree or disagree – give examples.

(the poster above was created with Recite)

Friday, 19 July 2013

News time: Woman sees Home Burglar via Phone App while on Holiday

Read this story then answer the questions:

1. What do you think of it?Do you/your parents use any type of alarm or protection system against thieves?
2. Have you ever been burgled? Tell us what happened.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Illegal interview questions

Read the article here and then express your opinions about what you think might be an illegal question at the interview in our country. Do you know other such questions?

Have you been asked about salary during the interview? Read the text below and express your point of view regarding the answer for this question.
Salary negotiation


Monday, 10 June 2013

Novel PERKS that employees like

The article below presents a new type of perk which employees love.

Find out what it is, express your opinion about it and then mention other types of perks you have heard about in Romanian companies.
Novel Perks

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Touristic attractions

Watch the clip below and then express your opinion on it: Do you know of similar touristic products in our country? How about in the world?

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Travelling by plane

Flying experiences with Hilary Clinton by ani on GoAnimate

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The following video gives you a few tips about the best days, hours and months to travel.

1. Listen carefully and tell us what you have learnt.
2. What is your own tip as to best travelling, not necessarily by plane?

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


The title seems shocking. Read the article on MIGRATION, MOVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, to find out how this is possible.

After reading the article answer the following questions:

1.According to the article what is one element more important than the country in which we live? (try not to repeat what was mentioned by a previous colleague) Do you agree? What do you think about this?

2. How does the article demonstrate that offering financial aid does not work? What works instead?

3. What is one misconception about migrants?

4. Mention three new words you have learnt from this article.

Friday, 18 January 2013

The two little mice

1. This is a farewell story for second year students. I told it to some of them in a more concise form during our last class in December.

For 1st year students, this is an example of storytelling for your final oral interview.

All of you can share here what you have learnt from it.

Finally, I hope we will keep in touch and you will return here to "brush up" your English. Communication is important!

Friday, 11 January 2013

A 3-2-1 warming up at the beginning of 2013

Dear students,
I am sharing with you the fact that I am a student in an international online course where teachers of of Business English from all over the world participate, from USA, Uruguay, Argentina, Europe, Vietnam, India, China, Australia, and  a lot more, learn how to better teach their students.

In the first warming up task we had to share information about one another in a 3-2-1 way:
3 things your hometown is famous for
2 things you couldn't live without
1 thing you are looking forward to

This is what I wrote:

3 things about my town
I don’t think you’ve heard about my town, Tirgu Mures - a nice small town  of about 150 000 inhabitants, situated in central Transylvania - except for maybe the fact that the region is associated with Stoker’s novel about Count Dracula.  Romanians know it for its:
beer – Newmarkt beer,
 first class medical school,
nearby salt-water lakes.

I could not find an interesting touristic presentation of it on the Internet - This will be my first project with the Tourism students! So you must come and visit it yourselves!

2. things I couldn't live without
 I would wither away without the love of my beloved ones and without water – I love swimming and the rain.

1. One thing I am looking forward to
 I’m looking forward to the spring flowers and to knowing better as many of you as possible, while, of course, becoming a better teacher.
DO YOU THINK YOU COULD HELP ME WITH 3 things Tirgu Mures is famous about? I'm pretty sure you have better inspiration!