This post is going to teach you useful vocabulary to express gratitude, nurture your relationships, and, hopefully, make you and people around you a bit (or much) happier.
This post is a follow-up to "CPE Vocabulary" and "15 Big Words Worth Knowing," and it is going to be devoted to formal English vocabulary, which is always found on tests like CAE and CPE, as well as in journals and works of literature.
Here are 20 ways to make your speech and writing more formal.
Have you tried watching TV news in English or reading magazines like "Foreign Affairs," "Newsweek" or "The Economist"? If you have, you must have noticed the formal English used in the press and TV news programs. Although the formal language may cause difficulty, it's important to learn it. If you get the hang of it, you'll be able not only to watch and read the news but also discuss it. Moreover, formal English is used in various work situations: writing business emails, conducting negotiations and meetings, etc. So, read on to improve your formal English and follow us not to miss more articles like this.
Which words do you use talking about your opinion? Chances are that "I think" is a phrase which oftentimes helps you to start. It's perfectly OK, but there so many other good options!
"Let", "allow" and "permit" are verbs which are sometimes confused. They are synonyms related to giving permission, but of course there are nuances which we should bear in mind. Let's pay attention to them!