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Business English Magazine

  • The Language Key is a printed business English training magazine for non-native speakers
  • Designed especially for Hong Kong learners of English
  • Particular focus on the language and key phrases for business and communication
  • Promotes interest in business English, through self-study and continuous learning
  • Limited number of FREE printed copies available for companies based in Hong Kong. Please contact us to receive your free copies.
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The Language Key (Issue 13)

  • Reading articles and exercises
  • Writing the concluding section to business reports
  • Talking about options during business meetings
  • Business greetings
  • English around the world
  • Learning advice, tips

 

 

 

 

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The Language Key (Issue 12)

  • Reading articles and exercises
  • Using linking words and phrases
  • Handling questions with authority (business presentations)
  • Email writing tips
  • English around the world
  • Learning advice, tips

 

 

 

 

 

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The Language Key (Issue 11)

  • Reading articles and exercises
  • The direct approach to giving bad news
  • Writing tips on content and style
  • Offering help in the workplace
  • Question tags
  • English around the world
  • Learning advice, tips

 

 

 

 

 

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The Language Key (Issue 10)

  • Reading articles and exercises
  • Using action verbs in business writing
  • Punctuation check
  • Talking about your company
  • Keeping a conversation going
  • English around the world
  • Learning advice, tips

 

 

 

 

 

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The Language Key (Issue 9)

  • Reading articles and exercises
  • Effective referencing in email
  • Handling questions with authority (presentations)
  • When someone is unavailable (telephoning)
  • Phrases for opening meetings
  • English around the world
  • Learning advice, tips

 

 

 

 

 

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The Language Key (Issue 8)

  • Reading articles and exercises
  • Tone in internal email
  • Querying and clarifying information
  • Phrases for leaving telephone messages
  • English around the world
  • Learning advice, tips, puzzles, fun activities

 

 

 

 

 

The Language Key (Issue 7)

  • 1-on-1 executive tution
  • Reading articles and exercises
  • Common errors in business writing
  • Conversation switching techniques
  • The international alphabet
  • English around the world
  • Learning advice, tips, puzzles, fun activities

 

 

 

 

 

The Language Key (Issue 6)

  • The importance of reading
  • Reading comprehension articles
  • Writing clear instructions
  • Handling telephone enquiries and requests
  • Greeting office visitors
  • English around the world
  • Learning advice, tips, puzzles, fun activities

 

 

 

 

 

The Language Key (Issue 5)

  • Business writing advice
  • Reading comprehension articles
  • Finishing email well
  • Good document design and structure
  • Handling customer complaints
  • Problem words and phrases
  • Learning advice, tips, puzzles, fun activities

 

 

 

 

 

The Language Key (Issue 4)

  • Business writing advice
  • Reading comprehension articles
  • Writing replies to letter of complaint
  • Checking back and confirming details
  • Tips for effective meetings
  • Learning advice, tips, puzzles, fun activities

 

 

 

 

 

The Language Key (Issue 3)

  • Editing your own business documents
  • Reading comprehension articles
  • Errors with verb tenses
  • Analysis of good and bad business documents
  • Questioning techniques
  • Learning advice, tips, puzzles, fun activities

 

 

 

 

 

The Language Key (Issue 2)

  • Advice on taking a business English course
  • Reading comprehension articles
  • Report writing basics
  • Creating vertical lists in business documents
  • Telephoning in English
  • Making polite requests
  • Learning advice, tips, puzzles, fun activities

 

 

 

 

The Language Key (Issue 1)

  • Starting emails well, common errors and key phrases
  • When to use the passive voice in writing
  • Signposting business presentations
  • Presentation survival English
  • Welcoming business visitors
  • Learning advice, tips, puzzles, jokes and fun activities

 

 

 

 

 

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