Monday, January 9, 2012

TOEFL Tests Practical American English

How is TOEFL different from the European British English tests? 

In essence: the TOEFL tests your practical knowledge of American English the way it is used today in everyday situations in the US or as Americans would say it - “in America”.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Why America Is So Great – Implementation versus Invention. Steve Jobs and Pirates of Silicon Valley.

"His genius was in being able to put himself in the shoes of the end user, his ability to cut through the crap and focus on what the user wants.”

“They want a DVD of their daughter's wedding.  They don't want to know anything about compression.  They don't want to know anything about HD64 or any of that crap. They want their camera to work so they can push a button and take out a DVD.”

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ms. Hillary Clinton’s Speech in Perfect American English at FEDR on Human Rights in the US and the World

Ladies and Gentlemen!
As the saying goes - it doesn’t get any better than this.

Ms. Hillary Clinton’s speeches are always a real treat and music for my ears.  They are always very well thought through, organized and timed.  Thanks to the US Secretary of States’ experience in dealing with foreigners in general and English as a Foreign Language or EFL speakers in particular, the First Lady of the US Foreign Affairs is especially sensitive to the issues of international and multicultural communications.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year’s 2012 Speech by US President Barack Obama

Traditionally the US President gives a New Year’s speech in his Weekly Address to the Nation.

This year’s presidential appearance and presentation were focused on the poor economic situation and overcoming the crisis.