Hugh Baird College

English Skills in the Workplace

Watch the videos below and find out how English skills are used in the workplace.

Reading

  • The Sounds of English

  • Recognising Letters & Words

  • Types of Text

  • Dictionaries and Indexes

  • Skimming and Scanning

  • Fact or Opinion

  • Reading and Understanding

  • Reading for Pleasure

Writing

  • Handwriting

  • Typing

  • Filling in a Form

  • Writing a Letter

  • Planning your Writing

  • Format and Style

  • Building up Paragraphs

  • Editing and Proofreading

Spelling

  • Plurals

  • Prefixes and Suffixes

  • Root Words

  • Common Letter Patterns

  • Memory Aids

  • Words to watch out for

Word Grammar

  • What are word types?

  • Verbs

  • Nouns

  • Adjectives

  • Adverbs

  • Pronouns

  • Connectives

Sentence Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Sentence Structure

  • Varieties of English

  • Varieties of English

  • Past, present or future tense

  • Instructions

Speaking and Listening

  • Types of Listening

  • Listening for Specifics

  • Communication Skills

  • Formal and Informal Speaking

  • Giving a Presentation

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