Episode 16

English with Kirsty – episode 16

Interview with Jane Eggers from Jane Eggers Translations

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In this episode I interview Jane Eggers. We talk about differences between German and English and things to watch out for if you are a German native speaker and you want to write English texts.

You can listen to episode 16 here:

Things to think about

1. Make sure that you are using definite and indefinite articles correctly (a, an and the).
2. Make sure that you are using the right tenses.
3. Make sure that you are not capitalising words that should not be capitalised in English.
4. Often, German uses nouns whereas English uses verbs.
5. if you have a lot of sentences in the passive voice, consider whether they would sound better in the active voice.
6. Don’t write extremely long sentences. Doing this often makes it harder for the reader to understand your text.

Find out more

Why not also have a look at Jane’s
website and her
Facebook page.

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