In the first of two articles on letter writing, we look at writing in formal English. A difficult part of language learning is formality. It’s easy to chat with friends, but that’s not always an appropriate way to talk to everybody. Whether on email or snail mail, it’s important to be able to use formal language. Oliver Pritchard looks at some do’s and don’ts of formal communication.
July 18, 2017: We are sitting at one of the meeting rooms of the Canadian Embassy in Bogotá. We are waiting for the roundtable presentation of Leyner Palacios Asprilla. He is no politician, and he is no public figure, but he is certainly one of the most important voices representing victims in Colombia.
On March 2, with 15 months to go until the presidential elections on May 27 next year, Vice President Germán Vargas Lleras announced that he will step down on March 14 to focus on the presidential campaign.
Commercial airlines posted record profits in 2016, suggesting the traditionally volatile aviation industry could be an attractive proposition for investors. As passenger numbers grow and profits increase worldwide, the aviation industry believes Colombian airlines might offer lofty returns, though there may be some turbulence ahead.