War is terrible part 2: 6 useful business English phrases which come from weapons

Business English has many expressions which come from war, in this second part, we look at phrases which come from weapons – check out part 1 right here!  I have chosen these phrases especially, as they are extremely common in the business world.  Enjoy! 1. Fight fire with fire This phrase literally means that if…

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War is terrible – 8 Business expressions which come from war

In Business English, there has always been a connection between business and war, and the the business world loves idiomatic expressions. Sit back and take a read! 1. bulletproof If an object is bulletproof, it means that the object will not be damaged if it is hit by a bullet.  The most common examples include…

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The BEST business English phrases which come from nature, including 2 you definitely haven’t seen before!

Everyone loves a good trip into the countryside, so get yourselves ready for the best business phrases which come from nature! beat around the bush Probably my favourite phrase out of all of them here.  To beat around the bush means to avoid talking about the core of the subject.  If you want to avoid…

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How to confirm Business appointments in English, and how to avoid one classic mistake

Many students of mine have problems with confirming appointments in English, so here is my short guide to the phrases you can use both for formal or informal situations.  If you want to check out how to make business appointments, check out these top phrasal verbs! Confirming appointments Business appointments I confirm Monday 9am is…

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4 Mistakes English Learners make with ‘must’ and obligation

One of the main problems that English learners have is using modal verbs correctly, and ‘must’ is no exception. Here are the main mistakes that learners make with must and why you should avoid them! Mistake #1. Saying ‘must to’ First of all, lets start with the easy ones, we NEVER say ‘must to’ With all…

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The 2 practical business English uses of ‘wish’ sentences

‘Wish’ clauses can be very complicated, but there are practical uses for wish sentences which you may not know about. Using wish as a more formal word for ‘want’ Whether you are writing a formal email, or whether you are speaking formally to clients, using the phrase ‘wish to’ can make you sound more professional…

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Top Business English phrases to use at a business lunch, including 3 you definitely didn’t know!

Cafe and restaurant phrases are some of the first things you learn in English.  However, small-talk at a business lunch can be very difficult to navigate!  Of course, if you are going for a business lunch you want to impress.  So I have put together my favourite simple phrases to make those business lunches a…

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The 6 best Business English idioms which come from sport

Below I have put together the 6 most common business idioms which come from the world of sport.  Enjoy, and don’t be afraid to use them! #1 To be in the right ballpark To be in the right ballpark means to be close to the right amount when you are estimating something.  It is very common…

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Profits are soaring! My ultimate guide to describing business graphs and charts in English. Part 1: Vocabulary

When describing graphs and charts in English, there are many different verbs you can use to talk about trends.  Here is my ultimate guide to the vocabulary we use for this, which is excellent for presentations on financial performance or financial projections.  If you type any of these phrases into Google and click on ‘news’,…

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‘Sales increase’ or ‘sales are increasing’? My ultimate guide to describing business graphs and charts in English. Part 2: Tenses

Welcome to part 2 of my ultimate guide to describing charts and graphs!  If you missed part one where I talked about vocabulary click here.  Part two is all about the tenses you need to use when talking about changes and trends. Describing charts in the present time: This area is probably the biggest mistake…

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