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12 More Business English Idioms You Should Know

12 More Business English Idioms You Should Know

When we discuss business topics, we often talk about the importance of formal vocabulary. While it’s definitely important to know how to communicate professionally and formally, it’s equally important to understand casual idioms that you might here around your workplace.  If you read our last post on business English idioms, you’re already familiar with some…

How to Respond to Customer Complaints in English

How to Respond to Customer Complaints in English

If you deal with customers, chances are you’ve gotten complaints at one time or another. Not everyone is going to be satisfied with your products or services all the time.  A complaint isn’t necessarily the end of your relationship with a customer. How you handle the complaint will determine whether or not the customer will…

English Vocabulary for April Fools’ Day

English Vocabulary for April Fools’ Day

Do you celebrate April Fools’ Day? Taking place annually on April 1, many people take great pleasure in deceiving their friends and having a laugh. Whether you tell a small lie or plan something much bigger, there are lots of ways to have fun on April Fools’ Day.   Try reading the April Fools’ Day text…

English Words You Might Be Mixing Up

English Words You Might Be Mixing Up

If you’ve ever found the usage of certain English words confusing, you’re not alone. There are some words that even native English speakers regularly mix up. Below, we’ll go through the meanings of some easily mixed-up English words. Some of the following words have more than one meaning; we’ll focus on the definitions that best…

12 Business English Idioms

12 Business English Idioms

If you have been in an English work environment, you’ve probably heard and learned lots of English business vocabulary—from technical terms to phrasal verbs. But there’s always room to learn more! Below, we’ll focus on some English idioms you might hear in a business setting. 1. The big picture  → The larger, overall view of…

How to Keep a Conversation Going in English

How to Keep a Conversation Going in English

When you’re making conversation in English, it’s helpful to have the right vocabulary to express yourself well. On top of that, when you want to go a little bit deeper than just basic small talk, you need to make sure you know how to continue the conversation so there aren’t any awkward silences.  In this…

15 Terms to Talk About Your Business Goals

15 Terms to Talk About Your Business Goals

We recently talked about setting New Year’s resolutions, or goals for the coming year. You now know the importance of making sure your goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Hopefully, you were able to use our tips to make some good goals for yourself for 2022. Today, we thought we’d look at expressing…

20 English Christmas Holiday Words

20 English Christmas Holiday Words

Do you celebrate the Christmas holiday?  No matter how you celebrate (or whether you do at all), you might be familiar with one or two of the Christmas traditions and symbols that are often shown in English advertisements, movies, and TV shows.  But do you know the English words for these Christmas things?  Let’s go…

17 Business English Phrasal Verbs

17 Business English Phrasal Verbs

Having a job at an English-speaking workplace means hearing a lot of English business vocabulary you may not be familiar with (at first)—and that includes phrasal verbs. While phrasal verbs can often be used in many different situations outside of the workplace, there are certain ones that can commonly be used in the business world….

The Most Common English Contractions

The Most Common English Contractions

There are times when formal English is appropriate—in some formal essays, for example. But other times, if you want your English to sound natural, it’s important to know how to use contractions. A contraction is a shortened form of a word or group of words, usually used with an apostrophe. In English, people use them…