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All Business English Functions Lessons

All lessons for Business English language functions. Podcasts are listed by release date, with the oldest lessons first.

March 3rd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Business English Course – Video Lesson: BEP 69A: Answering a Phone Call in English

This is a free preview of a video lesson from our Business English Kickstart Course:

This Business English lesson looks at language for answering the telephone in English. Talking on the telephone in has become an extremely important part of business English. You need to be able to answer a call professionally and create a good image of yourself and your company with only your voice.

The Business English Kickstart Course covers the 3 main Business English Skills of meetings, presentations and talking on the phone with 20 lessons appropriate for intermediate English Speakers. The course is available on the Udemy.com platform which provides desktop and mobile access for Android and iOS devices.

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December 13th, 2015|Business English, Functions, Telephoning|

925 English L001 – How to Say Hello (Video)

This is the video version of our first 925English lesson, a new series we’ll launch next year. Our first 925English lesson is about how to say hello to colleagues and customers in English. We look at three different situations: How to greet someone you don’t know, how to respond to a greeting and how to informally greet a colleague or friend. For each situation we provide lots of examples and you can practice the language with some short role-plays.

925English is a new business English series for beginners and lower intermediate learners that we’ll launch early next year. 925English lessons will focus on chunks of language and English expressions that you can use in work and business. We’ll look at language you can say in different situations and advice on why and how we use it.

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November 8th, 2015|925English, Functions, Socializing|

925English – Lesson 1: How to Say Hello

 

925English Lesson 1 - How to Say Hello in English

This is a preview lesson from 925English, a new series we’ll launch next year. Appropriately enough, we’re kicking off with a lesson on how to greet and say hello to colleagues and customers in English.

925English will be a new business English series for beginners (A1-2) and lower intermediate (B1) learners we’ll launch next year. 925English lessons will focus on chunks of language and English expressions that you can use in work and business. We get straight to the point with lots of examples. We give you phrases you can say in different situations and advice on why and how we use them.

So, it’s pretty easy to greet someone in English, isn’t it? We can say “good morning” or “hello” or just “hi.” And we might add something like “my name is Tim Smith,” or a question like “how’s it going?” But what’s the difference? How do we choose which greeting to use? Well, in business, like in life, it depends on the situation. That includes who we’re talking to and where we’re having the conversation. So let’s go through three situations and practice some appropriate ways of saying hello.

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November 1st, 2015|925English, A2, Business English, Functions, Socializing|

Business English Kickstart Course – Video Lesson: BEP 30 Making Suggestions in English

This is a free preview of a video lesson from our Business English Kickstart Course:

The lesson looks at language for making suggestions in a business meeting. You can check out the original lesson here – BEP 30 – Making Suggestions in English

The Business English Kickstart Course covers the 3 main Business English Skills of meetings, presentations and talking on the phone with 20 lessons appropriate for intermediate English Speakers. The course is available on the Udemy.com platform which provides desktop and mobile access for Android and iOS devices.

FREE Content:

       

 

 
Members: Study Notes | Online Practice | PhraseCast | Mobile Quizzes

August 2nd, 2015|Business English, Functions, Meetings, Video|

Skills 360 – Mind your Language (Part 1)

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free Subscription
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In today’s Skills 360 podcast we’re going to have a look at how to use modals, imperatives, and requests, to moderate your tone and soften your language.

Discussion Questions

1. How do you feel when people tell you what to do?
2. How important is it for a boss to be polite to his or her employees?
3. How do you soften your language to make suggestions?

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August 26th, 2012|Business English, Business Skills 360, Communication, Functions|