Business English Vocabulary Phrasal Verbs

Learn the most common phrasal verbs used in Human Resources in English: ‘close down’ = to shut We have closed down the small local branches and created bigger regional offices. The factory closed down in the 1970’s because it was too expensive to produce here. ‘fight against’ = to make an effort to stop something happening All … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Changes 2

Learn the vocabulary in English to talk about the many changes that take place in a company or organization : ‘to streamline’ = to improve the effectiveness of parts of an organization, often by simplifying procedures. We are streamlining the procedure to cut the time it takes to deliver to the customer. Streamlining administration and giving … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Changes

Learn the vocabulary in English to talk about the many changes that take place in a company or organization : ‘to promote’ = to move someone up to a higher position in the organization. He handed his notice in last month when he didn’t get promoted to senior manager. She wants to be promoted to supervisor … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Working Hours

Learn the vocabulary to talk about working hours in English: to work overtime = to do more than the usual hours required by the contract We aren’t paid when we work overtime, we can take time off in lieu. We had to work overtime to get the project finished on time. to work shifts = to work … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Applying for a job 2

Let’s continue learning vocabulary to talk about getting or changing jobs in English: Applying for a job may mean filling out an ‘application form‘ giving your personal details. If you are interested in the job, could you fill out this application form, please? I have completed the application form for that job and sent it … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Applying for a Job

Learn the vocabulary to talk about getting or changing jobs in English: If there is ‘a vacancy’, there is a job available because a new post has been created or a person has left. Larry’s move to London has created a vacancy in Marketing if you are interested. We don’t have any vacancies at the moment … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Management

The top people in a company can be called ‘senior management’. We need to get approval for this from senior management.With my qualifications and experience, I should have a job in senior management. Of course, another term for this is ‘top management’. He rose quickly through the company and had a top management position before he was … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Contracts

Learn the vocabulary in English to talk about job contracts: A ‘binding contract’ is one which cannot be legally avoided or stopped.We have a legally binding contract and you must supply us with these services.  You can’t walk out on your binding contract just because you have received a better offer elsewhere. An ‘exclusive contract’ is one which prevents … Read more