Master 320 Common Business English Phrases
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Master 320 Common Business English Phrases

Listening & Speaking Practice in Business Situations
4.5 (51 ratings)
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458 students enrolled
Created by Minoo Short
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 30 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • easily understand your colleagues and clients, particularly native speakers
  • use appropriate phrases reflexively and naturally in business conversations
  • improve your pronunciation, fluency and confidence when you speak
  • master important English structures (Tenses, Modals, Connectives etc.)
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Requirements
  • You need to have an intermediate level of English or above, and have a passive knowledge of structures up to and including:
  • Tenses up to and including Past Perfect
  • Conditionals 1 & 2
  • Modal Verbs (shall, should, may, might etc.)
  • Connectives (although, however, therefore etc.)
Description

Do you use English at work to communicate with colleagues and clients?

Are you comfortable reading work-related documents and writing short e-mails?

But ..  Do you find listening and speaking, particularly with native speakers, a bit of a challenge?

Do you get nervous at meetings and on the telephone?

Then join me on this course to improve your comprehension and active usage of 320 common business phrases, and become more fluent and confident in business contexts.

Speaking naturally and confidently in business situations can sometimes be challenging. Nerves may take over and you may block, forgetting even familiar words and expressions, making both listening and speaking difficult.  The aim of this course is to help you to review and fully assimilate 320 common business phrases to become more relaxed, confident and fluent in your daily communications with colleagues and clients, particularly when they are native speakers.

COURSE STRUCTURE 

The course is divided into 8 sections, with a total of 8 video lessons, 8 sound files and 16 gap-filling quizzes.

 Each section includes:

-  a video lesson presenting 40 phrases to first listen to and write down (listening exercise), and then listen to and repeat (speaking exercise)

- an Audio recording of a dialogue or a presentation using some of the expressions you have learned and some additional business expressions

- a gap-filling quiz while listening to the audio recording to test your listening comprehension

- a gap-filling quiz from memory to test your assimilation


Who is the target audience?
  • To join the course you need to have an intermediate level of English or above.
  • You should be comfortable reading and understanding work-related documents, and writing short e-mails.
  • This course is not suitable for beginners or elementary students of English.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
02:16:07
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Introduction
3 Lectures 05:16

In this video, I describe the structure and the content of the course.

Preview 03:29

In this document, you can read about the structure and content of the course.

Preview 01:15

This explains how to use the video content of the course to improve your listening and speaking skills.

Preview 00:32
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Preview
3 Lectures 16:09

Here, you can preview Lesson 5: 40 common phrases that are used at meetings to express your opinion, agree, disagree, interrupt etc.

This will allow you to see if the level and content of the course are suitable for you.

Preview 12:38

Now, you're going to work with a dialogue that includes some of the phrases you have just practised and some other business expressions.  

First, download the attached sound file and listen to the dialogue at least twice before looking at the gap-filling sheet.

Then, download and print the attached pdf (Gap-filling Quiz A), and fill in the gaps while listening to the dialogue. 

Preview 01:49

Now, print the attached pdf (Gap-filling Quiz B), and fill in the gaps from memory.  This is to see how well you remember the phrases and expressions that you have just studied.

You should repeat this exercise again after a few days to see how well you have assimilated the key phrases. 

Preview 01:42
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Handbook
1 Lecture 02:06

Your handbook includes two documents: your study method and the transcripts of the video lessons and audio files.

Please print the 'Study Method' document and follow the instructions in it carefully.  This will ensure that you get maximum benefit from the course.

Study Method & Transcripts
02:06
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Lesson 1: Meeting, greeting & welcoming visitors
1 Lecture 13:32

In this lesson, you're going to practise and assimilate 40 common phrases that are used to meet, greet and welcome visitors.

When you have completed the video lesson, please download the supplementary sound file and quizzes and follow the instructions on the 'Study Method' document closely. 

Here is a summary of what you must do after the video lesson:

1. Download the sound file (Audio Recording 1) and listen to the dialogue at least twice before looking at the gap-filling quizzes.

2. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 1A, and fill in the gaps while listening to the dialogue. 

3. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 1B, and fill in the gaps from memory.  This is to see how well you remember the phrases and expressions that you have just studied.

4. In a few days, redo Quiz 1B  to see how well you have assimilated the key phrases. 

Video 1: 40 common phrases to meet, greet and welcome
13:32
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Lesson 2: Showing visitors around and inviting them out
1 Lecture 15:24

In this lesson, you're going to practise and assimilate 40 common phrases that are used to show visitors around and invite them out for a meal.

When you have completed the video lesson, please download the supplementary sound file and quizzes and follow the instructions on the 'Study Method' document closely. 

Here is a summary of what you must do after the video lesson:

1. Download the sound file (Audio Recording 2) and listen to the dialogue at least twice before looking at the gap-filling quizzes.

2. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 2A, and fill in the gaps while listening to the dialogue. 

3. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 2B, and fill in the gaps from memory.  This is to see how well you remember the phrases and expressions that you have just studied.

4. In a few days, redo Quiz 2B  to see how well you have assimilated the key phrases. 


Video 2: 40 common phrases to show visitors around and invite them out
15:24
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Lesson 3: Telephoning
1 Lecture 13:14

In this lesson, you're going to practise and assimilate 40 common phrases that are used to make and receive telephone calls.

When you have completed the video lesson, please download the supplementary sound file and quizzes and follow the instructions on the 'Study Method' document closely. 

Here is a summary of what you must do after the video lesson:

1. Download the sound file (Audio Recording 3) and listen to the dialogue at least twice before looking at the gap-filling quizzes.

2. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 3A, and fill in the gaps while listening to the dialogue. 

3. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 3B, and fill in the gaps from memory.  This is to see how well you remember the phrases and expressions that you have just studied.

4. In a few days, redo Quiz 3B  to see how well you have assimilated the key phrases. 

Video 3: 40 common phrases to use on the telephone
13:14
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Lesson 4: Making or changing appointments
1 Lecture 13:25

In this lesson, you're going to practise and assimilate 40 common phrases that are used to make or change appointments.

When you have completed the video lesson, please download the supplementary sound file and quizzes and follow the instructions on the 'Study Method' document closely. 

Here is a summary of what you must do after the video lesson:

1. Download the sound file (Audio Recording 4) and listen to the dialogue at least twice before looking at the gap-filling quizzes.

2. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 4A, and fill in the gaps while listening to the dialogue. 

3. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 4B, and fill in the gaps from memory.  This is to see how well you remember the phrases and expressions that you have just studied.

4. In a few days, redo Quiz 4B  to see how well you have assimilated the key phrases. 

Video 4: 40 common phrases to make or change appointments
13:25
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Lesson 5: Attending meetings
1 Lecture 12:38

In this lesson, you're going to practise and assimilate 40 common phrases that are used at meetings to express your opinion, agree, disagree, interrupt etc.

Here is a summary of what you must do after the video lesson:

1. Download the sound file (Audio Recording 5) and listen to the dialogue at least twice before looking at the gap-filling quizzes.

2. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 5A, and fill in the gaps while listening to the dialogue. 

3. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 5B, and fill in the gaps from memory.  This is to see how well you remember the phrases and expressions that you have just studied.

4. In a few days, redo Quiz 5B  to see how well you have assimilated the key phrases. 

Video 5: 40 common phrases to use at meetings
12:38
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Lesson 6: Making a presentation
1 Lecture 14:43

In this lesson, you're going to practise and assimilate 40 common phrases that are used to make a company or product presentation.

When you have completed the video lesson, please download the supplementary sound file and quizzes and follow the instructions on the 'Study Method' document closely. 

Here is a summary of what you must do after the video lesson:

1. Download the sound file (Audio Recording 6) and listen to the presentation at least twice before looking at the gap-filling quizzes.

2. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 6A, and fill in the gaps while listening to the presentation. 

3. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 6B, and fill in the gaps from memory.  This is to see how well you remember the phrases and expressions that you have just studied.

4. In a few days, redo Quiz 6B  to see how well you have assimilated the key phrases. 


Video 6: 40 common phrases to make a presentation
14:43
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Lesson 7: Presenting facts and figures
1 Lecture 15:07

In this lesson, you're going to practise and assimilate 40 common phrases that are used to present and report facts and figures.

When you have completed the video lesson, please download the supplementary sound file and quizzes and follow the instructions on the 'Study Method' document closely. 

Here is a summary of what you must do after the video lesson:

1. Download the sound file (Audio Recording 7) and listen to the presentation at least twice before looking at the gap-filling quizzes.

2. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 7A, and fill in the gaps while listening to the presentation. 

3. Download and print Gap-filling Quiz 7B, and fill in the gaps from memory.  This is to see how well you remember the phrases and expressions that you have just studied.

4. In a few days, redo Quiz 7B  to see how well you have assimilated the key phrases. 

Video 7: 40 common phrases to present facts and figures
15:07
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About the Instructor
Minoo Short
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Head Tutor at Anglo-Link Languages

Minoo has been an EFL teacher, teacher trainer and course director for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in teaching both General and Business English to students of all ages and nationalities. 

She started teaching English in 1980 after passing her Cambridge Proficiency exam in Iran. In 1984, she moved to the UK where she became a CELTA-qualified EFL teacher and teacher trainer. In 1987, her career took her to Belgium where she worked as an EFL teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and course director at a residential English language school. In 2002, she moved back to the UK to set up her own one-to-one immersion programmes, which she still runs today.

She founded Anglo-Link Languages in 2008. The Anglo-Link website offers its members the possibility of booking online lessons with Minoo as well as a variety of audio and video lessons and exercises for self-study. Anglo-Link's YouTube Channel was launched in 2011, enabling Minoo to share her passion for the English language and her teaching experience with a wider and more global community of EFL students and teachers. Her channel currently has close to 750,000 subscribers.