Speak Fluent Business English - Volume I
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Speak Fluent Business English - Volume I

Learn the most common idioms used in American Business English
2.7 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
864 students enrolled
Created by Mastery Group
Last updated 1/2014
English
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the Volume 1 of this course, you will have mastered twenty-five of the most common idioms used in American Business English.
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Requirements
  • It is assumed you understand basic English and can speak at an intermediate level.
Description

The goal of this course is to teach you the common idioms and expressions used in everyday business English in America. In each section you'll hear a conversation between native speakers featuring five new expressions. In the next section, we'll examine each expression and teach you the meaning and how it's used. You'll learn similar (non-idiomatic) expressions, and get practice using these idioms in their place. Finally, in the Fluency Drills, you'll master each idiom by working with it in common constructions.

This free course is only volume #1 out of four volumes. To complete the entire course will approximately one month, but to finish this free Volume #1 will take about one week.

Who is the target audience?
  • You will need at least one year of experience with English.
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Curriculum For This Course
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No Hard Feelings
3 Lectures 01:00

Lesson 1 - New Expressions

up to one’s old tricks

leapfrog one’s competitors

no hard feelings

make money hand over fist

put on the map, a product, a company, etc

Preview 01:00

NOTE: Please be sure to **scroll down** through the entire lesson. There are many exercises and sections in this lecture. Here we'll be mastering the following expressions and idioms from the conversation:

up to one’s old tricks

leapfrog one’s competitors

no hard feelings

make money hand over fist

put on the map, a product, a company, etc

Mastering the Idioms from the First Business Conversation
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CONSTRUCTIONS: Fluency Building Exercises

I’d like to show you how to do these fluency building exercises. This is not easy. You have to listen, think, and speak. It might take many times before you can do these easily. So, download them and practice them as much as you can. Don’t just listen. Say them out loud. This is how you will become fluent with the new expressions!

Fluency Building Exercises with Idioms 1 - 5
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Spare Me The Sob Story
3 Lectures 01:05

Lesson 2 - New Expressions

kick off

flesh something out

nitty-gritty

chill out

spare us the sob story

Preview 01:05

NOTE: Please be sure to **scroll down** through the entire lesson. There are many exercises and sections in this lecture. Here we'll be mastering the following expressions and idioms from the conversation:

kick off

flesh something out

nitty-gritty

chill out

spare us the sob story

Mastering the Idioms from the Second Business Conversation
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CONSTRUCTIONS: Fluency Building Exercises

I’d like to show you how to do these fluency building exercises. This is not easy. You have to listen, think, and speak. It might take many times before you can do these easily. So, download them and practice them as much as you can. Don’t just listen. Say them out loud. This is how you will become fluent with the new expressions!

Fluency Building Exercises with Idioms 6 - 10
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What Comes Around Goes Around
3 Lectures 01:18

Lesson 3 - New Expressions

get something off the ground

pull the wool over one’s eyes

on the same page

what goes around comes around

record-breaking

Preview 01:18

NOTE: Please be sure to **scroll down** through the entire lesson. There are many exercises and sections in this lecture. Here we'll be mastering the following expressions and idioms from the conversation:

get something off the ground

pull the wool over one’s eyes

on the same page

what goes around comes around

record-breaking

Mastering the Business Idioms from the Third Business Conversation
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CONSTRUCTIONS: Fluency Building Exercises

I’d like to show you how to do these fluency building exercises. This is not easy. You have to listen, think, and speak. It might take many times before you can do these easily. So, download them and practice them as much as you can. Don’t just listen. Say them out loud. This is how you will become fluent with the new expressions!

Fluency Building Exercises with Idioms 11 - 15
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What A Hot Head!
3 Lectures 01:17

Lesson 4 - New Expressions

That's a whole different animal

such a hot-head

lose one’s shirt

to cover someone, to cover for someone

keep something under wraps

Preview 01:17

NOTE: Please be sure to **scroll down** through the entire lesson. There are many exercises and sections in this lecture. Here we'll be mastering the following expressions and idioms from the conversation:

That's a whole different animal

such a hot-head

lose one’s shirt

to cover someone, to cover for someone

keep something under wraps

Mastering the Business Idioms from the Fourth Conversation
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CONSTRUCTIONS: Fluency Building Exercises

I’d like to show you how to do these fluency building exercises. This is not easy. You have to listen, think, and speak. It might take many times before you can do these easily. So, download them and practice them as much as you can. Don’t just listen. Say them out loud. This is how you will become fluent with the new expressions!

Fluency Building Exercises with Idioms 16 - 20
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Don't Push Your Luck!
3 Lectures 01:03

Lesson 5 - New Expressions

a rip off = a product that is not worth the price

have some issues = have some problems

the bottom line is = ultimately

don't push your luck = You've been lucky so far, but at some point things will go wrong

let’s just agree to disagree = we have different opinions so let's not argue any more about it

Preview 01:03

NOTE: Please be sure to **scroll down** through the entire lesson. There are many exercises and sections in this lecture. Here we'll be mastering the following expressions and idioms from the conversation:

a rip off = a product that is not worth the price

have some issues = have some problems

the bottom line is = ultimately

don't push your luck = You've been lucky so far, but at some point things will go wrong

let’s just agree to disagree = we have different opinions so let's not argue any more about it

Mastering the Business Idioms from the Fifth Conversation
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CONSTRUCTIONS: Fluency Building Exercises

I’d like to show you how to do these fluency building exercises. This is not easy. You have to listen, think, and speak. It might take many times before you can do these easily. So, download them and practice them as much as you can. Don’t just listen. Say them out loud. This is how you will become fluent with the new expressions!

Fluency Building Exercises with Idioms 21 - 25
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FINAL EXAMS
2 Lectures 39:23

Final Exam PART 2
19:38
About the Instructor
Mastery Group
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We are a group of language teaching professionals with decades of experience between us. Our mission is to teach the major world languages using modern language learning techniques like contextual learning, pattern recognition, construction branching, S.L.T. and more. The two principles of the Language Mastery Group are:

MARK THOMSON: A native New Yorker and lifelong instructor, first of guitar and later of languages. Mark is a self-taught, fluent speaker of Russian. He created the popular Russian Accelerator online Russian course, along with numerous other Russian courses including Russian Alphabet Mastery, and the Russian Made Easy podcast. He also created English Mastery Method in which he teaches English to native Russian speakers, and many other more advanced English courses under the Master Fluent English brand: Speak Fluent English, Understand Fluent English, and numerous Live Conversations courses. Mark's expertise is in detecting and explaining the patterns of grammar within any language, along with teaching it efficiently. Mark resides part time in Virginia, and part time in Ukraine.

 

GREG TORKELSON: Originally from Arizona, Greg is a self-taught speaker (and reader) of Japanese. He has been living and teaching full time in Japan for over a decade. Greg is the creator of a variety of Japanese courses including Japanese Mastery Method and Kanji Krusher. One of Greg's specialties is in clearly explaining the complexities of Japanese grammar, especially their system of linguistic particles. Perhaps his greatest expertise is in his ability to break down the complex Chinese characters known as kanji into recognizeable and memorable visual images.

Greg is also a co-founder of the Master Fluent English brand of adanced English courses.