BUSINESS ENGLISH

Managing Conflict in the work environment

Understanding how to manage and deal with conflict is an important professional skill. Conflict in the workplace can have a strong effect on the well-being and motivation of staff and cause unnecessary distractions and stress. Managers or staff with conflict management skills are able to resolve disagreements quickly and efficiently, therefore enabling effective teamwork and…

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Key Phrasal Verbs in Business that are used for meetings every day

For many of us, a lot of our time is spent in meetings, some useful and some, unfortunately, less so. A large part of these meetings is communication between different parties, expressing new ideas, helping to understand each other, and updating on new events and reports. This is another part of Business English that is…

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Another 8 common business idioms that are used every day

As we saw in a previous article looking at the idiomatic phrases in Business English, there are plenty for you to get your teeth into (to deal with something or get involved in). This secondary use of common phrases and terms can sometimes feel like a secret language used by native speakers, so let’s peel…

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Job interview in English? Are you ready?

How to have a successful interview in English It can be said that your actual credentials and CV can often be outweighed by the impression you make with your interview. Your attitude, simple social skills, behaviour, and ability to communicate are heavily considered as well as your education and experience. You should engage in an…

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Agile working, what exactly does that mean?

What does Agile mean? We often hear about Agile working or an Agile structure, however, not all of us are completely aware of what exactly this means. We live in an ever-changing world and that change is happening rapidly. There are many factors for this, whether driven by globalisation, technology, or in response to specific…

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Common Phrasal Verbs in Business that are used every day

As we investigated in our last article, English has a wonderful habit of making itself very confusing in everyday language. We have taken a look at the Idiomatic Expressions used in business and now we turn to the even more difficult-to-define, Phrasal Verbs. With these verb compositions, you can’t, unfortunately, translate literally every part and…

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Common business idioms that are used every day

As you are no doubt aware, there are two languages when we talk about English, the English you learnt at school with its grammar and perfections and then that which is actually used every day with slang and idiomatic phrases which can have some particularly strange differences. This difference becomes even further intensified when we…

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How to write the perfect English E-mail – Part 2

Welcome back to Business English! No doubt you are eager to hear more about how to finish writing that perfect email and you have several of them sitting, waiting in your drafts folder just patiently expecting this second installment of the article! I don’t want to keep you waiting so let’s continue exploring how to…

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How to write the perfect English E-mail – Part 1

Welcome back to your weekly serving of English! According to research, in 2022 there are around 333.2 billion emails sent every day which means I’m fairly confident every single one of you has sent an email by now and I’m also sure that nearly all of you have had that slight panic as you clicked…

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Introduction to Business English and its Importance

First of all, I would like to welcome you to Business English, your weekly look at the world of the English Language and its use in the Business environment. I would also like to introduce myself, Tom Roper, an English teacher here in Italy for more than 11 years based in Padova however I was…

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