25 Essential Idioms for Business English

$9.99 USD

On this course, you will:

Learn 25 useful Business english idioms.

This course will expose you to 25 important idioms used in business and professional contexts. Knowing these idioms will allow you to better understand spoken English, and will help you to sound more natural.

Practise with 5 different accents.

The 75 micro-listening exercises on the course will improve your ability to understand English spoken in North American, English, Scottish, Irish and Australian accents.

Get better at understanding detail.

Understanding the general idea is important, but in professional contexts you need to understand the detail of what is being said. The micro-dictations on the course will give you intensive practice in understanding every single word.

Check your understanding and practise.

You’ll be able to practise using the idioms, ask questions and get personal feedback from Chris, the course creator.

FAQs

The English spoken in business and professional contexts is highly idiomatic. It is very common for people to use idioms, phrasal verbs, fixed expressions and cliches, particularly in more informal contexts such as conversations with colleagues or during meetings. You will find it much easier to understand the English spoken in your workplace if you have a good understanding of idioms as well as the ability to guess their meaning from context.

The English spoken in business and professional contexts is highly idiomatic. It is very common for people to use idioms, phrasal verbs, fixed expressions and cliches, particularly in more informal contexts such as conversations with colleagues or during meetings. You will find it much easier to understand the English spoken in your workplace if you have a good understanding of idioms as well as the ability to guess their meaning from context.

There are 75 micro-dictations on this course: 3 micro-dictations for each idiom.

Absolutely – you’ll be able to ask me questions in the comments section after each exercise. You can also practise using the language, and get feedback on your examples.

Purchasing the course gives you lifetime access – your access will not expire.

You can pay securely with PayPal or using credit/debit cards with Stripe.

If you prefer, it is also possible to use alternative payment methods (e.g. e-wallets, cash/voucher payments, bank transfer etc).

As with other material on MicroEnglish, “25 essential idioms for Business English” uses micro-listening exercises to present language. Micro-listening exercises are small, dictation-style exercises which require you to listen closely to sentences and try to write down exactly what you hear.

Micro-listening is a very efficient way to learn. These kinds of exercises are challenging – they require focus and repetition to complete, and this aids the memorisation of new language and structures. At the same time, completing the exercises helps you to improve your listening skills by developing your ability to separate connected speech into individual words, something that we all do naturally in our own languages. Micro-listening exercises will also help you to identify and fix problems you have with listening, such as mis-identifying words or having issues with certain accents.

You will get practice with five different accents on this course – North American, English (Received Pronunciation), Irish, Scottish and Australian.

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