Business English

Business English Articles

Business English has its own, distinct characteristics. The vocabulary you need depends on the sector, and the culture of the business you are in. 

We will publish articles here that cover most general business situations.

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How much do I need to make a blockbuster film?

With the summer film season in full swing, some of you may be wondering how much money you need to make your own blockbuster film. After all, with the latest Batman adventure, The Dark Knight, earning almost $200 million in the first few days of its worldwide release, who wouldn’t be tempted to make a film and retire on the proceeds?

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The link between green IT and business is awkward. Computers are not eco-friendly, yet many companies cannot run without an IT system. At the same time, businesses have a duty to the environment, and green issues matter to their customers. So, if a company ignores green IT, it risks damaging its name and its profits.

Green IT therefore appears on the business agenda, but development progress is slow. So what’s the problem?

 

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On paper, it seems perfect: the world of business using its money to help develop sport. In fact, over the last few years companies have given billions of pounds to athletes, teams and sports events.

But are the aims of business and sport really the same? And when business and sport forget their social duties, aren’t they letting down each other (not to mention sports fans)?

Pump Up The Jam With Effective Brainstorming

When managers or business leaders need to come up with some novel way to solve problems, brainstorming usually comes up. In fact, I believe that the term is incorrectly being used by many to connote business meeting.

I remember my boss, who has a penchant for new business buzzwords, likes to call for brainstorming sessions; when in reality, he just likes to deliver 30-minute soliloquies during meetings. Usually we end up agreeing to what he is saying because we were not even given time to bring up our ideas.

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Top Ten Tips to a Winning Job Interview

There are 10 easy ways to help make your job interview go smoothly. Review these steps, practice and relax. After all, what is the worst thing that can happen? For many people the worst thing that can happen is "rejection" - not getting an offer. Try to look at the job interview as a learning experience.

Complaining

What are you upset about? Are you angry, annoyed, irritated about something or someone? Do you have a grievance? Have you been offended or treated unfairly? You can complain and get results. If you have a problem with your school, city, county, state, or national government you can do something about it. Or if you have disputes with your landlord, a business or company, you can use the following steps to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

SEND A LETTER.