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Business English Vocabulary: Learn Essential Business Words

Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English and improve your business communication skills
Instructor:
Charles Cornelius, MA, CertEd & CELTA
14,097 students enrolled
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Understand the meaning of, and how to use, almost 200 words related to Business English
Speak English more naturally, using a variety of words and structures
Understand a wider range of business letters, emails, reports, presentations and discussions in English
Improve your English Writing skills by using a wider variety of Business English

This online Business English course will help you to understand and use over 150 words essential for doing business in English.

This course is designed for people who use Business English and want to improve their ability to speak, write, read and listen in English.

This course uses my unique language learning technique, used by thousands of students worldwide. It shows you how the words are actually used and it gives you the opportunity to use these words using quizzes and practice activities.

Each word is explained through a video presentation in which you will:

  • learn word meanings
  • hear how to clearly pronounce each word
  • see how each word is used through example sentences
  • learn how to naturally use the words through common collocations (words that frequently go together)
  • discover the different forms and derivatives of each word
  • get to know synonyms of each word

The course also comes with:

  • PDF of each video, to help you revise these words
  • a printable vocabulary record with activities – turn this into your own vocabulary booklet 
  • multiple choice quizzes to help you learn each word

 

Together, this information will help you develop a deep knowledge of each word

Master essential words for business, improve your Business English vocabulary and improve communication with your clients.

By the end of this course, your confidence using Business English will soar. You’ll have a thorough understanding of some words essential in business, and be able to speak and listen, read and write with a lot more confidence.

About the instructor:

Charles Cornelius comes from England. He has has been teaching English all over the world for 20 years, most recently at the British Council where he taught Business English.

He has been teaching English online since 2008 and now has over 6,000 happy students on Udemy. He has a Masters degree in education and is a fully-qualified English language teacher.

He is the author of two bestselling books and runs websites for both English language teachers and English language students.

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Topics

1
Engineering

Learn some words related to engineering. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • analogue
  • automate
  • hydraulic
  • hydroelectric
  • laser
  • prototype
  • optical


2
Engineering
3
Companies

Learn some words related to companies. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • enterprise
  • entrepreneur
  • found
  • franchise
  • merge
  • restructure
  • subsidiary

4
Companies
5
Business Finance Part 1

Learn some words related to finance. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • audit
  • compensate
  • reimburse
  • revenue
  • turnover
  • creditor
  • debtor
6
Business Finance Part 2

Learn some more words related to business finance. After watching this video, doing the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • gross

  • net

  • liquidate

  • quarter

  • return

  • tariff

  • quota

7
Business Finance
8
Economics

Learn some words related to economics. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • boom
  • slump
  • GDP
  • deficit
  • surplus
  • macroeconomic
  • microeconomic
9
Economics
10
Environment

Learn some words related to the environment. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem
  • fossil fuel
  • landfill
  • refuse
  • unspoiled
  • green belt
11
Environment
12
Government

Learn some words related to government. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • autonomy
  • constitution
  • coup
  • dictator
  • monarch
  • legislature
  • regime
13
Government

Business Law

1
Law

Learn some words related to business law. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • advocate
  • abide by
  • enforce
  • invoke
  • jurisdiction
  • litigate
  • prosecute
2
Law Part 2

Learn some words related to business law. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • clause
  • comply
  • exempt
  • ratify
  • sanction
  • uphold
  • violate
3
Law

Accountancy

1
Accountancy Part 1

Learn some words related to accountancy. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • asset

  • tangible

  • intangible

  • liability

  • equity

  • liquidity

  • risk

2
Accountancy Part 1

Match the definition to the correct word

3
Accountancy Part 2

Learn some words related to accountancy. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • property

  • plant

  • inventory

  • goodwill

  • receivable

  • earnings

  • borrowing

4
Accountancy Part 2

Match the definitions to the correct word.

5
Accountancy Part 3

Learn some words related to accountancy. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • reserve

  • accrual

  • amortization

  • impairment

  • disposal

  • issue

  • depreciation

6
Accountancy Part 3

Match the definitions to the correct word.

Describing Trends

1
Upward Trends

Learn some words for describing upward trends. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • rise
  • increase
  • soar
  • leap
  • rocket
  • climb
  • peak
2
Downward Trends

Learn some words for describing downward trends. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • fall
  • decrease
  • plunge
  • plummet
  • decline
  • drop
  • dip
3
Adjectives and Adverbs for Describing Trends

Learn some adjectives and adverbs for describing trends. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • dramatic
  • steady
  • sharp
  • rapid
  • steep
  • modest
  • sudden
4
More Trends Vocabulary

Learn some more words for describing trends. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • fluctuate
  • remain steady
  • stabilize
  • stagnate
  • overall
  • upwards
  • downwards
5
Trends

Functional Language

1
Cause and Effect

Learn some words for describing cause and effect. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • attribute
  • chain reaction
  • derive
  • initiate
  • interdependent
  • interrelate
  • repercussion
2
Cause and Effect
3
Comparing and Contrasting

Learn some words for comparing and contrasting. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • complement
  • converse
  • differentiate
  • diverse
  • mirror
  • resemble
  • synonymous
4
Comparing and Contrasting
5
Describing Change Part 1

Learn some words related to describing changes. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • acclimatize
  • merge
  • restore
  • amend
  • deviate
  • distort
  • divert
6
Describing Change Part 2

Learn some more words for describing changes. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • manipulate
  • refine
  • transition
  • enlarge
  • deteriorate
  • diminish
  • eradicate

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Changes
8
Expressing Opinions

Learn some words for giving opinions. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • assertion
  • conjecture
  • contention
  • dogma
  • stance
  • sceptic
  • speculation
9
Expressing Opinions
10
Time

Learn some words for describing time. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • consecutive
  • successive
  • penultimate
  • intermittent
  • periodic
  • concurrent
  • coincide

11
Time
12
Thought Processes

Learn some words related to thought processes. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • anticipate
  • appreciate
  • comprehend
  • conceive
  • envisage
  • infer
  • recall
13
Thought Processes

Describing Qualities

1
Describing Positive Qualities

Learn some words for talking about positive qualities. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • compelling
  • constructive
  • credible
  • groundbreaking
  • integrity
  • optimum
  • rigorous
2
Positive Qualities
3
Describing Negative Qualities

Learn some words for talking about negative qualities. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • abnormal
  • adverse
  • deficient
  • deprived
  • negligent
  • shortcoming
  • volatile
4
Negative Qualities

Business Literature

1
Research Methods

Learn some words related to research methods. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • collate
  • correlate
  • empirical
  • hypothesis
  • theory
  • qualitative
  • quantitative
2
Research Methods
3
Texts

Learn some words related to texts. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • abstract
  • bibliography
  • commentary
  • footnote
  • paper
  • periodical
  • précis
4
Texts

Word List

1
Complete Word List

Download a complete list of the words in this course

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