Business English Survival!

Business English Survival!

Mar 27, 2023


  • Good morning/afternoon/evening

  • How are you?

  • Nice to meet you

  • How can I assist you?

  1. Introductions:

  • My name is [name] and I'm [position] at [company name]

  • I'd like to introduce you to [name], our [position]

  1. Requests and Offers:

  • Can you please send me the report by [deadline]?

  • Would you like some assistance with that?

  • I'm happy to help in any way I can.

  1. Making Suggestions:

  • Have you considered trying [solution]?

  • Perhaps we could [idea]?

  • It might be helpful to [action].

  1. Agreeing and Disagreeing:

  • I completely agree with you.

  • I understand your point of view, but I see things differently.

  • I'm not sure I agree with that.

  1. Negotiations:

  • What's your best offer?

  • We're willing to negotiate on the price/terms.

  • Can we meet in the middle?

  1. Closing:

  • Thank you for your time.

  • Let's touch base again soon.

  • Have a great day!

Some additional vocabulary that may be helpful in a business context includes:

  • KPI (Key Performance Indicator)

  • ROI (Return on Investment)

  • B2B (Business to Business)

  • B2C (Business to Consumer)

  • R&D (Research and Development)

  • P&L (Profit and Loss)

  • Budget

  • Forecast

  • Revenue

  • Sales

  • Marketing

  • Strategy

I hope you find these phrases and vocabulary useful in your business English conversations!

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