Business English Lessons

Develop your professional English skills with our business English lessons. These lessons will help you to use English in work situations including making a presentation, chairing or attending a meeting, writing emails, and using formal or informal English appropriately. Enjoy browsing through these Oxford Online English archives.

Give & Receive Feedback – Business English Video

In this lesson, you can learn how to give and respond to feedback in a professional environment.
You’ll see different ways to give positive or negative feedback, and how to give negative feedback in a more direct or indirect way.

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Describing Trends in Business – Video

In this lesson, you can learn how to describe trends and statistics in business English, with a focus on business English use. That means you’ll learn how to describe sales figures, market trends, and company successes or failures.
You’ll see useful language to talk about statistics in different ways, including how to describe line graphs, proportions and pie charts, and comparing different trends in business English.

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Business English Phrases and Idioms – Video

In this lesson, you can learn some common vocabulary, phrases and idioms for office life. This class will help you understand English speakers at work and use a wider range of English vocabulary in your office conversations.

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24 Phrasal Verbs for Business – Video

In this lesson you can learn several business English phrasal verbs. Although you’ll see these phrasal verbs in a business context, you can also use many of them in everyday life. See examples using these phrasal verbs for business in conversation and get tips to help you remember them.

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Describing Business Strategy in English – Video

In this business English lesson, you’ll learn to describe business strategies and corporate competition. You’ll see lots of useful vocabulary and collocations you can use to describe business strategy.
You’ll learn useful language to talk about losing market share, entering a new market, launching new products, and staying competitive in an evolving market.

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