Business English Idioms & Phrasal Verbs

San Diego CA. May 24, 2012.- Ernie Os

Greetings Telephone Teacher Universe.

As a sit in front of my computer and look into the San Diego skyline, I would like to share a little of my thoughts about English, business English to be more specific….

We know that there is a considerable difference between the “regular” colloquial English spoken in innumerable cities around the world, and the formality and technicality of the languages spoken in the dog eat dog business environment.

We know that trepidation in the workplace is a very negative energy that drags us down and impedes us from doing and saying things that are crucial in important business situations-

On the other hand, if we are confident and self assured, the sky is the limit in our daily executive tasks.

Confidence is a powerful drug, the inner light that carries us into a horizon filled with success.

There´s no better example of how confidence can change our lives than in a job interview…

How many of us remember a very important job interview or the first time we kissed our loved one? That´s confidence at its best!

As English is the lingua franca of the business world, confidence is the key to speaking and learning English.

Just as a gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials, a scholar must work hard in order to improve his English skills.

Luckily many of us take advantage of trustworthy tutors who´s satisfaction is to know that there is someone on the other side of the world who values every session shared.

What is the secret to success?

I think that just as there is not one specific answer to this question, there are many formulas that can be followed to reach the promise land that we all look for everyday.

I´ll finish by saying that things are always easier said than done, and that the road to success is never an easy path, practice makes perfect, the only stupid question is the one that we never ask, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and a man´s (or woman) gotta do what a man´s gotta do, so keep up the good work!

P.S.:   “Got homework?”



1) How many phrasal verbs do you recognize from this lecture?

2) What is the significance of the numerous proverbs and idioms in the text?

Thank you,

Ernie Os.

t.t. your teacher any time, anywhere

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