I need English for work
Knowing English and having the vocabulary learned from a textbook is very important at some work places. But what about the things that the textbooks don’t teach you? Have you heard a phrase that totally confuses you and then you lose your train of thought and all of the sudden are totally lost? Usually when this happens when the person that you are speaking with uses an idiom that you are not familiar with. Native speakers can even be confused by idioms! Especially when speaking with people from a different area.
someone’s TRAIN OF THOUGHT
Fig. someone’s pattern of thinking or sequence of ideas; what one was just thinking about.
If native speakers can be confused by these, how can an English learner even start to take on idioms?
Phrasal verb a: to begin to perform or deal with b: to contend with as an opponent
You MUST surround yourself with everyday English as much as possible. (click on this link, you won’t regret it)
You can follow the steps found in the link above and focus on your industry. That is the best way to improve your business English and let’s not forget the power of Google! If you work in a hotel, google ‘hotel idioms’.
Try this quiz and see how you do >
Business English Idioms: Idioms Test
I am always available to answer any questions you have about idioms 🙂 Comment on this blog post and I will reply!