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Business English Vocabulary

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Work. We all have to do it. Some of us love what we do, some of others don't enjoy what we do at all. The reality is, we all spend too much time in work these days. So what are some of the words that are related to the world of work? Here is some vocabulary we can use when we are talking about working for a company. Now, get to work!

In charge

Being the person who has control of or is responsible for someone or something.
"I will be in charge of this department while Mr.Jones is away."



To have control and authority over something or someone and the duty of taking care of it or them.
"This department is responsible for online sales. "


Involved in something or affected by it.
"All their jobs are concerned with computer."



To spend most of your time doing one type of business.
"You should hire a lawyer who specialises in divorce cases."



To concentrate on something and that is important instead of other things.
"In today's meeting we will focus on the advertising budget."


take care

To look after someone or something.
"Don't worry. I'll take care of the project."


sort out

To find a solution to a problem.
"It took a long time for me to sort out these files."



to speak to people in other organisations in order to exchange information with them.
"Our sales team liaise with the suppliers to ensure speedy delivery."



to put money, effort, time etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage.
"We are willing to invest $10million in this project."



To give up a job or position by telling your employer that you are leaving.
"She resigned from the company because she found a better paying job."


Now choose the correct prepositions to complete the sentences.

Link: Business English - the language of business meetings

  • 1 - I'm in charge ___ customer accounts.

  • 2 - We are responsible ___ invoicing.

  • 3 - Her job is concerned ___ marketing.

  • 4 - This department specialises ___ the Korean market.

  • 5 - The company is focusing __ international growth.

  • 6 - Are you taking care __ this customer?

  • 7 - We need to sort __ this problem. We must solve this problem.

  • 8 - Let's liaise ___ Tim and work together on this project.

  • 9 - This is a good time to invest __ the company.

  • 10 - He resigned ___ his position as CEO.