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Business English Exercise | Topic: Basic Terms for Beginners 6

This exercise has a broad range of general business-related terms for beginners. It's a good way for ESL students to learn basic words and expressions used in the world of business.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. We had to __________________________ some money to expand our business.

2. Victoria is very rich. She and her husband made a ___________________ ( = a lot of money) in real estate.

3. I can't invest in your business because I can't ___________________ ( = find/gather) the money to do that.
  come down with
  come up with
  come to

4. A ___________________ executive is someone with a very high position within a company.

5. Tom is not popular, but he is ___________________ by all the employees.

6. My manager almost never ___________________ my work. He's always very happy with the way I do things.

7. Another way of saying "he was fired" is "he was ___________________."
  shown the door
  kicked out the door
  cleaning the door

8. P1: You didn't know he was going to quit? P2: No, I guess I missed all the ___________________ signs. ( = signs that something was wrong)

9. Do you think it's ___________________ to buy things online?

10. A company that hasn't been around very long ( = a new company) is often called a ___________________.
  start-up (company)
  green company
  newbie business

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