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Business English Exercise | Topic: General Business English Terms 1

This exercise has a broad range of general business-related terms, ones that are often heard in an office setting. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to brush up on this terminology.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. When someone "brings something to the table", it means that he/she _____________________.
  has something to offer
  has nothing to offer
  buy everyone lunch

2. HP is one of Dell's main _____________________.

3. It's pretty hard to _____________________ against big, established companies.

4. James _____________________ last year.
  changed his jobs
  changed jobs
  made a change in jobs

5. It's not good to _____________________ yourself entirely to your career.

6. Bill, I need your _____________________ on this. What do you think of this design?

7. I thought you _____________________ at the conference.
  did a really good job
  really did a job
  did really a good job

8. P1: We've got a meeting in 10 minutes. Do I have to _____________________? P2: Yes, you do.

9. I'd like you to do a little _____________________ on investment strategies.

10. He's away ______________________ at the moment, but he'll be back in an hour.
  from his desk
  from a desk
  from the desk

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