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Business English Exercise | Topic: General Business English Terms 2

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. Let's have lunch on Thursday. = Let's _____________________ on Thursday.
  do lunch
  eat lunch

2. Generally speaking, a good manager ____________________ a smooth production process.
  makes sure
  is sure

3. Good time management skills are ____________________ ( = very important) to maintaining a smooth workflow.

4. I was ____________________ with my other tasks to finish the report.
  very busy
  too busy
  excessively busy

5. I'd like to have that by ____________________ Friday.
  end of the day
  end of day/ the end of

6. I'm happy to inform you that we've reached another ____________________ ( = significant completion point) with the successful completion of user testing.

7. After you visualize and plan a project, you have to ____________________ it.

8. In the modern business world, "assigning multiple resources to a single activity" means:
  spending lots of money to do a task
  getting one person to do a task
  getting two or more people to do a task

9. We need someone who knows how to use offline advertising to ____________________ ( = increase) online sales.

10. These issues could ______________________ ( = endanger) the completion of this project.

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