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Business English Exercise | Topic: General Business English Terms 4

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. John isn't a permanent employee; he's a ___________________.

2. ___________________ means that someone gets hired as a temporary employee, and then, in time, has the chance to become a permanent employee.

3. I can't make it at 2. I have an important meeting ___________________ ( = I have to attend).
  I can't get out
  I can't get out from
  I can't get out of

4. Make sure you ___________________ with Nancy about what we all discussed this morning.

5. He's got a really positive ___________________. He'll do well at this company.

6. A "micromanager" wants to ___________________.
  let his employees work independently
  have total control over everything
  bankrupt the company s/he works for

7. You should always wear your name ________________. ( = a little piece of paper with your name that you wear on your shirt) when you're at work.

8. Tony, can you ___________________ these documents and see if there's anything in them about the Dell contract?
  look through

9. P1: Can we meet at 2:00 PM? P2: Let me check my ___________________.

10. Marketing really dropped the ___________________ on this one. ( = really made a big mistake)

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