BIZ SPEAK 2 Book + Mp3 (Student Package)

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The importance of learning business slang and idioms

How important is slang in learning a foreign language? On one hand, slang is unavoidable, no matter what the language. Idioms are also a big part of every language. They’re used so frequently, we sometimes don’t even realize we’re using them! In fact, did you notice that we used an idiom at the beginning of the second sentence? That’s right! On one handis an idiom which means “one point of view is…”

And idioms are often misunderstood just like slang words. Imagine someone telling you to crack the window. Although it sounds like you’re being asked to break the window, you’re only being asked to open it slightly! You can see that it’s just not enough to study the formal academic English in the classroom. In reality, language is far less structured in the outside world. Understanding slang and idioms saves a whole lot of time and confusion. Of course, knowing the difference between what’s casual and what’s offensive can be a murky area. And when it comes to the workplace, you need to not only be able to communicate formally and properly, but you need to know the hundreds of business idioms used in any job! That way if you’re told you have the floor during a meeting, you’ll know that it’s your turn to speak!


The STUDENT PACKAGE has everything you need to learn how to speak and understand the everyday jargon used in American Business! Whether you’re studying by yourself or in a classroom, this book is essential for anyone working in the U.S.!

The Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 2 is packed with additional slang, idioms, and jargon used in a variety of workplace situations, including sports terms used in business!

Entertaining dialogues, activities and games will guarantee that you’re batting a thousand(“successful”) at calling the shots (“making decisions”) and never dropping the ball (“incompleting your tasks”) especially when you’re down to the wire (“close to the time when your task is due”)!

The Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 2 contains popular chapters on slang and idioms associated with:


  • The Workplace
  • Bureaucracy
  • Globalization
  • E-Commerce
  • Politics
  • Stock Market & Money
  • Shipping & International Trade
  • Business Travel
  • Sports Terms Used in Business
  • “The Slangman Files” – a special section in each chapter with slang & idioms used in categories


This book was written by American native and slang expert Slangman David Burke, author of more than 30 books on slang and idioms.

There are no “dirty” or impolite expressions in this book.


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