Business English Vocabulary Pay 2

We all go to work to earn money. Let’s look at more vocabulary to talk about our salaries: ‘gross salary’ is the salary before anything is deducted for contributions and tax. Her gross salary is £50 000 but obviously she takes home considerably less than that. He earns £40 000 a year gross. ‘net salary’ is the … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Pay 1

‘Pay’ is money that you get from your employer, either as a wage or as a salary.  What are the pay and conditions for the job?  Pay rates in the industry are very poor.  ‘Back pay’ is money owed to you by your employer for work done in the past which has not yet been paid. I’m … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Hire and Fire

If you ‘hire’ someone, you employ them.  We hired him on a six month contract.  I hear that they are not hiring people at the moment because of budget problems.  If you ‘fire’ somebody, you dismiss them from their job, usually because of something they did. I had to fire Sally because she kept on making mistakes.  If you … Read more

Business English Phrases 32- perfect more MAKE expressions

Here are some more MAKE expressions. Mathematics Five plus three makes eight. Manage to do or reach Can you make the meeting at seven? To have the right qualities She’ll make an excellent chief executive. To pretend The secretary tried to make me believe that he wasn’t in his office. To get by/manage We don’t … Read more

Business English Phrases 22- perfect MAKE Expressions

Here are some MAKE expressions To cause something They made a mess. What made you change your mind? That shirt makes you look fat. To cause to be Difficult to make myself heard above the noise of the machines I introduced myself, made myself known. I’ll have the steak, no make that the burger. Make … Read more

Business English phrases 32 – perfect GET expressions

Here are some GET expressions Get to It got to Wednesday before we realised he was missing. Not getting anywhere Let’s stop for today. We’re not getting anywhere. Getting somewhere After a lot of work, we are finally getting somewhere with this. Getting to be It’s getting to be a bit of a problem. Getting … Read more