Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Word Partnerships

Some words are frequently used with a key business word.

Look at the words below which can be use with the word "sales", for example: sales potential, sales strategy, sales team:


Some of these "word partnerships" can be used to fill the gaps in the sentences below.

Please fill in the gaps. Then make some sentences of your own to help you to remember the partnerships.
1.The company is planning to launch an important sales  to promote their latest product.
2.The sales  for the last quarter were very encouraging and we made a substantial profit.
3.The sales  consists of the sales director, his assistant and ten sales representatives.
4.At the moment, we are conducting market research to find out the product's sales in Germany.
5.The sales director is confident of achieving the sales  set last January.

Word pairs
A lot of business words are frequently used in combination with another word. It is useful to learn such combinations.

Can you match the words in column A with the words in column B?


Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The future is now? Or not?

Let’s talk about certainty and  probability 


We often use the probable form to state opinions and give our thoughts.  They may or may not be factual.


                             certain to/ (n. certainty)                 

The Swiss government is certain to follow suit with the EU on E-mobility legislation.            

The certainty of following  suit with the EU on E-mobility is assured.


likely to /unlikely to / (n. likelihood)

It is likely to affect employment in that sector. 

The likelihood of effects on employment is high.


probable that / improbable that (n. probability)

It is probable that we will get self-driven cars sooner.

The probability of getting* self-driven cars sooner is high.


will definitely be / not be

(In my opinion) The recycling of batteries will definitely not be solved overnight.

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

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