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Business English Words of the Week Geschäftsenglisch

HOMEWORK = Find the German, then write them in a sentence:

Revenue =

Profit =

Profitability =

Redundant =

Lay off =

Workforce =

Staff =

Blue collared workers =

White-collared workers =

Strike =

Law English word of the Week Recht Englisch

Magistrate (s)

Vocabulary for Contracts Verträge

Acceptance of goods/services
As soon as goods/services have been delivered, any problems should be notified to the supplier immediately. Preferably this notification should be in writing and if verbal, confirmed in writing, immediately. The longer a delay in rejection the more difficult it will be to argue that your silence did not imply acceptance of the goods/services delivered.

Where, as part of the acceptance process, there is commissioning and acceptance testing, these should be completed within an agreed timescale and any problems notified, in writing. Only when the acceptance tests have been completed will the formal acceptance and hence the performance of the contract be complete.

Vocabulary for Negotiations Verhandlungen

Compromise means each party gives up certain demands in order to reach an agreement.


Word of the day:

GPS or Sat. Nav. (Satellite Navigation = GPS) German NAVI (Navi Sat).


Phrase of the day:

„It will all come out in the wash.“

1 —used to say that a problem is not serious and will be solved in the future Don’t worry about it. It will all come out in the wash. 2 —used to say that the truth will be known in the future No one knows who was responsible, but surely it will all come out in the wash.

Idiom of the day:

to take the bull by the horns.: to deal with a difficult situation in a very direct or confident way. He decided to take the bull by the horns and try to solve the problem without any further delay.

Slang word of the day:

Nincompoop = informal. : a stupid or silly person: a fool, a simpleton … an example is below in the picture:

Cockney rhyming slang:

What he said was absolute „Eartha Kitt“ from start to finish. Written by „an oil tanker without a doubt (I just made that one up). Guess what this means?

 Quote of the week:

You can only overcome a negative by replacing it with something better.” (from “The Art Of Thinking Brilliantly”) Graham Cooke.