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A Really British Guide to Business English - Physical Book

A Really British Guide to Business English - Physical Book

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A Really British Guide to Business English is a comprehensive book designed to help English learners thrive in the workplace. It's filled with modern business English vocabulary, cultural tips on working in the UK and practical mini-lessons, making it the perfect book for business professionals and language learners alike.  There is also an accompanying audio guide for all 555 words and phrases. 

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A Really British Guide to Business English

With A Really British Guide to Business English, you'll develop the language skills you need to communicate successfully in the modern workplace. It's designed to help you navigate the often complex and nuanced world of business English. Whether you are a new English learner looking to improve your language skills, or a proficient speaker seeking to refine your professional communication, this book has got you covered. It contains a vast A-Z dictionary that catalogues the nouns, verbs, adjectives, idioms and phrases we use in contemporary business English. This is the kind of authentic language you'll hear in the offices and meeting rooms of every global company. 

In typical British fashion, we'll be delving into the intricacies of English language use in the workplace, from the subtle differences in tone and formality of professional email writing to the art of participating effectively in meetings. We'll also be exploring the many cultural nuances that can affect communication in the business world, including the role of politeness and social etiquette. 

So, whether you're looking to impress your boss with your eloquent emails, or simply want to avoid any embarrassing cross-cultural misunderstandings, A Really British Guide to Business Englishis the book for you. 

Grab yourself a strong coffee and let's get down to business. 

How is business English different?

For many learners, business English can sometimes feel like a totally different language to standard English. There are so many idioms and phrases that are specific to the world of work and if you don't know them, you can feel lost and overwhelmed. Not only is there a whole new set of vocabulary to learn, we also have to think about the formality and tone of our words. We must consider the context we are in before making decisions on word choice and sentence structure. Getting the right tone is critically important in business communication and knowing how to write formally and informally will stand any learner in good stead. 

Who is this book for?

This book is for anyone who uses English as part of their working life. Whether you are a hotel receptionist in Bali or a marketing executive in Italy, this book is for you. 

English has become the tool for global business communication and it's essential learners stay up-to-date with the language that is used in the modern-day workplaces of the world. It will be hugely beneficial to newer English learners who want to learn the foundations of business English.

It will also act as a fantastic resource for more proficient speakers who want to hone their communication skills and add a wealth of authentic business-specific words and phrases to their vocabulary. 

What's inside this book?

  • Work Culture in the UK

    A short briefing on the cultural do's and don'ts of working life in the UK.

  • A-Z of Business English Words

    A collection of 555 essential business English words and phrases you need to thrive at work.

  • Business Acronyms

    A list of all the most commonly used business acronyms and initialisms.

  • Mini Lesson Three

    The first in our 'communicating with colleagues' series. Here we look at polite requests.

  • Mini Lesson Eight

    Ten of the most useful verbs for conducting business in English.

  • Mini Lesson Eleven

    We look at all the language you need to participate effectively in meetings.

  • Printable Exercises

    A printable version of all the exercises featured on these mini lessons.

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Audio Guide for all 555 words and phrases

As a special bonus, you will also get an exclusive audio guide showing you how to pronounce all 555 business English words and phrases from the A-Z section of the book.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the shipping rates? Do you ship everywhere?

We are shipping to these destinations:

  • United Kingdom: £6
  • Europe: £8
  • Australia and New Zealand: £14
  • Rest of the World: £12

Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to these countries:

Russia, Iran, Myanmar, South Sudan, North Korea, Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Lebanon, Haiti, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and Ukraine. 

If your country is not available at checkout and it's not listed in the exceptions, please contact us for assistance.

What English level do I need for this book?

This book is suitable for A2 learners and above.

Is this a coursebook?

No, this is a reference book. However, there is a mini-lesson section at the back with short practice exercises.

When will I receive my printable exercises and audio guide?

We will email you these when we ship your book.

The exercises are featured in the book as well. We provide these in case you prefer not to write on your physical book. You can download and print this PDF.

Can I use this book even if I don't live in the UK?

Yes, absolutely! It's designed to give learners an insight into working life in the UK, but of course the working world is global and much of the words and information here is relevant to everyone.

How do I save the printable exercises to my phone/laptop?

To most easily access your Eat Sleep Dream printable exercises and to make sure you can always access them into the future, you’ll need to save them to one or more of your devices. It’s quite simple but if you are not sure how to do that then follow these steps

Get in touch with us if you need us to reset your download attempts as each pdf can be downloaded five times by default.

I still have a question...

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Nathalie Batier
Real gem

A mine for information Tom s book !!kudos to you and your team !!

Line T
Very useful for everyone

Of course this book is very useful for those who must use English as part of their work. But it’s also useful for students preparing to enter the job market and for everyone who wants to improve their vocabulary and have a better understanding of expressions specific to the working world. This book is very complete with the definition of a lot of words and expressions related to the working world. There is also the meaning of several acronyms and 17 mini lessons on different topics followed by some exercises . I recommend it without any hesitation.

Gaëlle Perez

I bought the digital book and later the physical one to support Teacher Tom. If you love British English, this book is for you.

Manuel Kondrackyte
Brilliant Brit Guide to Business English

Absolute gem! It's the biz for sprucing up your language game in the professional arena.

The pre-sale buzz? Spot on. Getting a physical copy adds a real touch of class to your learning journey.

Content's top-notch – covers formal talk, office banter, you name it. Neat, practical, and real-world savvy. Plus, they throw in audio and video extras. Perfect for all learners.

In a nutshell, it's the bee's knees. If you're up for boosting your language skills in business, this guide's a winner. Cheers to a cracking resource!


Absolutely useful and helpful. Sincerely recommended.

Teacher Tom

I am Teacher Tom, your British English teacher! 

I live in London and I teach fresh modern British English to millions of students around the world on YouTube, Instagram, in my online courses and here with my digital books. 

I have over 15 years’ professional teaching experience having taught in the UK, Spain, Argentina, Hong Kong and now online.  

Living abroad helped me appreciate just how hard it is to learn a new language…it’s not easy! That’s why I’m so focused on making learning English as fun and rewarding as possible for you! 

I love sharing my passion for REAL English, the stuff you’ll really see and hear in everyday life (not BORING text book English!). 

I’ve worked with the British Council, Cambridge University Press, International House and many professional English Premier League football players to help improve their English skills. 

I’d love to help you take your English to the next level and thrive in your English speaking world.