Biz Speak 1: Slang, Idioms and Jargon Used in Business Englishby David Burke
Without these new self-teaching guides to English business slang, nonnative speakers doing business in America would be baffled by such expressions as "getting canned," "jumping through hoops," and "talking turkey." These business slang terms and hundreds more are presented in these guides to nonstandard business English through dialogue, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and speaking exercises and hilarious illustrations that depict both the figurative and literal meanings of each word or phrase. In addition to general workplace slang and jargon and common business abbreviations, terms that are specific to computers, the Internet, negotiations, meetings, marketing, and advertising are also illustrated and explained.
Author Biography: David Burke is the author of more than 20 language books including the popular Street Talk and Biz Talk series. He has a radio program that broadcasts six times a month on the Voice of America and has appeared on such television programs as Dateline NBC, The Jenny Jones Show, and Entertainment Tonight. He lives in Los Angeles.
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