Monday, 15 December 2008

How to sound fluent in Business English

These are the top 4 and 6 word clusters in Business English according to Cambridge and Nottingham Spoken Business English Corpus (CANBEC)
Scatter these phrases around in your English conversation, make sure you say them in one breath, and your English will sound much more fluent!

The top ten 4-word clusters:
1. at the end of
2. the end of the
3. have a look at
4. end of the day
5. a bit of a
6. I don't know if
7. at the same time
8. I don't know what
9. a lot of the
10. to be able to

The top ten 6-word clusters:
1. At the end of the day
2. And this that and the other
3. Between now and the end of
4. But at the end of
5. A hell of a lot of
6. Do you know what I mean
7. If you know what I mean
8. At the end of the year
9. Go and have a look at
10. The end of the day if

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