Business English Phrasal Verbs with Examples | Lingoda Business Course (Spon)

Business English Phrasal Verbs with Examples | Lingoda Business Course (Spon)

Welcome back to love English I’m Leila
and today I’ve got twenty five business phrasal verbs for you now you might find
it a little bit confusing to think that we use phrasal verbs in business English
phrasal verbs have probably been explained to you as being colloquial and
informal something you really wouldn’t want in a business situation right wrong
phrasal verbs in business English can often soften your language meaning it’s
actually more diplomatic and more polite for example if you want to say no to
somebody in a business situation you usually wouldn’t say no you would say
I’m afraid I have to turn down the offer in this case a phrasal verb is being
used to be softer and more polite much more diplomatic and you want to get
anybody angry so that is why phrasal verbs in business
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right I think now it’s time to get down to business these phrasal verbs could be
found in emails during meetings in an interview so they really could help
boost your language level and also help you understand English people in the
workplace ok number one to deal with don’t worry I’ll deal with the problem
essentially deal with means manage handle work on it isn’t that simple so
what problems do you have to deal with at work number two a really important
phrasal verb that you will often hear in business English particularly if you’re
watching things like Bloomberg Television take over now to take over
means that you’ve gained a control over someone or something very often we can
use it as a noun describing a business take over when one
Anthony has bought another company and then manage it
or you can talk about it within the workplace she’s taking over everything
meaning she’s taking control and not allowing other people to do their job
number three to look into to investigate or to learn more about something we’re
looking into using new software for our training we’re looking into the problem
we’re looking into hiring more people we’re investigating something we’re
trying to learn more about it so number four to sort out is very similar to deal
with it means that you find a solution to the problem
don’t worry I’ll sort it out can you sort that out for me meaning can you
deal with the problem and find a solution to whatever is happening thank
you for sorting out the problem with my email it’s working perfectly now number
five to take on now when you talk about taking on something it means that you
are taking a responsibility to accept a task or a job that is given to you I’m
pleased to offer you this new job I hope you will take on the responsibility
happily I’ve taken it too much on at work I’m exhausted
number six to cut back now this is probably going to be referring to
financial situations too budgets at work we need to reduce how much we are
spending number seven to back up now you might think about this in terms of
software many of us backup our photos on a hard drive or on Google Drive so it’s
a backup actually means not to save but to support in business English in this
case an example would be thank you so much for backing me up in the meeting I
don’t think anyone agreed with me on that point
backup think about it it’s your back and someone leaning behind you and giving
you support so she backed me up when I suggested
more money in the budget number eight is look through the simply means to search
many things it might be for example a contract at work I’m just going to look
through it to check that everything is okay so when you look through something
you are checking and you might be looking for something specific or it
could just be in general I’m looking through your notes from the meeting
number nine is a great one and you can use this in any situation to catch on
now in the context that I’m giving you to catch on means to understand and it
essentially means to finally understand and so when someone asks you are you
catching on to this it means are you following what I’m saying and keeping up
to speed so for example Ally learns quickly he caught on very fast in the
job number ten is to get ahead now often when we have a head think about the top
of something it essentially means to move up in your position or indeed
improve your career my boss has told me that if I want to get a head I need to
work a little bit harder so how many of you want to get ahead at work I’m sure
many of you are looking for a promotion number twelve is useful also if you are
applying for a job remember many of us I have to complete an application form and
rather than say complete we usually say fill in so to fill in that means to
complete an application form you literally put inside the boxes your name
your date of birth your details you need to fill in the form before you apply for
the job now number twelve is actually fill in again however as with many
phrasal verbs fill in has two meanings in this case we would use it in the
workplace to say that someone is temporarily filling a position so for
example I just need to go to the toilet can you fill in for me on the phone so
it’s to do or to hold a position temporarily number
13 is a phrasal verb that you will be familiar with in another context bring
up now bring up we usually think of as being raised to raise a child my mother
brought me up however in a business situation when you bring something up
you raise an issue to introduce a topic or idea so for example the number of
sick days allowed at work was brought up in the meeting it was raised it was
brought to our attention now 14 break down and this is not referring to you a
car when it stops working in business English when we break something down we
take it down in two parts to understand it better so we are explaining something
or dividing it so it is easier for another person to understand the new
management system seemed really confusing but when my boss broke it down
into five simple steps I was able to understand it better number 15 is
another great phrasal verb to hold up or to be held up often in the passive form
it simply means to be delayed the bad weather is holding up progress on the
new building number 16 is to turn down now this simply means to refuse
sometimes in business situations a phrasal verb can soften the language so
rather than saying no or I refuse if somebody offers you something
for example I’m really sorry I’m afraid I’m going to have to turn you down so
it’s a much softer way of saying something in business English
none of us 17 we had look through and now we’ve got think through in the same
way it means that we are processing some information to make sure a that we
understand it properly and B check there’s nothing that we’re not happy
with so it’s to consider something carefully the marketing team didn’t
think things through when they decided to
spend ten thousand pounds on the advert none of the 18 can be a little bit rude
if said in the wrong way to spell something out if someone doesn’t
understand a situation properly you might say I had to spell it out for her
it basically means that you had to explain something literally a B C D very
simply very slowly very carefully Sarah misunderstood the question so we
had to spell it out for her number 19 is really nice and simple because if you
think about it it’s quite logical to point out now when you point something
out you are indicating you are showing somebody something that they might not
have noticed before everybody was shocked when the boss pointed out their
mistake number 20 is to call off to call something off not just in a business
situation means to cancel so we had to call off the meeting because the boss
was sick to cool off cancel so easy 21 is put off don’t get the two confused
that could cause a problem to put something off means to postpone so we
put off the meeting until Friday when the boss was feeling better we delayed
it number 22 is a little bit colloquial it’s generally spoken you wouldn’t write
it it’s quite informal to chip in meaning to give help or to add something
to the conversation so she chipped in and gave us some brilliant ideas on how
to improve the product number 23 I think is possibly one of the most important
because you really would not understand it unless you’ve been watching this
lesson to run something by or to run something past someone now in this case
we are getting approval we are checking that it’s okay so she ran the figures by
me she ran the Biggers past me it’s usually to get somebody’s
opinion or indeed like I said approval so she ran the idea
past her boss he loved it number 24 is to set up it means to
arrange let’s set up a meeting for tomorrow afternoon and again it can be
used within a general English context so have you set up the meeting yet so
number 25 is more of a phrasal verb expression to put in a good word when
you put in a good word usually with someone it means that that
you are adding a positive comment usually in the case of helping somebody
get a job don’t worry I’ll put in a good word with the boss so to say it’s
something positive to put in a good word right guys I hope
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  3. Many thanks leila this lesson was so useful as always πŸ‘ŒπŸ’—

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  5. thank you so much teacher , I hope you are doing well

  6. Very nice n also useful

  7. Gorgeous!!!!!❀

  8. Thank you very much!! Such a helpful lesson!! πŸ™‚ , I think those verbs are going to help us a lot, I just have one question at "23 – run sth by / past" is there any particular difference at using by or past?

  9. Excellent lesson, you must have worked extremely hard. Thanks a lot.

  10. Hello Leila, you said, The bad weather is holding up construction on the bew building. Can it be "of the new building"?

  11. 1 :Deal with :Can I say ," How often do you have to put up with difficult situations at work?

  12. Leila you look like a Brazilian and your name is very common in Brazil…You are so gorgeous

  13. Looking gorgeous Ma'm

  14. More Business English, please! πŸ™‚
    Great lesson, thx πŸ™‚

  15. It is a very useful lesson! πŸ™‚ The phrasal verbs, which have been explained by you Leila, are encountered in every single situation in I(C)T, international environment on a daily basis.
    GB <3 πŸ™‚ Wojtek

  16. I appreciate your video, but your face is so close to our eyes, It makes me bored. That may be useful for teaching pronunciation I guess.

  17. useful information, keep going

  18. Hi Leila,
    Thank you for your video, it is brilliant.
    Thank you.

  19. 3:47 important part start.

  20. There is a quality in this woman ….I don't know what that is but it's ??????

  21. I think 3,30 min for the real content is a lot.

  22. Superb.kindly enough could you tell me where are you from ? 🌹

  23. Hello my not problem aer you non comfarmation

  24. Excellent madam thanks you


  26. Great job! Thank you very much indeed! Waiting for your new lessons …

  27. Very helpful! Thanks Laila!😊

  28. Great class.. thanks

  29. Hi sambra, could you explain more about differences between fill in and cover up, please ?

  30. Amazing words it will really useful my future job

  31. Pretty thank u madam

  32. Subsribed and like …. plz more of business English videos thanks

  33. I think she is a beauty!

  34. You shouldn't decorate your face more because you would look good in natural outfits .

  35. I am new here.. and recently i started learning through your videos..

  36. Nice lesson Leila…Your locket says you're a hindu…Are you?

  37. Thanks a lot for this lesson, very useful and honestly I do really love and obsessed with your voice badly, it sounds so clear

  38. Very very attractive

  39. Great ,really I love your class and you ,

  40. Great teacher and sooooo pretty lady 😍

  41. When I watch that specific Vedio , there are 2 minutes advertising inside it , I appreciate your efforts

  42. I've of late taken on the mantle of finishing the entire content of this channel whilst I elucubrate.
    It's apropos midnight in India πŸ˜€

  43. Hello, thnk u 4 the great lesson. Is it call off or cool off? It's sound as cool off.

  44. I DO love the name and accent 😍😘

  45. Nice class ! Btw has someone ever told u that u look like Demi Lovato ?? Keep up the good work πŸ˜ƒ

  46. keep up the good work. I like your accent. By the way, I'd just like to suggest a topic which is about the use of the verb get. As we know the verb get can replace so many others verbs to talk about the same ideas they do. My question is: when I have to use the other verbs instead of GET just because it not appropriate, no usual or not correct to use verb get to express that particular idea. Thanks in advance.

  47. Well done β™₯β™₯.

  48. I'm afraid i'm going to turn down your lingota offer

  49. Pathetic, old, too used and very childish.

  50. Hello leila 6marh corect my life promet you aet you continen englis leila problem aer not my enlish promet you thak you

  51. Hello my not apset you six marc my corect leila sobrah thak you

  52. Great Lesson its help me to much,Love from Pakistan

  53. She is so beautiful and lovely …can watch this all day long 😍

  54. Great thank u dear

  55. Great job Leila, Thank you.

  56. This is an advert, you should advertise once you give the useful material

  57. Toooo longggg introduction😒😒

  58. Could you please explain me the word 'over' in meaning with an well as use it in sentences..

  59. Honestly,I m at elementary level right now..

  60. Your english lessons always keep me engrossed

  61. Thank you so much Leila

  62. Leila! I came across you this morning, I mean your video. It was amazing and informative video for me please make more videos on business phrases, and forget to tell you,,,, thank you Leila!

  63. 1. to deal with
    2. to take over
    3. to look into
    4. to sort out
    5. to take on
    6. to cut back
    7. to back up
    8. to look through
    9. to catch on
    10. to get ahead
    11. to fill in
    12. to fill in (a job)
    13. to bring up
    14. to break down
    15. to hold up
    16. to turn down
    17. to think through
    18. to spell smth. out
    19. to point out
    20. to call off
    21. to put off
    22. to chip in
    23. to run smth. by/past
    24. to set up
    25. to put in a good word

  64. I love you Leila……..

  65. Hello Leila, Your videos are always helpful . Thanks indeed.

  66. I'd like your class by the way you look good well tanged

  67. 1. Deal with
    3. Look into
    4. Sort out
    5.Take on
    6. Cut back
    7. Back up
    8. Look through
    9. Catch on
    10. Get ahead
    11. Fill in
    12. Fill in (repeat)
    13. Bring up
    14. Break down
    15. Hold up
    16. Turn down
    17. Think through
    18. Spell something out
    19. Point out
    20. You watch it by your own πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

  68. I love you Leela, wow you are look amazing

  69. I surely admire your lessons Leila, you speak practically and realistically above all persuasively . Excellent English

  70. Thank you for your effort to help us , well done Leila.

  71. Greetings to zabrah please

  72. Excellent lesson! Thank you!

  73. Sorry, I hate when people start selling products or become an Infomercial actor. It shows that you're just a pretty actress to push products. No body has any morals when it comes to making money, deception is the name of the game.

  74. Great keep it up Lula srlc from nz

  75. Amazing… but why don't you show written example sentence on screen?

  76. Really very supportive

  77. Really appreciate your videos.. Very assisting to my routine vocabulary.. Sincerely thanks..

  78. Love you keep it up

  79. Nice lesson, I hear and use them quitΓ© a lot at work. I catch some of them that I wasn't familiar with, thanks a lot cute.

  80. thank you so much

  81. Business English Phrasal Verbs :

    Deal with 3:50
    Take over 4:02
    Look into 4:42
    Sort out 5:00
    Take on 5:23
    Cut back 5:47
    Back up 6:02
    Look through 6:41
    Catch on 7:06
    Get ahead 7:37
    Fill in 8:01
    *Fill in 8:29
    Bring up 8:56
    Break down 9:30
    Hold up 10:00
    Turn down 10:14
    Think through 10:42
    Spell something out 11:09
    Point out 11:36
    Call off 11:56
    Put off 12:11
    Chip in 12:28
    Run something by / past 12:48
    Set up 13:23
    Put in a good word 13:37

    Astonishing lesson πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Love you Leila ❀❀❀❀❀

  82. Leila, you are really a gorgeous teacher having spiritual influence…May you be blessed more than ever….Ameen

  83. Your pronunciation is perfect

  84. You don't pronounce often correctly. Check the British and American accent.

  85. T will be silent

  86. Hi pretty layla. . U r so amazing in this make up.

  87. referring to the example of break down: "The new management system was really confusing, but when my boss broke it down into 5 simple steps I was able to understand it better"… Could I say "The new management system was really confusing, but when my boss broke it down into 5 simple steps I caught on to it" instead?

  88. Start at 3.30 the first minutes are just annoying ads

  89. I’ve taken so much on school and called off all my plans with my friends in order to get ahead

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