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Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 1: Slang, Idioms & Jargon used in Business


If you don't know the essential American slang and idioms used by all business professionals, you risk embarrassment, loss of respect, and loss of money.

Entertaining dialogues, activities and games will quickly help put you get the inside track...that's slang for "get the advantage"!

The Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 1 contains chapters on slang and idioms associated with:

  • The Workplace
  • Computers
  • The Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Acronyms & Shortcuts
  • Negotiations
  • Meetings
  • Popular Abbreviations Used in Business

This book was written by American native and slang expert Slangman David Burke, author of more than 30 books on slang and idioms.

There are no "dirty" or impolite expressions in this book.


Here is what you will find in each MP3:

  • First, you will hear the opening dialogue spoken slowly (by native speakers!) so that you can understand each word.

  • Next, you will hear the dialogue a second time. But this time, the dialogue will be presented at normal speed in order for you to get a realistic idea of how Americans really speak. In this second version of the dialogue, you will also hear all the popular contractions and reductions American use every day. And you can follow right along in your book because SLANGMAN shows you the dialogue also written in Real Speak!

  • After the dialogue, SLANGMAN lets you hear the entire vocabulary section right from the book. That way, you get the opportunity to hear real American pronunciation again. And just like the dialogues, you will hear each usage example spoken slowly once, and then up to native speed!

  • Finally, you will hear exercises from each chapter as ear training and a great way to practice speaking like an American!

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