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Business Vocabulary Skills - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this chapter's lessons to review common business vocabulary terms and expressions. Our expert business instructors also show you a variety of strategies that can help you improve your vocabulary and better understand what you read. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Interpret and use common business expressions and vocabulary
- Strengthen your vocabulary
- Determine the meaning of words by looking at context
- Use context clues, word structure and prior knowledge to construct meaning
- Differentiate between connotation and denotation
Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you reinforce your understanding of important business vocabulary terms. You can access the chapter any time that fits your schedule, and we've made it accessible on any computer or mobile device. You can also submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help with the material.
1. Common Business Vocabulary & Expressions
Surviving in the English-speaking business world can be difficult, especially if English isn't your first language. This lesson presents some common business vocabulary and expressions in use today.
2. How to Strengthen Your Vocabulary
Feeling that your personal lexicon is lacking? Or perhaps want to be able to manipulate polysyllabic lexemes with great facility? Or you just want to pass the SAT with a higher score - in any event, this lesson is for you.
3. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
4. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
5. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples
Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.
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