Enrich Your English through Ads

Advertisements are rich sources of idioms and they’re often fun to watch.  Take a look at this funny new Smirnoff advertisement starring actor Ted Danson and listen for these two idioms:

  • What’s that supposed to mean? – What are you saying?; I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying (note: sometimes said when you’re offended by what the person is saying)
  • regular Joe – an average person (note: also sometimes known as an ordinary Joe, Joe Sixpack or for women: an ordinary Jane, an average Jane)

Improve your Business English: Reading the Business News

Reading business newspapers is a fantastic way for you to improve your Business English. Here’s a lesson that will teach you new vocabulary words useful for business (and everyday life!). It also features some pronunciation practice and grammar. An answer key is included at the end. Teachers will find a Lesson Plan after the student lesson.

Business English Lesson 1: Procter & Gamble’s New Product Launch