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Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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POLICY GUIDE pɒləsi gaɪd

05 Mar 2024


  • a brochure (either paper or online) that details the company’s policies including benefits, policies and other information.
Example Sentence: The company sent me a policy guide that my husband and I read over carefully.



FIRE INSURANCE faɪər ɪnˈʃʊər əns

04 Mar 2024


  • insurance which covers a home in case of fire.
Example Sentence: Fire insurance premiums are generally higher if you live in an old house or apartment building.

THEFT INSURANCE θɛft ɪnˈʃʊər əns

03 Mar 2024


  • insurance which covers a home in case it is robbed or broken into by a thief.
Example Sentence: My computer and flat screen tv were both stolen and since I didn’t have theft insurance, I had to replace them both!

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE hoʊmˌoʊ nərs ɪnˈʃʊər əns

02 Mar 2024


  • insurance which covers a person’s home in case of fire, flood, earthquakes, hurricanes, theft, etc.
Example Sentence: After the typhoon last year, I was so glad that I had opened a homeowners insurance policy!

LIFE INSURANCE laɪf ɪnˈʃʊər əns

01 Mar 2024


  • insurance which pays family members when the person insured dies; usually pays more if the person dies by accident.
Example Sentence: I am thinking about getting life insurance to protect my family in case of an accident.

AUTO INSURANCE ɔ toʊ ɪnˈʃʊər əns

29 Feb 2024


  • insurance which covers automobile accidents, including medical costs and damage to automobile and property.
Example Sentence: Because of an accident last year, my auto insurance premiums have doubled.


28 Feb 2024


  • a telephone call from the hotel reception at a pre-arranged time, usually early in the morning.
Example Sentence: Could you give a wake-up call at 5.30am?




27 Feb 2024


  • a type of accommodation offering up to about 10 rooms and limited services and facilities, although breakfast is included in the price of the room .
Example Sentence: I usually stay at a bed and breakfast because they’re cheaper than hotels.




26 Feb 2024


  • If a hotel is fully booked, all the rooms are taken; there are no rooms available.
Example Sentence: I’m afraid we’re fully booked on October 31.



CONFERENCE kɒnfərəns

25 Feb 2024


  • an event, sometimes lasting a few days, at which there are a group of talks on a particular subject, or a meeting in which especially business matters are discussed formally.
Example Sentence: They frequently hold conferences at that hotel. This week there’s a conference on marketing in China.



COMPLIMENTARY PASS kɒmpləˈmɛntəri pæs

24 Feb 2024


  • a card or voucher allowing guests to have a free meal, drink, etc. in the hotel.
Example Sentence: You can use this complimentary pass to get one free drink at our Skyline bar on the 10th floor.



CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST kɒntnˈɛntl brɛkfəst

23 Feb 2024


  • a simple morning meal consisting of fruit juice, coffee, and bread with butter and jam
Example Sentence: The breakfast menu was very small. The only choices they had were a continental breakfast or cereal.



KEYPASS ki pas

22 Feb 2024


  • an electronic key to enter a hotel room.
Example Sentence: Can you reset my keypass? It won’t let me enter my room.



BUSINESS CENTRE bɪznɪs sɛntə

21 Feb 2024


  • a room in a hotel where guests can use business facilities such as a computer, fax, printer, etc. for a fee.
Example Sentence: You send a fax from our business centre.



LOBBY lɒbi

20 Feb 2024


  • a room in the hotel, usually close to the main reception, for relaxing, including comfortable chairs and sofas.
Example Sentence: I’ll meet you in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel at 9pm.