Top 18 Vocabularies & Collocations: BUSINESS IELTS Writing Task 2


Some topics BUSINESS
in IELTS WRITING TASK 2 as follows:

  • Marketing and promotion are the key for successful business. To what extent do you agree?
  • Research shows that business meetings, discussions and training are happening online nowadays. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
  • The performance of staff can have significant impact on the success of company. What companies need to do to increase staff’s productivity?
No. Words/Phrases Example  Common Collocations 
1 running costs (n) The amount of money a company earns should at least cover its running costs such as rent, employees’ salary and utilities.
  • cover the running costs
2 budget (n) Every company should learn how to allocate their budget efficiently. 
  • allocate budget to st
3 revenue (n) The total revenue of this company increases by 20% on average annually.
  • total revenue
  • generate/produce revenue
4 profit (n) The top priority of most company is to maximize their profits.
  • make a profit
  • maximize profit
5 sales (n) There are many ways to help businesses boost their sales.
  • boost sales: thúc đẩy doanh số bán hàng
6 market (n) Companies often carry out market research before launching a new product.
  • a competitive market
  • market research
7 marketing (n) The company began to do some marketing of the new product.
  • do marketing
  • marketing campaign
8 promotion (n) After doing a special promotion within a month, the company can expect a 20% increase in sales.
  • do promotion: tiến hành quảng cáo
9 business After graduation, my sister decided to run her own business.
  • run a business
  • do business
10 competition (n) Despite fierce competition, we won the contract.
  • healthy competition
  • fierce competition
11 bankrupt (n) Many companies went bankrupt during the World Economic Crisis.
  • go bankrupt
12 product Companies should carry out market research before launching a new product.
  • launch a new product
13 service Our mission is to offer excellent services to the customers.
  • offer a service to sb
  • excellent service
  • poor service
14 productivity The application of modern technology can surely increase productivity.
  • boost/increase productivity
15 tax (v) Private car owners should be heavily taxed to encourage the use public transport.  
16 tax (n) The Government should impose heavy taxes on private car owners to encourage the use of public transport.
  • tax payment
  • levy/impose tax on sb
17 social responsibilities (np) Besides making money, businesses should also have social responsibilities.
  • have/embrace social responsibilities
18 economy (n) A knowledge-based economy is an economy based on intellectual ability, while a resource-based one is largely based on natural resources.
  • a knowledge-based economy
  • a resource-based economy