2018 HSC Study Guide: Advice for Business Studies

  • extended /ɪkˈstendɪd/ made longer or bigger
  • The computer uses extended memory.
  • analyse British English, analyze American English /ˈænəl-aɪz/ to examine or think about something carefully, in order to understand it
  • She still needs to analyse the data.
  • economic /ˌekəˈnɒmɪk◂, ˌiː- $ -ˈnɑː-/ relating to trade, industry, and the management of money
  • In the current economic climate (=conditions), we must keep costs down.
  • influence /ˈɪnfluəns/ the power to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks, without using direct force or orders
  • As a scientist, his influence was immense.
  • globalization (also globalisation British English) /ˌɡləʊbəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ ˌɡloʊbələ-/ the process of making something such as a business operate in a lot of different countries all around the world, or the result of this
  • the increasing globalization of world trade
  • operatoin /ˌɒpəˈreɪʃən $ ˌɑːp-/ a business, company, or organization
  • Nolan and Barnes were both involved in the operation.
  • for instance / for example
  • We need to rethink the way we consume energy. Take, for instance, our approach to transport
  • knowledge /ˈnɒlɪdʒ $ ˈnɑː-/ the information, skills, and understanding that you have gained through learning or experience
  • He did not have much knowledge of American history.
  • lead-up /ˈliːd ʌp/ the things that are done in the time before an important event SYN run-up
  • the lead-up to the election
  • revise /rɪˈvaɪz/ to change something because of new information or ideas
  • The college has revised its plans because of local objections.
  • syllabus /ˈsɪləbəs/ a plan that states exactly what students at a school or college should learn in a particular subject
  • Two Shakespeare plays are on this year’s English syllabus.
  • concept /ˈkɒnsept $ ˈkɑːn-/ an idea of how something is, or how something should be done
  • the concept that we are citizens of one world
  • impact /ˈɪmpækt/ the effect or influence that an event, situation etc has on someone or something
  • We need to assess the impact on climate change.

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