Improve your project management and budgeting skills with Business English.

Budgets are like a boat, if you miss it, you’re in hot water. When behind schedule, you’ll have to play catchup. No money left? Blame it on unrealistic budgeting. Keep tabs, prioritize, and allocate resources wisely to stay on track. Always have a contingency plan in case things go south. Stay on budget and on time to avoid a financial shipwreck. πŸš’πŸ’°β°

:information_desk_person: Introduction

Today’s lesson is aimed at those using English for business, particularly those involved in project management and financial control. We will be discussing possible problems and top tips in this lesson.

Possible Problems

When managing a budget, problems arise when there is not enough attention to detail in the planning, leading to the lack of money. Another issue is when the project falls behind schedule, necessitating the need to play catch up.

"If you miss the boat, you’re too late."

Budget Constraints

Running out of money can be caused by unrealistic budgeting. It is important to have realistic budget constraints and to avoid overspending.

:chart_with_upwards_trend: Effective Planning

Effective planning ensures that projects stay on track and within budget. Accurate forecasting and staying on schedule are key to successful planning.


"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." – Benjamin Franklin

Key Tips

Prioritizing tasks, keeping track of spending, allocating sufficient resources, and making a contingency plan are essential in project management and budget control.

:watch: Managing Time and Costs

Managing time and staying within the budget are crucial for the success of any project. It’s important to keep to the launch date and keep costs down wherever possible.


Today’s lesson provided useful vocabulary for project management and budget control in English. Remember to take the quiz on the InVid website to revise the content.

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