English Extras In Business with A, An, and The

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about English Extras® In Business with A, An, and The. Click on a question to see its answer. If your question isn't answered here, be sure to contact us!


How is In Business licensed?

Each license is a 1-user license. It lets you run In Business on one computer.

How is the trial version different from the full version?

The trial version has only some of the features that are in the full version. It has no time limit. Click here to download it.

The full version has more employees, more exercise items, and extra drills and reference material in the library.

If you're a teacher and want to try the full version of In Business, please contact us about a time-limited free trial of it.

How can I buy the software?

It's easy! Buy In Business in our online store with a credit card, PayPal, or a purchase order.*

Follow these easy steps to buy it:

  1. Go to our Store page.
  2. Complete your purchase in the store.
  3. You'll receive an email message with a download link and license information.

* You can also use a bank transfer in these currencies:
AUD-Australian dollars, CAD-Canadian dollars, CHF-Swiss francs, DKK-Danish kroner, EUR-euro, GBP-pounds sterling, HKD-Hong Kong dollars, JPY-Japanese yen, NZD-New Zealand dollars, SGD-Singapore dollars, and USD-U.S. dollars.

What English level is it?

In Business is for adults and young adults who are mid-intermediate, high-intermediate, or advanced students of English as a Second or Foreign Language.

Does a student need a teacher or textbook to use it?

No. It has everything you need to learn the English articles by yourself: rules, explanations, examples, and exercises.

How many exercises are there?

In Business has hundreds of exercises. However, it changes to match your level. You can move quickly if you don't make many mistakes. But if you have trouble with a particular rule, it gives you extra exercises on that rule to help you learn it.

Why is it set up as a game?

There are many advantages to a game:

  • You pay attention because you don't want to lose.
  • You can't go back and "copy" your earlier answers into new exercises. You have to learn the English articles well enough to use your knowledge in new situations.
  • Every time you play, you see new exercises. That makes practice more interesting.
  • It's hard to win. Most students need to play several times before they can win. That's good because you learn more when you practice something many times instead of just once.

How does it support different learning styles?

Here are just a few ways:

  • In Business teaches the article rules in summary charts and lists, in text explanations with examples, and as feedback when you make mistakes with employees. You can learn the rules in the way that works best for you.
  • Hints, advice, and answers are available, but optional. You can get as much or as little feedback as you want.
  • You can use what you already know and try to hire employees right away. Then you can fill in the holes in your knowledge by going to the library only when you need to.

    On the other hand, you can choose to spend a lot of time studying in the library before you try to hire anyone!
  • If you like to do focused practice, there are special repetition drills on three difficult topics: recognizing nouns in generalizations, using articles with proper nouns (names), and listening to stress patterns to hear articles.

Does In Business write any data or files onto the computer?

After it is installed, the software doesn't create any files or write any data on the computer.

What are the computer system requirements?

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system.
    Installation requires an administrator account.
  • 60 MB disk space.
  • 233 MHz or faster processor.
  • 64 MB RAM.
  • Video adapter and monitor with 800x600 or higher resolution.
  • Speakers or headphones.
  • Mouse.