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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
It was a __________ effort.

We need to __________. Otherwise, we will not be able to complete our joint project successfully.

When you collaborate, everyone always cooperates.

The marketing department has a very __________ boss who is always ready to help his employees.

Which is the correct spelling?

When you work together to achieve something, you are __________.

Which is the correct spelling?

The noun of collaborate is ___________.

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133 Comments on “Business English Vocabulary – COLLABORATE or COOPERATE?”

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you are very nice collaboration :D

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

    thanks for your on line lesson.I appreciated .

    Saturday, October 20th 2012

I really thank you so much for the above lesson it’s perfectly terrific .
I’d like to ask you a question please ,that
collaborate is more common used in writing than cooperate.
I look forward to seen your reply.
best wishes.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

    Thanks for your feedback. Actually, both words are used in writing. You just have to use the right one, depending on the meaning. All the best to you, Ameen.

    Friday, July 22nd 2011

Hello Rebecca
Please help me, I have to do the test for TOEIC but I don’t know how do I have to prepare for the test?
Supposedly I must to take the test after 1 year.
I want to know which are your recommendations for me.
Thank you.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

    There are many excellent preparation books for the TOEIC, which is a
    a test of basic Business English. I have written a website to help students with the TOEIC, which you can refer to. You could also join a test preparation class as you will need feedback from a live teacher for the Speaking and Writing sections of the exam. If you have one year, you can certainly do well. Start preparing now — don’t wait. Get to know your strengths and weaknesses so you have time to improve. All the best, Xavier.

    Friday, July 22nd 2011

      thank you so much Rebecca to supply us with such a helpful websites, u are just a cooperative teacher :)

      Monday, January 13th 2014

Thank you so much, I’m study about business English, this lesson is very helpful for me. It’s so exciting

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

    Hi Maingoc,
    You are absolutely right it’s so exhilarating . me neither.

    Friday, June 24th 2011

      Hi, Ameen, nice too met you. this lesson is really nice.

      Monday, June 27th 2011

        Dear Maingoc,
        With my pleasure to meet you and help each other for learning English ,i mean to collaborate as group of course if you agree .
        Your Faithfully,

        Wednesday, June 29th 2011

          Hi Ameen, of course im like it. we can help each other to improve. so what do we do? i also have a friend in Engvid, we can organize a group. Can i know your nick?

          Wednesday, June 29th 2011

          Hello Maingoc,
          My nick name is ‘GOHARI’ thank you for your great suggestion that’ll be good idea for us . we can keep in touch each other via many ways such as, E-mail and Facebook .if you want my personality account i ‘ll be given to you because i trust and honest you that we can improve English Language ,but don’t give it anyone.
          I look forward to seen your replying.
          loyalty friend ,
          Ameen ” GOHARI”

          Friday, July 1st 2011

          Hi, im very happy when we can make friends, I will add your nick and we can chat each other, I also have nick in facebook. See u later and we can chat on Yahoo.

          Friday, July 1st 2011

          Hello There,
          Viet Nam here, Today, i just found this website, I’d like to make friend here to learn each other and share some experiece in order to improve English skill.
          Now, I m working for VDC Online Company in Ho Chi minh city ^^ Y!M : typhu_ptithcm.

          Monday, September 5th 2011

          I people, I want to learn and speak english, if you organize a group I want to be participe! Mabye we can use skype!

          Friday, July 15th 2011


          Monday, October 10th 2011

          I really want to make friends to organize a group, we can study english each other. My nick is huongtu_y4. nice to met you (everyone) ^_^

          Wednesday, October 12th 2011

          why dont we share our skype names?

          Tuesday, January 10th 2012

          I have found that most of lessons on the Engvid very useful, I learn form this very much and would like to join this group to improve my English

          Tuesday, October 30th 2012

          hi maingoc .. i was about to read the conversation between you and Ameen , and i realy wondered about how u get to meet each other throught this website ??

          Monday, January 13th 2014

    Hope you will master your business English. Good luck, Ngoc Mai

    Wednesday, August 10th 2011

      Thank you so much, I hope you too. We can help to improve our skill together

      Wednesday, October 12th 2011

        Hi maingoc ^^
        May i join your group ?
        I want to improve my english skills,please.

        Wednesday, January 8th 2014

Thank you Mrs.Rebecca for this helpful lesson.
my problem is that for example I don’t know when I use collaborate, collaborative and collaboration. I mean I always mix it togther I need to use the correct grammer in my speak and writing hope that you give me easy tips with my problem.
again thank you.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

    Please look at the resources section of our website for a description of the parts of speech in English. You can also learn how to use these words correctly from a good grammar book. All the best to you.

    Friday, July 22nd 2011

      Hello Rebecca, Please to meet you, I need help. Because, I wrote to the other teacher but I did not understand her very well. I can not recognize when do I have to use ” the past simple tense( only with -ed) and the past participle ( have finished and its group), my question is ” what do I have to think in for to use each one of them? , thank you, I hope your answer, ( are there videos about it on this site?) thank you.

      Monday, October 10th 2011

I want to say thank you soo much for very useful free video and website..
it’s great doing.. :)

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

Thanks! I really like your lessons, it help me very much. But I want have your email, I want you help me in writing skill. Hope you’ll repply to me. Thanks

Friday, June 24th 2011

    Sorry, not possible!

    Friday, June 24th 2011

Thank you so much. Your lessons are very useful for me.

Friday, June 24th 2011

It’s very nice to me.
You’re lessons like a sponge.

Saturday, June 25th 2011

really very important lessons… I like very much the way u teach English,it’s very easy to understand. thanks a lot.. and may you live long long time

Sunday, June 26th 2011

really very important lessons… I like very much the way u teach English,it’s very easy to understand. thanks a lot.. and may you live long long time

Sunday, June 26th 2011


Monday, June 27th 2011

Hi Ms Rebecca, thanks for creating the lesson. I look forward to your next lessons. Best regards,

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

Hi Rebecca, Sorry if you have already answered my question before. If not, then could you please give us a lesson/ or explain to me, the differences between WHOSE and WHOM!

God bless you!


Saturday, July 2nd 2011

Hi Rebecca, before, I usually use them in the same meaning but now I know about their different. Hope you are cooperate to improve my English anymore.


Wednesday, July 6th 2011

hi Rebeca,,, would you mind giving me some of method to learn grammar easily ? cause I learn about grammar need a long time to understand,,, and you know,,,I always get bad score in grammar lessons… how can I do the best for grammar. Pleas give suggestion… thanks I’m waiting for you,,, By Kiki

Friday, July 8th 2011

    Try studying from a good grammar book called “Basic Grammar in Use” by Raymond Murphy. Also, borrow general ESL books, which explain grammatical points through reading and listening exercises. In addition, please check out the many grammar lessons we have on our site. Sometimes a particular teacher can help you understand a point which may have confused you all your life! Join a conversational English class so the grammar is taught through natural communication. All these methods will help you, Kiki. My best wishes to you.

    Friday, July 22nd 2011

Great lesson.

Saturday, July 16th 2011

Thanks verry much

Monday, July 18th 2011

Thank you. Engvid is helpful for me

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

i am very interesting in you lessoses.
thank you very much

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

Hello Rebecca my name’s jenny i want to say thank you very much. i am very interesting in your lessons really improve my English and i hope you’ll help me more information.

Wednesday, July 20th 2011


Thursday, July 21st 2011

Thanks to all for your kind feedback and questions. I wish you the best with your English.

Friday, July 22nd 2011

    That’s clear, Rebecca, but maybe you don’t know. In U.S. they hate say “collaborate” because it reminds them about “collaborationists”. And also for us Romanians, “cooperate” remind us about the Communist work system

    Thursday, August 1st 2013

Jenny and tfali: please check out my lesson on the difference the words bored or boring. It will help you. Thanks.

Friday, July 22nd 2011

Hello Rebecca,
I just wanted to compliment you on all your teaching skills…you are an awesome teacher.

Friday, July 22nd 2011

thank you very much.you are great.

Tuesday, July 26th 2011


Wednesday, July 27th 2011

i am not use ‘collaborate’ frequently,but i should know this word and memorise im mind.
i don’t whether my sentence is righr or wrong,

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

It is very perfect for me to improve English with you, Rebecca.
Thanks a lot

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Hi Rebecca,thank u for an interesting lesson.

Wednesday, August 17th 2011

Hello Rebecca
thank u about this lesson

Saturday, August 20th 2011

hi i want to speek english confidently.for this purpus i have been taken some basic english clases on net.but i have no chance for speeking.my tenses are so well but vacabulary and spelling are week.please help me in such way that i can improove my english in short limit of time. THANKS

Monday, August 22nd 2011

This is one of the differences that make me crazy

Thanks a lot,

Friday, August 26th 2011

Very useful lesson, I finally find out what those words really mean, thanks teacher a million times ;-)

Sunday, August 28th 2011

Hi Rebecca with your website you’re opening a big gate to the world and almost everybody wants to step inside, so thanks a lot. best wishes

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

I would like to express thought, about these lesson programs, so i wanted to thak you so much, you are to so kind.
Thank you just the same.

Monday, September 5th 2011

thanks very much my lovely teacher!!!

Tuesday, September 6th 2011

Dear. madam
my name is shamim. from Nigeria. but i am bangladeshi i am doing a job in here. i dont know good english.. could you help me.please…how i can learn heglish. reply me please

Wednesday, September 14th 2011

i am very interesting in you lessoses.
Thank you. Madam

Wednesday, September 14th 2011

Thank you for making this topic it helps a lot for me.I love your website so much, it easy to understand for us non-native speaker. I Hope you can make more business english topic in the future…I request that you can make more lessons about conversation on how to teach it.thanks more power…

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

thankyou very much teacher Rebecca learn english engvid online .

Tuesday, October 11th 2011

wow sweet teachers i think no word seems to be enough to explain how pleasure i am .although i have some vocabulary but all the words escaped i didn’t find any word to express how feel now when watch your teaching videos. thank you so much . but also we need more.

Thursday, October 13th 2011

thanks rebecca,you cooperate with me by improving my english.

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

rebecca could you give me some exemple santense from word “procedure”?

Friday, October 28th 2011

I think that this course is very interesting.

Saturday, November 5th 2011

Hello Rebecca..Thank you for your lesson…I would like to know what is Ltd, Inc ? Thanks

Friday, November 11th 2011

hi thank you for your lesson.

Sunday, November 13th 2011

Hi Rebecca I found your web site today and I want to say that is perfect.But I have a question,I can’t find your lesson and just can see your comment,
It’s my pleasure if help me ,my English languages is bad an I want to be better .

Monday, November 28th 2011

hi. it’s really amazing having this site. my friend gave it to me.. and i am glad that i found this. hoping for more videos discussing on how to pronounce word well.. thank so much rebecca..

Tuesday, November 29th 2011

For example i am a receptionist.There are 4 receptionists here.We cooperate togather.And our boss manages here with other anyone.They collaborate :-)) it is easy

Tuesday, November 29th 2011

an absolutely wonderful lesson. thank you very much .

Monday, December 5th 2011

Dear Rebecca:
The root of “Collaborate” is labor. Please can you give me anther vocab related with this root that have almost same meaning.

Saturday, January 7th 2012

pakistan here i am excited to listen rebecca lecture

Sunday, January 15th 2012

Dear Rebecca,

Thank you very much for all the videos. You are realy a good teacher.

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

Ididn’t wash it yet but i thnk that i’ll love it thanks fo all

Saturday, January 21st 2012

Thanx LOT rebecca:) you are great teacher

Monday, March 12th 2012

I truly appreciate this blog.Really thank you! Really Great.

Monday, April 16th 2012

thank you.u doing good jop. and I like all

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

Hi Rebecca
There is no quiz for the lesson. Quiz is very helpful to understand the lesson. Pls add.


Saturday, May 12th 2012

you are very good at what you do,thank you.i wish you did math also.

Thursday, June 7th 2012

First of all, thanks for teaching useful lessons. I don’t miss your lessons.I am following all your videos.
I would like to do Information Technology job.If I want to get a job in IT, I need good communication skills. Rebecca, Can you do one favor for me. I would like to talk to you directly everyday atleast half an hour. Can you give me your email address or phone number. so that it is easy to correct my mistakes when i am talking to you. Ig you do this one, it helps me a lot. please try to understand.
Thank you Rebecca.
Best Regards,

Thursday, June 14th 2012

thank you very much Engvid.com. my name is Sy LEE, 24 year-old, i live in laos, i speak Lao, now i am learning English but no boby practice with me i felt that i will can’t speak well. bye the way i sure i will try more with you and speak more to friends who learn with.

Friday, June 29th 2012

    Where do you live in Laos? I visited Laos last year, and it is a really beautiful country. There are a lot of tourists in Laos, so I suggest you try to go to a place where you can talk with them. Maybe you can offer to show them around your area. They will get a guide, and you will be able to practice your English!

    Friday, June 29th 2012

Thanks Rebecca! :D
This lesson is very useful for me!
Doesn’t it have a quiz? :(
I love the quiz.

Sunday, July 8th 2012

thnk Teacher
parents are collaborating to raise their kids
mom is cooperating her son on his homework
correct ex. ?

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

mmm.thanks alot
you are a great teacher
best wishes.

Sunday, July 15th 2012

thanks for your lesson. Can u please tell the use of in spite n despite.

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

good website!
Rebecca’s pronunciation is easy to listening, everyone can understand this lesson well.
Thanks a lot Rebecca!

Tuesday, August 14th 2012

thank you very much, it’s real benifit

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

I’d like to see a quiz of this theme!At any rate thank you very much for this lesson!!!

Monday, September 10th 2012

Thanks for this class.

Sunday, October 7th 2012

A very useful and clear distinction. It’s so easy and pleasant to study English watching your lesson. Thanks and take care!

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Hi. Robacca, I want you to tell you that I am a person that like this website very very much . I really adire all teachers here . You guys help me improve my English a lots . I am in Thailand . I have been watching this website since 6 months carry on this good things .

Friday, February 8th 2013

Dear Ms.Rebeca,
I am stil confuse because I found the definition these word in the Oxford Advanced Learner Dictionary is the same.
to work together with sb in order to produce or achieve sth
a.to work together with sb else in order to achive sth

Sunday, August 4th 2013

    Trust the teacher’s lesson then. She made a whole lesson about it!

    Sunday, August 4th 2013

Thank you.

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

good ^”^

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

Thank you so very much for making this clear for me today. I think I’ll never get confused and can conclude from the above that you can’t cooperate without collaborating but you can collaborate without(work together) cooperating ( being helping, supportive ).

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

Thank you very much!

Friday, January 31st 2014

Thanks Rebecca for this class…I confuse about the pronunciation between Collaboration and cooperation..Ok I need practice….

Monday, February 10th 2014

thank you. Now i see the differences between two words.

Friday, March 21st 2014

nice video , thank you :)

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thank you! I have 2 new words now to keep in my mind :) Thanks again!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

I am sure I could fill a book with the reasons why I am grateful to you.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

I am still confuse.

The two departments collaborate to come out a proposal.

The two departments cooperate to come out a proposal.

Which is correct OR both are incorrect?

Please advise.

Monday, August 11th 2014

Its very nice learning for us

Saturday, September 6th 2014

Rebecca, you are a amazing teacher!!! Thank you very.. very …very much!!!

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

Yea! I got 8 out of 8. I am so thankful to you,Rebecca. I will continue to follow your video.^_^

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

7/8 :(

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Your cooperation on the site engvid really helps me to improve my skills in English.
Best regards.

Thursday, May 21st 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Thanks a lot , this lesson helpful me very much but I have one question when you explained word collaborative you said collaboration is noun my question word collaborator what is that are that Noun again
please reply me

Best regards,

Thursday, June 25th 2015

I really apreciate your lesson.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

thanks for amazing lesson!

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

i got 88%

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Well done Rebecca.

Tuesday, March 7th 2017

Engvid has cooperated us to learn english.Thank you engvid.

Friday, August 25th 2017

Collaborate means support from outside too

Thursday, September 21st 2017

Thanks Rebeca.
taught very well.

Sunday, November 19th 2017

Thanks Rebecca.

Thursday, April 19th 2018

You got 6 correct out of 8.

thank you..

Monday, April 30th 2018

I got 8 correct out of 8. Thank you Rebecca.

Friday, June 29th 2018

Thank you Rebecca,lv u and your lessons

Friday, August 31st 2018

I got all correct
It is easy. I could understand your explanation.
We collaborate,Rebecca always cooperate us to achieve
our goal.100%

Friday, March 29th 2019

Oh yes!!! We are collaborating to achive a quite good business english level😅

Wednesday, May 1st 2019

Thanks Emma!

Saturday, August 24th 2019

Thanks Emma! Your class are amazing!!

Saturday, August 24th 2019

Thanks, It’s really help me.
You are the best teacher.

Monday, April 20th 2020

The Meaning of collaboration and cooperation are very confusing, i was confused. I think that with a excellent cooperation of this teacher all of us can archive our objectives of learning English. Thank you. Keep save!!

Monday, May 11th 2020

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