Noticias de negocios 3 – 200 Error del millón de dólares

Our news story today is about a share trader in a Japanese bank who made perhaps the worlds most expensive typing error!

After you listen to the story, we’ll explain some of the new vocabulary and provide further examples of how it can be used. The transcript for this Business English News podcast is in the ‘Archives’ sección:

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BEP 15 – Telefonear: Manejando un problema

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Problemas, and more problems. Sometimes business seems to be all about dealing with problems. And when dealing with problems in a second language over the telephone, we need to be especially careful in our discussions, since we cannot see the reactions of the other party.

In today’s Business English Podcast we’ll listen to business people discussing a delivery problem over the phone. Entonces, we’ll review the language that is used to establish relationships, discutir el problema y llegar a un acuerdo sobre una solución.

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Noticias de negocios 02 – Conciencia cultural

Hoy, more than ever business success requires intercultural awareness and effective cross cultural communication skills.

Working, reunión, dealing, entertaining, negotiating and corresponding with colleagues or clients from different cultures can be full of obstacles. One wrong movement or basic misunderstanding could ruin or delay months of work.

Understanding and appreciating intercultural differences promotes clearer communication, breaks down barriers, builds trust, strengthens relationships, opens business opportunities.

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BEP 102 – Presentaciones: Vinculando tus ideas

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In this Business English podcast we look at the language of signposting.

Signposting is informing listeners about what is to be presented in a presentation, and constantly informing listeners as to where they are during that presentation. El término “signpostingcomes from signs posted on street corners, which tell travelers where they are and where they are going.

En el diálogo, we’ll hear the middle of a presentation about sales performance. As you, listen focus on the phrases the presenter uses to signpost the structure of his talk.

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Noticias de negocios 1 – Comunicación en el trabajo

The first of our regular business English news podcasts for English learners looks at how people communicate at work and the different factors that can affect how communication takes place. The news story is followed by a discussion of the key English vocabulary and an explanation of the meaning of the words in the context of this article.

We suggest that you first listen to the reading and make a note of any words you are not familiar with. Luego lea una copia del artículo y vea si puede adivinar el significado de las palabras observando cómo se usan.. Finalmente, Escuche la explicación y discusión del vocabulario y vea si adivinó correctamente.. You can get a transcript of the story in the Archives ‘Transcripts’ sección

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