BEP 73 ADV – idiomi: Gli affari sono guerra (Parte 1)

Business and war. War and business. It’s no accident that many business strategies and management techniques were first developed in the military. Actually, it’s quite natural that we think about business competition in terms of war. Companies fight each other for market share. We strategize about how to win the battle. You try to attack my market position, and I defend it. Business is full of such war idioms. Though it’s not the only way we think about business, it is certainly the main way we talk about it. Therefore, to communicate effectively in a business environment, we need to learn these war idioms.

Nella finestra di dialogo di oggi, the management at Luminex, a producer of LCD TVs, is discussing how to respond to a attack on their market position by a competitor, Meyers. Traditionally, Meyers has been strong in the premium (high value) market and Luminex has been strong in the mid-range market. Recently, però, Meyers has tried to take mid-range market share from Luminex.

Pay attention to the war idioms that the meeting participants use as you listen. Don’t worry if they don’t make sense to you the first time you listen. After you’ve heard the idioms explained in the debrief, go back and listen again, and the dialog should be much clearer.

Domande d'ascolto:

1) The first two speakers talk aboutalways being on the defensive” e “taking way too much flak.What do they mean and what do they propose doing?
2) How does Jane’s point of view differ from the first two speakers?

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BEP 61 – Idiomi sportivi americani in una riunione d'affari

This is the first in a series of Business English Practice Pods that review and extend the language that is covered in the regular podcast. Practice pod dialogs will revise key language but in different situations. Anche, they give you more opportunities to practice what you’ve learned.

BEP 58 – Raffreddatore d'acqua Chitchat: Idiomi sportivi 2

Idiomi sportivi 2, fa parte di una serie che si concentra su conversazioni informali o chiacchiere – chitchat del dispositivo di raffreddamento di acqua. Stiamo continuando da dove eravamo rimasti l'ultima volta BEP 57. Jan e Jen, dipendenti della principale società americana di telecomunicazioni Ambient, stanno chattando su un recente evento nel settore: Accento, una società di telecomunicazioni europea, ha rilevato TelStar, uno dei concorrenti americani di Ambient.

Ultima volta, Jen aveva appena discusso di come fosse sorpresa che TelStar avesse deciso di giocare a pallone, quello è cooperare, con Accent perché erano stati gli azionisti “stallo per tempo,” o ritardare, per mesi. Come risponde Jan??

Domande d'ascolto

1) Chi è McConnel e cosa pensano Jan e Jen di lui?
2) Cosa dicono Jen e Jan sul futuro di Accent nel mercato americano?

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BEP 57 – Raffreddatore d'acqua Chitchat: Idiomi sportivi 1

This Business English Podcast lesson is the first in an ongoing series where we’ll listen in on some typical chitchat around the office water cooler. You’ll find a water cooler in offices around the worldusually in the break room where employees gather to drink a cup of coffee or tea and take a rest from work.

And during these breaks, you might meet with a colleague and exchange words about life, your jobs, your company, gli sport, politics or whatever. Così “water cooler chichathas come to refer to all types of informal communication that take place at the office.

We’ll be listening in on Jan and Jen, who work in the same office of Ambient, an American telecoms company, gossiping around the water cooler. They are discussing the latest industry news: Accento, a major European player in the market, has just announced the takeover or buy out of Ambient’s main competitor,TelStar.

Domande d'ascolto

1) Do Jan and Jen think Accent’s takeover of TelStar was a good idea?
2) Why was there a delay in the takeover?

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Idiomi di inglese commerciale

Idiomi inglesi lezioni di Business English Pod. Impara in comune idiomi di inglese commerciale e migliorare la tua comprensione degli idiomi inglesi. Abbiamo finito 40 Lezioni di inglese commerciale su tutti i tipi di idiomi inglesi. Impara i modi di dire commerciali relativi agli sport, guerra, gioco d'azzardo, tempo, colore, cibo e una miriade di altri argomenti.

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