BEP 21 – Telefonare: Apertura di chiamate e ricezione di messaggi

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This is an intermediate level Business English Podcast on making telephone calls in English. Some of the key language phrases we cover in this episode are: identificare te stesso e il chiamante, affermando lo scopo della chiamata e lasciando un messaggio.

These telephone calls are about a contract between a large aircraft company and one of its suppliers, also known as a subcontractor. The contracts department from the client is calling to ask about a proposal it is expecting from the supplier for a new contract. Il tempo è molto breve per ricevere tutte le proposte, e così lontano, la compagnia aerea non ha ricevuto nulla da questo fornitore.

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BEP 15 – Telefonare: Gestire un problema

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Problems, 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. Poi, we’ll review the language that is used to establish relationships, discutere il problema e giungere ad un accordo su una soluzione.

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