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BEP 295 – 출장 4: 공장 검사


Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on conducting a factory inspection in English.

In the global economy, a company might have its headquarters in Germany, but outsource production to China and technical support to India. Or you might find a Korean company that contracts out to one factory in Malaysia and another in Vietnam. 어떤 경우에도, to make the right decision on production facilities, you’ll most likely need to conduct a factory inspection.

So if you’re flying halfway around the world to tour a factory or another facility, what kind of questions should you ask? And how can you make sure the factory is the right fit for your needs? 잘, you’ll definitely want to ask questions about quality control to make sure the factory can meet your expectations. You might also ask about production capacity so you know they can handle the work properly. And you might ask about their approach to standards, to make sure they’re in line with your values.

물론이야, talk is cheap. You might find a factory manager makes claims that are a bit unbelievable. In these situations, you’ll want to show skepticism, or doubt, and ask for evidence. This is all part of the due diligence necessary to make sure you’re making the right choice.

오늘 대화에서, we’ll hear Cam and Vanessa, who work for an American clothing company. They want to find a new production facility, so they’re touring a factory in China. You’ll also hear Chen, a factory manager who’s giving Cam and Vanessa a tour of the facility. Cam and Vanessa want to find out if Chen’s factory is a good fit for their company.

듣기 질문

1. How does Vanessa react to Chen’s claim that they have a .25% defect rate?
2. What important issue does Cam say their company is very serious about?
3. What kind of proof does Vanessa want to see of the factory managerstraining?

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BEP 294 – 출장 3: 기밀 토론

BEP 294 - Holding a Confidential Discussion in English

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on having a confidential discussion during a business trip.

If you’ve got colleagues or clients in other parts of the world, you probably rely a lot on email and the phone. But meeting in person continues to be important for building relationships and trust, and for discussing important issues. That’s one reason, 물론이야, why the overseas business trip remains important.

And there’s one type of discussion that can be especially difficult: discussing a confidential matter. Perhaps you need to deliver bad news, or share sensitive information or tell someone about an important change. Meeting face-to-face in these types of situations is often the best way to break the news.

So what’s the best way to go about this? 잘, to begin, it’s important to set a positive tone to put the other person at ease. 다음, you might want to ask him or her how things are going. 얼음을 깨는 데 도움이 될 수 있습니다., and the other person might actually mention the topic you want to discuss. Once you’ve started this way, you can introduce the sensitive information you want to deliver. And because the information is sensitive, you need to ask for discretion. 드디어, depending on the nature of the discussion, you might also have to provide reassurances. 아무튼, after we hear important information, we might wonder how it will impact us.

오늘 대화에서, we’ll hear Cam, who works for an American clothing company. He’s visiting the head of the company’s Chinese office, 데이비드. The company manufactures some of its clothing in China, and has been considering how to expand their retail activities in Asia. Cam needs to have a confidential discussion with David to share some important news.

듣기 질문

1. How does Cam ask for David’s perspective on the current situation?
2. Cam needs to tell David about a decision regarding retail in China. What point does Cam mention to introduce this decision?
3. How does Cam reassure David near the end of the conversation?

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BEP 284 – 출장 2: 방향을 제시하고 돌아 다니기

BEP 284 - Giving Directions in English

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on giving directions and getting around a city. This lesson is part of a larger series that looks at the 비즈니스 영어 you need for a successful overseas business trip.

Getting from point A to point B in a city isn’t always simple. Even with a map, there are lots of opportunities for confusion. First of all, a map doesn’t include the names of every little shop or house. And even though a map might show you where some major things are, it won’t tell you how to get there. 이러한 이유들로, we still rely on people for advice on getting around. And whether you’re traveling and need to understand someone’s directions, or whether someone asks you for directions, you need the right language.

This is what we’ll look at in today’s lesson. We’ll learn language and techniques for describing a location, suggesting the best travel option, and describing distance. We’ll also look at how to give basic directions, how to explain a change of course, and how to ask a stranger for help on the street.

대화 상자에서, we’ll rejoin Cam and Vanessa, who have traveled to Shanghai on business. They’re talking to the concierge at their hotel, who is explaining to them how to get to a specific coffee shop in the city’s Pudong business district.

듣기 질문

1. What does the concierge recommend as the best travel option?
2. How does the concierge describe the distance to Hengshan Lu Station?
3. When Cam approaches a stranger in the street, what is the first question he asks?

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BEP 283 – 출장 1: 택시 타기

BEP 283 - 여행 영어 - 택시 타기

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on taking a taxi. This will be part of a larger series that looks at the 비즈니스 영어 you need for a successful overseas business trip.

When you travel to another city for business, what’s the easiest way to get around? Usually by taxi. You don’t have to interpret a subway map or a bus schedule. And you can be delivered directly to your destination with little confusion, though it will cost you more of course.

예, I said “with little confusion,” though that’s not always the case. Taxi drivers might not always understand what you want, or what you’re saying. You’ve still got to communicate clearly, directly, and politely with the taxi driver. Your fate is in hisor herhands, and so you need to make sure you’re understood.

This is exactly what we’ll learn today. We’ll cover some important types of requests during a taxi ride, including asking for a destination, requesting a specific route, and asking for a change of course. We’ll also learn how to ask to be let out and request a receipt.

이 수업에서, we’ll hear Cam and Vanessa, who have just arrived in Shanghai on a business trip. They’ve passed through immigration and collected their bags, and now they want to take a taxi to their hotel.

듣기 질문

1. What is the travelersdestination, and where is it located?
2. Vanessa asks for a change of course to get to a bank. How does she describe how to get there?
3. How does Vanessa ask to be let out of the taxi?

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BEP 26c – 여행: 문제 해결

BEP 26 - 여행 영어: 문제 해결

비행기로 여행할 때 겪을 수 있는 문제를 처리하는 방법에 대한 오늘 수업을 위해 Business English Pod에 다시 오신 것을 환영합니다..

비즈니스 영어 수업 우리의 오래된 수업 중 일부를 새롭게 재해석한 새로운 시리즈의 일부입니다.. 우리는 같은 대화를 유지했지만 낮은 수준의 학습자를위한 새로운 설명과 연습이 있습니다..

출장을 갈 때, 통제할 수 없는 문제를 겪은 적이 있습니까?? 공항에 나타나서 비행기가 결항되었을 때처럼. 또는 항공편이 늦어 목적지에 제시간에 도착할 수 없는 경우? 이러한 상황은 답답하고 대처하기 어려울 수 있습니다.. 하지만 문제를 해결하는 데 도움이 되는 몇 가지 언어 기술을 배울 수 있습니다..

이 수업에서, 이러한 기술 중 일부를 살펴보겠습니다., 누군가의 관심을 받는 것처럼, 요청에 부정적인 질문 사용, 그리고 마지못해 동의. 우리는 또한 정중한 거절을 다룰 것입니다, 자신을 교정, 그리고 결제 문의. 다음은 여행 문제를 해결할 때 수행하거나 이해해야 할 수 있는 모든 것입니다..

대화 상자에서 Robert라는 여행자의 말을 듣게 됩니다.. 우리의 마지막 수업을 들었다면, 로버트가 니스로 여행하다가 파리에서 먼저 멈춘 것을 기억할 것입니다.. 이 수업에서, 당신은 파리 공항에서 로버트를들을 것입니다. 그는 니스로 가는 연결편을 놓쳤고 이제 다음 날 회의에 맞춰 목적지에 도착할 방법을 찾고 있습니다..

듣기 질문

1. 니스(으)로 가는 다음 항공편은 언제 이용 가능합니까??
2. 로버트가 다음 이용 가능한 항공편을 수락할 수 없는 이유?
3. 로버트가 니스로 가는 다음 항공편 대신 원하는 것은 무엇인가요??
4. 상담원은 어떤 종류의 좌석이 사용 가능한 유일한 유형이라고 말합니까??

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