BEP 42 INT (Transcript & Exercises) – Meetings: Opening and Managing Meetings (Part 1)

This is the first in a two-part intermediate Business English Podcast series on opening and managing meetings. In this episode, we’ll look at how to open a meeting. In the second part you will learn how to manage the discussion.

The listening takes place in the Singapore offices of Daneline, an international shipping company. Martin, the GM, is chairing a meeting with Sandra, David and Sam to discuss a budget shortfall. Shortfall means their budget has fallen short of expectations. In other words, they don’t have enough money, so they need to make some cuts. To chair a meeting is to lead the meeting. We can say that Martin is the chairperson. So in these two episodes on opening and managing meetings, you’ll be learning language for chairing meetings.

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BEP 42 INT – Opening and Managing Meetings – Quiz

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