BEP 84 INT (Transcript & Exercises) – Sales: Site Visit

The language we’re going to study in this Business English Podcast lesson will be useful for anyone who needs to host visitors. No matter whether we are giving journalists a demonstration of a factory, or introducing potential customers to your work site, or giving government officials a tour of a project, we need to show people around and point out areas of interest.

In the listening, Stanley Wang works for China Western Railroad Construction Company. He is the site agent – that is, the person in charge of a construction site – for a railway tunnel that is being built. Matt and Paula – who work for a small engineering company called TunnelTech – are visiting potential customers in China. As the dialog begins, Stanley is getting ready to take them into the tunnel for a look around.

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Study Notes

Phrases & Practice

BEP 84 INT – Site Visit – Listening Quiz

BEP 84 INT – Site Visit – Gap-fill Exercise

BEP 84 INT – Site Visit – Dialog & Vocabulary

BEP 84 INT – Site Visit – Preliminary Formalities

BEP 84 INT – Site Visit – Introducing the Project

BEP 84 INT – Site Visit – Highlighting Points of Interest

BEP 84 INT – Site Visit – Vocabulary Review

BEP 84 INT – Site Visit – Flashcards

Listening Questions:

1) What does Stanley point out in the tunnel? What language does he use to draw everyone’s attention to it?

2) What are the advantages of the machine that Stanley describes?

3) Stanley mentions two safety hazards. What are they?

4) What is the question that Paula asks Stanley about the hazards?

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