BEP 97 ADV – Vocabulary: Talking about the Economy

In this Business English Podcast lesson,we’ll be studying some phrases and vocabulary that you can use to discuss the economy and economic issues, including voicing and reassuring concerns.

The dialog today takes place at Kendal Marcus, a global retailer of up market clothing and accessories. A retailer sells goods to the end customer; accessories are things like jewelry and belts which go along with or “accessorize” clothing. During a trip to Shanghai, Martin, a VP at Kendal’s, is visiting Tony Wu, country manager for China.


Listening Questions
1) Why has Martin come to China?

2) Is Tony optimistic about the economic outlook, that is the future, in China?

3) What kind of concerns does Martin have?

4) How does Tony reassure him?

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