In this Business English Podcast lesson, weâ€™ll study language you can use to assign work to people and some useful phrases to finish off a meeting. In addition, we’ll cover some advanced grammar tips for using “going to,” the present continuous, and the future continuous to state action points.
Weâ€™ll be listening in to a group of bank managers discuss how to deal with credit risk problems before a major year-end report to top management. They have already discussed and decided what to do, and now they need to finish the meeting. As you listen, pay attention to how the boss, Lisa, gives action points to her team, that is, reminds them of what they need to do, as she “wraps up” the meeting.
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Phrases & Practice
|BEP 81 INT – Meetings: Action Points – Quiz|
Lisa isnâ€™t sure exactly â€“ she wants to play it by ear, that is, improvise. Sheâ€™ll wait to analyze the results as they come in, then plan the next meetings.
Bryanâ€™s team is going to conduct risk analysis on the new revolving credit products. Cecilia and Charles are meeting with Telos to discuss possibilities for cooperation. And Jamesâ€™s team is going to look into the issue of non-performing loans.