Category Archives: Intermediate

BEP 156 – Socializing: Networking (Part 2)

Networking is all about people and connections. You never know when someone you meet at a conference or trade show may be able to help your business in the future.

In this lesson, we’ll focus on ways to steer a conversation toward a lead. We’ll also cover ways to shoot for a meeting and be persistent. And we’ll look at the other side with ways to politely leave a conversation.

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BEP 155 – Socializing: Networking (Part 1)

This is the first of a two-part Business English Pod series on networking.

Networking often involves approaching people you don’t know, which can be a little awkward. How do you network in a way that seems genuine? In this lesson, we’ll look at ways to approach people. We’ll also cover greetings and introductions, 10-second elevator pitches, and talking about your industry.

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BEP 120 INT (Study Notes) – Telephoning: Checking on an Order

In this episode we’re going to look at ways to check on the progress of an order over the telephone. In particular we’ll examine the language you can use to identify yourself quickly on a direct call, asking to check on an order, letting a caller know you’re checking, explaining the status of an order, reassuring a customer by offering to check and offering to call a customer back.
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BEP 119 INT (Study Notes) – Telephoning: Making an Appointment

In this Business English Podcast, we’ll be looking at the language used to make appointments on the telephone.

The language topics we’ll cover include stating the relationship, requesting a meeting and talking about the purpose of meeting, and discussing your schedule. We’ll also examine suggesting a meeting time, politely agreeing and disagreeing, and creating goodwill.

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BEP 96 – Dining Out

In this intermediate Business English Podcast we look at business meals and the language of ordering food in a restaurant, describing dishes and paying the bill.

In the listening, we continue to follow Mario and Francesca, who represent the Italian fashion company Viva, on their visit to the U.S. As planned, they are having dinner in Las Vegas with their distributor Adriana, who works at the American company Foxtrot. Bill, one of their new customers, has also joined them.

When the dialog begins, the group has already made some small talk and looked at the menu. Now they are ready to order.

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