БЭП 34 – Meetings: Clarifying What Was Said

This is the first in a two-part Business English Podcast series on clarifying. To clarify means to make clear.

Today we’ll look at phrases and skills for clarifying what was said. Например, “I didn’t quite catch that. Could you say that again?” This is useful when you don’t hear clearly or when someone speaks too fast. Then, in the second podcast (БЭП 35), we’ll be looking at language for clarifying what was meant, for instanceWhat exactly do you mean by that?”

The listening today is from a shipping company. You’ll hear Wim Zeldenhuis and Andre De Vries in Rotterdam call their American colleague Benny McClenahan in Boston.

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БЭП 31 – Meetings: Принятие и отклонение предложений

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This Business English lesson is the second part of a two-part series on making, rejecting and accepting suggestions in English. In the first episode, we looked at how to make suggestions. В этом эпизоде, we’ll cover appropriate ways to reject and accept suggestions in English. Accept means to agree to a suggestion and reject means to disagree.

As you’ll remember, the listening takes place at a sports shoe company called Stratos. You’ll be listening to Karen, a marketing manager, meet with three members of her team, Charles, Sven and Miguel. They are choosing a celebrity spokesperson for a new product.

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БЭП 30 – Meetings: Делать предложения на английском языке

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Today’s intermediate Business English lesson is part of a two-part series on making, rejecting and accepting suggestions in English. На этом уроке, we’re focused on the language used to introduce your ideas and make suggestions.

The dialog takes place at a sports shoe company called Stratos. You’ll be listening to Karen, a marketing manager, meet with three members of her team, Charles, Sven and Miguel. They are choosing a celebrity spokesperson for a new product. Celebrity means a famous person and spokesperson is someone who gets paid to be in an advertisement for a product.

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БЭП 29 – Meetings: Disagreeing in English

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In the previous episode (БЭП 28) of this 2 part series, we looked at expressing agreement. We practiced four ways of agreeing: Using standard phrases, using synonyms, giving an example and making a general comment.

В этом Business English Podcast, we’re going to focus on disagreement. We’ll learn different ways to disagree in English, from polite to strong.

As you’ll remember, the listening takes place in the R&D department of PharmaTek, a pharmaceutical company. Pharmaceutical means medicine (or drug). This meeting is between Gene, the head scientist, and Louis and Karina, two researchers. They are talking about the results of a new trial. Here, “trialmeanstest” – the test of a new medicine on animals or patients. The new medicine is called Zorax.

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БЭП 28 – Meetings: Agreeing in English

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This Business English Podcast Эпизод является первой частью в серии из двух частей, посвященной согласию и несогласию. В этих двух эпизодах, мы будем практиковать разные уровни согласия и несогласия, от слабого к сильному.

Соответствующее соглашение и несогласие является важной частью всех встреч и обсуждений..

В этом ESL подкаст мы ориентируемся на соглашение. Во втором шоу, мы посмотрим на разногласия.

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