Business English Functions Lessons

All lessons for Business English language functions. Our English functions lessons are listed below with the older lessons first.

BEP 29c – 英文會議: How to Disagree

歡迎回到 商務英語播客 This lesson is the second part of our series on agreeing and disagreeing. Today we’re going to look at how to disagree.

In the board room or the break room, it’s great to be able to support other people’s ideas by agreeing. But you won’t get far in business if you just agree with everything. You need to be able to disagree confidently and politely. Only then can you convince people that you have an even better idea.

在本課中, we’re going to talk about how to disagree in 英文會議. Sometimes you’ll need formal polite expressions, and sometimes you can use shorter more informal expressions. And to take things to the next level, you can learn how to disagree using the “yes… but” approach. Another effective technique is to use questions to disagree. As you can see, you’ve got lots of options for disagreeing.

在今天的對話中, we’re going to listen again to a conversation between Gene, Louis, and Carina. They work for a pharmaceutical, or drug company, and they’re talking about the tests of a new drug. 在談話中, they use many different expressions for disagreeing

聽力問題

1. How does Carina start her first statement to show she disagrees?
2. What negative question does Carina use to show disagreement about the test results?
3. How does Gene disagree with Carina’s statement that there may still be issues with the new drug?

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BEP 28c – 英文會議: How to Agree

BEP 28c - 英文會議: How to Agree

歡迎回到 商務英語播客. Today’s lesson is the first in a series about agreeing and disagreeing in 英文會議. This is part of a broader project to take another look at some of our older lessons.

Success in business can depend on how your opinions align with other people’s ideas. 為此原因, agreeing and disagreeing are essential communication skills. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the board room, the meeting room, or the staff room, you need to know how to agree and disagree effectively.

今天, we’re going to focus on agreeing. 事實上, there are many ways to agree with someone! Sometimes we want to use a short expression. Sometimes we need something longer and more polite. Sometimes we want to show energy and enthusiasm. And sometimes we want to use an example or repeat someone else’s idea. It really depends on the situation.

在今天的對話中, we’ll hear a conversation between three people who work for a pharmaceutical, or drug company. Gene, Louis, and Carina are talking about the results of a new trial for a drug called Zorax. 在他們的談話中, they use many different expressions for agreeing.

聽力問題

1. How does Louis agree with the idea that the drug will be a “big seller?”
2. What is one word that means “excellent” or “very good” that is used to agree?
3. What idea does Gene repeat with emphasis at the end of the conversation?

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925 英語課 39 – 用英語表達懷疑

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在今天的 925 英語課, 我們將學習如何用英語表達懷疑.

您是否曾經在開會時有人說某事並且您認為“嗯……我不太確定”。你可能不確定這是否屬實, 或者這是否是個好主意. 我們稱這種感覺為“懷疑”。重要的是你能夠自信而禮貌地表達懷疑.

現在, 如果你對某事有點不確定, 你可以使用我剛剛使用的表達式, 並說“我不太確定”或“我不是 100% 當然。”或者你可以非常直接地說“好吧, 我有幾個疑問。”表達懷疑的另一種方式是提出問題, 比如“你確定這會奏效嗎?” 就問這個問題, 你是在告訴人們你有疑問.

925 英語是一系列的 英文影片 初學者課程 (CEFR A2級). 用 925 你可以學的英語 商務英語 商務和工作的表達和詞彙.

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925 英語課 25 – 詢問和給出指示

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在今天的 925 英文影片 課, we’re going to learn how to ask for and give directions in English.

It would be great if the map apps on our phones were perfect. But even with the help of technology, we can get confused in a new city, a new neighborhood, or a new office building. And when we do, we need to be able to ask for help.

One simple way to ask for directions in English is to ask if someoneknows where something is.Or you can just say that you’re looking for a certain place, whether it’s a building, or a room inside a building. One other polite way to ask for directions is with the expressioncould you tell me how to get toa place.

925 英語 是一個過程 視頻英語 初級課程 (CEFR A2) 英語學習者. 用 925 您可以學習英語課程,以在工作和商務中使用商務英語表達.

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925 英語課 24 – 如何澄清英語的意思

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在今天的 925 英文影片 課, 我們將學習一些方法來弄清楚某人的意思.

當然, 不懂就可以點頭微笑. 人們一直在這樣做. 但是他們以後也會覺得很愚蠢, 特別是當說話者意識到發生了什麼事時. 或者,當您不得不問一個清楚表明您第一次不了解的問題時.

有時候,你只知道一個字而已. 在這種情況下, 不要害怕阻止某人進行澄清. 您總可以說對不起, 然後問這個詞是什麼意思. Or you can say you’re “not quite clear what you mean by” a certain word.

925 英語 是一個過程 視頻英語 初級課程 (CEFR A2) 英語學習者. 用 925 您可以學習英語課程,以在工作和商務中使用商務英語表達.

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