This is the second in our two-part intermediate商務英語播客series on opening and managing用英語開會. In the first episode, we looked at how to open a meeting. In today’s podcast lesson we’re going to cover how to manage the discussion.
馬丁, the GM of Daneline Singapore, is discussing with his staff how to make up a budget shortfall. He has just asked Sandra to kick off the first item on the agenda – outsourcing the cleaning.
1) How much money can Daneline Singapore save by outsourcing cleaning? 2) Does Sam like pizza? 3) Does Dave agree with the strategy of outsourcing cleaning? 4) How does Dave suggest dealing with the brochure redesign?
This is the first in a two-part intermediate商務英語播客課程on opening and managing meetings. 在這一集, we’ll look at how to open a meeting. In the second part (BEP 43) we’ll look at language you can use to manage the discussion.
The listening takes place in the Singapore offices of Daneline, an international shipping company. 馬丁, the GM, is chairing a meeting with Sandra, David and Sam to discuss a budget shortfall. Shortfall means their budget has fallen short of expectations. 換一種說法, they don’t have enough money, so they need to make some cuts. To chair a meeting is to lead the meeting. We can say that Martin is the chairperson. So in these two episodes on opening and managing meetings, you’ll be learning language for chairing meetings.
Listening Quiz 1) What is the amount of the budget shortfall? 2) Why doesn’t Sandra have a copy of the agenda? 3) How many possible cuts are under discussion? 4) What is the first item on the agenda?
In this Business English Podcast lesson we take another look at the language used to suggest and discuss ideas in meetings and teleconferences. We’ll also provide further language for diplomatic disagreement and agreeing action points at the end of the meeting.
The teleconference is run by Jim as a type of meeting called a “Brainstorming” meeting, which is useful for gathering and openly discussing ideas as the format is more relaxed.
This lesson has been updated with new explanations, examples and practice.The new lessons areavailable here.
In this Business English Podcast we’re going to listen to a teleconference between the head office management of a US guitar manufacturer and the manager of their new Latin American plant.
Key language structures explained are: diplomatic language and using probing questions. We also introduce some useful English phrases for starting a teleconference meeting, interrupting and clarifying.